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VPN Users in China Megacity Chongqing Face Fines

People in the Chinese megacity Chongqing could be fined for using VPNs to jump over the country's "Great Firewall" that blocks access to forbidden websites from Google to Facebook. 

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Tech World Debate on Robots and Jobs Heats Up

Although technology has long affected the labor force, recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics are heightening concerns about automation replacing a growing number of occupations, including highly skilled or "knowledge-based" jobs.

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Uber Grounds Self-Driving Cars after Accident

Uber has grounded its fleet of self-driving cars pending an investigation into the crash of an Uber autonomous vehicle in Arizona, a spokesperson for the car-hailing service said Sunday.

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China Win for Apple as Court Overturns iPhone Ruling

A Beijing court has overturned a ruling that Apple's iPhone 6 violated a Chinese manufacturer's patent which saw the US tech giant ordered to cease selling the smartphone in China.

In May last year the Beijing intellectual property bureau had ruled that Apple violated design patents of Chinese maker Shenzhen Baili with its iPhone6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and would be barred from selling those models.

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U.S. Police Probe Apparent Gang Rape Streamed on Facebook

Chicago police said Wednesday they were looking for up to six suspects who allegedly raped a teenage girl and broadcast the assault on Facebook Live.

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Google Unveils Tools to Prevent ads Alongside Undesirable Content

Google, which has seen a slew of companies withdraw ads after they appeared alongside extemist content, said Tuesday it was introducing new tools to give firms greater control.

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U.S. Charges Two Russian Spies in Massive Yahoo Cyberattack

Two Russian intelligence agents and a duo of hackers were indicted Wednesday over a data breach that compromised 500 million Yahoo accounts in one of the largest cyberattacks in history.

The indictment announced by the U.S. Justice Department links Russia's top spy agency, the FSB, to the massive hacking operation which began in 2014 with the twin goals of espionage and financial gain.

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Headphone Batteries Explode on Flight to Australia

A woman whose headphones caught fire on a plane suffered burns to her face and hands, Australian officials said Wednesday as they warned about the dangers of battery-operated devices in-flight.

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Germany Proposes Heavy Fines on Facebook for Hate Speech

Germany's justice minister proposed a law Tuesday that could see social networks such as Facebook slapped with heavy fines if they fail to wipe illegal hate speech from their sites.

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Pakistan Threatens to Block Social Media over 'Blasphemy'

Pakistan's interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Thursday threatened to block "all social media websites" that have blasphemous content hours after a Pakistani court ordered the government to open investigation into online "blasphemy."

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