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Indonesia central bank warns over cryptocurrencies

Indonesia's central bank has issued a fresh warning about trading in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin because of the risk of losses to the public and even a potential threat to the stability of the financial system.

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Google removes gaming apps with pop-up porn malware

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Friday it took down 60 gaming applications after security firm Check Point said it had discovered new malicious software in the apps available to both children and adults at Google Play Store.

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China chides tech firms over privacy safeguards

China reprimanded three top tech firms on Friday over poor privacy protections, as tech companies face an increasing backlash from consumers and authorities over excessive data collection practices.

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House passes NSA spying bill after Trump tweets cause confusion

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming objections from privacy advocates and confusion prompted by morning tweets from President Donald Trump that initially questioned the spying tool.

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Microsoft says security patches slowing down PCs, servers

Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday that software patches released to guard against microchip security threats slowed down some personal computers and servers, with systems running on older Intel Corp processors seeing a noticeable decrease in performance.

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Equifax loses two top tech execs as Warren probes 02:24

Two Equifax executives overseeing security and technology 'retired' effectively immediately Friday in wake of the massive breach that has sparked an investigation by Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Corporate profits taking more hits from hacking 02:41

The cyber attack that crippled Ukraine businesses and spread worldwide to shut down shipping ports, factories and businesses has taken a costly toll on the results of major U.S. and European companies in the latest quarter, with more to come.

German carmakers to update software in 5.3 million diesel cars 01:10

German carmakers agreed on Wednesday to update the software in 5.3 million diesel-powered cars to reduce emissions, Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt told reporters. Mia Womerlsey reports.