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Trump to block US downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday

The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat. The bans, announced on Friday, affect only new downloads and updates and are less …

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TikTok to challenge Trump’s executive order banning app

Video-sharing app TikTok has said it plans to file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s executive order banning the Chinese-owned app. As tensions soar between the world’s two biggest economies, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on August 6 giving Americans 45 days to stop doing business with …

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London scientists achieve fastest ever internet speed

London scientists achieve fastest ever internet speed

Scientists in London claim to have achieved the world’s fastest-ever internet speed which is reportedly rapid enough to download the entire Netflix library in a split second. The team at University College London (UCL) used amplifiers to enhance the way light carries digital data through fiber-optic broadband to achieve a …

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Scientists peer inside ancient Egyptian cat, snake and bird mummies

Scientists peer inside ancient Egyptian cat, snake and bird mummies

Scientists are gaining new insight into the ancient Egyptian practice of mummifying animals, using high-resolution 3D scans to peer inside mummies of a cat, a bird and a snake to learn about their treatment before being killed and embalmed. Researchers on Monday said they digitally “unwrapped” and “dissected” the three …

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China launches new optical remote-sensing satellite

China launches new optical remote-sensing satellite

China successfully launched a new optical remote-sensing satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China. The satellite, Gaofen-9 05, was sent into orbit by a Long March-2D carrier rocket. Gaofen-9 05 has a resolution up to the sub-meter level. It will be mainly used for land surveys, city …

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Battery powered-electric buses to hit roads this year: Fawad Chaudhry

Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry, announced that battery-powered electric buses would be introduced in Pakistan this year. Taking to Twitter, the federal minister said that the strategic alliance agreement will be signed between Daewoo Pakistan Express Bus Service Limited and Skywell Automobile to set up Electric Vehicles …

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TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer resigns after Trump threatens to ban app

TikTok Chief Executive Officer Kevin Mayer resigned from his post on Thursday, days after the popular short-form video-sharing app sued the Trump administration over an executive order banning transactions in the United States. General Manager Vanessa Pappas will replace him on an interim basis, according to an internal memo seen …

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PTA asks YouTube to block ”Indecent” content

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has asked YouTube remove “indecent” content and “hate speech”. In a statement issued on Twitter, the PTA said it had asked the video-sharing platform “to immediately block vulgar, indecent, immoral, nude and hate speech content for viewing in Pakistan”. The state-run regulatory body said YouTube …

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