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This photo shows Macron and Erdogan at the UN General Assembly in 2018 — other photos from the event show them shaking hands – Fact Check

A photo has been shared repeatedly in multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter in November 2020 that claim it shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refusing to shake hands with French President Emmanuel Macron. The posts circulated online as tensions between the two countries soared in a row over the freedom to mock religion. The claim is misleading; the photo …

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How Turkey Brought Down its Own Air Force – The National Interest

Here’s What You Need To Remember: Numerous senior and field-grade officers were purged. More than 300 F-16 pilots were dismissed. This defanged the Turkish military as a political threat, and strengthened the increasingly authoritarian rule of Erdogan and his neo-Ottoman Justice and Development Party, which has imprisoned many journalists. But it left a gaping question: who …

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Tim Berners-Lee’s Inrupt launches Solid platform, step closer to decentralized net – Business Insider

Inrupt, the company founded by World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, announced Monday it’s releasing its data management platform Solid for enterprises. It already has several big-ticket clients, including Britain’s National Health Service (NHS), NatWest bank, and the BBC. Berners-Lee told Business Insider the ultimate goal of Solid is to give people more say …

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VW Wants to Turn a Greek Island into an Electric-Car Utopia – Car & Driver

Volkswagen and Greece have agreed to replace internal-combustion-powered vehicles with EVs on the island of Astypalea to create a “smart green island.” In addition to EVs, the island will also have electric scooters and bikes and a charging infrastructure installed. The project is expected to last six years and will be powered by wind and …

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Turkey Fines Social Media Platforms for Flouting New Law – Voice of America

ANKARA – Turkey has fined global companies including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube $1.18 million (10 million lira) for not complying with a new social media law, Deputy Transport and Infrastructure Minister Omer Fatih Sayan said on Wednesday. Critics have said the law, approved in July, will muzzle dissent from people who resorted to online platforms …

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A War Between Greece and Turkey: Would Greek Armor Be In Trouble? – The National Interest

Would Turkey use its drones against Greek tanks?  For a nation that has had an ongoing economic crisis for many years, the Greek military is quite well equipped and has one of the largest tank forces in Europe. According to data from 2017, the Hellenic Armed Forces operated 1,341 main battle tanks (MBTs)—six times more …

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Ancient Greek Town of Lavrio Preparing to Host New Microsoft Data Center – GreekReporter.com

Reports say that the ancient town of Lavrio in southeast Attica will be home to a Microsoft Data Center as part of the tech giant’s one billion euro ($1.17 billion) investment in Greece which was announced in early October. During a forum titled “50 Smart Cities – Digital Citizens,” Dimitris Loukas, the mayor of the …

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Fake naked photos of thousands of women shared online – BBC News

“Our legal systems are not fit for purpose on this issue. Society is changing quicker than we can imagine due to these exponential technological advances, and we as a society haven’t decided how to regulate this.

“It’s devastating, for victims of fake porn. It can completely upend their life because they feel violated and humiliated.”

Last year the US state of Virginia became one of the first places to outlaw deepfakes.