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China finally grants a game license to Tencent

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Tencent has finally come out of a prolonged freeze on game approvals as Beijing granted licenses to two of its mobile games this month. According to a notice published by China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television on Thursday, Tencent is one of nearly 200 games assigned licenses in January. That’s big […]

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A Political Crisis Is Sweeping Venezuela. Here’s What to Know

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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro met his most serious challenge to date when opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself president Wednesday following days of nationwide anti-government protests. Demonstrations swelled on the anniversary of the 1958 coup that overthrew military dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez, as a newly united opposition marshaled the first mass protests since a bloody […]

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Scientists Prepare to Explore Uncharted Waters of the Indian Ocean

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(BREMEVERHAVEN, Germany) — Scientists prepared Thursday to embark on an unprecedented, years-long mission to explore the Indian Ocean and document changes taking place beneath the waves that could affect billions of people in the surrounding region over the coming decades. The ambitious expedition will delve into one of the last major unexplored frontiers on the […]

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To fight election meddling, Google’s cyber unit Jigsaw extends its anti-DDoS protections to European politicos

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Jigsaw, the cybersecurity-focused division owned by Google parent Alphabet, is now allowing political organizations in Europe to sign up for its anti-web flooding technology for free. Until now, the free-to-use technology designed to protect political campaigns and websites against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks — dubbed Project Shield — was only available to news sites and journalists, […]

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Singapore’s Credit Culture raises $29.5M for its soon-to-launch digital loan business

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Singapore’s digital fintech companies are attracting investor attention and dollars in 2019. Fresh from Singapore Life — a digital-only insurer — raising $33 million across two recently closed rounds, so Credit Culture, a digital loan specialist — has banked SG$40 million ($29.5 million) ahead of its imminent launch. Credit Culture has raised its capital from […]

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Zimbabwe’s government faces off against its tech community over internet restrictions

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Jake Bright Contributor More posts by this contributor Flutterwave and Visa launch African consumer payment service GetBarter Harley Davidson reveals more about its push into electric vehicles After days of intermittent blackouts at the order of the Zimbabwe’s Minister of State for National Security, ISPs have restored connectivity through a judicial order issued Monday.   […]

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China Has Confirmed the Detention of Australian Blogger and Novelist Yang Hengjun

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China confirmed Wednesday that it has detained Yang Hengjun, a popular blogger, novelist and former Chinese diplomat, according to Australian officials. A statement from Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said the department “is seeking to clarify the nature of this detention and to obtain consular access to him.” Bloomberg reports that Australian officials […]