Category: Science & Technologies

2.5m Muslims threaten to quit Facebook

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Angry over the removal of certain Islamic pages from Facebook, more than 2.5 million Muslim users are likely to quit the social networking website, according to a media report.

Following the removal of four extremely popular Islamic pages from the website, the Muslim community has expressed anger and a template letter that has been pasted into numerous Facebook pages accused the website’s founder Mark Zuckerberg of “ignoring the feelings of more than 2.5 million Muslims”, the Daily Mail reported. Read more →

Indonesia to ask internet providers to block porn

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Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, is planning use a controversial anti-pornography law to restrict porn websites in the next few months, a communications ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.

The law was passed in 2008 to ban public displays of flesh and behavior that could incite lust, any many see it as a sign of the growing influence of conservative Islam in officially secular and traditionally moderate Indonesia. Read more →

Apple offers free iPhone 4 cases

Ref: Apple boss Steve Jobs unveiled the offer at a press conference called to tackle the ongoing speculation about the iPhone 4’s antenna problem.

Apple offers free iPhone 4 cases

The case will help overcome a widely reported issue in which phone signal strength was drained when the phone was held a certain way.

Declaring “We’re not perfect”, Mr Jobs said reception problems were endemic throughout the smartphone industry.

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Zephyr solar plane flies 7 days non-stop

Source: The UK-built Zephyr solar-powered plane has smashed the endurance record for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

The craft took off from the US Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona at 1440 BST (0640 local time) last Friday and is still in the air. Read more →