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Thai police to deploy thousands for royal protest

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police will deploy nearly 6,000 officers on Wednesday for a demonstration at the office that manages the royal fortune by protesters demanding that King Maha Vajiralongkorn give up personal control of the assets. FILE PHOTO: Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida greet royalists during the inauguration of a new subway station at the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Silva. ... Full story

India bans another 43 Chinese apps – TechCrunch

India is not done banning Chinese apps. The world’s second largest internet market, which has banned over 175 apps with links to the neighboring nation in recent months , said on Tuesday it was banning an additional 43 such apps. Like with the previous orders, India cited cybersecurity concerns to block these apps. “This action was taken based on the inputs regarding these apps for engaging in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and ... Full story

Excess deaths in UK 'a fifth higher than normal'

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Europe’s data strategy aims to tip the scales away from big tech – TechCrunch

Google wants to organize the world’s information but European lawmakers are in a rush to organize the local digital sphere and make Europe “the most data-empowered continent in the world”, internal market commissioner Thierry Breton said today, setting out the thinking behind the bloc’s data strategy during a livestreamed discussion organized by the Brussels-based economic think tank, Bruegel . Rebalancing big data power dynamics to tip the ... Full story

5 top investors in Dutch startups discuss trends, hopes and 2020 opportunities – TechCrunch

The Netherlands’ ecosystem has been flourishing; more than $85 million was invested in regional startups in 2019 alone. The nation’s proximity to the U.K., Belgium, France and Germany makes Amsterdam a natural gateway to those markets. Long ago the savvy Dutch realized this, and built up Schiphol to become the world’s twelfth-busiest airport. Indeed, Amsterdam’s logistical and social connectedness is ranked number one in DHL’s Global ... Full story

Benefits scams worth £1bn foiled by officials during lockdown

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How To Remove Your Data From Facebook And Instagram

Photo by LIONEL BONAVENTURE AFP via Getty Images. Most social networks build their business models around advertising. To generate targeted ads that pull the right strings, these providers leverage tons of information listed in users’ profiles and also analyze their activities both within and beyond the networks. When creating a new profile on Facebook or Instagram, many users accept the Privacy Policy terms without ever reading the fine print. ... Full story

Snapchat Will Spend $1 Million A Day On A New Feature To Compete With TikTok

Snapchat cofounder and CEO Evan Spiegel speaks during the Disrupt SF 2019 conference at Moscone ... [+] Center in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Getty Images. Snapchat hopes a new part of its app can compete with TikTok, and it’s willing to spend $1 million a day to beat back its surging rival. The new feature is called Spotlight, and it’ll surface content from users that people don’t already follow, a ... Full story

VIDEO: Laycon partners with showmax for first-ever reality series

By Sampson Unamka Big Brother Naija Lockdown winner, Laycon has announced that he will be partnering with Showmax to film the first ever Nigerian reality showmax series titled ‘I am Laycon’. He revealed this to his fans on an Instagram Live, he said “Me and showmax we’ve decided to give you guys the first-ever showmax reality series titled ‘I am Laycon’, 2021 is going to be a blast for me, you guys, for my icons, people who love me and the ... Full story

BBNaija winner Laycon set to star in Showmax’s first Nigerian original series 

20 November 2020: Streaming service Showmax is expanding its investment in Africa with its first original Nigerian production, reality series I Am LAYCON. It’s official, Laycon is coming back to our screens in 2021! The Big Brother Naija Season 5 winner, Lekan Agbeleshe aka Laycon, is set to star in Showmax’s first-ever Nigerian Original, I Am LAYCON, premiering in February 2021. Coming from humble beginnings, the 26-year-old musician and ... Full story