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Millions of medical calls exposed online

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Millions of calls made by Swedes seeking Medical advice via a national Health service telephone line have been exposed online. Some 2.7 million conversations dating back to 2013 were uncovered by technology news site Computer Sweden on an unencrypted web server. It amounted to 170,000 hours of sensitive calls about symptoms and medications. The Swedish Read More

Drone no-fly zone to be widened after Gatwick chaos

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The no-fly zone for drones around airports is to be extended following the disruption at Gatwick in December, the government says. From 13 March it will be illegal to fly a drone within three miles of an airport, rather than the current 0.6-mile (1km) exclusion zone. The government also said it wants police to have Read More

Tencent says 2018 was best year for investments, looks for more

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s Tencent Holdings has provided a detailed review of its investment performance for the first time, saying 2018 was its best year and vowing to look for more opportunities despite a challenging outlook and concerns it is losing focus. FILE PHOTO: A sign of Tencent is seen during the fourth World Read More

Exclusive: China regulator stops accepting new video game applications to clear backlog – sources

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BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s top content regulator has asked local authorities to stop submitting requests to monetize new video games, while it processes a backlog of applications built up after a lengthy pause last year, three people with knowledge of the matter said. FILE PHOTO: A man plays a computer game at an internet cafe Read More

Do AirPods make you look rich? These millennials think so

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Fueled by internet memes, the explosion of expensive-yet-attainable AirPod headphones as the luxury item of the moment for millennials shows no signs of stopping. (iStock) Will Kellogg regards his headphones with a degree of shame. In New York City, where people proudly brandish their bright-white wireless AirPods, he listens to music through a “do they Read More

Navy makes next 2 Ford-class aircraft carriers 'more lethal'

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The Navy is making lethality enhancing “modifications” to its next several new Ford-class aircraft carriers, to include integrated “digital shipbuilding” and weapons-oriented adjustments intended to further increase overall aircraft carrier combat effectiveness. The initiatives, according to Navy statements, involve specific aircraft carrier modifications intended to, among other things, improve the maritime warfighting potential of the Read More

Amazon sets 'shipment zero' goal for lower emissions

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The bigger the scale a company works at, the more of an impact even the smallest change can have. You don’t get much bigger than Amazon, and a new initiative could have a huge impact on the carbon emissions produced from delivering all those products we order. Posting on the Amazon blog, Dave Clark, senior Read More

Quadriga: The cryptocurrency exchange that lost $135m

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When the 30-year-old founder of a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange died suddenly, he took the whereabouts of some C$180m ($135m; £105m) in cryptocurrency to his grave. Now, tens of thousands of Quadriga CX users are wondering if they will ever see their funds again. In 2014, one of the world’s biggest online cryptocurrency exchanges – MtGox Read More

Australian political parties hit by 'state actor' hack, PM says

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the country’s major political parties have been hit by a hack on their computer networks. The activity was carried out by a “sophisticated state actor”, Mr Morrison said. It was discovered following an investigation into a hacking attempt on Australia’s parliament two weeks ago. There was “no evidence of Read More