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IEBC: Hacking was attempted but did not succeed

  IEBC refutes hacking allegations as Kenya opposition demands Odinga be ‘declared president’ Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has dismissed allegations that its servers were hacked, and insist they will only announce final results once all the forms from constituencies had arrived at the …

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Google fires defender of tech gender gap: US media

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Google on Monday fired the author of an internal memo defending the gender-gap in Silicon Valley tech jobs as a matter of biology, according to media reports. The move, which was not officially confirmed by Google, splashed fuel on a burning controversy about whether …

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Facebook to test news story paywalls: report

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Facebook will test limiting the number of published news stories that can be read for free on its Instant Articles platform for premium publishers, US media reported on Wednesday. The leading social network has become a major source of news for people, triggering …

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Google Glass reborn for the workplace

San Francisco, United States | AFP | After spending two years on the sidelines, Google Glass internet-linked eyewear is back in the game, this time aimed at helping workers do their jobs. General Electric, Volkswagen, and Boeing are among more than 50 businesses taking part in testing a Glass Enterprise Edition …

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Could Apple’s next big thing be a car?

Is an Apple Car about to hit the road? San Francisco, United States | AFP | The California technology colossus behind the iPhone has confirmed its interest in self-driving cars, but experts are trying to deduce the secretive company’s plans for traction in a market where others have been speeding along. …

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‘Ransomware’ wave seemed aimed at old flaw and Ukraine

San Francisco, United States | AFP | A global wave of cyberattacks on Tuesday exploited an already patched vulnerability in Windows software and appeared to have Ukraine as a primary target, according to computer security specialists. The first reports of trouble came from Ukrainian banks, Kiev’s main airport and Rosneft, …

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UK parliament cuts e-mail access after cyberattack

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Britain’s parliament shut down external access to e-mail accounts on Saturday following a cyberattack. Parliamentary authorities described the attack as “sustained and determined”, in an email sent to lawmakers and published by the Daily Telegraph. “Earlier this morning we discovered unusual activity and evidence …

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India’s mobile internet use increases ninefold

New Delhi, India | AFP |  Mobile internet usage in India has increased ninefold in a single year, after the launch of a new operator sparked a telecoms price war, according to a new report. Indians used nearly 1.3 billion gigabytes of data in March 2017 compared with around 150 …

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