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Indian Government Considering Exemptions Sought By Apple: Official

Pic: ReutersNEW DELHI: The Indian government is considering exemptions sought by Apple Inc for setting up a unit to assemble iPhones, Ramesh Abhishek, the top bureaucrat in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, said on Thursday.

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U.S. Lawmakers Want To Restrict Internet Surveillance On Americans

Pic: ReutersA bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers unveiled legislation on Wednesday that would overhaul aspects of the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program in an effort to install additional privacy protections.

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Drive-In Chain Sonic Says Payment Cards Possibly Hacked

Pic: ReutersU.S. fast-food chain operator Sonic Corp (SONC.O) said on Wednesday a malware attack at some of its drive-in outlets may have allowed hackers to access customers’ debit and credit card information, the latest in a string of data breaches.

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Thanks To Alexa, You Can Start A Nissan SUV With Your Voice

Pic: ReutersThe latest skill for Amazon's Alexa doesn't connect it to some gadget or appliance -- it's to lightly operate Nissan cars. Following last week's news that BMW's next models would work with the voice-controlled assistant, Nissan has announced that some of its cars will, too...so long as you just want to have it remotely start your car or unlock your doors.

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Google Launches New Phones, Speakers In Hardware Push

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday unveiled the second generation of its Pixel smartphone along with new voice-enabled home speakers, redoubling its commitment to the hardware business as it competes with a surge of devices from Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc.

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Google Takes On GoPro, Snap With Compact Smart Camera

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Google’s announcement that it was planning to launch a smart video camera as part of its push into hardware sent shares of action camera maker GoPro Inc down more than six percent on Wednesday.

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Yahoo Says All Three Billion Accounts Hacked In 2013 Data Theft

A photo illustration shows a Yahoo logo on a smartphone in front of a displayed cyber code and keyboard on December 15 2016

Yahoo on Tuesday said that all 3 billion of its accounts were hacked in a 2013 data theft, tripling its earlier estimate of the size of the largest breach in history, in a disclosure that attorneys said sharply increased the legal exposure of its new owner, Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N).

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UBS Chairman Joins In Bitcoin Bashing By Bankers

The logo of Swiss bank UBS is seen at a branch office in Basel Switzerland March 29 2017

ZURICH - UBS Chairman and former Bundesbank President Axel Weber said on Wednesday bitcoin does not fulfil some of the most important functions of currency, the latest senior banker to express scepticism about the cryptocurrency.

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German Carmakers Relying On Volume To Confront Tesla

A Tesla charging station is seen in Salt Lake City Utah U.S. September 28 2017

FRANKFURT - BMW (BMWG.DE) and Mercedes (DAIGn.DE) are betting they can mass produce new electric cars based on conventional vehicles, defying sceptics who say they will need more radical designs to head off the threat from Tesla and other start-up carmakers.

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Chinese Smartphones Maker Oppo Cleared To Open Own Stores In India

Pic: ReutersMUMBAI: India has approved smartphones maker Oppo’s request to open single-brand retail stores in the country, paving the way for the Chinese firm to sell directly to consumers and add to its existing wholesale business.

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