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Security flaw prompts fears on Wi-Fi connections

Washington, United States | AFP | A newly discovered flaw in the widely used Wi-Fi encryption protocol could leave millions of users vulnerable to attacks, prompting warnings Monday from the US government and security researchers worldwide. The US government’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) issued a security bulletin saying the …

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Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars on airbag fault

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Mercedes-Benz is recalling 400,000 UK cars owing to a fault that may deploy an airbag by error, the company said on Monday. A statement issued by the carmaker owned by German giant Daimler said the situation was not related to the airbags crisis at Japanese …

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Paris wants to phase out diesel cars by 2024

Paris, France | AFP | Paris city authorities said Thursday they aimed to phase out the use of diesel cars by the time the French capital hosts the Olympics in 2024, and petrol cars by 2030. Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s office said the goals — which are more ambitious time-wise than a …

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Ireland approves massive Apple data centre

Dublin, Ireland | AFP | Ireland on Thursday gave the green light for tech giant Apple to build an 850-million-euro ($1.0-billion) data centre following a battle with conservationists who were seeking to preserve a forest. High Court judge Paul McDermott dismissed the appeals brought by three campaigners, who were concerned about …

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Kaspersky in focus as US-Russia cyber-tensions rise

Washington, United States | AFP | The security software firm Kaspersky has become the focal point in an escalating conflict in cyberspace between the United States and Russia. The Russian-based company has been accused of being a vehicle for hackers to steal security secrets from the US National Security Agency, and …

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Oculus unveils standalone virtual reality headset

San José, United States | AFP | Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday unveiled a new Oculus virtual reality headset untethered from computers as part of a vision to bring the new technology to the masses. Oculus Go headsets will be priced at $199 when they begin shipping early next year, …

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