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VAGUE THREAT: Police have questioned a girl over ominous Yik Yak postings that have prompted a high school in California to shut down for a few days in anticipation of an attack. — AFP

Girl questioned over Yik Yak threat that closed California school

21 November 2014

Police in Southern California have questioned a girl in connection with at least one threatening post made on social media application Yik Yak that led to a two-day closure of a high school in an affluent oceanside community, officials said.

Looking to fund your business? Ask your classmates

21 November 2014

Claude Burns, who just earned a degree from MIT's Sloan School of Management, hatched what he thought was a great startup idea: a subscription business peddling craft beers.

Uber hires team to help fix privacy issues

21 November 2014

Uber scrambled to allay fears that executives at the hot car-sharing startup are gunning for journalists and spying on riders.

Rights groups release anti-surveillance software

21 November 2014

A coalition of human rights and technology groups including Amnesty International launched new software to allow journalists and activists to check if their computers are being spied on.

US accuses China of cyberspying on American companies

21 November 2014

The United States has charged five Chinese military officers and accused them of hacking into American nuclear, metal and solar companies to steal trade secrets, ratcheting up tensions between the two world powers over cyberespionage.

Minecraft videogame to get Tate art "worlds"

21 November 2014

Fans of the hugely successful Minecraft videogame will be able to play inside worlds envisioned in art from the collection of the Tate museums in Britain with free-download releases of two 3D "Tate Worlds" starting on Nov 24.

Mobile phones 'game changers' in securing children's rights: UNICEF

21 November 2014

Mobile phones and other technological innovations can be "game changers" in securing children’s rights, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said at the launch of its first crowd-sourced report.

Twitter boss launches global cash register service

21 November 2014

Twitter’s co-founder outlined plans to make cash registers a thing of the past as he held a global launch for new software that he said would help small businesses grow.

Chinese cyber attacks could take down US infrastructure

21 November 2014

China and "probably one or two" other countries have the ability to invade and possibly shut down computer systems of US power utilities, aviation networks and financial companies, Admiral Mike Rogers, the director of the US National Security Agency said.

Google, Rockstar agree to settle patent litigation

21 November 2014

Google Inc has agreed to settle litigation with patent consortium Rockstar, though terms of the deal were not disclosed in a court filing made public this week.

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