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LAST_UPDATEWed, 18 Oct 2017 12am

Facebook, Google, Twitter Asked To Testify On Russian Meddling

WASHINGTON - Executives from Facebook, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Twitter have been asked to testify to the U.S. Congress in coming weeks as lawmakers probe Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election, committee sources said on Wednesday.

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WhatsApp Disruption In China As Censorship Controls Tightened

Officials in China appear to have launched a crackdown on the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp.

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Apple Confirms iPhone 8 Crackling Earpiece Issue And Says A Fix Is Coming

Some iPhone 8 owners are running into an issue with the phone’s earpiece: when they make a call, the earpiece makes a disruptive “crackling” or “static” sound that disrupts the audio. Dozens of people on the MacRumors forums, Apple’s support forum, and Reddit have reported experiencing the issue. It was also present on one phone owned by a Verge editor.

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Samsung 'Confirms' Radical New Galaxy Smartphone

Samsung is not being subtle about it. The Galaxy X ‘Folding Phone’ will be its most radical smartphone yet and no less than three confirmations mean Samsung is confident it can drag eyes away from Apple’s similarly named (and eye wateringly expensive) iPhone X...

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[Video] A Driverless Flying Taxi? Dubai Completes First Test Flight

While tech companies like Tesla and Google are working to perfect their driverless cars, Dubai is taking it a step further as they have successfully carried out test flights for the world’s first driverless flying taxi.

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Bill Gates Just Switched To An Android Phone

Pic: ReutersBill Gates now uses an Android phone.

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Ookyo: A Mysterious New Prepaid Service From Maxis That Offers Unlimited Data For Selected Apps

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Hotlink might be one of the country’s longest running prepaid service but it has come to our attention that Maxis will be launching another prepaid service very soon. Called Ookyo, its official website went live recently and it provides a significant amount of information regarding the upcoming service.

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You Can Already Get the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 For Up To RM500 Off

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 may have just launched nationwide less than a week ago, with many thinking the RM3,999 price tag to be quite prohibitive. Well, for those of you who have been put off by its price, here’s the first real deal for the Galaxy Note 8.

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Fast-Food Runner Sonic Notified Of Unusual Credit Card Activity

U.S. fast-food chain operator Sonic Corp said on Tuesday it had been notified of unusual activity regarding credit cards used at its drive-in outlets.

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Equifax CEO Departs, Forgoes Bonus After Massive Data Breach

Equifax Inc (EFX.N) said on Tuesday that Chief Executive Richard Smith would leave the company and forgo this year’s bonus as criticism mounts over a massive cyber attack that has plunged the credit-monitoring firm into crisis.

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