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  • Moroccan Minister of Industry Moulay Hafid Elalamy said on 9 June 2020 that telecom prices in Morocco are among the lowest in the world and cannot be reduced. The minister made the announcement before the Productive Sectors Commission at the House of Representatives. The meeting took place to study five requests by parliamentary groups concerning the department’s strategy.
  • Private tech developers, tour and travel agencies among other stakeholders in the tourism industry have agreed that digital tourism is the new approach that will help the tourism sector to recover from the effects of COVI-19. This weekend during an innovative tourism and hospitality online meeting, they explored existing opportunities and new innovations that are required to revamp the sector which was the most hit by the pandemic.
  • Zoom announced this past week that those who use the video platform for free will no longer have encrypted calls and that this new change will happen sooner than later.
  • Facebook fired an employee who protested the social network’s hands-off approach to a controversial post by President Donald Trump, after the worker publicly called out another employee’s “inaction” in a tweet.
  • Deepfake detection contest winner still guesses wrong a third of the time. It’s still hard to distinguish fake videos of people from the genuine article, a troubling finding given coming elections.
  • It might not necessarily make that early Monday morning video call more fun, but Microsoft Teams will now let users upload their own photos for custom backgrounds, the company announced in a blog post. Custom images and other background effects are only available for scheduled Teams meetings, Microsoft says.