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House to vote to renew NSA's internet surveillance program

TECHNEWS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:14
(Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on Thursday on whether to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, which has been the target of privacy advocates who want to limit its impact on Americans.
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Chinese firms say blockchain work at early stage, after shares surge

TECHNEWS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:01
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Several Chinese companies, including Easysight Supply Chain and Shenzhen Kingdom Sci-Tech, said on Thursday their investments in blockchain technology were still at an early stage, following steep gains in their share prices.
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Cyberattacks 'could lead to nuclear launches'

SKY TECH - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:50
Nuclear weapons systems are at "relatively high" risk of falling victim to cyberattacks , a think tank has warned, which could lead to "inadvertent" missile launches.
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The future of esports arrives with Overwatch League launch

AP TECH - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:46
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- In the soundstage where Johnny Carson and Jay Leno spent four decades filming "The Tonight Show," a former Washington State computer science student named Seagull is pursuing a South Korean teenager with a very big gun....
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S. Korea considers trading ban and digital currencies tumble

AP TECH - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:41
The value of numerous forms of digital currency is tumbling after South Korea, a hotbed for currencies like bitcoin, said it was weighing a trading ban....
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U.S. House to vote to renew NSA's internet surveillance program

TECHNEWS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:26
(Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on Thursday on whether to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, as privacy advocates have mounted a last-ditch effort to limit its impact on Americans.
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Lockheed enhances capability of its Aegis missile-defense system

TECHNEWS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:06
(Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp said on Thursday it had connected key components of its new long-range discrimination radar (LRDR) with its Aegis Ashore missile-defense system to enhance Aegis's capabilities.
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Pregnant women get discount by weeing on IKEA ad

SKY TECH - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:44
IKEA has released a new advert which encourages pregnant women to urinate on it.
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IBM to reassign 30 percent of staff in 2018: The Register

TECHNEWS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:16
LONDON (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp plans to reassign up to 30 percent of staff in its 103,000 computer service delivery business this year with job losses through attrition of around 10,000, technology website The Register reported on Thursday, citing unnamed company insiders.
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US retirement village to have 'largest' self-driving taxi scheme

BBC TECH - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 13:49
Start-up company Voyage will start rolling out the service at The Villages, Florida next year.
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Bitcoin conference stops accepting... Bitcoin

SKY TECH - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:44
A conference dedicated to Bitcoin has stopped accepting the cryptocurrency in payment for tickets because of difficulties in processing payments.
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US man charged over 15-year spying campaign

BBC TECH - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:10
The attacked allegedly spied on users via webcams and stole personal data and login information.
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Rocket Internet CEO says ready to pounce with cash pile

TECHNEWS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:53
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Rocket Internet needs to hold on to its mountain of cash so it can compete with rivals from the United States and China and pounce when investment opportunities arise, the chief executive said in an interview.
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Porn for women 'rockets in popularity'

SKY TECH - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:47
Women's interest in online pornography is rocketing, according to adult streaming sites.
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Supercomputer provides black hole breakthrough

SKY TECH - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 09:54
Using supercomputer simulations, astronomers have discovered more about how black holes interact with space-time.
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Fast radio bursts mystery 'close to being solved'

SKY TECH - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 09:06
Astronomers are getting closer to solving one of the universe's biggest mysteries.
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Hyundai invests in Grab to gain 'foothold' in Southeast Asia ride-hailing market

TECHNEWS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 07:50
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co said on Thursday it had invested in Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab, as it seeks to expand into the region to reduce its reliance on China following a damaging diplomatic row between Seoul and Beijing.
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French NGOs file complaint against Samsung Electronics over deceptive marketing

TECHNEWS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 07:08
PARIS (Reuters) - Two French rights groups said on Thursday they had filed a complaint against South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd over alleged deceptive marketing practices.
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South Korea plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, rattles market

TECHNEWS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 07:06
SEOUL (Reuters) - The South Korean government on Thursday said it plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, sending bitcoin prices plummeting and throwing the virtual coin market into turmoil as the nation's police and tax authorities raided local exchanges on alleged tax evasion.
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Uber rival Taxify expands into Lisbon while eyeing fresh funding

TECHNEWS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 07:05
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Taxify, Uber's upstart European-based rival, is looking to expand during the coming year outside of the biggest cities in the more than 20 countries where it now operates into secondary markets, Chief Executive Markus Villig said on Thursday.
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