WASHINGTON (AFP): US President Donald Trump insists that his comment about children being nearly immune to the coronavirus — which Facebook and Twitter blocked for being false — was “perfect.” It was “a perfect statement, a statement about youth,” Trump tells conservative radio host Geraldo Rivera. The remark refers to the unprecedented decision by Facebook…

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Monitoring Desk LONDON: Uber said on Thursday it was buying the British tech company Autocab, which sells booking and dispatch software to private hire firms, in a move that will allow the taxi app to reach customers where it does not currently operate. The Silicon Valley-based firm said the acquisition will allow it to link…

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Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: The newly tested method has proved to be a real milestone in the detection of exoplanets, currently the top priority endeavour undertaken by astronomers and astrophysicists. After more than a year of painstaking observations of a cool star, the red dwarf TVLM 513–46546, 35 light-years from Earth, astronomers have succeeded in catching…

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Monitoring Desk FLORIDA: The suspected teenage mastermind of a huge Twitter hack has pled not guilty to allegations he hijacked celebrity accounts to swindle people out of more than $100,000 in a cryptocurrency scheme. The 17-year-old Tampa, Florida resident pled not guilty before a state court on Tuesday, during a short hearing conducted via videoconference,Tampa…

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Monitoring Desk HOUSTON: SpaceX on Tuesday successfully completed a flight of less than a minute of the largest prototype ever tested of the future rocket Starship, which the company hopes to use one day to colonize Mars. “Mars is looking real,” SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted in response to a fan. The current Starship prototype…

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Monitoring Desk BEIJING: President Donald Trump has reportedly approved a 45-day window for the Chinese firm ByteDance to agree to sell its now popular app TikTok to Microsoft Corp. The CEO of the Chinese firm ByteDance, the manufacturer of the wildly popular short-video app TikTok, has told employees in an internal letter that Washington’s primary…

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Monitoring Desk DUBAI: The UAE has foiled about 120,038 cyberattacks in July, UAE’s state news agency WAM reported citing the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). Malware accounted for 78 percent of the attacks prevented by the National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) – there were also a number of phishing attacks stopped. Courtesy: (Arabnews)

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Monitoring Desk FLORIDA: The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft shoved off from the International Space Station on Saturday with two US astronauts on board, beginning their journey back to Earth despite a storm threatening Florida. NASA footage showed the capsule drifting slowly away from the ISS in the darkness of space, ending a two month stay…

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