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Hackers Exploited WhatsApp Flaw to Install Spyware

A security flaw in WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, allowed sophisticated attackers to install spyware on phones, the company said Tuesday, in the latest trouble for its parent Facebook.

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Break Up Facebook, Says Company's Co-Founder

One of the co-founders of Facebook called on Thursday for the social media behemoth to be broken up, warning that the company's head, Mark Zuckerberg, had become far too powerful.

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Google Bucks Soaring Smartphone Prices with New Pixel

Google bucked the soaring smartphone price trend Tuesday, unveiling a high-performance Pixel handset aimed at the middle of the market as part of a wide-ranging pitch to developers of its new hardware, software and privacy efforts.

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5G Conference Warns on Security as Huawei Controversy Rages

Experts called on 5G providers Friday to heed supply chain security in light of concerns about technology providers such as China's Huawei, recently banned by the U.S. government.

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Facebook Bans Louis Farrakhan, Others in Hate Crackdown

Facebook on Thursday banned black activist leader Louis Farrakhan, far-right icon Alex Jones and several others in a heightened crackdown on hate content at the leading social network.

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Privacy Fine Set-Aside Dents Facebook's Profit

Facebook said Wednesday its profit took a hit from setting aside billions of dollars for an anticipated fine from US regulators, in a quarterly report that sent shares higher.

The leading social network logged a profit of $2.4 billion -- down 51 percent from a year earlier -- on revenue that climbed 26 percent to $15.1 billion in the first three months of this year.

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Facebook Hires High-Ranking U.S. State Department Lawyer

Facebook said Monday it has hired a high-ranking US State Department lawyer credited with helping craft the controversial Patriot Act as the social network's new general counsel.

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Samsung to Inspect Galaxy Fold Phones after Reviewer Complaints

Samsung announced Thursday it will inspect units of its highly anticipated folding smartphone after some reviewers reported screen damage.

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Google Drone Deliveries Cleared for Take-off in Australia

A Google-linked firm will start delivering takeaways and other small items to Canberra residents after the company received approval from aviation watchdogs in Australia on Tuesday.

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Dutchman Ends 'World's Longest Electric Car Trip' in Australia

A Dutchman completed an epic 95,000 kilometer (59,000 mile) journey by electric car in Sydney Sunday in a bid to prove the viability of such vehicles in tackling climate change.

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