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Japanese PM kicks off six-nation European tour in Estonia

AP TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:47
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) -- Japan's prime minister has kicked off a five-day European tour to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania - becoming the first-ever head of the Asian nation to visit those countries....
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Google removes gaming apps with pop-up porn malware

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:28
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Friday it took down 60 gaming applications after security firm Check Point said it had discovered new malicious software in the apps available to both children and adults at Google Play Store.
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Facebook changes News Feed; investors click on 'sad'

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:25
(Reuters) - Shares of Facebook Inc fell more than 4 percent on Friday and were on track for their worst session in more than three months after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced changes that he said would hit user engagement in the near term.
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Q&A: What Facebook's shift could mean to users, businesses

AP TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:53
NEW YORK (AP) -- In coming days, Facebook users will see fewer posts from publishers, businesses and celebs they follow. Instead, Facebook wants people to see more stuff from friends, family and other people they are likely to have "meaningful" conversations with - something the company laments has been lost in the sea of videos, news stories (real and fake), and viral quizzes on which "Big Bang Theory&q...
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Alibaba's Taobao again on U.S. blacklist list for fakes

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:43
(Reuters) - The U.S. Trade Representative put Alibaba's Taobao on its blacklist for the second year in a row over suspected counterfeits sold on the shopping platform, a move the Chinese e-commerce giant said did not reflect its IP-protection efforts.
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Researchers find pop-up porn malware on Google game apps

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:06
BERLIN (Reuters) - Security firm Check Point on Friday said it had discovered new malicious software on 60 gaming apps available to both children and adults at Google Play Store that displayed pornographic ads and tried to trick users into buying premium services.
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A look at Facebook's changes over the years in what you see

AP TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 18:26
Facebook is once again tweaking what you see to focus more on personal connections and take the spotlight off brands and news articles....
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Snapchat redesign is a 'flop' with users

BBC TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 17:25
Social media service Snapchat redesign has not proved popular with many of its regular users
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Teen jailed for plotting to blow up parents

SKY TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 17:08
A teenager has been jailed for plotting to blow up his parents because his mother disapproved of his girlfriend.
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Virgin Galactic conducts 7th glide test of spacecraft

AP TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 16:59
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) -- Virgin Galactic says the latest glide test of its space tourism rocket plane was a success, nearly reaching the speed of sound high over California....
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Facebook and Twitter effect on political leaders

BBC TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 16:01
Social media is reaching those who might not get their news from broadcasters and traditional media.
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After rejecting Uber, London renews Addison Lee's license

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 15:47
LONDON (Reuters) - London has renewed premium car service Addison Lee's license to operate in the capital for the next five years, less than four months after Uber [UBER.UL] was stripped of its license.
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Hacker guilty of stealing stars' intimate pics

SKY TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 15:02
A man has pleaded guilty to hacking into more than 250 cloud storage accounts, some of which belonged to female celebrities.
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Facebook shares slip after News Feed overhaul

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 14:38
(Reuters) - Shares of Facebook Inc fell 4 percent on Friday after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced changes to the platform's centerpiece News Feed that he said would hit user engagement in the near term.
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Why Facebook needs more than a news feed facelift

SKY TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:58
Mark Zuckerberg is taking Facebook back to basics.
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With new Chinese link, Nepal ends India's internet monopoly

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:57
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal has joined hands with China to offer internet services to its citizens, officials said on Friday, ending India's decades-long monopoly of the Himalayan nation's cyber connectivity network.
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Apple health data used in murder trial

BBC TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:56
Data suggesting movements correlating to how a suspect disposed of a body used as evidence.
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Turkey reinstates 1,823 civil servants linked to app used by coup plotters: Anadolu

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:29
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey on Friday reinstated more than 1,800 civil servants purged after a 2016 failed coup, determining they had no links to the network of a cleric accused of masterminding the putsch, state-run Anadolu news agency said.
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Europe puts 1bn euros into supercomputer research

BBC TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:47
The Commission wants to spend 1bn euros on machines far faster than existing supercomputers
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Indonesia hard-line Muslims protest ban on Facebook accounts

AP TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:47
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Muslim hard-liners have protested in Indonesia's capital against Facebook's blocking of accounts belonging to the group....
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