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YouTube Sharpens How It Recommends Videos Despite Fears Of Isolating Users

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Google’s YouTube has updated its recommendation feature to spotlight videos users are likely to find the most gratifying, brushing aside concerns that such an approach can trap people in bubbles of misinformation and like-minded opinions.

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SWIFT Warns Banks On Cyber Heists As Hack Sophistication Grows

Pic: ReutersSWIFT, the global messaging system used to move trillions of dollars each day, warned banks on Wednesday that the threat of digital heists is on the rise as hackers use increasingly sophisticated tools and techniques to launch new attacks.

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Apple Rushes To Fix Major Password Bug

Apple has said it is working to fix a serious bug within its Mac operating system.

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Google Adds 'Finance' Tab To Search Filters, Revamps Google Finance

Pic: ReutersAlphabet Inc said on Tuesday users doing a Google search would now be able to filter results with a new “finance” tab, which works in the same way that its “images” or “news” tab does.

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Global Crypto-Currency Crackdown Sparks Search For Safe Havens

Pic: ReutersNEW YORK: When U.S. entrepreneur Bharath Rao looked around for the best place to raise money for his crypto-currency derivatives trading business, the United States did not make his list. Instead he chose the East African island nation Seychelles to sell the trading platform’s tokens.

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Samsung Launches SeeColors TV App For Colour Blind People

SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday it started the global launch of the application SeeColors, which will provide people with vision deficiencies with relatively accurate colour renditions, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

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Facebook To Expand Artificial Intelligence To Help Prevent Suicide

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc will expand its pattern recognition software to other countries after successful tests in the U.S. to detect users with suicidal intent, the world’s largest social media network said on Monday.

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Germany May Need Constitutional Change To Allow It To Strike Back At Hackers

Pic: ReutersBERLIN: Germany may need to change its constitution to allow it to strike back at hackers who target private computer networks and it hopes to complete any legal reforms next year, a top Interior Ministry official said on Monday.

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Google Seeks To Defuse Row With Russia Over Website Rankings

Pic: ReutersMOSCOW: Google does not change its search algorithm to re-rank individual websites, it said in a letter to Russia’s communications watchdog, after Moscow expressed concerns the search engine might discriminate against Russian media.

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Samsung Develops Battery Technology That Charges Five Times Faster

SEOUL, Nov 27 -- Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it has developed battery technology that utilises graphene to expand capacity and speed the charging process by upwards of five times existing standards, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

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