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'Text bomb' is latest Apple bug

Pic: Getty Images (Apple has not yet commented on the latest bug)A new "text bomb" affecting Apple's iPhone and Mac computers has been discovered.

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Intel: Problem In Patches For Spectre, Meltdown Extends To Newer Chips

Pic: ReutersData center computers with Intel Corp’s newer chips might reboot more often than normal because of problems with the patches issued to fix the so-called Spectre and Meltdown security flaws, the company said on Wednesday.

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Trump Reveals ‘Fake News Awards,’ Website Crashes

President Donald Trump has announced the “winners” of his “Fake News Awards.” While the link failed to open for many amid the high internet traffic, a web archive reveals the New York Times and CNN are among the top three.

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Toshiba Sees $3.7 Billion Balance Sheet Improvement From Westinghouse Deal

Pic: Reuters (A logo of Toshiba Corp is seen on a printed circuit board in this photo illustration taken in Tokyo July 31, 2012.)TOKYO - Toshiba Corp said on Thursday it would sell its claims in bankrupt nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co to a group led by the Baupost Group - a move that would contribute to an improvement of about 410 billion yen ($3.68 billion) in its balance sheet.

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Facebook Widens Probe Into Alleged Russian Meddling In Brexit

Pic: Reuters (A man waits for an elevator in front of a logo at Facebook's headquarters in London, Britain, December 4, 2017.)SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Wednesday it would conduct a new, comprehensive search of its records for possible propaganda that Russian operatives may have spread during the run-up to Britain’s 2016 referendum on EU membership.

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Bitcoin Slumps Below $10,000, Half Its Peak, As Regulatory Fears Intensify

LONDON/TOKYO - Bitcoin skidded below $10,000 on Wednesday, halving in value from its peak price, with investors gripped by fears regulators could clamp down on the volatile cryptocurrency that sky-rocketed last year.

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Android User? Bad News, This Malware Allows Others To Steal Your WhatsApp Messages

Android users beware, your WhatsApp messages may be leaked, no thanks to a malicious software.

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21 States Sue To Keep Net Neutrality As Senate Democrats Reach 50 Votes

Pic: ReutersA group of 21 U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to challenge the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to do away with net neutrality on Tuesday while Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal the FCC ruling.

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Exclusive: U.S. Lawmakers Urge AT&T To Cut Commercial Ties With Huawei - Sources

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON - U.S. lawmakers are urging AT&T Inc, the No. 2 wireless carrier, to cut all commercial ties to Chinese phone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] and oppose plans by telecom operator China Mobile Ltd to enter the U.S. market because of national security concerns, said two congressional aides.

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Facebook Is Trying To Get Rid Of News In Your Feed, To Minimize The Spread Of Fake News

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Last week, after struggling to solve Facebook’s fake news problem, Mark Zuckerberg abruptly pulled the plug on the co-dependent relationship his company has cultivated with media companies, writing that posts from publishers will now be de-emphasized by Facebook’s algorithms.

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