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Russia’s Telegram block tests Putin’s ability to control the web

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Telegram is still widely available in Russia as the country’s communications regulator struggles to enforce a nationwide block regulator struggles to enforce a nationwide block By MATT BURGESS Tuesday 24 April 2018 Pavel Durov was dismissed from VKontakte and went into exile from Russia after refusing to comply to state demands Sam Barker On Sunday, April […]

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Apple is moving on from Intel because Intel isn’t moving anywhere

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Apple’s abandonment of Intel chips is inevitable By Vlad Savov@vladsavov   SHARE A report from Bloomberg this week has made public something that should already have been apparent to tech industry observers: Apple is planning to replace Intel processors in Mac computers with its own chips starting sometime around 2020. The two California companies have enjoyed a long and fruitful partnership […]

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BlackBerry accuses Snapchat of using its patented messaging technology

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BlackBerry Ltd. is suing Snap Inc., accusing the company of using its patented messaging technology in the Snapchat app. The suit mirrors a similar complaint the Canadian software developer brought last month against Facebook Inc. BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen has been working to find additional sources of revenue as investors express concern over growth […]

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Things You Need To Know About Google AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages)

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Smartphones have completely changed the way of accessing information. Having surpassed desktops and laptops regarding online searches, smartphones have become the prime focus of every business entity and technology groups. Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is the outcome of the influence of information search via smartphones. The term AMP has grabbed the attention worldwide; however, not […]

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Inside Google’s plan to make the whole web as fast as AMP

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Can the most contentious piece of the web form the basis of a new standard? By Dieter Bohn@backlon  Mar 8, 2018, 12:00pm EST SHARE In a blog post today, Google is announcing that it’s formally embarking on a project to convince the group in charge of web standards to adopt technology inspired by its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) framework. […]

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Facebook suspended Donald Trump’s data operations team for misusing people’s personal information

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Cambridge Analytica played a key role in the 2016 presidential election campaign By Casey Newton@CaseyNewton  Mar 16, 2018, 10:32pm EDT SHARE Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook said late Friday that it had suspended Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), along with its political data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica, for violating its policies around data collection and retention. […]