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LAST_UPDATEFri, 20 Jul 2018 6pm

Netflix Programming Binge Pays Off With Subscriber Surge

Netflix Inc’s blitz of original programs attracted a surprisingly high 7.4 million new customers from January to March, reassuring investors who are betting the video-streaming pioneer’s massive spending will fuel growth around the world.

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Could Russia And West Be Heading For Cyber-War?

Pic: Getty Images (US and UK intelligence agencies claim state-sponsored Russian hackers are trying to hijack internet hardware)The latest warning of Russian intrusions is another sign that cyber-space is becoming one of the focal points for growing tension between Russia and the West.

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Russia Accused Of Global Net Hack Attacks

Pic: EPA (Russia has been accused of carrying out cyber-attacks across the globe)State-sponsored Russian hackers are actively seeking to hijack essential internet hardware, US and UK intelligence agencies say.

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France Builds WhatsApp Rival Due To Surveillance Risk

Pic: ReutersPARIS: The French government is building its own encrypted messenger service to ease fears that foreign entities could spy on private conversations between top officials, the digital ministry said on Monday.

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Facebook Fuels Broad Privacy Debate By Tracking Non-Users

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Concern about Facebook Inc’s respect for data privacy is widening to include the information it collects about non-users, after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the world’s largest social network tracks people whether they have accounts or not.

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Philippines Complains Facebook Fact-Checkers Are Biased

Pic: ReutersMANILA: The Philippines government criticized on Monday Facebook’s choice of two independent online news platforms to help fight the spread of fake news, saying they are biased against President Rodrigo Duterte.

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Russia Starts Blocking Telegram Messenger - Regulator

Pic: ReutersMOSCOW: Russia’s state telecommunications regulator said on Monday it had begun blocking access to messenger service Telegram, implementing a decision by a Russian court.

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German Minister To Carmakers: Invest In Electric Cars Or Lose Out

BERLIN - The German automotive industry must invest heavily in electric car technology and develop battery production facilities in Europe to keep up with global competitors, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said in a newspaper interview published on Monday.

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Singapore Seeks Feedback On Proposal To Allow Airbnb-Style Rentals

SINGAPORE - Singapore began seeking public feedback on proposals to allow short-term rentals of private homes such as those on Airbnb.

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Germany Says It Has To Assume Russia Behind Recent Cyber Attack

BERLIN - The German government has to assume that a cyber attack on its Foreign Ministry stemmed from Russia, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told the broadcaster ZDF on Sunday.

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