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Huawei CFO, Meng Wanzhou Released On Bail

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Huawei CFO, Meng Wanzhou Released On Bail

Meng Wanzhou, Chief Financial Officer of Chinese telecoms giant huawei technologies, was released on bail by a canadian court on tuesday, 10 days after her arrest in vancouver at the request of U.S. authorities.

Meng Wanzhou, daughter ofHuawei’ss founder, faces the U.S. claims that she misled multinational banks on transactions that misled banks and put them at risk of violating U.S. sanctions on Iran.

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A Vancouver, British Columbia court granted Meng a U.S. seven and a half million dollars bail to Meng. She has been held since her arrest on December 1. The courtroom erupted in applause when the decision was announced. Meng cried and hugged her lawyers.

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Meng will have to abide by the court’s bail conditions, one of which is for the forty-six-year-old to wear an ankle monitor and stay at home from eleven pm to six am.

Meng’s arrest has put further soured Chinese relations with the united states and canada at a time when tensions were already high over a trade war and U.S. accusations of chinese spying.

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U.S. president Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would intervene in the U.S. justice department’s case against meng if it would serve national security interests or help close a trade deal with China.

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New Zealand PM Welcomes Facebook Ban On White Nationalism, Separatism

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New Zealand PM Welcomes Facebook Ban On White Nationalism, Separatism

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said on Thursday she welcomed Facebook’s decision to ban any content that praises, supports or represents white nationalism and white separatism on its social media platforms.

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Ardern said these categories should always fall within the community guidelines of hate speech.  She hails Facebook’s decision to now ban such content on its platforms after the attack in Christchurch.

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Facebook’s ban was a shift in policy after criticism by civil rights groups that it was failing to confront extremism.

Ardern said fifty-nine countries will send diplomatic representatives to a national remembrance service on Friday.

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Huawei To Build Two Data Centers In South Africa

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Huawei To Build Two Data Centers In South Africa

China`s tech company, Huawei says it will build two data centers in South Africa from next month as part of plans to expand cloud services across Africa.

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It says, the company is working with South African partners for the construction of the data centers in Johannesburg initially and later cape town.

Its cloud service will be available to organizations in South Africa as well as neighboring countries.

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The Chinese firm, at the center of global security concerns, wants to challenge amazon, which is also expanding its presence in the emerging tech hub of cape town.

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Facebook Removes Hundreds Of Accounts Engaged In “Inauthentic Behaviour”

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Facebook said it has removed hundreds of accounts linked to spreading fake news and hate speech in Indonesian.

In efforts by Facebook Inc to prevent social network being misused in the build up to elections, 207 Facebook Pages, 800 Facebook accounts and 546 Facebook Groups accounts were removed for “engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior.”

According to Reuters, Facebook’s head of Cybersecurity Policy, Nathaniel Gleicher said The accounts and pages were actively working to conceal what they were doing and were linked to the Saracen Group, “an online syndicate in Indonesia.”

“They have using deceptive messaging and… networks of concealed pages and accounts to drive often divisive narratives over key issues of public debates in Indonesia,” Gleicher said.

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