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Apple hit with complaint by South Korean consumer group

BBC TECH - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:22
A South Korean consumer group has filed a complaint against Apple over iPhone slowdown.
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U.S. CFTC sues three virtual currency operators for fraud

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:09
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. derivatives watchdog said on Friday that it has filed charges against three separate virtual currency operators alleging the defendants had defrauded customers and broken other commodity trading rules, in a further sign regulators globally are cracking down on the emerging asset class.
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Elliott says chipmaker NXP worth more than $135 per share

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:42
(Reuters) - Elliott Management Corp said on Friday NXP Semiconductors NV is worth much more than its previous assessment of $135 per share and Qualcomm Inc's $110 offer to buy the chipmaker.
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Data-stealing spyware 'traced to Lebanon'

BBC TECH - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:09
Nation-state malware dubbed Dark Caracal uncovered by security researchers.
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Maybe next time: Cities see failed Amazon bids as trial runs

AP TECH - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:53
DETROIT (AP) -- For some of the 200-plus cities knocked out of the running for Amazon's second headquarters, the effort may turn out to be a trial run for other opportunities. But they're advised to not make the same kind of promises to just anyone....
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Lithuania probing fake news story after TV station hacked

AP TECH - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:37
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) -- Lithuania's Defense Ministry says an investigation has been launched into a cyberattack against a Lithuanian news outlet....
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Google tackles Chromecast wi-fi blasting bug

BBC TECH - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:34
The problem can knock out home networks by overwhelming routers with data surge, it said
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Xiaomi to expand store network in Indian tussle with Samsung

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:28
MUMBAI (Reuters) - China's Xiaomi plans to expand its Indian store network as it attempts to grab the lead in a smartphone market which Korea's Samsung has dominated for more than five years.
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India sends tax notices to cryptocurrency investors as trading hits $3.5 billion

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:46
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has sent tax notices to tens of thousands of people dealing in cryptocurrency after a nationwide survey showed more than $3.5 billion worth of transactions have been conducted over a 17-month period, the income tax department said.
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Lancashire Police uses Amazon Alexa to deliver updates

BBC TECH - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:20
The force says the home app is being used to tell "the public about important neighbourhood issues".
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China targets cryptocurrencies in online pyramid scheme crackdown

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:32
(Reuters) - China will crack down on online pyramid schemes, including speculation masked as cryptocurrencies and online games, the public security ministry said on Friday.
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Trump to reauthorise internet surveillance law

SKY TECH - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:14
A controversial US law which allows warrantless internet surveillance is set to be reauthorised by Donald Trump.
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Huawei founder, top executives to pay $469,000 fine for management oversight

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 09:51
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Top executives of Huawei Technologies Co [HWT.UL], including founder Ren Zhengfei, will pay a self-imposed fine totaling 3 million yuan ($469,000) for management oversight of some quality breaches at the firm, an internal company memo shows.
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Nokia signs its first official 5G equipment deal with NTT DoCoMo

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 09:03
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Finland's Nokia said on Friday it signed its first major deal to supply new 5G wireless radio base stations to Japanese telecom operator NTT DoCoMo, which boasts nearly half of the country's mobile subscribers.
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Bitcoin use under scrutiny in Indonesian island of Bali

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:58
JAKARTA/KUTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian authorities are investigating the use of bitcoin in the holiday island of Bali, amid warnings by the central bank in Southeast Asia's biggest economy over the risks posed by virtual currencies, an official said.
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Amazon's potential HQ2 sites leaves many cities disappointed

AP TECH - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 07:18
Amazon's move to whittle its list for a second headquarters leaves more than 200 municipalities disappointed. Here are statements from some of the places that didn't make the tech giant's cut to 20 contenders:...
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Maybe next time: Cities see failed Amazon bids as trial runs

AP TECH - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 07:09
DETROIT (AP) -- For some of the 200-plus cities knocked out of the running for Amazon's second headquarters, the effort may turn out to be a trial run for other opportunities. But they're advised not make the same kind of promises to just anyone....
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Virtual reality helping dementia patients

SKY TECH - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:04
A virtual reality project is helping elderly people with dementia by recreating moments from the 1950s.
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Google announces patent agreement with Tencent amid China push

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 05:31
BEIJING (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google has agreed to a patent licensing deal with Tencent Holdings Ltd as it looks for ways to expand in China where many of its products, such as app store, search engine and email service, are blocked by regulators.
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Drone rescue off Australian beach heralded as world-first

AP TECH - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 05:07
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- A flying drone has dropped a flotation device to two teens caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast in what officials describe as a world-first rescue....
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