Twitter sets out plans for banning political ads WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM: Twitter Inc. on Friday laid out its plan for banning political ads just as campaigns for the 2020 US presidential election heat up, and for banning ads that advocate for a certain outcome on social and political causes, Arab News reported.
Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales has launched an alternative to Facebook and Twitter NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is launching a social-media website called WT: Social. The platform aims to compete with Facebook and Twitter, except instead of funding it using advertising, Wales is taking a page from the Wikipedia playbook and financing it through user donations.
6th World Internet Conference unveils world's leading Internet sci-tech achievements WUZHEN. KAZINFORM Fifteen world's leading scientific and technological achievements in the Internet sector were unveiled Sunday at the 6th World Internet Conference held in the river town of Wuzhen in east China's Zhejiang Province.
Thousands take to the streets in Lebanon in protest against WhatsApp tax BEIRUT. KAZINFORM: Demonstrations erupted last night in Lebanon over plans for the introduction of a tax on telephone calls made over the internet using the WhatsApp messenger, Kazinform has learnt from Arab News. Thousands of of people continued to protest past midnight, even after an announcement by Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Choucair that the plan had been abandoned at the request of Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
5G technologies to bring $34B to economies of CIS countries in 15 years NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - 5G technologies are expected to bring $34 billion to the economies of the CIS countries during the next 15 years, Trend reports referring to the research «Mobile Economy: Russia and CIS 2019» by GSMA association.
5G networks to cover Nur-Sultan, Almaty, and Shymkent first NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakhstan’s three major cities Nur-Sultan, Almaty, and Shymkent will be covered with 5G in the near future, Askhat Uzbekov, Chief Financial Officer of Kazakhtelecom JSC, told a briefing, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Digital Literacy and Media Security focus of 10th OSCE Forum on Internet Development in Central Asia ALMATY. KAZINFORM The 10th Annual Central Asian Forum on Internet Development concluded in Almaty on May 31. The Forum was held with the support of the OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan in co-operation with the International Centre for Journalism MediaNet and the Konrad-Adenauer- Stiftung in Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan climbs from 82nd to 40th in UN Global Cybersecurity Index NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Consisting of more than 100,000 host systems, Kazakhstan's national segment of the Internet has become more secure for users, Askhat Orazbek, Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Defense and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, announced at the Cyber & Digital Security 2019 Conference as part of the Astana Economic Forum, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Google announces new world record on Pi Day for calculating pi to 31.4 trillion digits SAN FRANCISCO. KAZINFORM Pi, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, has been calculated out to 31.4 trillion digits and one of Google's employees has broken the world record because of this, Google said on Pi Day which fell on Thursday this year.