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Nintendo Switch consoles hiding secret retro game

A digital copy of 1984 game NES Golf has been tucked away inside the chips and circuit boards of each and every Nintendo Switch console, even adapted for use with the newer machine's detachable controllers.

NES game Golf for the Nintendo Switch, per SwitchBrew.org. — AFP Relaxnews

Uber goes on rare legal offensive, suing ad agency for fraud

Uber Technologies Inc is accustomed to getting sued. Now it’s doing the suing. And it’s partly thanks to Breitbart News.

Uber is taking advertising agency Fetch Media Ltd to court for click fraud, alleging that the firm improperly billed Uber for “fake” online ads and took credit for app downloads it had nothing to do with. — Reuters

Rickshaws to jump start India's all-electric drive

India will roll out nearly 100,000 battery-powered buses and autorickshaws onto its sulphurous city streets in the coming weeks, setting it on the bumpy road to making new vehicle sales all-electric by 2030.

Nissan Motor is testing its Leaf model to see how it performs on Indian roads and copes with pollution and extreme weather conditions. — AFP Relaxnews

Tencent, Guangzhou Auto agree to collaborate on Internet-connected cars

China's Tencent Holdings and Guangzhou Automobile Group Company Ltd have agreed to collaborate on Internet-connected cars – a strategic pact that sent shares in Guangzhou Auto surging.

Microsoft’s Hotmail, Outlook.com services back up after outage

Microsoft Corp said its free email services Outlook.com and Hotmail, which suffered an outage across Europe on Sept 18, were back up.

Microsoft said the issue involved part of the company's internet traffic load-balancing system which was gobbling up server capacity despite no apparent increase in user traffic. — Reuters

Equifax is said to suffer a hack earlier than date disclosed

Equifax Inc learned about a major breach of its computer systems in March – almost five months before the date it has publicly disclosed, according to three people familiar with the situation.

There’s no evidence that the publicly disclosed chronology is inaccurate, but it leaves out a set of key events that began earlier this spring, the people familiar with the probe said. — Reuters

UniFi and Time users with D-Link DIR-850L router are at risk (Updated)

The D-Link DIR-850L router, which is provided with some UniFi and Time high-speed broadband plans, has 10 security vulnerabilities.

D-Link will be issuing a firmware update for DIR-850L router on Sept 21 to patch up the vulnerabilities found. — D-Link

New York governor wants credit-reporting firms to follow cyber rules

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that he wants credit-reporting firms to comply with the state's cybersecurity regulations, the latest government official to crack down on the industry in the wake of the massive Equifax hack.

The state would be able to bar credit-reporting agencies, including TransUnion and Experian Plc, as well as Equifax, from doing business in New York if the state found they engaged in "unfair, deceptive or predatory practices," Cuomo said. — Reuters

US Senate votes to ban Kaspersky Lab software from government networks

The US Senate voted to ban Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab’s products from use by the federal government, citing concerns the company may be a pawn of the Kremlin and poses a national security risk.

The headquarters of antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab in Moscow, Russia. The bill would bar the use of Kaspersky Lab in civilian and military agencies. — Reuters

Google launches digital payments service in India

Alphabet Inc's Google on Monday launched a localised payments app for India as it tries to gain a foothold in the country's rapidly-growing digital payments space.

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