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U.S. Tech Firm In Blockchain Tie-Up With Insurance Advisory Firm

Pic: ReutersU.S. technology company The Bitfury Group said on Friday it had formed a strategic partnership with advisory firm Risk Cooperative to use the blockchain digital ledger in the $60 billion insurance broking market.

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US Gov’t Taps The Machine To Beat China To Exascale Supercomputing

Here's a gallery from a 40-node version of The Machine (aka HPE's Memory-Driven Computing initiative). These appear to be fibre-optic cables connected to some kind of chip, but it's hard to divine much more than that.

With China threatening to build the world's first exascale supercomputer before the US, the US Department of Energy has awarded a research grant to Hewlett Packard Enterprise to develop an exascale supercomputer reference design based on technology gleaned from the The Machine, a project that aims to "reinvent the fundamental architecture of computing."

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Google Play Is Fighting An Uphill Battle Against Android Adware

Google's official Play marketplace is waging an uphill battle against Android apps that display an unending stream of popup ads even when users try to force them to stop, researchers said Friday.

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Apple Poaches Top Sony TV Executives To Boost Video Content

Pic: ReutersApple Inc (AAPL.O) has hired two long-time Sony Pictures Television executives to expand the iPhone maker's push into original television programming, plunging deeper into a field crowded by Hollywood studios and online streaming services.

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Canada Cyber-Spy Agency Expects Hacktivist Attacks In 2019 Vote

Pic: ReutersCanada's electronic spy agency said on Friday it was "very likely" that hackers will try to influence Canada's 2019 elections and it planned to advise political parties next week on how to guard against cyber threats.

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Wikileaks Unveils 'Cherry Blossom' — Wireless Hacking System Used By CIA

WikiLeaks has published a new batch of the ongoing Vault 7 leak, this time detailing a framework – which is being used by the CIA for monitoring the Internet activity of the targeted systems by exploiting vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi devices.

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Pressured In Europe, Facebook Details Removal Of Terrorism Content

Pic: ReutersFacebook Inc on Thursday offered additional insight on its efforts to remove terrorism content, a response to political pressure in Europe to militant groups using the social network for propaganda and recruiting.

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Netflix Joins Amazon And Reddit In Day Of Action To Save Net Neutrality

Netflix is now planning to participate in the "Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality” on July 12, protest organizers said today.

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Twitter Rolls Out Tweaks To Its Website, Mobile Applications

Pic: ReutersTwitter Inc said it would roll out a series of tweaks to its website and mobile applications from Thursday to further simplify the microblogging service's interface for its users.

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CRTC Bans Cellphone Unlocking Fees, Orders All New Devices Be Unlocked

The era of having to pay cellular providers to unlock your cellphone will end this year.

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