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BIGGEST YET: Hackers who stole the personal data of about 4.5 million patients of hospital group Community Health Systems Inc broke into the company's computer system by exploiting the "Heartbleed" internet bug, making it the first known large-scale cyberattack using the flaw, according to a security expert. — Reuters

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Sony presents new ultra-compact hybrid camera

20 August 2014

The Japanese manufacturer is touting its new A5100 as the world's smallest interchangeable lens camera. With a 180-degree pivoting display and built-in NFC tech, the device is positioned between the A5000 and A6000 in Sony's line-up and promises to rival D-SLR cameras in terms of image quality.

MORE SENSITIVE: Twitter Inc said it will remove images or videos of deceased individuals at the request of family members. — Reuters

Twitter to remove images of deceased on families' request

20 August 2014

Twitter Inc said it will remove images or videos of deceased individuals at the request of family members.

GENDER IMBALANCE: Founder and CEO of SupportPay Sheri Atwood talking with her daughter during an interview with Reuters in California. Despite the lip service Silicon Valley has given over the past couple of years to the need to recruit more women venture capitalists, at senior levels the industry’s gender balance hasn’t budged, even as other industries with poor gender diversity show improvements. — Reuters

Despite lip service, Silicon Valley venture capital still a man’s world

20 August 2014

When she started her child-support tracking business SupportPay, Sheri Atwood expected all kinds of suggestions — but not the tip she got from a female investor who suggested she dye her blonde hair darker to be taken more seriously by venture capitalists.

Ryanair lets customers pay with PayPal

20 August 2014

The Irish low-cost airline now allows customers to pay for their fare using the online payment platform.

Apple's freshly sliced shares climb

20 August 2014

Freshly split Apple shares closed at a high on Tuesday, with investors evidently betting the California company will debut popular new gadgets, perhaps a smart watch and an iPhone 6.

INDOOR FARMING: Leafy vegetables growing in Fujitsu's greenhouse showroom in Numazu, Shizuoka prefecture. — Reuters

Silicon to spinach: Japan tech helps farmers cope with climate shifts

20 August 2014

Japanese technology firms are applying their expertise in energy-saving and cloud technology to help farmers cope with shifting weather patterns, an onslaught of cheaper imports and a shrinking workforce.

FEDS ON THE CASE: The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a report by a US cybersecurity firm that it uncovered some 1.2 billion Internet logins and passwords amassed by a Russian crime ring, the largest known collection of such stolen data. — Reuters

FBI probing reported theft of 1.2bil Internet credentials

20 August 2014

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a report by a US cybersecurity firm that it uncovered some 1.2 billion Internet logins and passwords amassed by a Russian crime ring, the largest known collection of such stolen data.

MDeC announces appointment of new CEO

20 August 2014

Datuk Yasmin Mahmood will be heading MDeC, as its new chief executive officer.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE: GameStop Corp, the world's largest retailer of videogame products, said chief executive Paul Raines underwent an unexpected surgery last week for a small cancerous brain tumour. — Reuters

GameStop CEO undergoes surgery for brain tumour

20 August 2014

GameStop Corp, the world's largest retailer of videogame products, said chief executive Paul Raines underwent an unexpected surgery last week for a small cancerous brain tumour.

Obama strategist jumps aboard controversial Uber app

20 August 2014

A political strategist who ran US President Barack Obama's winning campaign in 2008 has hopped on board at controversial smartphone car-hailing service Uber.

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