Facebook removes hundreds of accounts for coordinated inauthentic behaviour

By Helene Fung Facebook removed a total of 443 Facebook accounts and 125 Instagram accounts across Indonesia, Nigeria, United Arab Emirates and Egypt for “coordinated inauthentic behaviour”, which its head of cybersecurity policy Nathaniel Gleicher said aimed “to mislead others about who they were and what they were doing”. The accounts typically posted content localised…

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US and North Korea nuclear talks broke down 

By Helene Fung North Korean and US officials on Saturday met for new nuclear talks in Stockholm after months of deadlock and Pyongyang’s defiant test of a sea-launched ballistic missile this week; but talks have broken down.  The North Korean negotiator, Kim Miyong-Gil, said through an interpreter that the talks in Stockholm had “not fulfilled…

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Whistle-blower complaint against Donald Trump made public

By Helene Fung A nine-pages long whistle-blower complaint which was first reported last week, and which is partially responsible for the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump, has been unclassified and released to the public with minor redactions. The complaint said that during a phone call back in July, Mr Trump pressured Ukraine President…

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Japan Airlines seat map which lets you see where infants sit gone viral

By Helene Fung Passengers travelling by Japan Airlines (JAL) can see where potentially crying babies and screaming children are sitting. JAL’s seat maps on its online booking system indicate where infants aged between eight days and two years old are sitting with an infant icon. However, this feature will only be applicable to passengers who…

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