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Google's Toronto City Built 'From The Internet Up'

On Toronto's Eastern waterfront, a new digital city is being built by Sidewalk Labs - a firm owned by Google's parent Alphabet.

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US National Security Requests To Apple More Than Doubled, Transparency Report Reveals

Apple has been bombarded with requests from the US government for access to their user data, and the rate is soaring, the company revealed in its biannual report.

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Austrian Data Privacy Activist Takes Aim At 'Forced Consent'

Pic: ReutersVIENNA/LONDON: As Europe’s new privacy law took effect on Friday, one activist wasted no time in asserting the additional rights it gives people over the data that companies want to collect about them.

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Tesla Settles Class Action Lawsuit Over 'Dangerous' Autopilot System

Pic: ReutersNEW YORK: Tesla on Thursday reached an agreement to settle a class action lawsuit with buyers of its Model S and Model X cars who alleged that the company’s assisted-driving Autopilot system was “essentially unusable and demonstrably dangerous.”

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EU Privacy Law Heralds New Era In Online Data Protection

Pic: ReutersBRUSSELS: New European privacy regulations that go into effect on Friday will force companies to be more attentive to how they handle customer data, while bringing consumers both new ways to control their data and tougher enforcement of existing privacy rights.

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Tencent's WeChat Drops 'Sugar Daddy' Dating Website

Pic: ReutersBEIJING: China’s top social media app WeChat has removed “sugar daddy” dating website SeekingArrangement from its platform, after a recent surge in the popularity of the U.S.-founded service attracted scrutiny from state media.

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Cybersecurity Can Play Bigger Role In Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR -- Cybersecurity can play a bigger role in creating a more competitive and secure business environment in Malaysia, said Dr Rajni Goel, Professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management at Howard University.

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Apple Blocks Steam's Plan To Extend Its Video Games To iPhones

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has blocked the plans of the biggest distributor of PC-based video games to extend its reach into iPhones, according to the game distributor, a sign that Apple is serious about protecting its ability to take a cut of digital purchases made inside games on its mobile devices.

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Amazon Alexa 'Heard And Sent Private Chat'

A couple in Portland, Oregon joked that their Amazon Alexa might be listening in to their private conversations.

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About $1.2 Billion In Cryptocurrency Stolen Since 2017: Cybercrime Group

Pic: ReutersNEW YORK: Criminals have stolen about $1.2 billion in cryptocurrencies since the beginning of 2017, as bitcoin’s popularity and the emergence of more than 1,500 digital tokens have put the spotlight on the unregulated sector, according to estimates from the Anti-Phishing Working Group released on Thursday.

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