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Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

Paris, France | AFP | Amazon, Google and now Apple — as the list of digital giants hit by the “Spectre” and “Meltdown” computer security flaws grows longer, the race is on to limit the damage. “All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits …

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Facebook, Twitter face deadline in Brexit fake news probe

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Social media giants Facebook and Twitter are facing a deadline in Britain to cooperate with an inquiry into so-called fake news in the Brexit referendum campaign, a parliamentary committee chairman said Friday. The companies have been given until January 18 to share information requested …

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Eric Schmidt stepping down as chair of Alphabet board

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Google’s parent company Alphabet on Thursday announced that Eric Schmidt will step down as chairman, remaining on the board but shifting into a role as a technical advisor. “In recent years, I’ve been spending a lot of my time on science and technology issues, …

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Facebook moves to make more video ad money

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Facebook on Thursday moved to bolster its appeal and money-making potential as an online platform for viewing video similar to YouTube. The leading social network will next year test showing short ads before videos on a new ‘Watch’ section devoted to just that …

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iPads to replace laptops

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Apple has released a brand new ad for the iPad Pro. It features a young girl and a rose gold iPad Pro running iOS 11. And Apple’s pitch is quite clear here — the iPad is the future of computers. The company even thinks there …

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Zuckerberg fires back at Trump over Facebook barb

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg fired back at US President Donald Trump on Wednesday after he accused the leading social network of being “always anti-Trump.” Zuckerberg rejected the notion, countering that Facebook is working to ensure “free and fair elections” with an online platform that …

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Car-sharing means fewer cars, busier roads in 2030: study

Frankfurt am Main, Germany | AFP | A boom in car-sharing could slash the number of vehicles on European roads by 80 million by 2030, a study published Monday predicts. But roads could become busier even as Europe’s fleet of cars falls from 280 to 200 million, consultancy PwC forecasts, as …

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