Technology

Daesh-Linked Hacker Appears in U.S. Federal court

By Julia Harte WASHINGTON, Jan 28- A Kosovar citizen accused of hacking the personal data of more than a thousand U.S. officials and sending it to Daesh militants in Syria appeared in U.S. federal court in Virginia on Wednesday. It was the first time Ardit Ferizi, 20, had publicly appeared in the United States since being

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German Police Arrest Two Linked to Nazi Propaganda Website

BERLIN, Jan 27 – German police on Wednesday arrested two people in raids against a far-right group suspected of using an Internet portal to incite violence against foreigners, spread Nazi propaganda and deny the Holocaust, the public prosecutor general said. About 60 policemen and investigators took part in the operation, which involved searching properties in

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U.S. Offers Turkey Technology to Block Daesh at Syria border

By Warren Strobel, Jonathan Landay and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Jan 21 – The United States is accelerating efforts to help Turkey clamp down on its border with Syria, senior U.S. officials said, and for the first time will offer technologies to Ankara to help it secure the frontier. Washington and Ankara have been discussing for

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Dutch Arrest 10 Men Suspected of Using Bitcoin to Launder Money

AMSTERDAM, Jan 20 – Ten men suspected of using the digital currency Bitcoin to launder up to 20 million euros of criminal money made from online drug deals have been arrested in the Netherlands, Dutch prosecutors said on Wednesday. The men, described as all in their 20s and with Dutch nationality, were arrested on Tuesday

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Pakistan Lifts Three-Year Ban on YouTube

By Tommy Wilkes ISLAMABAD, Jan 18 – Pakistan said on Monday it had removed a three-year ban on YouTube after the Google-owned video-sharing website launched a local version that allows the government to demand removal of material it considers offensive. Pakistan banned access to YouTube in September 2012 after an anti-Islam film, “Innocence of Muslims”,

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Survey Finds Many Young People Fear Losing Their Jobs to Robots

MUNICH, Jan 18 – Four out of 10 young people believe machines will be able to do their jobs within a decade, an international survey published on Monday has found. Nearly half of young workers surveyed in Western countries said their education did not prepare them to do their jobs. The skills gap is especially

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Egypt Arrests Facebook Page Administrators Ahead of Revolt Anniversary

CAIRO, Jan 14 – Egyptian security forces have arrested the administrators of 47 Facebook pages that the interior ministry says are run by the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, intensifying a crackdown on dissent as the fifth anniversary of a 2011 uprising approaches. The popular revolt that ended Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule began with marches on Jan.

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Hackers Bring Down Thai Websites Over British Murders Verdict

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK, Jan 13 – International hacking movement Anonymous said it attacked hundreds of Thai government websites on Wednesday over death sentences handed down to two migrant workers for the murder of two British tourists. A court sentenced Myanmar migrant workers Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun, both 22, to death on

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Zuckerberg Unveils 2016 Plans for Artificially Intelligent Butler

By Suzanne Barlyn NEW YORK, Jan 4 – Mark Zuckerberg wants to build an artificially intelligent assistant in 2016 to help run his home and assist him at work, the Facebook Inc. founder and chief executive said on Sunday. Zuckerberg, who commits to a new personal challenge every year, revealed his plan in a Facebook

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