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Oops! That's No Sapphire Screen For The iPhone 6

Will Apple be able to launch the iPhone 6 with the much-awaited sapphire crystal screen? It looked a done deal until earlier this week. The big question is does it really matter?
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ULA Launches Three Air Force Satellites Into Orbit

The United Launch Alliance successfully sent a payload of three Air Force satellites into orbit.
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Facebook Moves Mobile Chat Users To The Separate Messenger App

If you like to chat on Facebook using your mobile device, then you will have to use the separate Facebook Messenger app from now on. Facebook is spinning out mobile messaging from its main mobile app and routing users to the Messenger app. When Facebook users try to send a message using the main app, there is a new notification message that prompts them to download the Messenger app instead.
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Twitter shares surge on user growth

Social networking service Twitter reports a second-quarter loss of $145m but better than expected user growth, sending shares surging over 35%.
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Encrypt Calls On Your iPhone

With the revelations of wiretapping and signal interception that came to light with the Edward Snowden document leaks, encryption has been coming up in conversations more often than in years gone by. Imagine that. In particular there has been a greater interest in encrypted email and voice communications. There are some solutions like PGP for encrypting email. However, there has not been a good low cost solution for the iPhone to encrypt voice. That is until today. The company Whisper Systems released their solution today in the form of an app called Signal which is now available on iTunes as well as for Android based phones.
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What You Need To Know About Ebola

Liberia went into quarantine yesterday amid the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, one of the most deadly diseases known to man.
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What is the Best Database for a Small Business?

"Which technology should I use for my database?" is a great second question, says my buddy Jerry Gitchel, founder of Make Technology Work, which provides technology coaching for entrepreneurs and professionals.
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Asana Finally Launches A Native iOS App After Facebook Cofounder Bet Wrong On Web-Based Apps

Collaboration software company Asana's mantra is about moving beyond email in the workplace. But the company cofounded by Facebook billionaire Dustin Moskovitz hasn't been really delivering on that message considering that users have struggled to use Asana on their mobile phones--precisely where many of us check our work and email many times throughout the day.
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The EU's New Russia Sanctions Look Tough, But How Rigorously Will They Be Enforced?

Economic sanctions can often be circumvented but even by normal geopolitical standards today's "tough new sanctions" from the EU look weak. The question is who will enforce them.
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EA Access May Be Netflix For Gaming On Xbox One

While it might be obvious that Netflix is changing the world of video delivery, it seems its model may start to make its way more prominently into video games as well. EA has just debuted a rather interesting new program in the form of EA Access, which is coming exclusively to Microsoft's Xbox One.
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Max Mosley sues Google over photos

Ex-motorsport boss Max Mosley issues High Court proceedings against Google for publishing photos of him taken at a sex party.
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OKCupid experiments with 'bad' matches

Dating website OKCupid reveals that it experimented on its users, including putting the "wrong" people together to see if they would connect.
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Microsoft in China anti-trust probe

An anti-monopoly investigation into US technology giant Microsoft is launched by Chinese authorities.
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Russia offers $110,000 Tor bounty

Russia offers 3.9m roubles ($110,000; £65,000) in a contest for ways to crack the identities of users of the Tor network.
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Hacker McKinnon turns search expert

Gary McKinnon, the computer hacker who was the subject of a 10-year legal battle over US extradition, reinvents himself as a search expert.
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The Nigerian Spaniel

Apparently some of the same Nigerian fraudsters who have been trying to trick people into transferring funds to their bank accounts (“the Nigerian 419 swindle”) are involved in new criminal operations. According to researchers at , Silicon Valley based security firm, Palo Alto Networks, in operation named Silver Spaniel, [More...]
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Europeans’ Right to Be Forgotten

Europeans’ Right to Be Forgotten The endless war between freedom of speech and the right to online privacy is being extended in upcoming meeting this week, between the European Union (EU) on one side and invites to the meeting…Google, Yahoo and Microsoft [More...]
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Russia’s Amended Legislation On Data Retention

Russia's parliament has passed a bill that requires Internet companies to keep Russians' personal data inside Russia [More...]
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The Atgentine Antitrust Agency has adopted a conservative approach when assessing the structure of control Chinese State-owned Enterprises (Part V)

The Argentine Antitrust Agency seems to have disregarded concepts such as the Rule of Separation, the Appointment Criteria, and the Review Methods, which on a rather bold approach could have been construed as self-imposed restrictions [More...]
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by Pedro Mazer, Alfaro Abogados

The Atgentine Antitrust Agency has adopted a conservative approach when assessing the structure of control Chinese State-owned Enterprises (Part IV )

The Rule of Separation as described in the above paragraph appears a major focus of certain regulations issued by the Chinese government. The State-owned Industrial Enterprise Operational Mechanism Transforming Regulations [More...]
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by Pedro Mazer, Alfaro Abogados

The Argentine Antitrust Agency has adopted a conservative approach when assessing the structure of control of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises (part 3)

The Rule of Separation as described in the above paragraph appears a major focus of certain regulations issued by the Chinese government. The State-owned Industrial Enterprise Operational Mechanism Transforming Regulations [More...]
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by Pedro Mazer, Alfaro Abogados

The Argentine Antitrust Agency has adopted a conservative approach when assessing the structure of control of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises ( Part 2)

The Argentine Antitrust Agency has adopted a conservative approach when assessing the structure of control of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises ( Part 2) The grounds used by SOEs to support the position that they are not controlled by the Chinese State. The legal status of a SOE is primarily governed by the State-owned Industrial Enterprise Law (the “SOE Law”). In comparison with a non-SOE, a SOE´s assets are owned by the Chinese State [More...]
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by Pedro Mazer, Alfaro-Abogados

The Argentine Antitrust Agency has adopted a conservative approach when assessing the structure of control of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises (Part 1)

Argentina has recently received substantial investments from Chinese State-owned-Enterprises (“SOEs”), and more investments from such source are both under way and expected for the future [More...]
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NO MORE JUNK EMAILS FOR CANADIANS

NO MORE JUNK EMAILS FOR CANADIANS The new Canadian federal anti-spam legislation that will take effect starting July 1st is designed to help Canadians keep their email inboxes un-clogged with unwanted emails, and social media inboxes with unsolicited messages. The laws say that businesses will have to get consent to send emails to their customers [More...]
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ARGENTINA TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE EU AGREEMENT

ARGENTINA TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE EU AGREEMENT Author: Alfaro-Abogados Argentina agreed with the Mercosur to propose Europe the opening of 90% of the tariff positions, which include dairy products, cars and home appliances [More...]
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Do We Have Any Drugs To Treat Ebola?

While patient isolation and supportive treatment are the only options currently available, BioCryst, a small U.S. pharmaceutical company, has published limited but promising data on their small molecule drug, BCX4430, in treating monkeys infected with a close relative of Ebolavirus.
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Car firms sued over CD 'rip' system

A group representing musicians in the US is suing Ford and General Motors over in-car CD players which allow tracks to be stored on a hard drive.
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Android ID flaw exposes smartphones

A security firm warns of a flaw in the way Android ID checks apps that puts thousands of smartphones and tablets at risk.
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Police placing ads on piracy sites

The City of London police has started placing banner advertisements on websites believed to be offering pirated content illegally.
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Beats sued for noise-cancelling tech

Headphones-maker Bose claims that Beats has infringed its noise-cancelling tech and is seeking damages ahead of a takeover by Apple.
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