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The networking giant is currently testing its “Stories” in Ireland – again. Earlier, Facebook made 2 attempts to copy the feature from Snapchat, 2 attempts of acquisitions – of Snapchat and of a Chinese firm developing Snapchat-style camera applications, released 4 standalone applications, Automatic Biometric Recognition at the Airport Raises Concerns Some experts believe that a plan to rely on biometric recognition in order to automate Australian airport border processing can raise privacy and ethical concerns over data security, while others think that it won’t be more concerning than current border control regimes. According to the plan, 90% Pirate Streaming Service Shut down in France, Operator Arrested The popular pirate streaming website Films-regarder.co was taken down by French police, and its operator was arrested. The French movie industry group Association Against Audiovisual Piracy (ALPA), which was behind the takedown operation, claimed that the service may have caused it over 30 million euros in damages. Star Trek Makers Settled with Fan Movie Creators The case between Star Trek movie studio, Paramount Pictures, and the movie spin-off "Prelude to Axanar" is finally over: just before the trial the parties reached a settlement, according to which the movie will be published in a very edited form. How Long Does It Take You to Connect to a Wi-Fi Network? According to researchers from Tsinghua University and the developer of WeChat, more and more people today feel frustrated while trying to connect to a Wi-Fi network: it takes 15% of users longer than 5 seconds to connect to a Wi-Fi network, 5% of users – longer than 10 seconds. News about MegaUpload 2.0 Kim Dotcom postponed the news about his new service MegaUpload 2.0 for a few days following an undisclosed obstacle, referring to some kind of "roadblock" in his tweets just a couple hours before the hour X. Only now the public knew that Kim was going to announce a merger with some publicly listed Canadian company that day Snapchat Revised Its Attitude to Spicy Images and Fake News The company decided to change the procedure for publishers on Snapchat Discover service. Now posting of semi-nude images without editorial value are banned, and procedure to prevent the spread of fake news is clarified. Lloyds Bank Accounts Were Targeted in Online Attack Cybercriminals tried to block access to 20 million UK accounts of Lloyds Banking Group during 48-hour DDoS attack. Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland were bombarded with millions of fake requests, Samsung Blamed Battery Faults for Galaxy Note 7 Problem The smartphone maker has blamed Galaxy Note 7 batteries for causing its flagship smartphone to overheat and catch fire. This fault led to the recall of all Note 7 devices and damaged consumer confidence in Samsung. China to Crack Down on VPNs The country has launched a crackdown on the use of VPNs, which would effectively make it harder for the Internet users to circumvent its famous Great Firewall. The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has just officially announced a “cleanup” of Internet access services. The measures include making it illegal to operate a VPN service in China without government approval.
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