Thu05242018

LAST_UPDATEThu, 24 May 2018 8am

Russians Posed As IS Hackers, Threatened US Military Wives

PARIS — Army wife Angela Ricketts was soaking in a bubble bath in her Colorado home, leafing through a memoir, when a message appeared on her iPhone from hackers threatening to slaughter her family.

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Google Launches Android Things For Appliances As Earlier Spinoffs Scramble To Catch On

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday launched a spinoff of its Android operating system for home appliances and other machines, following mixed results with Android offshoots for cars, smartwatches and televisions.

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Google Changes Rules For Buying Election Adverts

Google is demanding that those placing political ads during the forthcoming US elections must prove they are US citizens or permanent residents.

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Information Watchdog Seeks Cambridge Analytica Data

Cambridge Analytica has been ordered to turn over information it has on US citizen David Carroll by the UK's data protection watchdog.

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Nokia Acquires U.S. Software Supplier SpaceTime Insight

Nokia said on Monday it has acquired software maker SpaceTime Insight, which industrial customers use to manage millions of devices and assets across their networks, marking the equipment supplier’s latest push to expand beyond telecoms.

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MaGIC Alumni Collaborates To Ease Driver's Issues

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) startup alumni, Serv and JomParking, have announced a smart partnership with Bateriku.com, to provide convenience to drivers in terms of parking payment, battery replacement and car servicing. 

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Three-Quarters Facebook Users As Active Or More Since Privacy Scandal: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

Pic: ReutersNEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO: Most of Facebook’s U.S. users have remained loyal to the social network despite revelations that a political consultancy collected information about millions of accounts without owners’ permission, a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Sunday showed.

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UK Watchdog Orders Cambridge Analytica To Hand Over American's Personal Data

Britain’s data privacy watchdog has ordered Cambridge Analytica to hand over all the personal information it holds on a U.S. academic, confirming the right of people abroad to seek data held by a UK firm.

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Jack Ma's Ant Financial Adds Two New Money Market Funds To Its Platform

BEIJING - Chinese billionaire Jack Ma’s financial technology unicorn Ant Financial Services Group [ANTFIN.UL] is adding two new money market funds to its online wealth management platform Yu’e Bao, which is already the world’s biggest money market fund.

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Indonesia Looks To Blockchain To Fix Its Dodgy Data Challenges

Pic: ReutersJAKARTA: Indonesia, like other emerging markets, has historically struggled to keep accurate records due to a lack of expertise and resources, but the public and private sectors are now looking at blockchain technology to overcome some of these challenges.

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