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FRANCE

European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe
European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe

PARIS, FRANCE: European data protection authorities have joined forces to probe Facebook's privacy controls, a French watchdog said on Thursday, putting the popular US social media giant under fresh pressure...

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

UNITED STATES

Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI
Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI

WASHINGTON, US: An email scam, which targets businesses with bogus invoices, has netted more than $214m from victims in 45 countries in just over one year...

UNITED STATES

Midas Awards reveals inaugural Brand Rankings Report
Midas Awards reveals inaugural Brand Rankings Report

NEW YORK CITY, US: MasterCard, Absa, Citibank Top the List.

UNITED STATES

Vox Media raises capital for global expansion
Vox Media raises capital for global expansion

WASHINGTON DC, US: Vox Media, publisher of online news sites including The Verge and SB Nation, said on Monday it raised fresh capital, giving it a reported $380m value and fueling expansion plans...

UNITED STATES

Online dating services uses fake profiles
Online dating services uses fake profiles

WASHINGTON, USA: A British-based online dating service admitted to US regulators that it created fake, computer-generated profiles to lure users into upgraded memberships.

UNITED STATES

Warning of major hacking attack on the USA
Warning of major hacking attack on the USA

WASHINGTON, USA: Cyber attacks might be taking a toll now, but just wait: a survey of experts says things are likely to get even worse in the US over the next decade.

UNITED STATES

Time spent on Twitter falls prompting share price drop
Time spent on Twitter falls prompting share price drop

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Shares in Twitter sank more than 12% this week as disappointing user numbers overshadowed a doubling of income in its third quarter and sparked several analyst downgrades.

UNITED STATES

Credit card hacking is US's top crime fear
Credit card hacking is US's top crime fear

WASHINGTON, USA: Credit card hacking is the number one crime on Americans' worry list, far above being mugged or murdered, according to a Gallup survey released this week.

UNITED STATES

Big data used as tool to track Ebola
Big data used as tool to track Ebola

WASHINGTON, USA: Nine days before Ebola was declared an epidemic, a group of researchers and computer scientists in Boston spotted the haemorrhagic fever starting to spread in Guinea.

UNITED STATES

Microsoft's earning are pie in the cloud
Microsoft's earning are pie in the cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Microsoft reported quarterly profits ahead of most expectations, as revenues got a boost from its Xbox consoles and Internet "cloud" services for enterprises.

UNITED STATES

Amazon's loss reaches $437m but outlook is confusing
Amazon's loss reaches $437m but outlook is confusing

NEW YORK, USA: Amazon says its loss in the last quarter rose to $437m after a series of product launches including new phones, tablets and television programs had failed to provide profits for the company.

UNITED STATES

Hackers targeting mobile phones for banking information
Hackers targeting mobile phones for banking information

WASHINGTON, USA: Hackers are increasingly targeting mobile phones to access bank accounts of victims and steal their money, security researchers warn.

UNITED STATES

IBM sells chip unit but bleeds money
IBM sells chip unit but bleeds money

NEW YORK, USA: IBM reported a collapse of its third-quarter profits because of the $4.7bn cost of offloading its micro-chip business to GlobalFoundries.

UNITED STATES

Google profits fall as ad revenue declines
Google profits fall as ad revenue declines

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: The rise of smartphone use to access the internet has slowed the number of clicks on advertisements and cut into profits earned by Google in the third quarter of the year. revealed.

UNITED STATES

Underground bank founder pleads not guilty
Underground bank founder pleads not guilty

NEW YORK, USA: A man accused of founding an online underworld bank that allegedly laundered $6bn for criminals, including child pornographers and drug traffickers, pleaded not guilty before a New York court this week.

UNITED STATES

GTAT wants court to cancel Apple's sapphire contract
GTAT wants court to cancel Apple's sapphire contract

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A supplier enlisted to make sapphire screens for Apple mobile devices has asked a bankruptcy court to free it from contracts that it branded "oppressive and burdensome."

UNITED STATES

Nadella gaffe over pay raises women's ire
Nadella gaffe over pay raises women's ire

WASHINGTON, USA: Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella's gaffe over women, pay raises comes as the US technology sector is facing up to questions over diversity and gender equality.

UNITED STATES

AT&T must pay $105m for unauthorised charges
AT&T must pay $105m for unauthorised charges

WASHINGTON, USA: AT&T will have to pay $105m to settle investigations that it added charges to mobile phone bills for unauthorised third-party services such as horoscopes and "fun facts," officials confirmed.

UNITED STATES

Hewlett-Packard to separate into two divisions
Hewlett-Packard to separate into two divisions

NEW YORK, USA: Hewlett-Packard said it would split into two separate, listed companies with its computer and printer businesses in one company and its corporate hardware and services operations in another.

UNITED STATES

iPhone 6 prototype selling for $99,800 on eBay
iPhone 6 prototype selling for $99,800 on eBay

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Bidding for a rare prototype of Apple's new-generation iPhone 6 neared a whopping $100,000 on eBay, after the device appeared to have accidentally landed in a buyer's hands.

UNITED STATES

Adam Sandler to make four movies for Netflix
Adam Sandler to make four movies for Netflix

NEW YORK, USA: Netflix has signed comic actor Adam Sandler to produce four films exclusively for the streaming video group, expanding its foray into cinema.

UNITED STATES

NY Times to cut 100 journalists' jobs
NY Times to cut 100 journalists' jobs

NEW YORK, USA: The New York Times plans to cut 100 newsroom jobs in the latest move by the prestigious daily to adapt to industry upheaval and trim its costs.

UNITED STATES

Toyota recalls 690,000 pick-ups over fire risk
Toyota recalls 690,000 pick-ups over fire risk

WASHINGTON, USA: Toyota said it is recalling about 690,000 Tacoma pick-up trucks in the United States to fix a suspension system flaw that could result in vehicle fires.

UNITED STATES

PayPal to split from eBay
PayPal to split from eBay

NEW YORK, USA: US online auction company eBay announced plans to spin off PayPal in a move designed to help is compete in the fast-moving online payments segment.

UNITED STATES

More than 10m iPhone 6 units sold last weekend
More than 10m iPhone 6 units sold last weekend

WASHINGTON, USA: Apple broke its sales record for an opening weekend delivering 10m iPhone 6 unites in the first three days and boasting it could have sold more if it had them.

UNITED STATES

Samsung's 'phablet' Note 4 on sale from 17 October
Samsung's 'phablet' Note 4 on sale from 17 October

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Samsung announced that its eagerly-anticipated Note 4 "phablet" will be released on 17 October.

UNITED STATES

Piracy thrives through Cloud services
Piracy thrives through Cloud services

WASHINGTON, USA: Online piracy of music, films and other content has moved to the internet cloud, reaping big profits for digital thieves, according to a study released earlier this week.

UNITED STATES

Bezos in deal to build rocket engines
Bezos in deal to build rocket engines

WASHINGTON, USA: The aerospace company Blue Origin has struck a deal to build a US-made rocket engine that aims to eliminate reliance on Russian engines for American satellite launches.

UNITED STATES

Apple's encryption tool locks out governments
Apple's encryption tool locks out governments

WASHINGTON, USA: Apple is rolling-out new privacy protection for iPhones and iPads, with a system that makes it impossible for the company to unlock a device even with a warrant.

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