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Rise of the Data Protection Officer, the Hottest Tech Ticket in Town
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Rise of the Data Protection Officer, the Hottest Tech Ticket in Town

They may not have the cachet of entrepreneurs, or geek chic of developers, but data protection officers are suddenly the hottest properties in technology.

Hyperinflation Meets Tech: Cash-Scarce Venezuela Sees Boom in Payment Apps
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Hyperinflation Meets Tech: Cash-Scarce Venezuela Sees Boom in Payment Apps

Widerven Villegas and his brother wash some 30 cars a day at a parking lot in Caracas. Despite charging less than 50 cents, nobody pays them in cash.

Blockchain to Track Congo's Cobalt from Mine to Mobile
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Blockchain to Track Congo's Cobalt from Mine to Mobile

Blockchain is to be used for the first time to try to track cobalt's journey from artisanal mines in Democratic Republic of Congo through to products used in smartphones...

Maersk, IBM to Llaunch Blockchain-Based Platform For Global Trade
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Maersk, IBM to Llaunch Blockchain-Based Platform For Global Trade

The world's largest container shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maersk is teaming up with IBM to create an industry-wide trading platform it says can speed up trade and...

Some Chinese Apple Users Warned By Firm on Dodging New Data Law
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Some Chinese Apple Users Warned By Firm on Dodging New Data Law

Some Chinese users of Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) products who have created Apple IDs overseas to circumvent a new law that requires their personal data to be stored within...

How a Researcher Hacked His Own Computer and Found 'worst' Chip Flaw
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How a Researcher Hacked His Own Computer and Found 'worst' Chip Flaw

Daniel Gruss didn't sleep much the night he hacked his own computer and exposed a flaw in most of the chips made in the past two decades by hardware giant Intel...

Internet Giants Told: Accept Cyber Curbs to Be Welcome in China
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Internet Giants Told: Accept Cyber Curbs to Be Welcome in China

Google and Facebook will have to accept China's censorship and tough online laws if they want access to its 751 million internet users, Chinese regulators told...

Ukraine Finally Battens Down Its Leaky Cyber Hatches After Attacks
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Ukraine Finally Battens Down Its Leaky Cyber Hatches After Attacks

When the chief of Microsoft Ukraine switched jobs to work for President Petro Poroshenko, he found that everyone in the office used the same login password.

U.s. Senators to Introduce Bill to Secure 'internet of Things'
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U.s. Senators to Introduce Bill to Secure 'internet of Things'

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Tuesday plans to introduce legislation seeking to address vulnerabilities in computing devices embedded in everyday objects—known...

Flush Times For Hackers in Booming Cyber Security Job Market
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Flush Times For Hackers in Booming Cyber Security Job Market

The surge in far-flung and destructive cyber attacks is not good for national security, but for an increasing number of hackers and researchers, it is great for...

Silicon Valley Mostly Quiet in Internet Surveillance Debate in Congress
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Silicon Valley Mostly Quiet in Internet Surveillance Debate in Congress

Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google, Apple Inc and other major technology firms are largely absent from a debate over the renewal of a broad U.S. internet surveillance...

U.s. Government Crackdown Threatens Kaspersky's American Dream
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U.s. Government Crackdown Threatens Kaspersky's American Dream

Eugene Kaspersky, the CEO of the Russian cybersecurity software firm that bears his name, had a big American dream.

Under Pressure, Western Tech Firms Bow to Russian Demands to Share Cyber Secrets
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Under Pressure, Western Tech Firms Bow to Russian Demands to Share Cyber Secrets

Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time...

U.s. Weighs Restricting Chinese Investment in Artificial Intelligence
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U.s. Weighs Restricting Chinese Investment in Artificial Intelligence

The United States appears poised to heighten scrutiny of Chinese investment in Silicon Valley to better shield sensitive technologies seen as vital to U.S. national...

Chinese Exam Authorities Use Facial Recognition, Drones to Catch Cheats
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Chinese Exam Authorities Use Facial Recognition, Drones to Catch Cheats

Chinese education authorities have gone high-tech to catch cheaters as millions of high-school students take their "gaokao", the annual university entrance exam...

Companies Use Kidnap Insurance to Guard Against Ransomware Attacks
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Companies Use Kidnap Insurance to Guard Against Ransomware Attacks

Companies without cyber insurance are dusting off policies covering kidnap, ransom and extortion in the world's political hotspots to recoup losses caused by ransomware...

Japan Automakers Look to Robots to Keep Elderly On the Move  
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Japan Automakers Look to Robots to Keep Elderly On the Move  

Japanese automakers are looking beyond the industry trend to develop self-driving cars and turning their attention to robots to help keep the country's rapidly...

How Artificial Life Spawned a Billion-Dollar Industry
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How Artificial Life Spawned a Billion-Dollar Industry

Scientists are getting closer to building life from scratch and technology pioneers are taking notice, with record sums moving into a field that could deliver novel...

Investors Bet on a Quiet Tech Revolution in Europe
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Investors Bet on a Quiet Tech Revolution in Europe

It's not banking or mining shares, but rather technology stocks, that have come up trumps in Europe this year and are poised to end the first quarter as the best...

Amazon Deepens University Ties in Artificial Intelligence Race 
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Amazon Deepens University Ties in Artificial Intelligence Race 

Amazon.com Inc has launched a new program to help students build capabilities into its voice-controlled assistant Alexa, the company told Reuters, the latest move...
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