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LAST_UPDATEWed, 18 Oct 2017 12am

EU Takes Ireland To EU Court Over 13 Billion Euro Apple Tax Bill

A 3D printed Apple logo is seen in front of a displayed European Union flag in this illustration taken September 2 2016

BRUSSELS - The European Commission said on Wednesday it was taking Ireland to the European Court of Justice for its failure to recover up to 13 billion euros ($15.3 billion) of tax due from Apple Inc (AAPL.O).

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iPhone 8 And 8 Plus To Hit Malaysian Stores On Oct 20

Pic: NSTKUALA LUMPUR: Fans of Apple who have been wondering about the availability of the newly-launched iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus can get the phones from Apple.com/my and Apple resellers from Oct 20 onwards.

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Uber Might Wait Weeks To Win Back License In London

LONDON -- Transport for London (TfL) has said it will take transportation service company Uber several weeks to win back its trust after a meeting between senior officials and the company's new chief executive, China’s Xinhua news agency reported citing the local media.

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Foreign Government Code Reviews 'Problematic': White House Cyber Official

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON - Allowing foreign governments to require reviews of software secrets of technology products built by U.S. companies is “problematic,” the top White House cyber security official said on Tuesday, adding that the increasingly common arrangements presented both security and intellectual property risks.

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UK Says WhatsApp Lets Paedophiles And Gangsters Operate Beyond The Law

MANCHESTER, England - Britain said WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption communication services allowed paedophiles and organized crime groups to operate beyond the reach of the law and called on the messaging service to move faster to help governments catch offenders.

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Uber Boss Seeks To Charm London Transport Chief In License Row

LONDON - Uber’s new global boss Dara Khosrowshahi was due to meet London’s transport regulator on Tuesday as the taxi hailing app fights to keep its license in one of its main foreign markets.

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Apple Investigating Reports Of Bursting iPhone 8

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Apple is investigating reports of the iPhone 8 bursting open days after the device went on sale. At least two owners have reported that their devices have split open; one of which happened right out of the box.

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Facebook Says Estimated 10 Million Saw Russia-Linked Ads

WASHINGTON — Facebook says ads that ran on the company’s social media platform and have been linked to a Russian internet agency were seen by an estimated 10 million people before and after the 2016 election.

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Ford Creates Team To Ramp Up Electric Vehicle Development

Ford Motor Co has formed a team to accelerate global development of electric vehicles, whose mission will be to “think big” and “make quicker decisions,” an executive of the company said on Monday.

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China Develops Technology To Recognise People By Posture Only

BEIJING -- Chinese researchers have developed new technology that can recognise people by their posture within a distance of 50 metres, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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