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Tech Tools Gain Traction amid Trump War on Leaks

As President Donald Trump warns of a crackdown on U.S. government leaks to media, interest is growing in technology tools that allow sources to share information anonymously.

One such tool called SecureDrop, being used by at least 30 U.S. and global media organizations, offers a way for sources to anonymously communicate via encrypted servers.

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Smartphones are Revolutionizing Medicine

Smartphones are revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, thanks to add-ons and apps that make their ubiquitous small screens into medical devices, researchers say.

"If you look at the camera, the flash, the microphone... they all are getting better and better," said Shwetak Patel, engineering professor at the University of Washington.

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Smartphone Maker Huawei Catching up on Samsung, Apple

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei managed to gain ground on Samsung and Apple in terms of market share last year, following the problems encountered by the two sector giants, the Gartner consultancy group said on Wednesday.

Over the year as a whole, the Chinese maker saw its sales leap by 26.7 percent, while the South Korean and US rivals both saw their sales decline by 4.3 percent, Gartner said in a study.

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S. Korean Prosecutors again Seek Arrest of Samsung Heir

Prosecutors said Tuesday they would make a second attempt to arrest the de facto head of South Korean giant Samsung over a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye.

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Tech Firms Must do More against 'Fake News'

Technology firms must up their game in tackling "fake news", Apple chief executive Tim Cook said Saturday, calling for a major public information campaign.

"All of us technology companies need to create some tools that help diminish the volume of fake news," the US tech giant boss told the Daily Telegraph in an interview.

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Pedal Power Revival as Bike-Share Apps Race for Glory

Unlock them with an app, drop them off anywhere, and nip past lanes of stationary car traffic: the humble bicycle is seeing a revival in China as a new generation of start-ups help tackle urban congestion and pollution with fleets of brightly colored two wheelers.

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Apple to Build iPhone in India this Year

Apple is to start making iPhones in India this year, a local government official said Friday, as the firm looks to tap a booming middle class as sales in China slow.

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Japan Court Rejects 'Right to be Forgotten' on Google

Japan's Supreme Court has rejected a man's demand that news search results of his arrest on sex charges be deleted from Google, ruling that to do so would violate freedom of expression.

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'Father of Pac-Man' Masaya Nakamura Dies at 91

Masaya Nakamura, the Japanese video game pioneer known as the "father of Pac-Man", has died aged 91, his company said Monday.

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A Commuter's Dream: Entrepreneurs Race to Develop Flying Car

People dreamed of soaring above traffic congestion even before George Jetson entranced kids with his cartoon flying car. Inventors and entrepreneurs have long tried and failed to make the dream a reality, but that may be changing.

Nearly a dozen companies around the globe, including some with deep pockets such as European aircraft maker Airbus, are competing to be the first to develop an aircraft that will enable commuters to glide above crowded roadways.

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