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Struggling Venezuela To Start Selling 'Petro' Cryptocurrency

Venezuela is introducing a new cryptocurrency as the economy struggles to cope with US sanctions and hyperinflation.

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New Leak Reaffirms The Worst News We’ve Heard About Samsung’s Galaxy S9

The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ haven’t even been unveiled yet, and we’ve already been on a roller coaster ride. Samsung was said to be working behind closed doors on an exciting new design that featured even smaller bezels above and below the phones’ displays.

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Zero Yen: Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Briefly Trips Up Trade

TOKYO  - A Japanese cryptocurrency exchange undergoing checks by regulators has said a system failure let investors briefly trade a digital currency for zero yen, highlighting security concerns about such assets after last month’s cyber heist at Coincheck Inc.

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FaceTime Chat 'Saves Woman's Life'

210218 Tech 3A woman who had a stroke while on a FaceTime video call with her sister, says the technology saved her life.

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Young Brits 'Lack Cyber-Security Awareness'

Pic: Getty Images (People often had copies of official documents in the sent box of their email accounts, the police said.)More than 52% of Britons aged 18-25 are using the same password for lots of online services, suggests a survey.

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Artificial Intelligence Poses Risks Of Misuse By Hackers, Researchers Say

Pic: ReutersFRANKFURT: Rapid advances in artificial intelligence are raising risks that malicious users will soon exploit the technology to mount automated hacking attacks, cause driverless car crashes or turn commercial drones into targeted weapons, a new report warns.

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Uganda Approves Setting Up Of Chinese Smartphone Company

KAMPALA -- The Government of Uganda has endorsed a Chinese firm, Xinlan Group in establishing a smartphones factory in Uganda.

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FCC Reversal Of Net Neutrality Rules Expected To Be Published Thursday: Sources

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected to publish on Thursday its December order overturning the landmark Obama-era net neutrality rules, two sources briefed on the matter said Tuesday.

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Bitcoin Nearly Doubles In Value From Year's Low Hit In Early February

NEW YORK - Bitcoin hit a three-week high on Tuesday and has surged nearly 100 percent from its lowest level this year, as its recovery continued after South Korea’s financial regulator eased its stance on cryptocurrencies, weeks after it considered shutting down digital currency exchanges.

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Lesser-Known North Korea Cyber-Spy Group Goes International: Report

Pic: ReutersFRANKFURT: A North Korean cyber espionage group previously known only for targeting South Korea’s government and private sector deepened its sophistication and hit further afield including in Japan and the Middle East in 2017, security researchers said on Tuesday.

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