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Iraqi government has reportedly blocked access to several websites and social media services

Iraqi government has reportedly blocked access to several websites and social me

According to Friday reports, government authorities in Iraq have started blocking access to Facebook, Twitter, YouTubeand other websites and social media services in the country. There has been no official disclosure by the government about the reason behind blocking the services.

Report: Iran-based spies created fake news organization used for espionage since 2011

Report: Iran-based spies created fake news organization used for espionage since

In a report released this week, cyber-security firm iSight Partners has revealed that a cyber-espionage campaign was launched in 2011 by Iran-based spies, who had created a fake news organization with the objective of surveillance against US and Israeli military targets.

Google Maps adds path finding function to its North Korea map

Google Maps adds path finding function to its North Korea map

According to North Korea Tech website, Google Maps directions are now available in North Korea; thanks to the addition of a path finding function which the Google Maps service has brought on to its map of the country.

Facebook changing users’ News Feed to feature less auto-shared posts

Facebook changing users’ News Feed to feature less auto-shared posts

In a Tuesday announcement, social network Facebook said that it is introducing a change to the News Feed of all its users, in an attempt to feature less auto-shared posts. The move is chiefly aimed at reducing auto-shared spam.

Beta version of Skype’s speech-translation technology to be rolled out later this year

Beta version of Skype’s speech-translation technology to be rolled out later thi

In a recent blog post, Microsoft has revealed that it has plans underway to launch Skype speech translator beta later this year.

Skype's Corporate VP Gurdeep Pall said in the blog post that the beta version of Skype's speech-translation technology will first be available as a Windows 8 beta app before the end of 2014.

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