Plans drawn up for world’s tallest wooden skyscraper

A Japanese company is planning to build the world's tallest wooden skyscraper, to mark its 350th anniversary in 2041. Sumitomo Forestry said 10% of the 70-storey W350 tower would be steel, combined with about 180,000...

Isuzu Motors Limited launches Isuzu East Africa

Multinational automaker Isuzu Motors Limited has launched Isuzu East Africa in Kenya. This comes after the buyout of general motors’ 57% majority shares at General Motors East Africa (GMEA) in 2017. Chairman of the Board...

Facebook told to stop tracking in Belgium

Facebook has been ordered to stop tracking people without consent, by a court in Belgium. The company has been told to delete all the data it had gathered on people who did not use Facebook....
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Anger at Google image search ‘peace deal’

Google has made it more difficult for people to save pictures from its image search product, as part of a "peace deal" with photo library Getty Images. In 2017, Getty Images complained to the European...

Call for women-only Uber Pools for London

Uber and other ride-sharing apps have been urged to offer women-only cars in London by the transport authority. The suggestion is outlined in a policy statement issued by Transport for London (TfL). The move could affect...

Russia blamed for ‘malicious’ cyber-attack

The Russian military was directly behind a "malicious" cyber-attack on Ukraine that spread globally last year, the US and Britain have said. The White House said June's NotPetya ransomware attack caused billions of dollars in...

Instagram submits to Russia censor’s demands

Instagram has blocked posts in Russia relating to corruption claims made by the country's most prominent opposition leader. It follows a demand by the country's internet censor that the Facebook-owned service restrict access to posts...

Google Chrome launches default ad-blocker

Google has launched an ad-blocker for its Chrome web browser that is designed to prevent "annoying" and "intrusive" ads being shown to users. Google announced the move to curtail full-page and auto-playing video ads, among others, last...
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Crypto-currency craze ‘hinders search for alien life’

Scientists listening out for broadcasts by extra-terrestrials are struggling to get the computer hardware they need, thanks to the crypto-currency mining craze, a radio-astronomer has said. Seti (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) researchers want to expand...

Snapchat petition attracts one million signatures

One million people have signed a petition calling on Snapchat to roll back its latest redesign. The changes were intended to separate interactions with friends from branded content - including that of celebrities and influencers. Snapchat...
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