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Two Apple Services Blocked in China

Apple confirmed Friday its iTunes Movies and iBooks service have become unavailable in China, after reports authorities ordered them to be taken offline.

"We hope to make books and movies available again to our customers in China as soon as possible," a spokeswoman for Apple, the US technology giant, said in a statement.

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Australia Admits Government Hack Attacks, Boosts Cyber Security

Australia unveiled a multi-million-dollar cyber scheme to combat hacking on Thursday, as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull acknowledged an attack on the country's weather bureau but stopped short of blaming it on China.

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EU Hits Google with Anti-trust Charges over Android

The EU slapped Google with anti-trust charges on Wednesday over its widely-used Android mobile phone operating system, in a fresh salvo by Brussels against the Silicon Valley giant.

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Chinese Twitter Users Concerned over Appointment for China

Chinese Twitter users have expressed concerns over the company's appointment of a greater China regional executive who has a background working with China's military and state security apparatus.

Kathy Chen was appointed last week to be Twitter's first managing director for China, based in Hong Kong, to oversee advertising.

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Apple Defends Stand in Brooklyn Case on iPhone Access

Apple urged a federal court Friday to reject efforts to force the company to help break into an iPhone as part of a New York drug investigation.

In the latest case involving efforts to compel Apple to help law enforcement break encryption, the company said the court should simply rule the assistance is unnecessary and not authorized by law.

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The Sky's the Limit at Geneva Inventions Show

Shoes that can reunite lost toddlers with their parents and a morphing sofa designed for spur of the moment conjugal relations are among the centerpieces at this year's Geneva inventions show.

More than 750 exhibitors from 48 countries have come together in Switzerland this week for the world's largest event dedicated to new creations.

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Uber Starts Motorbike Taxi Service in Indonesian Capital

Ride-hailing app Uber on Wednesday launched a motorbike taxi service in the Indonesian capital where Southeast Asian rivals Go-Jek and Grab are already battling for dominance.

Jakarta is one of the world's most congested cities and motorbike taxis ordered from a smartphone app have exploded in popularity in the past 18 months as a way to beat snarled traffic.

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Sweden Military Servers Hacked, Used in 2013 Attack on U.S. Banks

Swedish military computers were hacked and used in an attack targeting major U.S. banks in 2013, the armed forces said on Monday.

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U.S. Media: Britain's Daily Mail Eyeing Yahoo Bid

The parent company of British tabloid newspaper and website the Daily Mail is in discussions with "several" private-equity firms about a possible bid for Yahoo, The Wall Street Journal said Sunday.

Although Yahoo was an early Internet pioneer and is used by around one billion people, it has fallen behind Google in Internet searches and has been steadily losing ground in online advertising.

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U.S. Fight Goes on with Apple over iPhone Access

The U.S. government is keeping its encryption battle with Apple alive, pressing the high-tech giant to help crack an iPhone in a drug case in New York.

The Justice Department filed a letter in a U.S. District Court on Friday telling a judge that it still wants Apple to extract pictures, text messages and other digital data from an iPhone used by someone accused of trafficking in methamphetamines.

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