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Ukraine Hit By 6,500 Hack Attacks, Sees Russian 'Cyberwar'

Hackers have targeted Ukrainian state institutions about 6,500 times in the past two months, including incidents that showed Russian security services were waging a cyberwar against the country, President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday.

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U.S. Set To Announce Response To Russian Election Hacking: Sources

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The Obama administration plans to announce on Thursday a series of retaliatory measures against Russia for hacking into U.S. political institutions and individuals and leaking information in an effort to help President-elect Donald Trump and other Republican candidates, two U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

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China Tech Giant Leeco In Talks On $1.4 Billion Support, Starts E-Car Plant

Pic: ReutersCash-strapped Chinese technology conglomerate LeEco is in talks on securing a 10 billion yuan ($1.4 billion) deal with an unnamed strategic investor, its listed unit said.

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Toshiba Flags Hit Of 'Billions Of Dollars' On U.S. Nuclear Acquisition

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Toshiba Corp said it may have to book several billion dollars in charges related to a U.S. nuclear power plant construction company acquisition, sending its stock tumbling 12 percent and rekindling concerns about its accounting acumen.

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Flight Booking Systems Lack Basic Privacy Safeguards, Researchers Say

Pic: ReutersMajor travel booking systems lack a proper way to authenticate air travelers, making it easy to hack the short code used on many boarding passes to alter flight details or steal sensitive personal data, security researchers warned on Tuesday.

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Amazon Calls 2016 Holiday Season Its Best Ever; Shares Rise

Pic: ReutersAmazon.com Inc said it shipped more than 1 billion items worldwide this holiday season, which the top online retailer called its best ever, and its shares rose 1.6 percent in afternoon trade.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Said to Have 8GB RAM, Faster Storage; Galaxy S8 Plus May Sport 6-Inch Display

The Galaxy Note 7 debacle has put Samsung in a situation where it need a very strong product to bounce back. If recent rumours regarding the alleged Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone are anything to go by, the company might be able to match the expectations with an extremely capable device - with 8GB of RAM. In the meanwhile, another rumour is pointing to a larger variant of the Samsung Galaxy S8 next year, called the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, filing the gap between the flagship Galaxy S series and the flagship phablet Galaxy Note series.

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Snapchat Buying Israeli Augmented Reality Start-Up Cimagine: Report

Pic: ReutersMessaging app Snapchat is buying Israeli augmented reality startup Cimagine Media for an estimated $30-$40 million, marking Snapchat's first acquisition in Israel, the Calcalist financial daily reported on Sunday.

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Ericsson, Cisco To Target Corporate, Public Sector Clients In 2017

Pic: ReutersSTOCKHOLM: Global telecoms equipment gear maker Ericsson plans to expand its partnership with Cisco Systems Inc by serving new corporate clients and the public sector in 2017, its North American chief told Reuters in an interview.

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Amazon Starts Flexing Muscle In New Space: Air Cargo

Pic: ReutersALLENTOWN, PA.: A cargo plane emblazoned with "Prime Air" descended from an empty sky at Lehigh Valley International Airport on Tuesday, ninety minutes from the bustle of New York City, loaded with crates of goods during the peak holiday shopping season.

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