Online Private Tutors Banned in China

China announced on Wednesday, September 8, that private tutors who conducted online classes in houses, hotels, or coffee shops, are banned to make sure that tutoring for profit is completely stopped.  Reuters reported that Chinese authorities prohibited payment-based tutoring in …

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Thai Court Shelves Banning of “False Messages” Dissemination

A civil court in Thailand ordered on Friday the suspension of the government’s directive to criminalize the dissemination of “false news” or stories that could prompt public panic. The ruling came after several media groups decided to file a petition …

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Akamai Edge Outage Brings Down a Large Number of Websites and Services

Content Delivery Network (CDN) Akamai Edge has experienced service disruption on Thursday causing some of the biggest websites and online services to dropped offline. Akamai reported that the issues appeared to be with the domain name service (DNS). DNS is …

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Indian Tax Authorities Raid Indian Media Outlets

Agents from India’s Income Tax Department have raided the premises of  Hindi-language news daily Dainik Bhaskar, and the Bharat Samachar tv channel due to alleged fraud.  Both the Dainik Bhaskar and the Bharat Samachar are known critics of the Modi …

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UK Government To Ban Junk Food Ads on TV and Internet

The UK government is set to impose a nationwide pre-9pm ban on TV and internet advertisements for junk food. The ban will come into force from the end of next year and would cover the advertising of products deemed to …

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Fastly CDN Outage Caused By Customer Misconfiguration and Software Bug

Popular websites and apps around the world were knocked offline because of an widespread internet outage with the Fastly content delivery network (CDN). Users were unable to access the sites and apps or saw an “Error 503” message. Websites operated …

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Newly IPOed TrustPilot Faces Federal Class Action Lawsuit for Deceptive Business Practices

Review aggregation service TrustPilot is facing a federal class action lawsuit for deceptive business practices shortly after it received a valuation of $1.49 billion following its initial public stock offering on Tuesday. The Danish company was created in 2007 and …

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Facebook to Pay News Corp for Content in Australia

News Corp has announced that it has signed a three-year content deal with Facebook after new media laws were passed by the Australian government which required tech platforms to pay for local content. (The agreement) “is a landmark in transforming …

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