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February 23, 2017 8:53 am gmt |
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One of the strange features of cybercrime is how much of it is public. A quick search will turn up forums and sites where stolen goods, credit cards and data are openly traded. But a glance into those places may not give you much idea about what is going on. “Everyone can join as long […...
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February 22, 2017 9:50 am gmt |
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Three news organisations have asked a US judge to force the government to reveal the amount it paid for technology to unlock an iPhone used by the San Bernardino gunman. In the court filings, the organisations said that there was “no adequate justification” for the FBI to continue to with...
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February 3, 2017 10:05 am gmt |
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Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick, facing criticism from immigration advocates for serving on President Donald Trump’s business advisory group, quit the group on Thursday (February 2), the company said. The CEO of the ride hailing service had been under mounting pres...
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January 25, 2017 8:47 am gmt |
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Massive collections of fake accounts are lying dormant on Twitter, suggests research. The largest network ties together more than 350,000 accounts and further work suggests others may be even bigger. UK researchers accidentally uncovered the lurking networks while probing Twitter to see how people us...
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January 19, 2017 12:29 pm gmt |
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Scientists have built a DNA-analysing smartphone attachment that is a fraction of the cost of lab-based kit. The creators of the phone-powered pathology microscope believe, it could be mass produced for less than $500 (£406) a unit. They say it could help doctors treat cancer, tuberculosis and other ...
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January 18, 2017 11:31 am gmt |
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg appeared in court on Tuesday – suited, booted and apparently unfazed by accusations his company stole innovative virtual reality technology. A day’s worth of questioning in the Dallas courtroom yielded few surprises, other than confirmation that Facebook’s deal ...
In India
January 14, 2017 11:06 am gmt |
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14-year-old boy has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Gujarat State government value of INR 50 million (USD 733,000) on Friday (Jan 13) for production of anti-landmine drones designed by him. The tenth standard student, Harshwardhan Zala, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with th...
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January 9, 2017 11:30 am gmt |
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Apple on January 9 marks the tenth anniversary of iPhone’s blockbuster debut. At Macworld 2007 in San Francisco, Steve Jobs introduced the world to iPhone as three products in one — “a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone and a breakthrough internet communications device....
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January 4, 2017 10:43 am gmt |
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Start-up Faraday Future has unveiled a self-driving electric car that it says can accelerate from zero to 60mph (97km/h) in 2.39 seconds. Faraday says the FF91 accelerates faster than Tesla’s Model S or any other electric car in production. It was shown off at the CES tech show in Las Vegas. Bu...
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December 29, 2016 7:48 am gmt |
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Crytek have had a turbulent year, but with the news that Turkish government will be investing a massive $500 million into the German developer, something Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım announced on December 24, without naming Crytek. PM Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım did say that three brothe...
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December 25, 2016 10:21 am gmt |
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A mobile phone company has installed dispensers for “toilet paper” to be used on smart phones in the conveniences at Japan’s Narita International Airport. The dispensers have been put in place in 86 toilet cubicles at the airport’s arrival terminal, where they will remain unti...
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December 24, 2016 10:47 am gmt |
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France on Thursday (Dec 22) inaugurated the world’s first “solar highway”, a road paved with solar panels providing enough energy to power the street lights of the small Normandy town of Tourouvre. The one-kilometre (half-mile) “Wattway” covered with 2,800 square metres ...
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December 21, 2016 12:22 pm gmt |
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Anyone who buys a drone in future in the UK may have to register it and take a safety test. That could be the outcome of a government consultation on strict new drone safety rules. There could also be tougher penalties for anyone who flies a drone in a no-fly zone, with the possibility of […]...
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December 16, 2016 11:57 am gmt |
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Struggling for months over whether it should crack down on false news stories and hoaxes that are being spread on its site, now, Facebook has finally come to a decision. The social network is going to partner with the Poynter International Fact-Checking Network, which includes groups such as Snopes a...
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December 11, 2016 10:12 am gmt |
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Samsung is updating Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in Europe that are still in use despite a fire risk, to prevent them being charged past 30%. The update aims to encourage the few owners who have not yet returned the faulty devices to hand them in. Samsung issued a global recall for the Galaxy Note 7 [&h...
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November 30, 2016 10:33 am gmt |
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The suicides of four British men in the last year have been linked to so-called “sextortion”, police say. The number of people reporting webcam blackmails has more than doubled from 385 in 2015 to 864 up to November 2016. The National Crime Agency (NCA) said it believed it was also signif...
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November 26, 2016 12:33 pm gmt |
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Chinese scientists have discovered 1,445 new RNA virus species, which is expected to facilitate future studies in virus evolution and the origins of life. The research was led by a team of scientists at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with the findings published online in...
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November 24, 2016 12:25 pm gmt |
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Facebook reported 166 million monthly active users, 159 million mobile active users, 85 million daily active users and 81 million mobile daily active users in India. “For me, five trends — geographic shift in mobile user growth, internet is mobile and mobile is internet, connected device ...
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November 23, 2016 7:45 am gmt |
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Ride-sharing service Uber will for the first time offer drivers in New York who have been kicked off the service the chance to appeal – but there are strings attached. Uber deactivates its drivers for a multitude of reasons, most famously for having a passenger rating which drops below 4.6 out ...