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LAST_UPDATEWed, 20 Jun 2018 7pm

Popular Encrypted Email Standards Are Unsafe: Researchers

Pic: ReutersFRANKFURT: European researchers have found that the popular PGP and S/MIME email encryption standards are vulnerable to being hacked and they urge users to disable and uninstall them immediately.

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Facebook Suspends 200 Apps Over Data Misuse Investigation

Pic: ReutersFacebook Inc has so far suspended around 200 apps in the first stage of its review into apps that had access to large quantities of user data, in a response to a scandal around political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

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Face Recognition Police Tools 'Staggeringly Inaccurate'

The accuracy of police facial recognition systems has been criticised by a UK privacy group.

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Twitter Fails To Take Down Xanax Adverts

Twitter and Instagram have been criticised by an MP for failing to remove posts advertising Xanax.

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U.S. Court Revives Challenge To Seattle's Uber, Lyft Union Law

A U.S. appeals court on Friday revived a leading business group’s challenge to a Seattle law, the first of its kind, that would allow drivers for ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc UBER.UL and Lyft to unionize.

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Two Singaporean Online Marketplace Startups Raise Fresh Funds

SINGAPORE - Singapore’s Carousell, a classifieds marketplace, said on Monday that it raised $85 million in funds from investors including DBS Group Holdings Ltd, the city-state’s biggest lender.

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Tesla Executive Schwall Joins Alphabet's Waymo

Pic: ReutersAlphabet Inc’s self-driving unit, Waymo, said on Sunday that Matthew Schwall had joined the company from Tesla Inc where he was the electric carmaker’s main technical contact with U.S. safety investigators.

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German Online Bank Uses Bitcoins To Transfer Loans

Pic: ReutersBERLIN: German Radoslav Albrecht has founded an online bank that allows clients to transfer loans anywhere in the world using Bitcoin.

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US Commercial Drones Given Green Light

Drones that monitor crops, control mosquito populations and deliver defibrillators are to be tested in US airspace.

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Google Bans Abortion Poll Ads In Ireland

Google will ban all advertisements relating to Republic of Ireland's forthcoming referendum on abortion, which takes place on 25 May.

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