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Facebook To Put 1.5 Billion Users Out Of Reach Of New EU Privacy Law

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: If a new European law restricting what companies can do with people’s online data went into effect tomorrow, almost 1.9 billion Facebook Inc (FB.O) users around the world would be protected by it. The online social network is making changes that ensure the number will be much smaller.

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OnePlus Likely To Launch 'Avengers: Infinity War' Themed OnePlus 6 In India

Earlier this month, OnePlus India posted a teaser video dropping hints about its partnership with Marvel Studios for the Avengers: Infinity War. Most of us sensed an Avenger themed OnePlus 6 incoming, but there was no confirmation from the brand’s end. On Thursday, the company has given a bigger clue in a media note.

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Huawei Will Stop Focusing On The U.S. Following Security Setbacks

After months of setbacks over security concerns from the U.S. government, Huawei has finally reached its breaking point. During a meeting in its home of Shenzhen, China, Huawei agreed that it'll be shifting its focus and resources to other markets outside of the States.

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We Might Finally Have A Timeframe For Samsung’s Foldable Galaxy X Phone Launch

Samsung has been working on a foldable phone for years, so what else is new? Well, the company may finally — finally — have a launch date in mind. Early Galaxy X rumors said the phone was due in 2017 before that date slipped to 2018. Then earlier this year Samsung failed to commit to an actual launch date for the handset, saying it wants to take its time and offer meaningful smartphone experiences to buyers.

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Uber Picks Vmware's Zane Rowe As CFO: Bloomberg

Uber Technologies Inc has picked VMware Inc’s (VMW.N) Zane Rowe as the top candidate for chief financial officer to lead preparations for the ride-hailing company’s initial public offering in 2019, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.

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Wish.com: Penis Advert Appeared In Video Game Apps

A US online retailer has been reprimanded for promoting an explicit ad for a penis extender strap within video games played by children.

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Are AI Fairytales The Future?

180418 Tech 105It was recently reported that the meditation app Calm had published a "new" fairytale by the Brothers Grimm.

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Facebook Seeks Facial Recognition Consent In EU And Canada

Facebook has started asking European and Canadian users to let it use facial recognition technology to identify them in photos and videos.

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Iran Bans State Bodies From Using Telegram App, Khamenei Shuts Account

Pic: ReutersLONDON: Iran banned government bodies on Wednesday from using the popular Telegram instant messaging app as Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s office said his account would shut down to protect national security, Iranian media reported.

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Russia Admits To Blocking Millions Of IP Addresses

Alexander Zharov

MOSCOW – The chief of the Russian communications watchdog has admitted to blocking access to millions of IP addresses in a so-far-futile attempt to block a popular messaging app.

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