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U.S. succeeds in cracking Apple’s iPhone, drops legal action

U.S. succeeds in cracking Apple’s iPhone, drops legal action The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it had succeeded in unlocking an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters and dropped its legal case against Apple, ending a high-stakes legal battle but leaving the broader struggle over encryption …

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U.S. urges waiting period before conception after Zika infection

U.S. urges waiting period before conception after Zika infection U.S. health officials are recommending that women wait at least two months, and men at least six, before attempting to conceive after infection with Zika, a virus linked to thousands of suspected cases of birth defects in Brazil. The new guidance, …

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Nigeria’s first car maker takes to the skies in fighter jets

Nigeria’s first car maker takes to the skies in fighter jets (CNN)The grinding conflict between the Nigerian state and Boko Haram insurgents has exacted a devastating human and economic toll over the past six years. But for Nigeria’s first car manufacturer, the crisis may represent an opportunity. The Nigerian Air …

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Israeli firm helping FBI to open encrypted iPhone

Israeli firm helping FBI to open encrypted iPhone Israel’s Cellebrite, a provider of mobile forensic software, is helping the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation’s attempt to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California shooters, the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported on Wednesday. If Cellebrite succeeds, then the …

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Google’s cloud business nabs Home Depot as client

Google’s cloud business nabs Home Depot as client Google Inc (GOOG.O), long an also-ran in cloud services, has scored an important victory in its effort to win corporate clients: Home Depot is moving some of its data to Google’s cloud. The deal, flagged Tuesday by Google executive Greg DeMichillie in …

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Nintendo’s first smartphone game attracts over one million users

Nintendo’s first smartphone game attracts over one million users Nintendo said on Tuesday (March 22) its first smartphone game attracted more than one million users three days after release — good news for the Japanese game giant that was long reluctant to stray from its console-only policy. Last week Nintendo …

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U.S. says it may not need Apple to open San Bernardino iPhone

U.S. says it may not need Apple to open San Bernardino iPhone U.S. prosecutors said Monday that a “third party” had presented a possible method for opening an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, a development that could bring an abrupt end to the high-stakes legal …

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Internet ad spend to overtake TV by 2017

Internet ad spend to overtake TV by 2017 Businesses around the world are set to spend more on internet advertising than on television commercials for the first time in 2017, forecaster ZenithOptimedia said on Monday. Zenith said it expected internet advertising to grow at more than three times the rest …

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62 killed in plane crash in southern Russia

62 killed in plane crash in southern Russia All 62 people on board a flydubai Boeing 737 were killed when the plane crashed and burst into flames as it was landing in Rostov-on-Don, in Southern Russia, on Saturday morning (Mar 19), officials said. The plane was making its second attempt …

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Frigid Pluto is home to more diverse terrain than expected

Frigid Pluto is home to more diverse terrain than expected The most detailed look at Pluto’s surface to date has revealed an unexpected range of mountains, glacial flows, smooth plains and other landscapes, according to studies released on Thursday. The unprecedented window into the so-called dwarf planet, which orbits the …

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