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LAST_UPDATEFri, 20 Jul 2018 8am

NTT To Block Pirate Manga, Anime Websites

TOKYO -- Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp said Monday that it will block access to websites where manga and animations are illegally uploaded, following a government request for such voluntary moves, Japan’s Jiji Press reported.

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China's Ride-Hailing Firm Didi Wants To Develop 'Purpose-Built' Cars With Automakers

Pic: ReutersBEIJING/DETROIT: Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is exploring ways of collaborating with established automakers and parts suppliers to jointly develop cars purpose-built for its services, the company said on Tuesday.

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Car Of The Future: Electrified And Autonomous, But What Will It Look Like?

Pic: ReutersBEIJING: An autonomous driving electric vehicle may not take to the sky any time soon but could one day start to look a bit like The Jetsons’ flying car - a glass bubble without the long hood that is a signature feature of today’s gasoline-fueled cars.

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Indonesian-Made Messaging App Callind Launches In Jakarta

A messaging app created by 25-year-old Novi Wayuningsih from Kebumen regency in Central Java was officially launched by the Communications and Information Ministry in Jakarta on Saturday, coinciding with Kartini Day.

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Spotify Tests Filter To Block Swearing In Songs

Spotify, the UK's biggest music streaming service, has started testing a way of filtering out songs which have explicit lyrics.

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Iran Central Bank Bans Cryptocurrency Dealings

Pic: ReutersDUBAI: Iran’s central bank has banned the country’s banks from dealing in cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, over money-laundering concerns, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday as the country tries to halt a currency crisis.

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Facebook's Hidden Data Haul Troubles German Cartel Regulator

Pic: ReutersBONN, Germany: That the personal data of tens of millions of Facebook users fell into the wrong hands is troubling politicians, but Germany’s top competition regulator is questioning the sheer volume of information that the social network harvests.

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Apple Offers Battery Replacement For Some MacBooks After Flaws Reported

Pic: ReutersApple Inc on Friday said component failure in a limited number of MacBook Pros has caused built-in battery to expand, adding, it will offer worldwide free replacement for such batteries.

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Facebook To Roll Out Political Ad Feature In Time For German State Vote

Pic: ReutersBERLIN: Facebook said on Friday it would roll out a new feature designed to make political advertising more transparent in time for a key German regional election, as it seeks to restore trust after a massive data breach.

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Indonesia Demands More Answers From Facebook On Data Misuse

Pic: ReutersJAKARTA: Indonesia has given Facebook a week to provide more information on how personal data of about one million of its citizens was misused and on the steps the company is taking to prevent such breaches, the country’s communications ministry said.

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