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Germany blocks WhatsApp data transfers to Facebook

German data protection authorities said they had blocked Facebook from collecting subscriber data from its subsidiary WhatsApp.

Germany blocks WhatsApp data transfers to Facebook
Pokemon's a no-go on Bangkok's roads
Pokemon's a no-go on Bangkok's roads

Police in Bangkok announced a crackdown against Thai drivers playing Pokemon Go.

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Pokemon's a no-go on Bangkok's roads
China's online population exceeds 700 million
China's online population exceeds 700 million

The number of web users in China has risen over 700 million.

China's online population exceeds 700 million
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Police, cyber firms tackle 'ransomware' hacking threat

Dutch police, Europol and a coalition of cyber security firms launched a new website Monday to fight a surge in "ransomware".

Police, cyber firms tackle 'ransomware' hacking threat
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Google says anti-privacy effort has delivered $2 bn

Google said Wednesday its efforts to fight online piracy yielded $2 billion to copyright holders whose content is shown on YouTube.

Google says anti-privacy effort has delivered $2 bn
Elusive Aussie Bitcoin founder a reluctant identity
Elusive Aussie Bitcoin founder a reluctant identity

Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright, who has revealed himself as the creator of the virtual Bitcoin currency, is an elusive individual.

Elusive Aussie Bitcoin founder a reluctant identity
Technology drive sees 'connected car' link-ups in China
Technology drive sees 'connected car' link-ups in China

China has the youngest premium car buyers in the world, and their tech-savvy demand for connected cars is driving international automakers.

Technology drive sees 'connected car' link-ups in China
Samsung follows Apple with launch in China of mobile payment
Samsung follows Apple with launch in China of mobile payment

South Korea's Samsung announced the launch of its mobile payment service in China, a market its arch-rival Apple entered six weeks ago.

Samsung follows Apple with launch in China of mobile payment
US regulator unveils low-income broadband subsidy plan
US regulator unveils low-income broadband subsidy plan

US regulators offer broadband subsidies to low-income Americans, saying that Internet access is "a prerequisite for full participation" in modern society.

US regulator unveils low-income broadband subsidy plan
Opera Software welcomes Chinese consortium's $1.2 billion bid

Chinese consortium led by the Golden Brick Silk Road investment fund offered 10.5 billion kroner ($1.2 billion) to take over Opera Software

Opera Software welcomes Chinese consortium's $1.2 billion bid
Tweets too short? Twitter mulling 10,000 characters
Tweets too short? Twitter mulling 10,000 characters

Twitter may soon lift its 140 character limit on tweets. 10,000 character tweets could be available as soon as March.

Tweets too short? Twitter mulling 10,000 characters
App usage soars as smartphones take hold
App usage soars as smartphones take hold

Global app usage soared in 2015 as a growing base of smartphone users found new ways to use their devices.

App usage soars as smartphones take hold
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Turkish Internet servers reeling under huge cyber attack

Turkish Internet servers are suffering a powerful cyber attack from abroad, slowing banking services and fanning fears.

Turkish Internet servers reeling under huge cyber attack
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Zuckerberg to take time off from Facebook to be a dad

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg announced that he will take two months paternity leave after his wife gives birth to their first child.

Zuckerberg to take time off from Facebook to be a dad
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Facebook tests tools for dealing with former loves

The online social network devoted to making the world more connected began helping couples break up.

Facebook tests tools for dealing with former loves
Facebook 'safety check' at the ready after Paris attacks
Facebook 'safety check' at the ready after Paris attacks

A Facebook tool that let people check whether friends were safe after deadly attacks in Paris will be used more widely in the future, the social network said.

Facebook 'safety check' at the ready after Paris attacks
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Facebook tests vanishing messages

Facebook users in France were able to send vanishing missives with its smartphone Messenger application, ramping up the challenge to Snapchat.

Facebook tests vanishing messages
Belgian court gives Facebook 48 hours to stop tracking Internet users
Belgian court gives Facebook 48 hours to stop tracking Internet users

A Belgian court gave Facebook 48 hours to stop tracking Internet users who do not have accounts with the US social media giant, or risk fines of up to 250,000 euros ($269,000) a day.

Belgian court gives Facebook 48 hours to stop tracking Internet users
Facebook's Zuckerberg in India to get 'next billion online'
Facebook's Zuckerberg in India to get 'next billion online'

Facebook chief executive and founder Mark Zuckerberg said he believes India will be crucial to getting "the next billion online" and helping to alleviate poverty.

Facebook's Zuckerberg in India to get 'next billion online'
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Facebook expands smartphone alerts to news, weather

Facebook, making a bigger push to deliver personalized information to its members, said it was expanding its mobile alerts to include sports scores, weather updates and local news updates.

Facebook expands smartphone alerts to news, weather