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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.

29 Oct 2014

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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.

28 Oct 2014

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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.

27 Oct 2014

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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.

24 Oct 2014

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ICANN to be free from US control
ICANN to be free from US control

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: The head of the agency entrusted to essentially run the internet said that the group is on course to break free of US oversight late next year.

14 Oct 2014

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Ultra-fast internet connections coming
Ultra-fast internet connections coming

WASHINGTON, USA: Really high speed Internet connections are likely open up new kinds of communication such as "telepresence" and improve services such as remote health care, a survey of experts has shown.

10 Oct 2014

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Online voting still some way off
Online voting still some way off

WASHINGTON, USA: Online voting has the potential to boost election participation around the world, but is not yet ready to be widely rolled out due to security risks, a US study shows.

9 Oct 2014

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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.

19 Sep 2014

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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.

19 Sep 2014

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Yelp agrees to pay fine for child privacy violations
Yelp agrees to pay fine for child privacy violations

WASHINGTON, USA: Online ratings operator Yelp agreed to pay $450,000 to settle US charges that it illegally collected data on children, in violation of privacy laws, officials have said.

18 Sep 2014

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Google tips-off police over child porn suspect in Texas
Google tips-off police over child porn suspect in Texas

WASHINGTON, USA: Google defended its policy of electronically monitoring users' content for child sexual abuse and it tipped off police in Texas who arrested a child pornography suspect.

5 Aug 2014

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Mobile technology reshapes healthcare sector
Mobile technology reshapes healthcare sector

WASHINGTON, USA: Your smartphone is not only your best friend, it's also become your personal trainer, coach, medical lab and maybe even your doctor.

29 Jul 2014

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Apple, IBM to work together building business apps
Apple, IBM to work together building business apps

NEW YORK, USA: Apple and IBM unveiled a "landmark" partnership in an attempt to win over business customers by offering iPhones and iPads that are specially tailored for enterprise users.

16 Jul 2014

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Concerns over possible 'censorship' of the internet
Concerns over possible 'censorship' of the internet

WASHINGTON, USA: The future of an open Internet faces threats from government crackdowns, and "balkanization" resulting from growing concerns over broad electronic surveillance, a survey of experts showed.

4 Jul 2014

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Google starts removing information from search engines
Google starts removing information from search engines

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google said that it is "forgetting" things in Europe to comply with a legal ruling granting people the power to have certain information about them removed from searches

27 Jun 2014

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'Big data' deal sees Oracle buy Micros Systems
'Big data' deal sees Oracle buy Micros Systems

NEW YORK, USA: Business software specialist Oracle confirmed it will buy rival Micros Systems for $5.3bn in a deal that will expand its 'big data' efforts in the hotel and restaurant sectors.

24 Jun 2014