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Tech sector sizzles as Myanmar embraces Internet for the masses

From navigating gridlocked city roads to playing a favourite national sport, new homegrown apps are blossoming in Myanmar as cheap mobile technology ignites an Internet revolution in the once-isolated nation.

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Google offers peek into Bhutan with Street View launch

Google provided a sneak peek into Bhutan Thursday by unveiling a Street View project for the remote Himalayan kingdom, featuring panoramic views of its majestic mountains, monasteries and crystal-clear rivers.

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Hackers to probe cyber crime defences at British banks

In the next few months hackers will try to penetrate the cyber defences of Britain's major banks and steal information about millions of customers. But for once they'll be welcome.

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In North Korea, hackers are a handpicked, pampered elite

Despite its poverty and isolation, North Korea has poured resources into a sophisticated cyberwarfare cell called Bureau 121, defectors from the secretive state said as Pyongyang came under the microscope for a crippling hack into computers at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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North Korea says pro-Pyongyang supporters behind Sony cyber attack

A crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment may have been the work of pro-North Korean supporters, and allegations that the isolated country was to blame are "wild rumour", state media said.

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For North Korea's cyber army, long-term target may be telecoms, utility grids

The hacking attack on Sony Pictures may have been a practice run for North Korea's elite cyber-army in a long-term goal of being able to cripple telecoms and energy grids in rival nations, defectors from the isolated state said.

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China condemns cyberattacks, but does not mention North Korea

China has said it opposes all forms of cyberattacks, but it stopped short of directly condemning the hacking of Sony Pictures, or of responding to US calls for action against North Korea, blamed by Washington for the assault.

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North Korea suffers Internet outage

North Korea experienced Internet outages on Monday, a US company that monitors Internet infrastructure said, adding that the reason for the problems was not known.

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North Korea boosted cyber forces to 6,000 troops

North Korean military's cyber army has boosted its numbers to 6,000 troops, the South Korean Defence Ministry said, double Seoul's estimate for the force in 2013, and is working to cause "physical and psychological paralysis" in the South.

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Social connections may enhance online weight loss programmes

Users of an online weight loss programme lost more when they participated in the social group, compared to more isolated users, a new study finds.