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YouTube Steps Up Takedowns As Concerns About Kids' Videos Grow

Pic: Reuters (A 3D-printed YouTube icon is seen in front of a displayed YouTube logo in this illustration taken October 25, 2017.)YouTube stepped up enforcement of its guidelines for videos aimed at children, the unit of Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said on Wednesday, responding to criticism that it has failed to protect children from adult content.

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Acer Malaysia Unveils New Editions To Predator Gaming Line

Kuala Lumpur -- Acer Malaysia today launched five new additions to its Predator gaming line in Malaysia, making it the most complete gaming range spanning from desktop, laptop to accessories.   

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Microsoft's Skype Pulled From Apple, Android China App Stores

Pic: ReutersBEIJING: Skype, Microsoft Corp’s internet phone call and messaging service, has disappeared from app stores in China including that of Apple Inc, indicating the latest setback for a foreign tech service in the country.

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Malaysians Buy The Most Games In Southeast Asia

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Malaysians spent more on games than any other country in Southeast Asia this year. Gamers generated some US$589.4 million (about RM2.45 billion) over the past 10 months, with mobile gaming accounting for half of that.

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Russia To Act Against Google If Sputnik, RT Get Lower Search Rankings: Official

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO/MOSCOW: The Kremlin will take action against Alphabet Inc’s Google if articles from Russian news websites Sputnik and Russia Today are placed lower in search results, the Interfax news service cited Russia’s chief media regulator as saying on Tuesday.

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Hackers Stole Data From 57 Million Uber Users: CEO

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Uber said Tuesday hackers compromised personal data from some 57 million riders and drivers in a breach kept hidden for a year.

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Spearhead Digital Growth, Apple Co-Founder Urges Govts

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KUCHING -- All governments should be behind their countries' digital growth, attracting the best talent in the region and educate the local talent into a skilful asset, said Apple Inc Co-Founder, Steve Wozniak.

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Online Programming Platform For Malaysian Schools

KUALA LUMPUR -- The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), in collaboration with the Education Ministry (MOE), has provided Malaysian schools with an online platform for basic programming to enhance digital and cognitive skills among teachers and students.

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Germany Describes Smartwatches For Children As Spy Devices; Issues Nationwide Ban

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Germany has taken steps to ban smartwatches aimed at children. The country described such devices as spying devices which would allow criminals to track the movement of children or use them to listen in on conversations.

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Samsung Electronics To Release Red Galaxy S8

SEOUL, Nov 21 -- Samsung Electronics Co said Tuesday it will next week start sales of the red Galaxy S8 smartphone, which is expected to compete with newly released Apple Inc's iPhone X, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

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