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Twitter explores 'undo send' feature for paying users

Business / Tech Mar 6, 2021

Twitter explores 'undo send' feature for paying users

Twitter Inc. is testing an "undo send" function that would give users a short time to withdraw a tweet before it is posted, the company confirmed on Friday. App researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who discovers unannounced social media features by looking at the sites' code, ...

China defense spending gets mild boost amid economic caution

Asia Pacific Mar 6, 2021

China defense spending gets mild boost amid economic caution

China's 2021 defense spending will rise 6.8% from 2020, up slightly from last year's increase and broadly tracking the government's modest growth forecast, as the world's second-largest economy emerges from the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic. Premier Li Keqiang pledged that efforts to strengthen the ...

Mars rover Perseverance goes for a 'spin'

World / Science & Health Mar 6, 2021

Mars rover Perseverance goes for a 'spin'

The Mars rover Perseverance has successfully conducted its first test drive on the red planet, the U.S. space agency NASA said Friday. The six-wheeled rover traveled about 6.5 meters (21.3 feet) in 33 minutes on Thursday, NASA said. It drove 4 meters forward, turned in place ...

More than 20,000 U.S. organizations compromised through Microsoft flaw

World Mar 6, 2021

More than 20,000 U.S. organizations compromised through Microsoft flaw

More than 20,000 U.S. organizations have been compromised through a back door installed via recently patched flaws in Microsoft Corp.'s email software, a person familiar with the U.S. government's response said Friday. The hacking has already reached more places than all of the tainted code ...

'Quad' members eye first-ever summit this month

National / Politics Mar 6, 2021

'Quad' members eye first-ever summit this month

The leaders of Japan, the United States, Australia and India plan to hold a teleconference as early as mid-March to discuss ways to counter China's growing influence, Japanese government sources have said. It would be the first summit involving members of the so-called Quad, a ...

Uta Abe rallies to win Tashkent Grand Slam title

More Sports / Judo Mar 6, 2021

Uta Abe rallies to win Tashkent Grand Slam title

Tokyo Olympic team member Uta Abe ended a 13-month layoff by winning the Tashkent Grand Slam's women's 52-kg division championship on Friday. Abe, who last competed in February 2020, won three-straight bouts by ippon starting from the second round, before her opponent in the final, ...