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Consumer goods firms harness online data to tap Southeast Asia e-commerce boom

TECHNEWS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 01:12
SINGAPORE/BANGKOK (Reuters) - When diaper maker DSG International (Thailand) wants to know what its customers are thinking, it often turns to Lazada, an e-commerce firm majority-owned by Alibaba Group Holding .
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Sunderland businessman's second wife website 'benefits women'

BBC TECH - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 01:03
Azad Chaiwala says the website came about because of his own desire for a "second wife".
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Class A drugs listed on Craigslist in UK

BBC TECH - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 01:02
Secret filming shows a reporter buying drugs and illegal goods advertised on a classified ads site.
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Czech office says election result web sites were hacked

AP TECH - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 22:22
PRAGUE (AP) -- The Czech Statistics Office says the web sites it used to publish results from a parliamentary election were hacked....
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FBI couldn't access nearly 7K devices because of encryption

AP TECH - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 22:14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The FBI hasn't been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less than a year, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Sunday, turning up the heat on a debate between technology companies and law enforcement officials trying to recover encrypted communications....
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FBI couldn't access nearly 7K devices because of encryption

AP TECH - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 21:28
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- FBI Director Christopher Wray says federal agents haven't been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices they've tried to access in a year....
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Tesla reaffirms effort to build cars in China; mum on deal report

TECHNEWS - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 17:49
(Reuters) - Electric car maker Tesla Inc reaffirmed on Sunday it is talking with the Shanghai municipal government to set up a factory in the region and expects to agree on a plan by the end of the year, but declined to comment on a report that a deal has been reached.
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New York advances drone industry with testing corridor

AP TECH - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 17:12
ROME, N.Y. (AP) -- Envisioning a day when millions of drones will buzz around delivering packages, watching crops or inspecting pipelines, a coalition is creating an airspace corridor in upstate New York where traffic management systems will be developed and unmanned aircraft can undergo safety and performance testing....
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Tesla moves closer to deal to build cars in China

TECHNEWS - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 16:50
(Reuters) - Electric car maker Tesla Inc said on Sunday it is talking with the Shanghai municipal government to set up a factory in the region and expects to agree on a plan by the end of the year.
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Israel Facebook: Mistranslated post creates security alert

BBC TECH - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 14:13
A post saying "good morning" in Arabic was reportedly mistranslated to say "attack them" in Hebrew.
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Remove ads that appeal to children, gambling sites told

BBC TECH - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 08:07
Regulators said the firms must advertise responsibly, and warned of the possibility of sanctions.
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Japan's Mitsubishi, U.S. partner to invest $1.8 billion in data centers: media

TECHNEWS - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 18:30
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp plans to set up a joint venture with U.S. data center operator Digital Realty Trust and build around 10 data centers in Japan by 2022 for 200 billion yen ($1.8 billion), the Nikkei said on Saturday.
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U.S. warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firms

TECHNEWS - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 15:32
(Reuters) - The U.S government issued a rare public warning about hacking campaigns targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest evidence that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure.
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Japan's Mitsubishi, U.S. partner to invest $1.8 billion in data centres: media

TECHNEWS - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 05:23
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp plans to set up a joint venture with U.S. data centre operator Digital Realty Trust and build around 10 data centres in Japan by 2022 for 200 billion yen ($1.8 billion), the Nikkei said on Saturday.
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Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico

AP TECH - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 01:14
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria....
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Fears over 'bubble' in bitcoin cryptocurrency

SKY TECH - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 01:07
In 2010, Laszlo Hanyecz made the first purchase of physical goods using Bitcoin. 
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Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico

AP TECH - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 00:17
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Google's parent Alphabet Inc. says its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria....
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Alphabet balloon project to provide limited internet in Puerto Rico

TECHNEWS - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 00:06
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc said on Friday it is collaborating with AT&T Inc to deliver limited internet connectivity to the hardest-hit areas of Puerto Rico through its "Project Loon" balloon project.
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Questions and answers on proposed ban on lap

AP TECH - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 23:57
WASHINGTON (AP) -- First the U.S. government temporarily banned laptops in the cabins of some airplanes. Now it is looking to ban them on from checked luggage on international flights, citing the risk of potentially catastrophic fires....
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Florida programmer sentenced to 16 months for bitcoin exchange scheme

TECHNEWS - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 23:47
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Florida software engineer was sentenced to 16 months in prison on Friday after being found guilty of scheming to help an illegal bitcoin exchange avoid having banks and regulators look into its activities.
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