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WhatsApp Gets Stern Warning In India After Lynchings

NEW DELHI -- India has warned WhatsApp to prevent abuse on its platform after a spate of lynchings were blamed on rumours circulated on the popular mobile messaging service.

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WhatsApp To India: Need Partnership With Government, Civil Society To Curb Spread Of False Messages

MUMBAI - Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) WhatsApp messenger has told India that curbing the spread of false messages through its platform is a challenge that required a partnership between the tech firm, civil society and the government.

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China Court Bans Micron Chip Sales In Patent Case: Taiwan's UMC

TAIPEI - A Chinese court has temporarily barred Micron Technology Inc from selling 26 chip products in the mainland in a ruling over a patent infringement case with Taiwan’s United Microelectronics Corp (UMC), UMC said.

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Drone Technology Can Pose A Risk To Airspace Security

KUALA LUMPUR -- The fourth industrial revolution or IR 4.0 heralds the digitisation and automation of manufacturing processes. And, when the technological advancements bring forth more sophisticated aircraft, including drones, concerns about airspace security are bound to arise.

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Sony Posted A Whole Movie To YouTube Instead Of The Trailer

That's certainly one way to drum up hype around a direct-to-DVD movie that's apparently getting a theatrical release some nine months after hitting retail. 

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India Asks WhatsApp To Curb Spread Of False Messages

Pic: ReutersMUMBAI: India has asked Facebook Inc-owned WhatsApp messenger to take steps to prevent the circulation of false texts and provocative content that have led to a series of lynchings and mob beatings across the country in the past few months.

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Social Media Apps Are 'Deliberately' Addictive To Users

Social media companies are deliberately addicting users to their products for financial gain, Silicon Valley insiders have told the BBC's Panorama programme.

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Gmail Messages 'Read By Human Third Parties'

Google has confirmed that private emails sent and received by Gmail users can sometimes be read by third-party app developers, not just machines.

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Prostitution Websites Ban Debated By MPs

Calls for "prostitution websites" to be banned in England and Wales will be made at a House of Commons debate.

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Why They Fight: US And China Brawl Over High Technology

WASHINGTON — To understand why the United States and China stand on the brink of a trade war, consider the near-death experience of American Superconductor Corp.

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