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October 01, 2014
Man charged with selling smartphone spying software
San Francisco (AFP) Sept 30, 2014
US prosecutors on Monday indicted a Pakistani man for marketing a StealthGenie application that could be used to secretly spy on calls, texts, and other activity on smartphones. Charges leveled against 31-year-old Hammad Akbar, 31, of Lahore, Pakistan, were billed by the US Department of Justice as the first-ever criminal case centered on the advertisement and sale of an app tailored to spy on smartphones. "Selling spyware is not just reprehensible, it's a crime," assistant attorney general Lesl ... read more

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The founder of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei announced Monday plans to invest 1.5 billion euros ($1.9 billion) in France to develop smartphones, the online edition of Les Echos business daily reported Monday. ... more
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Writers and readers go mobile and social at Wattpad
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BlackBerry narrows loss, sees turnaround progress
BlackBerry on Friday reported it narrowed its loss in the latest quarter, and expressed optimism that its major restructuring and new business-friendly devices would help fuel a turnaround. ... more
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Turkey's Erdogan dismisses new iPhone: 'Same as the last'
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, known for his hostility to social networks and mobile technology, on Sunday brushed off the frenzy surrounding Apple's new iPhone 6, saying it was much the same as its iPhone 5 predecessor. ... more
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'Anti-Facebook' social network gets viral surge
In a matter of days, the new social network Ello, described as the "anti-Facebook" for its stand on privacy and advertising, has become perhaps the hottest ticket on the Internet. ... more
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Activist investor urges Yahoo-AOL tie-up
An activist investment firm Friday urged Yahoo to explore a tie-up with online rival AOL, saying such a deal could help the struggling Internet pioneer "unlock" value for shareholders. ... more
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'Yelp laws' aim to halt online review reprisals
It's now law in California: consumers have a right to post negative reviews on Yelp and other websites, without fear of reprisals from companies they write about. ... more
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Microsoft offers gaming console in China
US technology giant Microsoft on Monday launched its Xbox One game console in China, the first foreign company to enter the potentially massive market after the government lifted a 14-year ban. ... more
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French telecom titan Orange courts US tech startups
French telecom powerhouse Orange on Wednesday announced that Visa, LG Electronics and four more industry veterans have become allies in its program to nurture promising US tech startups. ... more
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Netflix refuses to give subscriber data to Canada regulator
Online video streaming service Netflix has refused to turn over subscriber data to the Canada's broadcast regulator, a spokesman for the agency told AFP Tuesday. ... more
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Samsung, BlackBerry speed arrivals of new smartphones
South Korea's Samsung on Wednesday moved up the release date for it hotly anticipated Galaxy Note 4 big-screen smartphone, hitting the key Chinese market ahead of arch-rival Apple. ... more
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PlayStation TV to hit US in October
PlayStation TV home entertainment system is set to hit North America on October 14 as Sony seeks to improve its financial footing with games, films and music. ... more
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Record iPhone weekend sales top 10 million: Apple
Apple broke its sales record for an opening weekend of a new iPhone model, delivering 10 million in three days and boasting it could have sold more if it had them. ... more
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Chinese buyers lead charge in iPhone 6 global debut
Buyers from China, deprived of the latest iPhone launch at home, were Friday among the first in line in Japan to grab the "6" and its new large-screen cousin as Apple hit back at rivals. ... more
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Google to boost Android encryption, joining Apple
Google and Apple on Thursday said they are hardening encryption tactics on devices powered by their mobile operating systems and tossing away the keys. ... more
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The quest to create artificial "squid skin" - camouflaging metamaterials that can "see" colors and automatically blend into the background - is one step closer to reality, thanks to a breakthrough ... more
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Early reviews heap praise on big-screen iPhones
Early reviews of Apple iPhone 6 models to be released on Friday sang praises of the large-screen handsets, proclaiming that bigger truly is better. ... more
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Court tosses $368 mn patent case verdict against Apple
A federal appeals court on Tuesday tossed out a $368 million verdict against Apple, ruling that jurors were given evidence that may have skewed the sum. ... more
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Media reaping profits from Internet: study
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Alibaba IPO gives fresh life to Yahoo
China's Alibaba will star on Wall Street with its upcoming stock offering, but US-based Yahoo also gets a windfall, which may help the turnaround efforts of the fading Internet pioneer. ... more
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Apple a decade behind Japan mobile payment curve
Apple's proud announcement that its new iPhone could be used to buy goods in a single swipe left customers non-plussed in Japan, where mobile contactless payments have been normal fare for a decade. ... more
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Al-Jazeera's AJ+ eyes young viewers on 'social stream'
Al-Jazeera launches its AJ+ online video service Monday, aiming to connect with young people who want to keep up with news without watching television or reading newspapers. ... more
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Advanced Light Source Sets Microscopy Record
A record-setting X-ray microscopy experiment may have ushered in a new era for nanoscale imaging. Working at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab ... more
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The NSA will now map out the entire Internet
Even though the New York Times revealed last year that the NSA had a plan to map the Internet, under the code name "Treasure Map," new reports now show the project will be used for cyber warfare. ... more
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