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Tech Firms Urge Court to Toss Trump Travel Ban

Scores of technology firms including Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft on Wednesday joined in a legal filing urging a judge to toss out President Donald Trump's latest travel ban.

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Facebook Out to Read Minds

Facebook wants to read your mind.

At least, when it comes to what you'd like to say or type.

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Iran Blocks Telegram Voice Calls

Iran's judiciary has blocked newly introduced voice calls on Telegram, the most popular messaging app in the country, state media reported on Wednesday.

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Google Earth Re-Invented for New Era

Google on Tuesday launched a re-imagined version of its free Earth mapping service, weaving in storytelling and artificial intelligence and freeing it from apps.

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Phone App Nabs Coachella Festival Cell Phone Thief

A thief who made off with cell phones belonging to more than 100 people at the Coachella music festival in California may want to consider a new line of work.

Police said Reinaldo De Jesus Henao, of New York, was arrested on Friday with his booty in his backpack after dozens of festival-goers noticed that their phones were missing and activated their "Find My Phone" app.

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China Car Dilemma: Beijing Wants Electric, Buyers Want SUVs

Automakers face a dilemma in China's huge but crowded market: Regulators are pushing them to sell electric cars, but buyers want gas-guzzling SUVs.

The industry is rattled by Beijing's proposal to require that electric cars make up 8 percent of every brand's production as soon as next year. Consumers are steering the other way: First-quarter SUV sales soared 21 percent from a year earlier to 2.4 million, while electric vehicle purchases sank 4.4 percent to just 55,929.

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Hacked Files Suggest NSA Penetrated SWIFT, Mideast Banks

Files released by the mysterious hacker Shadow Brokers suggested Friday the US National Security Agency had penetrated the SWIFT banking network and monitored a number of Middle East banks.

The files, according to computer security analysts, also showed the NSA had found and exploited numerous vulnerabilities in a range of Microsoft Windows products widely used on computers around the world.

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Spain Detains Russian over U.S. Vote 'Hacking'

A Russian computer expert was remanded in custody in Spain on Monday on suspicion of involvement in alleged hacking of the U.S. presidential election campaign, a legal source said.

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Thousands Pack Europe's First VidCon for Online Stars

Thousands flocked to Amsterdam from around Europe this weekend to meet their online video heroes and mingle with young fans, eager to learn how they too can become a YouTube star.

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Germany Threatens Online Giants with 50 Million Euro Hate Speech Fines

Germany on Wednesday took the European lead in cracking down against hate speech and fake news, threatening social media giants with fines of up to 50 million euros if they fail to remove offensive posts promptly.

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