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LAST_UPDATETue, 17 Jul 2018 10pm

Cryptocurrency Exchange Theft Surges In First Half Of 2018: Report

Pic: ReutersNEW YORK: Theft of cryptocurrencies from exchanges soared in the first half of this year to three times the level seen for the whole of 2017, leading to a three-fold increase in associated money laundering, according to a report from U.S.-based cybersecurity firm CipherTrace released on Tuesday.

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Facebook Fixes Map Wrongfully Depicting Vietnam’s Territory As China's

HANOI -- Facebook has fixed a map wrongfully depicting Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes as China's territory after Vietnam complained about the error on Sunday, the Vietnam News reported.

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Jawbone Fitness Trackers Removed From Online Shops

Jawbone fitness trackers are no longer for sale at Amazon, Selfridges and GroupOn after a Which? investigation.

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Google Delay On Ads Standard For EU Privacy Law Creates Compliance Mess

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Google’s delayed entry into a consortium of advertising technology companies has spoiled the members’ push to comply with a new European privacy law, six people involved in the program told Reuters, leaving some firms exposed to fines.

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The App Promising To Make Anyone An Astronaut

Every kid dreams of becoming an astronaut, of exploring what lies beyond our planet out there in the unknown. It's a romantic notion, but something few ever achieve. The growth of the private space industry in recent times has made it seem all the more attainable, however. Under current projections, SpaceX, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic will start taking space tourists on trips next year, perhaps even earlier. Naturally, seats on these craft are reserved for the extremely wealthy right now, but there could be another way. Space Nation is a company that's promising anyone can become an astronaut, irrespective of how deep their pockets are. And all you need to do to become a viable candidate is to play a bunch of mobile minigames.

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Facebook Bug Unblocked Blocked Users On 800,000 Accounts

Pic: ReutersFacebook says more than 800,000 users may have been affected by a bug that unblocked people they previously had blocked.

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Huawei Has Been Granted A Patent For A Smartwatch With Built-In Earbud Storage

Huawei may be having a few issues doing business in the United States, but that doesn't mean their creative departments have been idle. Indeed, as reported by LetsGoDigital, the Chinese phonemaker has recently been granted a patent for a new smartwatch design.

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Probe Into Facebook's Data Breach Broadens: Washington Post

Pic: ReutersA federal investigation into Facebook Inc’s data breach with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica has broadened focus on the actions and statements of the tech giant, the Washington Post reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the inquiries.

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NHS App: Will It Cut Down On Wasted Appointments?

The government has unveiled a new NHS mobile app that will put patients in England in direct touch with their GPs.

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Indian Shopkeepers Plan Sit-In Protest Against Walmart's Flipkart Buy

MUMBAI - A lobby group of small Indian traders and shopkeepers has asked tens of thousands of its members to hold protests across the country on Monday against Walmart Inc’s (WMT.N) proposed $16 billion acquisition of e-commerce firm Flipkart.

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