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Twitter may notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during 2016 election

TECHNEWS - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:43
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday.
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YouTube star wins revenge porn damages

SKY TECH - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:43
A YouTube star has become the first revenge porn victim to publicly win damages in the UK.
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Kitty Perry and the copyright lessons for seven-year-olds

BBC TECH - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:40
A new campaign aims to make lessons about intellectual property infringement fun.
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Group pinpoints riches hidden in Europe's mountains of waste

AP TECH - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:27
BERLIN (AP) -- Researchers have completed the first survey of valuable materials they say are waiting to be mined from Europe's vast landfills and scrapyards....
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Group pinpoints riches hidden in Europe's mountains of waste

AP TECH - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:12
BERLIN (AP) -- Researchers have completed the first survey of valuable materials they say are waiting to be mined from Europe's vast landfills and scrapyards....
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Humans will review video from most popular YouTube creators

AP TECH - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:03
NEW YORK (AP) -- Google says humans will now review video from its most popular YouTube creators after recent complaints....
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Crypto stocks tumble as bitcoin selloff continues

TECHNEWS - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:58
(Reuters) - A slew of blockchain- and bitcoin-related stocks sank on Wednesday following a steep fall in the price of the cryptocurrency over the past few days on fears of regulatory clampdowns.
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Facebook looks at Russian influence on Brexit

SKY TECH - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:55
Facebook has widened its investigation into possible Russian interference in the EU referendum.
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China, Europe jointly test technology for storm satellite

AP TECH - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:05
BERLIN (AP) -- China and Europe are jointly testing new technology that could help satellites peer through clouds and analyze storms....
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YouTube singer Chrissy Chambers wins revenge porn case

BBC TECH - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:55
Chrissy Chambers is awarded damages from her ex-boyfriend who posted sexual videos of her online.
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Bitcoin slumps below $10,000, half its peak, as regulatory fears intensify

TECHNEWS - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:20
LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin skidded below $10,000 on Wednesday, halving in value from its peak price, with investors gripped by fears regulators could clamp down on the volatile cryptocurrency that sky-rocketed last year.
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Citi sees bitcoin potentially halving in value again

TECHNEWS - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:13
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin may lose 50 percent of its value from its current level as fears over regulatory clamp-downs have spurred a rout among cryptocurrencies this week, Citi analysts said on Wednesday.
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Drone hit newly erected crane during Kent site survey - report

BBC TECH - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:40
It struck a crane that was not in place when the pilot carried out site safety check, a report says.
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IBM shares rise after Barclays double upgrade

TECHNEWS - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:21
(Reuters) - Shares in International Business Machines rose nearly 2 percent on Wednesday, helped by a double-notch upgrade for the company from Barclays ahead of fourth-quarter results on Thursday.
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BT guarantees broadband speeds for two new services

BBC TECH - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:14
Only 250,000 homes will be able to access the new services - a fraction of the total connected to the internet.
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Bitcoin slumps to $10,000, half its peak price, as regulatory fears grow

TECHNEWS - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:53
LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin skidded a further 12 percent on Wednesday, marking an almost halving in value from its peak price, with investors spooked by fears regulators could clamp down on the volatile cryptocurrency that skyrocketed last year.
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Bitcoin dips below $10,000

BBC TECH - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:26
The crypto-currency has nearly halved in value since its peak in December.
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Bitcoin jolted by regulation worries, tumbles 11 percent on extended sell-off

TECHNEWS - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:42
TOKYO/LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin skidded more than 11 percent on Wednesday, extending a precipitous downturn in fortunes with investors spooked by fears regulators might clamp down on an asset whose value has skyrocketed in the past year.
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Philippine lawmakers worry China Telecom may be a 'Trojan horse'

TECHNEWS - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:01
MANILA (Reuters) - Opposition members of the Philippine Congress raised concern on Wednesday that China Telecom Corp Ltd, which may enter the Philippine industry, could be a "Trojan horse" aimed at giving China access to state secrets.
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Belgium 'abduction': Woman uses phone map to provide her location

BBC TECH - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:47
A 19-year-old woman finds her location in Charleroi in Belgium and alerts her brother.
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