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Ghana gets first “holy” Facebook alternative

Christians across Ghana and beyond can now experience a ‘sin-free’ Facebook alternative from the 9th of January, 2015. The web application developed by LoveRealm, a Ghanaian Christian organization is the first in the country to provide a social network that will be free from ‘unchristian’ content. “Social networks these days are filled with nude content and violence. LoveRealm however ensures ...

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Mark Zuckerberg to build AI to help at home and work

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said he plans to build artificial intelligence (AI) to help him around the house and with his work. In a Facebook post, he said his personal challenge this year would be to build a “simple AI” like Jarvis from Hollywood blockbuster film Iron Man, referring to the AI butler. Mr. Zuckerberg plans to share his ...

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Twitter to revive Politwoops, archive of politicians’ deleted tweets

Just in time for the homestretch to the first U.S. presidential primaries and caucuses, a popular archive of sometimes-misguided or embarrassing tweets that have been deleted by politicians and their staff has been resurrected by Twitter. Politwoops had been a popular social media destination for political junkies and others looking to unearth social media gaffes by politicians. But in a ...

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First pictures of Google Glass 2.0 emerge

Despite killing it off at the beginning of this year, Google has revealed a new version of its Glass wearable computer, aimed squarely at enterprise businesses such as healthcare and manufacturing. In filings with the American federal communications commission, the search firm has published the first pictures of the redesigned device, which now features a foldable arm holding a much ...

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Facebook ‘disappointed’ by shutdown of free internet service in Egypt

Facebook says a programme that had been giving free basic internet services to more than 3 million Egyptians has been shut down. In a statement to the Associated Press on Wednesday, Facebook says it is “disappointed” by the shutdown and hopes to “resolve this situation soon” so the programme can be restored. It says the service, which will no longer ...

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Twitter ‘confuses’ man with IS leader

An Arab Spring activist says his Twitter account was suspended after administrators mistook him for the leader of the so-called Islamic State. Iyad El-Baghdadi said his account was suspended for about half an hour. Mr El-Baghdadi had been misidentified as IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Indonesian newspaper Republika and the New York Post. He has more than 70,000 Twitter ...

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Microsoft to start notifying victims of ‘state sponsored’ hacking

Microsoft has announced that it will start notifying users it believes have been targeted by government-linked hackers, after failing to do so when Chinese authorities allegedly compromised over 1,000 Hotmail accounts. Joining other US technology companies – including Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Twitter – Microsoft said that the change in policy was designed to help users protect their data. Scott ...

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9 free apps to help you reach your New Year’s resolutions

Ready or not, the new year’s here. And if you’re like everyone else around you right now, you’re coming up with some pretty ambitious resolutions. That’s awesome. Also probably a little bit scary. Sure, it’s easy to say you’re going to get more organized — but how are you actually going to do that? While I can’t volunteer to follow ...

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