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New York Bars Sex Offenders from Pokemon Go

It's the smartphone game electrifying the world but New York took steps Monday to ban sex offenders from using the app to potentially prey on child victims.

The game, developed by U.S.-based software company Niantic, a spinoff of Google, has been downloaded more than 75 million times across the United States and has gone viral across the world.

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Interpol: Nigerian behind $60M Online Fraud Network Held

A Nigerian behind an online fraud network which engineered scams worth more than $60 million (54 million euros) has been arrested in southern oil city of Port Harcourt, Interpol said on Monday.

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Tesla Reaches Deal to Buy SolarCity for $2.6 Billion

Electric car maker Tesla said Monday it won agreement from SolarCity to acquire the solar company for $2.6 billion, confirming a deal that has been criticized on Wall Street.

Tesla announced the bid in late June, but it drew jeers on Wall Street, in part because of skepticism over the motives of Tesla chief executive Elon Musk, who is also chairman of SolarCity, as well as a major shareholder.

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False Megaquake Alert Shakes Tokyo

A false warning of a megaquake about to strike Tokyo was issued by Japan's weather agency and quickly canceled on Monday, but not before terrifying users of a smartphone app who received it.

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Russia Claims Cyber Attack Plan Uncovered

The Russian secret service on Saturday said it uncovered a planned cyber attack against some two dozen government and military organizations.

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Brazil Fines Facebook $11.6 mn over WhatsApp Standoff

A judge in Brazil on Wednesday slapped an $11.6 million fine on the local Facebook branch over the company's  refusal to surrender data from its WhatsApp messenger program to a police investigation.

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Yahoo Selling Core Business for $4.8 Billion to Verizon

Yahoo has agreed to sell its core business to telecom giant Verizon for $4.8 billion, ending a 20-year run by the internet pioneer as an independent company, the firms announced Monday.

Verizon chief executive Lowell McAdam said Yahoo would be integrated into its recently acquired AOL unit to create "a top global mobile media company, and help accelerate our revenue stream in digital advertising."

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Social Media a Curse and a Blessing in Munich Shooting

Social networks were both a curse and a blessing in the deadly shopping mall shooting in Munich, as police sometimes found themselves chasing fictitious leads and false alarms.

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Connected, Self-Drive Cars Pose Serious New Security Challenges

In a world where motor vehicles can be weapons and cars increasingly depend on internal computers and internet connections, automakers are under increasing pressure to find ways to guard against cyber-attacks.

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Facebook Accused of Censoring Posts on Indian Kashmir

Academics and activists accused Facebook Friday of censoring posts about Indian-administered Kashmir as a curfew in the region extended into its 14th day following unrest that has left 48 protesters dead.

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