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Canadian Who Helped Yahoo Email Hackers Gets Five Years In Prison

Pic: ReutersA Canadian accused of helping Russian intelligence agents break into email accounts as part of a massive 2014 data breach at Yahoo was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday and ordered to pay a $250,000 (£188,570) fine.

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Cyber Crooks Claim To Hit Two Big Canadian Banks

Pic: ReutersTORONTO: Bank of Montreal and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce said on Monday that cyber attackers may have stolen the data of nearly 90,000 customers in what appeared to be the first significant assault on financial institutions in the country.

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In China's Booming Tech Scene, Women Battle Sexism And Conservative Values

Pic: ReutersBEIJING/SHANGHAI: Ms Li has a day job in the marketing department of one of China’s biggest tech firms. At night, she has a second career, livestreaming herself eating noodles or telling jokes in return for small donations from thousands of online viewers.

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YouTube Stars' Fury Over Algorithm Tests

Some of YouTube's most popular stars have criticised the website for "experimenting" with how their videos are delivered to their fans.

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Google's Toronto City Built 'From The Internet Up'

On Toronto's Eastern waterfront, a new digital city is being built by Sidewalk Labs - a firm owned by Google's parent Alphabet.

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US National Security Requests To Apple More Than Doubled, Transparency Report Reveals

Apple has been bombarded with requests from the US government for access to their user data, and the rate is soaring, the company revealed in its biannual report.

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Austrian Data Privacy Activist Takes Aim At 'Forced Consent'

Pic: ReutersVIENNA/LONDON: As Europe’s new privacy law took effect on Friday, one activist wasted no time in asserting the additional rights it gives people over the data that companies want to collect about them.

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Tesla Settles Class Action Lawsuit Over 'Dangerous' Autopilot System

Pic: ReutersNEW YORK: Tesla on Thursday reached an agreement to settle a class action lawsuit with buyers of its Model S and Model X cars who alleged that the company’s assisted-driving Autopilot system was “essentially unusable and demonstrably dangerous.”

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EU Privacy Law Heralds New Era In Online Data Protection

Pic: ReutersBRUSSELS: New European privacy regulations that go into effect on Friday will force companies to be more attentive to how they handle customer data, while bringing consumers both new ways to control their data and tougher enforcement of existing privacy rights.

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Tencent's WeChat Drops 'Sugar Daddy' Dating Website

Pic: ReutersBEIJING: China’s top social media app WeChat has removed “sugar daddy” dating website SeekingArrangement from its platform, after a recent surge in the popularity of the U.S.-founded service attracted scrutiny from state media.

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