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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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End of an Era: VCR Headed for Outdated Tech Heaven

The clunky videocassette recorder is going the way of floppy disks, eight-track tapes and camera film as the world's last manufacturer ends production of the once booming home-video technology.

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Pokemon Go Craze Finally Hits Japan

Pikachu was welcomed home by thousands of enthusiastic Japanese gamers Friday as the global phenomenon that is Pokemon Go finally launched in its native market.

The smartphone app has now been launched in more than 40 countries, including the U.S. and much of Europe, but Japan -- where Nintendo started the mythical creature franchise 20 years ago -- was kept waiting.

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Japan Warns over Pokemon Go Pitfalls ahead of Launch

Japan isn't taking any chances when it comes to the safety of impatient fans awaiting the release of Pokemon Go in the country where the cutesy monsters were born.

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S. Korea Anti-Trust Agency Probes Google

South Korea's anti-trust agency is investigating Google for alleged abuse of its market dominance, a report said Thursday, a week after the EU filed anti-trust charges against the US tech giant.

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Chinese Consortium Buys Opera Browser for $600 Million

A Chinese consortium has bought the Opera internet browser for $600 million (543 million euros), its Norwegian developer said Monday, after a public share offer for the company failed.

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