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Yahoo ditches China for good

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Yahoo has withdrawn its services from China, making it the second Western tech brand to leave the country

Yahoo says it has become “increasingly challenging” to operate within China which has a difficult business and legal environment.

The services have been unavailable in mainland China since November 1.

“In recognition of the increasingly challenging business and legal environment in China, Yahoo’s suite of services will no longer be accessible from mainland China as of November 1,”

Yahoo said in a statement.

This comes only a month after Microsoft removed access to LinkedIn within the country, citing similar concerns with the operating environment within the communist nation.

LinkedIn cited “more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in China”.

China’s government requires internet companies to censor content deemed politically sensitive or inappropriate. Image: AP

The recent departures of the tech firms illustrate the changing operating environments within China

Chinese companies have replaced the platforms creating an alternative internet that follows the rules of censoring content and keywords that the government requires from them.

‘The Baidu’ search engine has largely replaced Yahoo and Google in China, and WeChat and Weibo are the leading social media platforms as apps like Facebook remain unusable within the nation.

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NASA astronauts phone home, confident Boeing’s Starliner will return to Earth safely

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Stranded NASA astronauts express confidence in Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, assuring its capability to safely transport them back to Earth from the International Space Station.

The astronauts, over a video call to NASA, highlighted Starliner’s enhanced safety features and testing protocols as reassuring factors for their safe return.

“I have a real good feeling in my heart that this spacecraft will bring us home, no problem…”, said Sunita “Suni” Williams, one of the stranded NASA astronauts.

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Paris Olympics insurers are worried over possible AI-driven cyber attacks

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Insurers are increasingly concerned about potential losses due to militant attacks and AI-driven cyber hacks during the upcoming Paris Olympics.

The upcoming global sports event poses significant financial risks for insurers, who fear substantial payouts in case of terrorist incidents or sophisticated cyber breaches.

Dr. Karen Sutherland from the UniSC join to share all the latest. #featured

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Renowned actor Nicolas Cage faces off against AI, expresses fear of digital duplicates

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Cage, now aged 60, highlighted worries about losing control over how his image might be used in future technologies.

During a interview with The New Yorker, The renowned actor, known for his diverse roles, including in “Face/Off” and “National Treasure,” revealed his concerns about the ethical implications of AI recreating his persona.

“They’re just going to steal my body and do whatever they want with it via digital AI. God, I hope not AI. I’m terrified of that. I’ve been very vocal about it.”

Tom Finnigan from Talkingbrands.ai joins to discuss. #featured

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