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Sri Lanka's social media ban enters its second day
Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

Sri Lanka's nationwide block on social media sites continued through a second day on Monday. The country's government took the drastic step on Sunday, citing "false news reports" it said were circulating online, after hundreds were killed in multiple attacks.

Samsung delays Galaxy Fold launch after early models broke
Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

Samsung will not launch its innovative, expensive and troubled Galaxy Fold on schedule.

The most commonly hacked passwords, revealed
Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

A survey has revealed that the internet's most vulnerable passwords are 123456, plus codes using names, sports teams and swear words.

Huawei posts 39% increase in revenue and claims more 5G firsts
Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

Things are looking up for Huawei despite the best efforts of the US government.

Sri Lanka, citing 'false news reports,' blocks social media after attacks
Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

Sri Lanka placed a nationwide block on social media sites after more than 200 people died in multiple attacks on Sunday. The government, in taking the drastic step, cited "false news reports" it said were circulating online.

Test fire of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft ran into problems, sending up thick clouds of smoke
Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

Thick plumes of smoke rose over a SpaceX facility in Florida during a test fire of a Crew Dragon spacecraft on Saturday. If the issue was serious, it could derail plans to fly astronauts aboard the capsule later this year.

How Mueller used Bitcoin to catch Russia
Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

Russian operatives used cryptocurrency at almost every stage in their online efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report on his investigation.

Facebook perfects the art of the news dump
Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

On the Thursday before a major holiday weekend, and an hour before the much-anticipated Mueller report was released to the public, Facebook updated a month-old blog post titled "Keeping Passwords Secure" with a few lines of italicized text.

Owning a Warhol: How bitcoin could change the art world
Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

Singapore-based Maecenas hopes to change million dollar record-breaking art sales forever.

If your image is online, it might be training facial-recognition AI
Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

The photo is undeniably cute: a mom and a dad — he with a stubbly beard and rimless glasses, she with choppy brown hair and a wide grin — goofing around and eating ice cream with their two toddler daughters.