Technology

Morocco Lifts Ban on Mobile Internet Voice Calls

RABAT, Nov 4 – Morocco has lifted a ban on calls made through mobile internet connections, its national telecoms regulator said, acting after fierce protests on social media against a rule introduced at the start of the year. The ban was applied to the three mobile operators in Morocco who offer internet access for computers

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Morocco Lifts Ban on Mobile Internet Voice Calls

RABAT, Nov 4 – Morocco has lifted a ban on calls made through mobile internet connections, its national telecoms regulator said, acting after fierce protests on social media against a rule introduced at the start of the year. The ban was applied to the three mobile operators in Morocco who offer internet access for computers

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Drop in Facebook’s Stock Makes for Good Time to Connect

By Tenzin Pema and Rishika Sadam Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) shares fell as much as 5.5 percent in early trading on Thursday, wiping out about $20 billion of market value. Which makes the stock an even better buy, analysts said. The social network may have forecast slowing revenue growth and higher investments next year, but it

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Google Formally Rejects EU Antitrust Charges

By Foo Yun Chee | BRUSSELS Google (GOOGL.O) on Thursday formally rejected European Union antitrust charges of unfairly promoting its shopping service and blocking rivals in online search advertising, paving the way for EU regulators to rule next year on these issues and potentially impose hefty fines. The U.S. technology giant’s rebuttal in the shopping

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Drones the New Weapon in India’s Crackdown on Illegal Mining

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, Nov 2  – India’s mines ministry has told state governments to explore the use of drones to check illegal mining, as officials crackdown on an activity that has led to deforestation and the use of child labour. A satellite-based mining surveillance system was launched last month, and the ministry is now

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UK Spy Chief Sees Growing Threat From Russian Cyber-Attacks, Espionage

LONDON, Nov 1  – Russia is pushing its foreign policy in increasingly aggressive ways including cyber-attacks and espionage, posing a growing threat to Britain and the rest of Europe, the head of Britain’s internal intelligence agency MI5 has said. As finance minister Philip Hammond unveiled the country’s new five-year cyber security strategy and hinted at

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Warming to Lithium-Ion, Toyota Charges Up Its Battery Options

By Naomi Tajitsu and Norihiko Shirouzu TOYOTA CITY, Japan, Oct 31 – Engineers at Toyota Motor Corp say they have tamed volatile lithium-ion battery technology, and can now safely pack more power at no significant extra cost, giving the Japanese automaker the option to enter the growing all-electric car market. While rivals including Tesla Motors

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China Electronics Firm to Recall Some U.S. Products After Hacking Attack

SHANGHAI, Oct 24 – Chinese firm Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology Co Ltd said it will recall some of its products sold in the United States after it was identified by security researchers as having made parts for devices that were targeted in a major hacking attack on Friday. Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the Internet

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Some Samsung Fans Hot to Keep Note 7 Smartphones, Despite Recall

By Deborah M. Todd and Ju-min Park SAN FRANCISCO/SEOUL, Oct 16 – San Francisco Bay Area risk consultant Gil Oliva is willing to risk that his Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone might catch fire, shrugging off a global recall that has damaged the South Korean manufacturer’s reputation and raised questions about its future. The stylish

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