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Philippines' Watchdog Probes Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica Data Breach

MANILA - The Philippines’ privacy watchdog said on Friday it has started investigating Facebook Inc (FB.O) over a data breach involving British firm Cambridge Analytica that affected more than a million Filipino users of social media.

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EU To Demand Improvements On Tackling Fake News By End Of Year: Draft

Pic: ReutersBRUSSELS: The European Union is set to demand tech giants like Facebook and Google do more to stop the spread of fake news on their websites by the end of the year to avoid possible regulatory actions, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.

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Fake Obama Video Creator Defends Invention

A researcher who created a fake video of President Obama has defended his invention at the latest TED talks.

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UK Launched Cyber-Attack On Islamic State

The UK has conducted a "major offensive cyber-campaign" against the Islamic State group, the director of the intelligence agency GCHQ has revealed.

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Paris Asks Court To Fine Airbnb Over Unregistered Listings

Pic: ReutersPARIS: The municipality of Paris has asked a French court to urgently fine Airbnb and two other small companies for unauthorized short-term letting, said an official with the city’s administration.

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Warranty Void Stickers 'Not Valid' In US, Says FTC

Stickers on gadgets warning "warranty void if removed" are deceptive and likely to be illegal in the US, its consumer watchdog has said.

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Facebook And Google Need Ad-Free Options Says Jaron Lanier

An influential tech evangelist has called at the TED 2018 conference for an overhaul of Facebook and Google's business models.

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'Dark Web' Targeted In Crime Crackdown By Government

Criminals are emboldened by the anonymity of the dark web, which has become a platform for horrific abuse, the Home Secretary will say today.

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Uber Wants To Do It All: Ride-Share, Car-Share, Train Tickets

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: Uber Technologies Inc is looking to be virtually a one-stop transportation shopping app, saying on Wednesday it will add new services, including car-sharing and train tickets.

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