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Angela Merkel-Donald Trump photo at G7 Summit makes internet Crazy!!

On Saturday, German chancellor Angela Merkel‘s workplace launched a photo revealing worldwide leaders in a “spontaneous conference”. Photo released on Twitter by the German Government’s spokesman Steffen Seibert on June 9, 2018 and taken by the German government’s photographer Jesco Denzel shows US President Donald Trump (R) talking with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) and surrounded by other G7 leaders ...

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Kremlin rejects ‘formal approach’ to bill regulating internet reposts of extremist materials

Vladimir Putin’s press secretary has commented on plans to decriminalize internet reposts of extremist materials, saying regulation should not become exaggerated, but noting that citizens needed protection in certain cases. “The president has already said that a formal approach is out of place in cases when this takes some exaggerated forms,” Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday when asked about ...

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Russia will launch ‘alternative internet’ only in worst-case scenario – Foreign Ministry

A senior Russian diplomat has told reporters that the country has everything to launch its own independent internet, but added that this would be done only if things go completely sour due to the efforts of “Western partners”. “There are technical, financial, intellectual and all the rest necessary resources for this, but I don’t think that anyone really wants this,” ...

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New law requiring Russian internet companies to keep records of client traffic comes into force

A Russian law requiring internet service providers to keep records of their clients’ traffic and hand them over to the state security services on demand came into force on June 1. The controversial legislation, dubbed by the media the ‘Yarovaya Bill’ after its main sponsor – the former chair of the Lower House committee for security, MP Irina Yarovaya (United ...

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India’s Times Internet buys popular video app MX Player for $140M to get into streaming

Times Internet, the digital arm of Indian media firm Times Group, is getting into the digital content space, but not in the way you might think. The company’s previous venture — an OTT called BoxTV.com — shut down in 2016 after an underwhelming four-year period. Now it is taking a radically different strategy by buying video playback app MX Player for Rs ...

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Facebook permanently grounds its Aquila solar-powered internet plane

Facebook has announced that it will no longer pursue its dream of building a gigantic, solar-powered plane to blast internet to underserved communities via laser. Surprisingly, it’s just not practical. In a news post on the company’s coding sub-site, Facebook’s Yael Maguire announced that “we’ve decided not to design or build our own aircraft any longer, and to close our ...

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Erotic dance by Ukrainian border guards becomes internet sensation (VIDEO)

A sexy video of semi-naked female border guards rocking it out to the tune of ‘Gentlemen’ by Korean signer Psy has become an internet sensation in Ukraine. The girls, who are clad in only underwear and parts of the Ukraine border-guard uniform, are seen dancing and having fun in the footage. It was filmed during a party, which the off-duty ...

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Bitcoin can cause massive internet shutdown – report

Only supercomputers will be able to process cryptocurrencies in nearest future, and transactions can lead to an internet collapse, according to a recent report by Swiss-based Bank for International Settlements (BIS). “To process the number of digital retail transactions currently handled by selected national retail payment systems, even under optimistic assumptions, the size of the ledger would swell well beyond ...

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Leftist tyranny? Eggless salad emojis and other ‘PC gone mad’ debates that drove the internet wild

The phrase ‘PC gone mad,’ an age-old trope, is a favourite of reactionaries fearful that a societal shift will yield a feeble snowflake civilisation. Below are four moments that have recently stirred wild PC debates. With US President Donald Trump in power and those Bond villains in Russia set to host the World Cup, it’s been a year to let ...

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Death to the meme? Activists believe EU copyright law could destroy internet culture

Internet interaction could forever be changed, according to digital rights groups, if the European Union passes revamped copyright legislation effectively banning memes, Wikipedia citation and other staples of the online world. The EU is set to vote on draft legislation regarding a digital single market later this month. In the update to European copyright law, greater onus is being put ...

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