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Amazon uses dummy parcels to catch thieves

GBnews 24 desk// Amazon has teamed up with police in the US in an effort to stop thieves who steal parcels left outside homes. Officers in New Jersey are planting dummy boxes fitted with GPS trackers, coupled with hidden doorbell…

Messi ‘only has one skill’: Pele

GBnews 24 desk// Brazil's biggest soccer legend Pele does not think Barcelona star Lionel Messi deserves to be compared to him. When asked by Folha de Sao Paulo if he agrees with some people's opinion that Messi is the best player in…

Huawei exec faces Iran fraud charges

GBnews 24 desk// Chinese telecom giant Huawei's chief financial officer faces US fraud charges related to sanctions-breaking business dealings with Iran, a Canadian court heard Friday, a week after she was detained on an American…

Australia data encryption laws explained

GBnews 24 desk// Australia has passed controversial laws designed to compel technology companies to grant police and security agencies access to encrypted messages. The government says the laws, a world first, are necessary to help…

India launches communication satellite GSAT-11

GBnews 24 desk// Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) heaviest and most-advanced high throughput communication satellite GSAT-11 was successfully launched from the Spaceport in French Guiana during the early hours today. The…

Space Odyssey helps launch first 8K TV channel

GBnews 24 desk// Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey will help launch the world's first super-high definition 8K television channel on Saturday. Japanese broadcaster NHK said it had asked Warner Bros to scan the original film…

Facebook’s UK political ad rules kick in

GBnews 24 desk// Facebook has started to enforce its tighter political advertising rules in the UK. The new rules were supposed to take effect on 7 November, but were delayed when journalists and researchers exposed flaws in the new…

Google urged to drop Chinese ‘Dragonfly’ project

GBnews 24 desk// Staff at Google have called on the search giant to end work on a controversial search engine project for China. Called Dragonfly, the search engine would be a censored version developed with the aid of the Chinese…