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Iranians up in arms as Apple removes top apps

Iranians have been joined by a minister in protest after Apple removed popular apps from its store, which the American company says has been done to comply with US sanctions. “Today, respecting consumers’ rights is a basic principle which Apple has not followed,” Information and Communication Technology Minister Mohammad Javad …

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Ministry alerts public of Facebook Scam

The Ministry of the Interior has alerted the public that Mr Ambrose Dery, the Minister of the Interior has no Facebook account or any other social media account. The Ministry therefore said some persons acting as the Minister’s agents were peddling false information in respect of recruitment into the security …

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Google fires diversity memo author

A Google employee who wrote a controversial memo about workplace diversity has been fired, the BBC can confirm. The controversial memo broke the firm’s code of conduct, Google’s chief executive Sundar Pichai said on Monday in an email to employees. The memo, shared widely at the weekend, suggested there were …

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Laptop ban lifted on Emirates flights

The Emirates airline has said the cabin ban on laptops no longer applies on its flights to the United States. In March, the US banned cabin laptops and other large electronic devices to and from eight mostly Muslim nations, fearing bombs may be concealed in them. An Emirates spokeswoman said …

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Facebook hits 2bn users

More than a quarter of the world’s population now uses Facebook every month, the social network says. “As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially two billion people,” founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg posted. The milestone comes just 13 years after the network was founded by Mr …

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