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Russia accuses YouTube of interfering in its sovereign affairs

Moscow says US-based firm has spread information about unsanctioned protests WT24 Desk Russia has accused YouTube of spreading information on unsanctioned opposition protests, calling recent push notifications from the US-based company interference in Russia’s sovereign affairs, The Guardian reports. Roskomnadzor, the Russian communications watchdog, said on Sunday that it had sent a letter to Google, YouTube’s parent company, complaining that users ...

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Here are WhatsApp’s top security and privacy features

Keep your WhatsApp account secure and private through these features. WT24 Desk Checkpoint security researchers recently reported multiple flaws in WhatsApp that could allow hackers spoof users’ identity and even alter the text of someone else’s reply. In response, WhatsApp said that the reported flaws were not security vulnerabilities and that the suggested fixes would mean making the platform “less private.” Even ...

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AFP told to think before raiding media

WT24 Desk Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has given new directions to the Australian Federal Police on investigations into journalists and media organisations, AAP reports. The decision came following the AFP raid on the Canberra home of a News Corp journalist and the Sydney office of the ABC over separate leak investigations – both of which were widely condemned as ...

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Game of Thrones creators ditch HBO for Netflix in big-money deal

David Benioff and DB Weiss will exclusively develop shows and films for the streaming giant in a deal worth a reported £164m WT24 Desk Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and DB Weiss have become the latest high-profile names to join Netflix, signing an estimated $200m (£164m) deal with the streaming giant, The Guardian reports. The deal will see the ...

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Titans season 2 costumes being teased on social media

WT24 Desk Following the release of the Titans season 2 trailer, it seems that the cast is a bit more free to play around on social media with behind the scenes photos, according to Batman News. Conor Leslie took to her Instagram to give us a black and white look at her Wonder Girl costume. Anna Diop shared a video showing a ...

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Why Channing Tatum Is Signing Off Social Media

WT24 Desk Channing Tatum is taking a minute.  On Wednesday, the Magic Mike star took to social media—to tell fans he’s leaving social media.  “I’m gonna take a break and come off socials for a minute,” he began in a statement. “I’ve been trying to get inspired to create again. And to be honest I don’t really feel, or at least i haven’t ...

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Status quo on wage board

9th gazette for journalists hits a snag WT24 Desk The High Court imposed a status quo for two months on publication of 9th gazette for journalists, Agencies report. The HC bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice Mohammad Ali issued the order along with a rule, following hearing on a writ filed by Newspaper Owners’ Association of Bangladesh (NOAB) Tuesday ...

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Social media won’t dictate state policy

Says Deputy Education Minister Nowfel WT24 Desk Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hassan Choudhury Nowfel has brushed off the growing clamour for educational institutions in Dhaka to be shut amid the massive outbreak of the mosquito-borne dengue virus, Agencies report. “Social media won’t dictate the way the state is run,” he said while handing scholarships to the children of deceased ...

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Third Mexican journalist killed in a week amid record murder rate

A journalist shot in his own home despite being offered official protection reflects Mexico’s struggle with rising violence WT24 Desk An investigation has been launched into the death of a reporter in the Mexican state of Veracruz after he became the third journalist to be murdered in a week, Agencies report. As the country grapples with a record murder rate, ...

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