News highlights – 5 April

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News highlights for 5 April

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AT&T includes HBO’s Game of Thrones for free

(Reuters) – AT&T Inc said on Wednesday customers of its unlimited mobile data plan would get Time Warner Inc’s HBO, home to hit shows such as “Game of Thrones” and “Veep”, as part of the service at no additional cost. Read more…

Chinese court orders Samsung to pay Huawei

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A Chinese court has ordered Samsung Electronics’s mainland subsidiaries to pay 80 million yuan ($11.60 million) to Huawei Technologies for patent infringement, the China firm’s first victory against Samsung on its legal challenges over intellectual property. Read more…

Kim Dotcom planning a bitcoin payments system

Controversial New Zealand-based internet mogul Kim Dotcom plans to launch a Bitcoin payments system for users to sell files and video streaming as he fights extradition to the United States for criminal copyright charges. Read more…

Facebook to use humans, no, wait, AI, to take down revenge porn

Well, that’s awkward. Facebook’s head of global safety and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday gave differing descriptions of the advertising network’s just-launched “AI” powered “online safety” initiative. Read more…

Introducing Twitter lite, for those without much access

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter Inc is launching a faster version of its mobile service on Wednesday aimed at people with sporadic connections or little data on their smartphone plans, hoping to pick up users in harder-to-reach emerging markets. Read more…

Apple accused of ‘bricking’ iPhones repaired by third parties

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s consumer watchdog has sued Apple Inc alleging it used a software update to disable iPhones which had cracked screens fixed by third parties. Read more…

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