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Young Brits 'Lack Cyber-Security Awareness'

Pic: Getty Images (People often had copies of official documents in the sent box of their email accounts, the police said.)More than 52% of Britons aged 18-25 are using the same password for lots of online services, suggests a survey.

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Artificial Intelligence Poses Risks Of Misuse By Hackers, Researchers Say

Pic: ReutersFRANKFURT: Rapid advances in artificial intelligence are raising risks that malicious users will soon exploit the technology to mount automated hacking attacks, cause driverless car crashes or turn commercial drones into targeted weapons, a new report warns.

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Uganda Approves Setting Up Of Chinese Smartphone Company

KAMPALA -- The Government of Uganda has endorsed a Chinese firm, Xinlan Group in establishing a smartphones factory in Uganda.

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FCC Reversal Of Net Neutrality Rules Expected To Be Published Thursday: Sources

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected to publish on Thursday its December order overturning the landmark Obama-era net neutrality rules, two sources briefed on the matter said Tuesday.

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Bitcoin Nearly Doubles In Value From Year's Low Hit In Early February

NEW YORK - Bitcoin hit a three-week high on Tuesday and has surged nearly 100 percent from its lowest level this year, as its recovery continued after South Korea’s financial regulator eased its stance on cryptocurrencies, weeks after it considered shutting down digital currency exchanges.

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Lesser-Known North Korea Cyber-Spy Group Goes International: Report

Pic: ReutersFRANKFURT: A North Korean cyber espionage group previously known only for targeting South Korea’s government and private sector deepened its sophistication and hit further afield including in Japan and the Middle East in 2017, security researchers said on Tuesday.

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Sessions Forms U.S. Cyber Task Force After Election Warnings

Pic: Reuters (U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions attends the National Sheriffs Association Winter Conference in Washington, U.S.)WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced he would create a task force to examine how his Justice Department can better combat global cyber threats, including efforts to interfere with elections or damage critical infrastructure.

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Cloud-Surfing Cabs: Uber CEO Sees Flying Cars Within Next Decade

Flying taxis may sound like something from 90's sci-fi hit The Fifth Element, but that’ll be the reality in 5-10 years if Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has his way.

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Bitcoin Price Holds Its Own In Spite Of Virtual Crime Wave

Bitcoin price has managed to hold above the $10,000 mark and is slowly inching upwards even as the total market capitalization of all digital currencies is approaching $500 billion.

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Plans Drawn Up For World's Tallest Wooden Skyscraper

Sumitomo ForestryA Japanese company is planning to build the world's tallest wooden skyscraper, to mark its 350th anniversary in 2041.

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