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Tech Companies Urge Supreme Court To Boost Cellphone Privacy

WASHINGTON - More than a dozen high technology companies and the biggest wireless operator in the United States, Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N), have called on the U.S. Supreme Court to make it harder for government officials to access individuals' sensitive cellphone data.

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India Asks Internet Firms To Remove Blue Whale Game Links

NEW DELHI -- The Indian government directed Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo to immediately remove links of what it termed "the dangerous" online game - Blue Whale Challenge from its websites, official broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) said Wednesday, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

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Tech Companies Ramp Up NAFTA Lobbying On Eve Of Trade Talks

WASHINGTON - Technology companies, such as Microsoft (MSFT.O) and Cisco Systems (CSCO.O) have ramped up lobbying ahead of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, looking to avoid any future restrictions on cloud storage and to promote an international pact to eliminate technology goods tariffs.

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YouTube 'Deleted Syrian War Crime Evidence'

YouTube has been criticised for deleting video evidence relating to potential war crimes in Syria as part of its work to remove terrorist content and propaganda from the platform.

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Neo-Nazi Site Down After Google, GoDaddy Cut Registration

Pic: ReutersTORONTO: Neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer went offline on Tuesday, after its domain registration was revoked by GoDaddy and Google, which said the site that helped organize the violent weekend rally in Virginia had violated their terms of service.

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Tech Companies Urge U.S. Supreme Court To Boost Cellphone Privacy

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: More than a dozen high technology companies and the biggest wireless operator in the United States, Verizon Communications Inc, have called on the U.S. Supreme Court to make it harder for government officials to access individuals' sensitive cellphone data.

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Uber Says Appeals One-Month Philippine Suspension, Resuming Services

Pic: ReutersMANILA: Uber said on Tuesday it had appealed to the Philippine authorities to reconsider a one-month suspension handed out to the ride-hailing firm a day earlier, and was resuming services as it waits for a decision.

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M'sian Men More Into Digital Dating Than Taiwanese, S'porean, iPhone Users More Likely To Establish Relationship On First Date

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SMARTPHONE-centric youths are turning to their handsets for love, according to JustDating, who reported in a survey that young men in Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia are more comfortable with initiating relationships digitally.

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Google Says It Will Ban Neo-Nazi Site After Domain Name Switch

Just hours after being dropped by GoDaddy, prominent white nationalist publication The Daily Stormer attempted to find a home at Google. As of press time, the site’s registration info pointed to domains.google.com, indicating the web giant had taken over services as registrar.

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Police Cracking Down On Illegal Streaming As Game Of Thrones Piracy Grows

Police are developing new techniques to disrupt piracy online as illegal streams and legitimate viewership figures for Game of Thrones both break record levels.

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