Omicron: A Big Jump in Evolution of Virus
2021-12-06 20:31:46 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Dr. Sikhulile Moyo was analyzing COVID-19 samples in his lab in Botswana last week when he noticed they looked startlingly different from others.
Within days, the world was ablaze with the news that the coronavirus had a new variant of concern — one that appears to be driv...
India Plans to Pass New Bill to Ban "Private Cryptocurrencies"
2021-11-24 01:30:23 UTC
<p>Capital, people, and the ideas they create flow to where they are treated the best. If more restrictive regimes choose to crack down on these items, free-market economies should move to the embrace them with open arms.</p><hr><p>Mumbai – India plans to introduce, evaluate and enforce a b...
Facebook Targets Europe For Hiring Drive
2021-10-18 16:30:01 UTC
Facebook said it plans to hire 10,000 workers in the European Union over the next five years to work on a new computing platform that promises to connect people virtually but could raise concerns about privacy and the social platform gaining more control over people’s online lives.
Captain Kirk, at 90, Will Finally Travel to Space
2021-10-12 07:08:56 UTC
<p>“Risk is our business,” James T. Kirk once said. “That’s what this starship is all about. That’s why we’re aboard her.”</p><p>More than a half-century later, the performer who breathed life into the fabled Enterprise captain is, at age 90, making that ...
Reuters: Google Shuts Down Afghan Government Accounts
2021-09-04 05:30:49 UTC
WASHINGTON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Google has temporarily locked down an unspecified number of Afghan government email accounts, according to a person familiar with the matter, as fears grow over the digital paper trail left by former officials and their international partners.
In the weeks since ...
Apple Makes App Store Payment Rules Concessions
2021-08-27 18:55:36 UTC
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Apple has agreed to let developers of iPhone apps email their users about cheaper ways to pay for digital subscriptions and media by circumventing a commission system that generates billions of dollars annually for the iPhone maker.
The concession announced late Thursda...
This Vaccine Could Become a “Universal Booster” Because of Its High Effectiveness
2021-06-14 17:54:29 UTC
Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its COVID-19 shot was highly effective against the disease and also protected against variants in a large study in the U.S. and Mexico, potentially offering the world yet another weapon against the virus at a time when developing countries are desperate for doses...
Cosmic Show:Total Lunar Eclipse Coincides with a Supermoon
2021-05-25 03:33:57 UTC
<p>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years coincides with a supermoon this week for quite a cosmic show.</p><p>This super “blood” moon will be visible Wednesday across the Pacific — offering the best viewing — as well as the w...
Facebook Shuts Down Its News Feeds in Australia
2021-02-18 04:52:21 UTC
<p>SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians woke to empty news feeds on their Facebook Inc pages on Thursday after the social media giant blocked all media content in a surprise and dramatic escalation of a dispute with the government over paying for content.</p><p>The move was swiftly criticised by news p...
India to Ban TikTok and 58 Other Chinese Apps
2021-01-25 22:13:03 UTC
(Reuters) - India’s ministry of electronics and information technology has issued fresh notices to make permanent a ban imposed on video app TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps in June, Indian media reported late on Monday.
When it first imposed the ban, the Indian government gave the 59 apps a c...
Studies: Vitamin D, Zinc, Quercetin Could Prevent and Treat COVID-19
2020-12-28 19:25:25 UTC
Should you have your vitamin D levels checked? Is taking a supplement enough to protect yourself, or at least to lower your chance of getting COVID-19? Studies reveals nine out of 10 COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented if people had adequate Vitamin D levels. Based on studies, it’s reasonab...
A New Social Media Platform With Incredible Features
2021-01-10 19:02:05 UTC
<p><a href="https://glogat.com/signup" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Glogat is a free social media platform</strong></a> that not only offers a way to stay connected globally, but also provides a number of useful features, such as blogging, video calls, livestreaming and secti...
Brexit: Facebook to Move UK's User Data to California
2020-12-16 06:47:29 UTC
<p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will shift all its users in the United Kingdom into user agreements with the corporate headquarters in California, moving them out of their current relationship with Facebook’s Irish unit and out of reach of Europe’s privacy laws.</p><p>The ch...
U.S. Govt Accuses Facebook of Abusing Its Market Power to Crush Competitors
2020-12-09 23:53:02 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government and 48 states and districts sued Facebook Wednesday, accusing it of abusing its market power in social networking to crush smaller competitors and seeking remedies that could include a forced spinoff of the social network’s Instagram and WhatsApp messaging se...
Scientists Discover How a Protein Sequence Folds Up Into Three Dimensions
2020-12-01 03:18:45 UTC
One of biology's biggest mysteries has been solved using artificial intelligence, experts have announced.
Predicting how a protein folds into a unique three-dimensional shape has puzzled scientists for half a century.
London-based AI lab, DeepMind, has largely cracked the problem, say the o...
Moderna Pushes US/EU Regulators to Allow Emergency Use of COVID-19 Vaccine
2020-12-01 00:31:56 UTC
Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators Monday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection — ramping up the race to begin limited vaccinations as the coronavirus rampage worsens.
Multiple vaccine candidates m...
U.S. gears up for Biggest Vaccination Effort in its History
2020-11-13 02:02:30 UTC
With a COVID-19 vaccine drawing closer, public health officials across the country are gearing up for the biggest vaccination effort in U.S. history — a monumental undertaking that must distribute hundreds of millions of doses, prioritize who’s first in line and ensure that people who get the ini...
Palm Oil: Consuming Sweat and Blood
2020-09-25 02:21:38 UTC
PENINSULAR MALAYSIA (AP) — Jum’s words tumble out over the phone, his voice growing ever more frantic.
Between sobs, he says he’s trapped on a Malaysian plantation run by government-owned Felda, one of the world’s largest palm oil companies. His boss confiscated and then lost his Indonesian pa...
Trump Might Ban Alibaba in U.S.
2020-08-15 23:54:54 UTC
<p>BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday during a press conference that he was “looking into” whether Chinese technology giant Alibaba should be banned in the United States. </p><p>Trump has been piling pressure on Chinese-owned companies, such...
Tesla Quarterly Revenue Fell to $6.04 Billion
2021-12-22 19:22:25 UTC
<p>(Reuters) - Tesla Inc on Wednesday beat analysts’ estimates for second-quarter revenue, helped by better-than-expected vehicle deliveries despite disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis. Revenue fell to $6.04 billion from $6.35 billion a year earlier. Analysts had expected revenue o...
Facebook: White Nationalist Groups Attacks on 'Black Lives Matter'
2020-07-06 02:22:28 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) — A loose network of Facebook groups that took root across the country in April to organize protests over coronavirus stay-at-home orders has become a hub of misinformation and conspiracy theories that have pivoted to a variety of new targets. Their latest: Black Lives Matter and the...
First Industrialized Country: Germany Leaves Behind Both Nuclear Energy and Coal
2020-07-04 03:02:11 UTC
BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers have finalized the country’s long-awaited phase-out of coal as an energy source, backing a plan that environmental groups say isn’t ambitious enough and free marketeers criticize as a waste of taxpayers’ money.
Bills approved by both houses of parliament Friday e...
Germany, Australia, Brazil: Google to Pay Media Groups for Content
2020-07-03 03:03:29 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Alphabet’s Google on Thursday took a step towards resolving its spat with publishers, saying it would pay some media groups in Australia, Brazil and Germany for high-quality content and expects to do more deals, but others were sceptical.
The U.S. internet giant has for y...
Facebook Will Start Labeling Newsworthy Content That Violates its Policies
2020-06-28 00:46:17 UTC
(Reuters) - Facebook said on Friday it will start labeling newsworthy content that violates the social media company’s policies, and label all posts and ads about voting with links to authoritative information, including those from politicians.
A Facebook spokeswoman confirmed its new policy w...
Twitter: Trump Violates Our Policy Against Abusive Behavior
2020-06-23 22:11:12 UTC
(Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Tuesday placed a warning notice on a tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump which threatened “serious force” against protesters in the U.S. capital, saying it violated the company’s policy against abusive behavior.
“There will never be an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Washin...