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Theresa May Tries To Push Forward With Plans To Kill Encryption, While Her Party Plots Via Encrypted Whatsapp

As we've discussed a few times, Theresa May and her colleagues have been pushing to break real encryption as part of the party's manifesto. And they've used recent terrorist attacks as an excuse to ramp up that effort -- even though the perpetrators of recent attacks were already known to law enforcement and there's no evidence encryption played any role. Earlier in the year, Home Secretary Amber Rudd had insisted that encrypted communications were completely unacceptable, and specifically namechecked Whatsapp:

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Apple Shares Drop After Mizuho Downgrade

Pic: ReutersApple shares were stung by a broker downgrade for a second straight week on Monday, sending the stock lower to keep the tech sector under pressure for a second straight session.

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Uber CEO Kalanick Likely To Take Leave, SVP Michael Out: Source

Pic: ReutersUber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] Chief Executive Travis Kalanick is likely to take a leave of absence from the troubled ride-hailing company, but no final decision has yet been made, according to a source familiar with the outcome of a Sunday board meeting.

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UTM Aspires To Produce Affordable, High Quality Hemodialysers In Two Years

JOHOR BAHRU -- Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) aims to make Malaysia one of the producers of low-cost, high quality dialysis machines or hemodialysers in the next two years.

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Germany's Merkel Says Digital World Needs Global Rules

Pic: ReutersGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that the digital world needs regulations like those that exist for financial markets in the G20 and for trade under the World Trade Organization.

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Electric Wacky Racers Take To Switzerland's Roads

Pic: ReutersZURICH: An oddball convoy of electric-powered wacky racers including a converted garbage truck and new type of bubble car takes to the streets of Switzerland from Friday to promote plug-in vehicles.

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Philippines Calls On Facebook To Shut Islamist Fighters' Accounts

Pic: ReutersMARAWI CITY, PHILIPPINES: The Philippines army said on Friday it had called on Facebook to shut down dozens of accounts that Islamist militants have been using to spread misinformation about their attack on a southern town and to coordinate their battle with security forces.

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Softbank Buys Robot-Maker Boston Dynamics From Alphabet

Shares of Japan's Softbank have surged to their highest in nearly two decades after the firm bought robot-maker Boston Dynamics from Google's Alphabet.

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Yahoo Shareholders Approve Sale Of Core Business To Verizon

Pic: ReutersYahoo Inc (YHOO.O) shareholders on Thursday approved the company's pending sale of its core internet business to Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) for $4.48 billion, according to preliminary results from a shareholder meeting.

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Einstein's 'Impossible' Hope: Light Bending Theory Directly Observed In Distant Stars For First Time

Astronomers have used the gravitational warping of light, predicted by Einstein nearly a century ago, to measure the mass of a distant star for the first time.

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