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German spy agency warns of Chinese LinkedIn espionage

China is using fake LinkedIn profiles to gather information on German officials and politicians, the German intelligence agency (BfV) has said. The agency alleges that Chinese intelligence used the networking site to target at least 10,000 Germans, possibly to recruit them as informants. It released a number of fake profiles allegedly used for this purpose. BfV head Hans-Georg Maassen said ...

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SA truck mishap caused internet blackout

THE country was yesterday hit by an internet blackout that affected various sectors of the economy that largely depend on online connectivity for their operations. The blackout started at about 11AM and mobile broadband services started operating at about 4PM with full internet access normalising around 6PM. The blackout was reportedly caused by a truck that cut the fibre optic ...

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Information blackout after Internet glitch

Zimbabwe yesterday afternoon experienced a disruption in Internet services which affected popular social media applications and fixed line communications due to faults on the main links between South Africa and Harare. Normalcy returned after 5pm when the TelOne back-up link was restored.Liquid Telecom cables that were cut by a tractor 17 kilometres into South Africa from Beitbridge and a TelOne ...

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Information blackout after Internet glitch

Zimbabwe yesterday afternoon experienced a disruption in Internet services which affected popular social media applications and fixed line communications due to faults on the main links between South Africa and Harare. Normalcy returned after 5pm when the TelOne back-up link was restored.Liquid Telecom cables that were cut by a tractor 17 kilometres into South Africa from Beitbridge and a TelOne ...

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Facebook: Now for young children too

How young is too young to be on social media? Strictly speaking, only those aged 13 and over are allowed to use Facebook. But the prevention methods are trivial, meaning more than 20 million under-13-year-olds are thought to be using the network. So on Monday, Facebook launched its first app tailored for young users. It’s a ringfenced network that needs ...

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Facebook’s AI wipes terrorism-related posts

Facebook has said that efforts to use artificial intelligence and other automated techniques to delete terrorism-related posts are “bearing fruit” but more work is needed. The firm said that 99% of the material it now removes about Al Qaeda and so-called Islamic State is first detected by itself rather than its users. But it acknowledged that it had to do ...

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Apple rushes to fix major password bug

Apple has said it is working to fix a serious bug within its Mac operating system. The flaw in MacOS High Sierra – the most recent version – makes it possible to gain entry to the machine without a password, and also have access to powerful administrator rights. “We are working on a software update to address this issue,” Apple ...

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Amazon plays catch up in a corner of the cloud where it lagged

Seattle – Amazon.com’s cloud unit dominates the market for computing power delivered over the internet. But there’s one area where it has lagged: artificial intelligence tools that let customers parse data, understand speech and recognise images without buying their own expensive machinery. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has quickly added AI enhancements, hired experts in the field and signed up customers ...

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Boarding schools open online applications

GOVERNMENT has opened online applications for 2018 Form One boarding school places with limited places on offer. Parents and guardians can start applying online today for their children intending to go to boarding school next year. Government introduced online applications last year after realising that parents were being short-changed by some schools. In a statement yesterday, the Ministry of Primary ...

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PHOTO: Are these snakes or doughnuts?

This picture has gone viral social media, many people are asking whether is real snakes or doughnuts shaped like snake. What’s you take, snakes or doughnuts?

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