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Hackers Demand Millions In Ransom For Stolen HBO Data

NEW YORK  — A group of hackers posted a fresh cache of stolen HBO files online Monday, and demanded a multimillion-dollar ransom from the network to prevent the release of entire television series and other sensitive proprietary files.

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Google Fires Employee Behind Anti-Diversity Memo

Pic: ReutersAlphabet Inc's Google has fired an employee who wrote an internal memo that ascribed gender inequality in the technology industry to biological differences.

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First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus Arrives to Costa Rica

The arrival of the first electric hydrogen-powered bus may turn Costa Rica into the Latin American hub of technological development.

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Netflix Buys Comics Publisher Millarworld To Feed Films And TV

Netflix Inc on Monday said it has bought comics publisher Millarworld, bringing on board renowned comic book writer Mark Millar and a host of character franchises it can mine for TV shows and movies.

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Tesla Seeks $1.5 Billion Junk Bond Issue To Fund Model 3 Production

Tesla Model 3

DETROIT - Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) said on Monday it would raise about $1.5 billion through its first-ever offering of junk bonds as the U.S. luxury electric car maker seeks fresh sources of cash to ramp up production of its new Model 3 sedan.

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Computer Expert Who Helped Stop WannaCry Cyber Attack Could Face 40 Years In US Prison

Marcus Hutchins.

LOS ANGELES -- Marcus Hutchins, a young British computer expert who helped shut down the WannaCry ransomware attack in May, could face a maximum of roughly 40 years in jail in the United States for writing and spreading a malicious software that targeted bank accounts, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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PICKnGO Makes It Easier For Public To Book Taxis

KUALA LUMPUR -- Members of the public who want to book a taxi will now find it an easy ride with the new application, PICKnGO.

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Cyber Threats Prompt Return Of Radio For Ship Navigation

LONDON - The risk of cyber attacks targeting ships' satellite navigation is pushing nations to delve back through history and develop back-up systems with roots in World War Two radio technology.

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WeWork To Invest $500 Million To Expand In Southeast Asia, South Korea

HONG KONG - New York-based startup WeWork on Monday said it will invest $500 million in Southeast Asia and South Korea in its latest effort to tap growing demand for shared office space in Asia.

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Protect The White Hat Hackers Who Are Just Doing Their Jobs

The great irony of defending the world against malware is it requires security researchers to, well, mess with malware. This often leads them into gray areas, where something they might consider legitimate investigation or essential software development could, in the eyes of the law, be seen as criminal behavior.

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