News highlights – 6 July 2017

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News highlights for 6 July 2017

6 July 2017South African tech stocks tumble in 2017

Tech and telecoms stocks for the most part took a beating in the first six months of 2017, with more than half of all stocks listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) dropping in value year-to-date (YTD). Read more…

Private not state hackers likely to have targeted UK parliament: sources

LONDON (Reuters) – A cyber attack on email accounts of British lawmakers last month is likely to have been by amateur or private hackers rather than state-sponsored, European government sources said. Read more…

Tata Group, Bharti on a call to explore joint front in telecoms

NEW DELHI | MUMBAI: The Tata Group and Bharti Enterprises have held exploratory talks to evaluate a mega alliance involving their telecom, overseas cable and enterprise services, and direct-to-home TV businesses, several people familiar with the matter said. Read more…

Google says its service disruption issue resolved

(Reuters) – Some of Alphabet Inc’s Google services including, Admin Console, Calendar and Hangouts, suffered some service disruption on Thursday but the outages have now been resolved, according to Google service status page. Read more…


Young Chinese find leisure, friends in Tencent fantasy rampage

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) – What’s a Chinese girl got to do to get some attention these days? Grow a new skin? Chop off a few heads? For Zeng Xiaoxian, that seemed like the best shot. Read more…

Russia jails hacker for spilling top government officials’ secrets

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian court sentenced a prominent hacker to two years in jail on Thursday after a secret trial which heard how he had accessed and leaked the email accounts of top government officials, Russian news agencies reported. Read more…

U.S. judge allows Twitter lawsuit over surveillance to move forward

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. judge ruled on Thursday that Twitter Inc could move forward with a lawsuit that aims to free technology companies to speak more openly about surveillance requests they receive from the U.S. government. Read more…

Samsung Electronics tips record second-quarter profit as memory prices surge

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Friday said its second-quarter operating profit likely rose 72 percent from a year earlier to a new record, beating analyst estimates, as strong memory chip prices helped widen margins. Read more…

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