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Iranians manage to surf the Web despite tide of censorship

Before Nazilla Akbari can check out the latest offerings on Twitter or YouTube, she scrolls through an array of icons on her smartphone, searching for the right workaround to bypass state censors.

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Apple buys Intel’s smartphone modem division for US$1bil

Apple is paying Intel US$1bil (RM4.12bil) for the chip maker’s smartphone modem division in a deal driven by the upcoming transition to the next generation of wireless technology.

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Conspiracy theorists abound in climate change conversation on YouTube, study finds

YouTube is great for many things: makeup tutorials, entertaining animal clips and oddly satisfying videos of people smashing their faces into loaves of bread. It’s not necessarily great for nuanced scientific explanations.

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US proposes barring big tech companies from offering financial services, digital currencies

A proposal to prevent big technology companies from functioning as financial institutions or issuing digital currencies has been circulated for discussion by the Democratic majority that leads the House Financial Services Committee, according to a copy of the draft legislation seen by Reuters.

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Facebook must proceed with privacy breach suit, US judge rules

Facebook Inc must defend itself in a District of Columbia lawsuit accusing the social network of failing to safeguard users’ personal data and allowing a UK political consulting firm to mine the information for the benefit of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

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Huawei asks US court to throw out federal ban

Chinese telecom giant Huawei stepped up its legal battle on Wednesday to overturn US legislation barring American federal agencies from buying its products amid an escalating high-tech dispute.

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5G: Five things to know

It is heralded as an essential step to a brave new world of technology, but in the here and now, super-fast 5G networking is already pitting China against the West.

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Dutch spy agency investigating alleged Huawei ‘backdoor’: Volkskrant

Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei has a hidden "backdoor" on the network of a major Dutch telecoms firm, making it possible to access customer data, newspaper De Volkskrant said on May 16, citing unidentified intelligence sources.

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San Francisco may ban police, city use of facial recognition

San Francisco is on track to become the first US city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies, reflecting a growing backlash against a technology that’s creeping into airports, motor vehicle departments, stores, stadiums and home security cameras.