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    Chinese hackers stole COVID-19 vaccine research from Spanish labs, says report

    Madrid: Chinese hackers have stolen information from Spanish laboratories working on a vaccine for Covid-19, El Pais newspaper reported Friday. The report emerged as drug companies around the world race to produce an effective jab to counter a virus that has now killed more than 940,000 people and infected 30 million. It was not clear what information was taken,...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Apple's first online store to open in India September 23, students to get discounts

    Mumbai: Apple will launch its first online store in India next week, the Silicon Valley giant said Friday, hoping to cash in on the country's festive season and grow its tiny share of the booming market. The company is a small player in India, where sales of its smartphones lag those of South Korean rival Samsung, with the iPhone maker pricing itself exclusively...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    US bans use of WeChat, TikTok from Sunday

    Washington: The Commerce Department will roll out a ban of transactions in the US using TikTok and WeChat starting Sunday. 'At the President's direction, we have taken significant action to combat China's malicious collection of American citizens' personal data, while promoting our national values, democratic rules-based norms, and aggressive enforcement of US laws and regulations,' Ross said in a...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    Facebook will apply content moderation to employee message boards as well

    San Francisco: Facebook on Thursday said it is updating workplace policy to prevent clashes over politics, racial justice or the pandemic on its internal employee message board. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg discussed the move during a question-and-answer session with employees. 'What we've heard from our employees is that they want the option to join debates on...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Google removes Paytm app from Play Store for allowing cricket betting ahead of IPL

    New Delhi: Google on Friday said it has removed Paytm app from the Play Store for violation of its policy on sport betting activities. Paytm will not be available for download now but there will be no impact on existing users of the app. In a blog on Friday, Google said it does not allow apps facilitating sports betting and will remove such apps from the Google...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Australia's pay-for-news law: Regulator works to allay Facebook, Google concerns

    Canberra: The author of proposed Australian laws to make Facebook and Google pay for journalism said Thursday his draft legislation will be altered to allay some of the digital giants' concerns, but remain fundamentally unchanged. Australia's fair trade regulator Rod Sims, chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, said he would give his final...

    • 2 days ago
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    Sony PlayStation 5 to launch November 12, just two days after Microsoft Xbox X

    Sony's upcoming PlayStation 5 video game console will cost $500 and launch November 12, the company said Wednesday, setting up a holiday battle with Microsoft's Xbox Series X over whose new console will turn up under more trees this year. Video game fans have been chomping at the bit for the new consoles, and not just because they've been stuck inside since March. The...

    • 2 days ago
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    WeChat 'ban' won't criminalise app use, but it could impair messaging, says US

    New York: A looming US ban on the Chinese app WeChat won't target people who use the app to communicate, according to a government court filing Wednesday. President Donald Trump issued orders on August 6 that targeted WeChat and TikTok as purported national-security threats and imposed a September 20 deadline for the Commerce Department to draft specific measures for...

    • 2 days ago
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    Trump not yet convinced about Oracle-TikTok deal, also admits US won't get a cut

    Washington: President Donald Trump said he expects to get a report Thursday about Oracle's bid for the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok and admitted there is no legal path to letting the US Treasury get a cut of the deal — a proposition experts had criticised as unprecedented and possibly illegal. 'I'm not prepared to sign off on anything. I have to see...

    • 2 days ago
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    Facebook to launch smart glasses with Ray-Ban next year

    San Francisco: Facebook on Wednesday announced it would launch its own smart glasses next year which connect to smartphones as part of an alliance with eyewear titan EssilorLuxottica. The Ray-Ban branded eyewear, a move by Facebook into wearable tech, is an early step in a project to create futuristic eyewear that augments real-world views with data or graphics from the internet, according...

    • 2 days ago

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