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Yahoo tipped off to hack by report of data dump on dark web

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON — In July, Yahoo received a report of a hacker claiming to have 280 million user account credentials for sale on the black market. An initial investigation found no evidence to back that up, according to a person familiar with the probe. Claims like these are common nowadays. However, Yahoo decided to conduct […]

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Snapchat will release US$130 sunglasses with built-in camera

SAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat plans to release a wearable gadget called Spectacles, which resembles a pair of sunglasses with a built-in camera for shooting video. The product will be sold in “limited distribution” this fall for US$129.99 (S$176.67), the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday (Sept 23). Spectacles will come in one size and three […]

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Samsung customer in China reports battery fire in new Note7

BEIJING — A Chinese man reported that a Note7 smartphone from Samsung Electronics exploded after he bought it this week, raising questions about whether the South Korean company’s problems with battery fires are spreading to new devices. The 25-year-old customer, Mr Hui Renjie, said his Note7 exploded on Monday morning (Sept 26), less than 24 […]

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5 things you need to know Friday

Charlotte protests remain in the national spotlight Charlotte will remain on alert Friday after Mayor Jennifer Roberts imposed a city-wide midnight curfew in response to the violent protests over the fatal police-involved shooting of an African-American man earlier this week. Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency after Wednesday’s protests killed one protester and injured two officers and nine civilians. The demonstrations — sparked by the death of Keith Lamont Scott — were much […]