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News highlights – 14 November 2017

News highlights – 14 November 2017

Written by on November 15, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 14 November 2017 UK doubles number of exceptional talent visas ahead of Brexit LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is to double the number of visas available to exceptional workers in areas like digital technology and science to 2,000 to help retain an edge after Brexit. Read more… Turns out a 10 year old […]

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Researcher in Vietnam demonstrates how to hack Face ID

Researcher in Vietnam demonstrates how to hack Face ID

Written by on November 15, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

HANOI (Reuters) – A researcher in Vietnam has demonstrated how he apparently fooled Apple Inc’s face recognition ID software on its new iPhone X using a mask made with a 3D printer, silicone and paper tape. An announcement on Friday by Bkav, a Vietnamese cybersecurity firm, that it had cracked Apple’s Face ID, and a […]

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YouTube broadens fight against extremist content

YouTube broadens fight against extremist content

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google in the last few months has begun removing from YouTube extremist videos that do not depict violence or preach hate, YouTube said on Monday, a major policy shift as social media companies face increasing pressure from governments. The new policy affects videos that feature people and groups that […]

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News highlights – 13 November 2017

News highlights – 13 November 2017

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News highlights for 13 November 2017 AT&T and Verizon team to diversify tower vendors NEW YORK (Reuters) – AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc said on Monday they have agreed to lease hundreds of new cell towers from owner and operator Tillman Infrastructure, a move they hope will give them more leverage in negotiations with […]

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Qualcomm rejects Broadcom bid, it undervalues the company

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom bid, it undervalues the company

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(Reuters) – Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc on Monday rejected rival Broadcom Ltd’s $103-billion takeover bid, saying the offer undervalued the company and would face regulatory hurdles. Shares of Qualcomm were up 1.8 percent at $65.74 in early afternoon trading, while those of Broadcom were down 0.4 percent at $263.95. Broadcom said it would seek to […]

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Rupert Murdoch has been discussing CNN with AT&T: sources

Rupert Murdoch has been discussing CNN with AT&T: sources

Written by on November 13, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch telephoned AT&T Inc Chief Executive Randall Stephenson twice in the last six months and talked about cable network CNN, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters on Friday. According to one of the sources, the 86-year-old executive chairman of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc offered to buy CNN in both […]

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Walt Disney shares rise as it prepares to compete with Netflix

Walt Disney shares rise as it prepares to compete with Netflix

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(Reuters) – Walt Disney shares rose 3 percent on Friday, as Wall Street shrugged off poor financial results and focused instead on the media giant’s commitment to build a service that will compete aggressively with video streaming pioneer Netflix. Disney’s sharper focus on streaming comes amid subscriber losses at its legacy cable networks that include […]

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News highlights – 12 November 2017

News highlights – 12 November 2017

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News highlights for 12 November 2017 Ubiquitous CCTV for China boost facial recognition investment HONG KONG (Reuters) – Buoyed by China‚Äôs plans to build a ubiquitous CCTV surveillance network, Chinese and some foreign investors are pouring money into start-up technology firms that specialize in facial recognition software. Read more… NTT DoCoMo tests real-time traffic monitoring […]

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Think bitcoin is volatile? In Zimbabwe it is a safe alternative

Think bitcoin is volatile? In Zimbabwe it is a safe alternative

Written by on November 13, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

HARARE (Reuters) – For most investors around the world, bitcoin is a volatile and highly speculative bet. For Zimbabweans, however, the cryptocurrency seems to offer rare protection from the onset of hyperinflation and financial implosion. Some are turning to bitcoin out of desperation as their bank deposits lose value almost by the day, while others […]

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One coding error in 685 apps creates huge hacking risk: Appthority

One coding error in 685 apps creates huge hacking risk: Appthority

Written by on November 10, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – A simple coding error in at least 685 apps put millions of smartphone users at risk of having some of their calls and text messages intercepted by hackers, cyber-security firm Appthority warned on Thursday. Developers mistakenly coded credentials for accessing text messaging, calling and other services provided by Twilio Inc, said Appthority’s director […]

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