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    When WhatsApp added encryption to every conversation for its billion users two years ago the mobile messaging giant significantly raised the bar for the privacy of digital communications worldwide.
    At the Real World Crypto security conference Wednesday in Zurich Switzerland a group of researchers from the Ruhr University Bochum in Germany plan to describe a series of flaws in encrypted messaging apps including WhatsApp Signal and Threema.
    WhatsApp convenient group messaging system in combination with its encryption promises have made it a popular tool for whisper networks of grassroots organizing around sensitive or dangerous topics.
    The company announced today that it will not move forward with a planned YouTube Red movie that Paul was supposed to star in at this time as the project is on hold.
    light of recent events we have decided to remove Logan channels from Google Preferred a YouTube representative said.
    Paul was the subject of backlash after he uploaded a video on during a trip to Japan in which he discovered and filmed the body of man who appeared to have recently committed suicide.
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    ET Electronics spent more on capital expenditures last year than any other publicly traded company highlighting in dramatic fashion how technology and telecommunications firms are driving an uptick in manufacturing investment.
    The South Korean tech giant spent billion in nearly doubling its investment in new or existing facilities making semiconductors displays and other products according to S P Global Market Intelligence estimates that put Samsung atop the global ranking for the first time.
    Even at the highest regulated electricity tariff miners can profit from bitcoin as long as worth more than BNEF analysts including Sophie Lu wrote in a report Wednesday.
    Digital currency transactions require computer networks with the industry now using as much power as million households according to Digiconomist Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index.
    While mining is profitable at the highest regulated electricity price of per in China many companies can take advantage of overcapacity in the sector to negotiate rates as low as Lu wrote.
    The social network is testing a new section inside its app called In a feed made up entirely of local news events and announcements.
    All of this plays into the broader efforts to cleanse the service of false information local publishers to appear inside this new section of the app should theoretically help keep fake news to a minimum.
    And users will eventually be able to follow local cities that they currently live in a childhood hometown for example according to a company spokesperson.
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    ET Electronics spent more on capital expenditures last year than any other publicly traded company highlighting in dramatic fashion how technology and telecommunications firms are driving an uptick in manufacturing investment.
    The South Korean tech giant spent billion in nearly doubling its investment in new or existing facilities making semiconductors displays and other products according to S P Global Market Intelligence estimates that put Samsung atop the global ranking for the first time.
    are great concerns regarding virtual currencies and the justice ministry is basically preparing a bill to ban cryptocurrency trading through exchanges Park told a news conference according to the press office.
    Once a bill is drafted legislation for an outright ban of virtual coin trading will require a majority vote of the total members of the National Assembly a process that could take months or even years.
    South Korean financial authorities had previously said they are inspecting six local banks that offer virtual currency accounts to institutions amid concerns the increasing use of such assets could lead to a surge in crime.
    The suit accuses Dragon Box of facilitating piracy by making it easy for customers to access illegal streams of movies and TV shows.
    The same studios filed a similar complaint in October against TickBox another device that enables users to watch streaming content.
    On his LinkedIn page Christoforo advertises the Dragon Box device up a whole new world of possibilities where free movies and TV channels online are.
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