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Tesla Model 3 crashes into overturned truck on highway
During the morning commute, a Tesla Model 3 crashes into an overturned truck on a highway in Taiwan.
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What is Signal (WhatsApp secure-alternative), and why is it suddenly popular in Hong Kong?
The messaging app saw a surge in downloads after a new national security law came into force. End-to-end encryption is a key feature of the privacy-conscious app
TikTok has officially pulled out of Hong Kong, but you can still use it if you try
TikTok vanished from Hong Kong app stores following the new national security law that could require tech companies to hand over user data. The app now blocks users based on a p...
Another Indian tool to detect Chinese apps gets removed from Google Play
Chinese App Detector racked up more than 500,000 Android installs before Google takedown. Google previously banned another app designed to remove Chinese apps from smartphones
Li Ka-shing’s US$1.2 billion scheme to build 3,500 homes on former royal dockyard site in London gets green light after 15 years
CK Asset’s US$1.26 billion Convoys Wharf project in Deptford, southeast London which will comprise houses, hotels, shops and restaurants. The company has been embroiled in plann...
UK economy to slump over 10%, debts to surge: Moody's
Britain will suffer the sharpest peak-to-trough economic slump of any major economy this year, rating agency Moody's warned on Friday, and the coronavirus crisis will push up na...
EasyJet 'using sickness record to decide job cuts'
EasyJet has been accused of intending to use pilots' sickness records when drawing up plans for over 700 job cuts.
How Twitter Evolved From Startup To President Trump’s Megaphone
Twitter was born in 2006 out of the remnants of a failed San Francisco Internet radio startup. Since then, it’s become a megaphone for the president, a tool for social change an...
The fatal mistakes which led to lockdown
Over the past few weeks, my sense of the surreal has been increasing. At a time when rational interpretation of the Covid data indicates that we should be getting back to normal...
Trump says he's no longer considering phase-two trade agreement with China
He noted that the coronavirus pandemic has severely damaged the countries' relationship.
Biden's big economic plan plays it down the middle for Democrats
It's seemingly designed to not freak out centrists and not piss off progressives.
Amazon tells workers to delete TikTok from devices they use for work
The company cited security risks raised by the social video app.
Digging in on rare earth, the next front in the US supply chain war with China
US scrambling to close the gap with China, which dominates the mining and refining of these essential materials for hi-tech military and consumer products. The drive to develop ...
UK universities comply with China's internet restrictions
UK universities are testing a new online teaching link for students in China - which will require course materials to comply with Chinese restrictions on the internet.
Zoom Is Fighting Rumors In India That It's A Chinese Company
Following the Indian government's ban of 59 apps owned by Chinese companies, the video app company is reminding people it's American.
Fujitsu announces permanent work-from-home plan
Technology firm Fujitsu has said it will halve its office space in Japan as it adapts to the "new normal" of the coronavirus pandemic.
Supreme Court says Manhattan prosecutor may see Trump’s financial records, denies Congress access for now
In 7-2 rulings in both cases, the justices rejected the president’s assertion that he enjoys absolute immunity while in office. Trump nominees Neil M. Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavan...
The coronavirus infodemic of misinformation is nearly as bad as the pandemic itself
An "infodemic" of misinformation and disinformation has helped cripple the response to the novel coronavirus. To beat the infodemic, we need to practice information distancing t...
Facebook and Google, banned in China, enjoy unrivalled popularity in Hong Kong
Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft all say they’re suspending requests for user data in Hong Kong because of a new national security law. US internet giants weigh next step...
Elderly people in Hong Kong main targets as phone scams rise sharply, with victims losing HK$185 million in just five months
One woman borrowed heavily to pay HK$2.4 million to scammers posing as mainland officials. Wan Chai bank employee foiled attempt to get 80-year-old woman to open new online account
Facebook Removed Hundreds Of Fake Accounts Connected To Roger Stone, Proud Boys, And PR Firms
The social media company said four different networks of accounts were removed for inauthentic coordinated behavior.
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