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Google Slapped With Record Antitrust Fine Over Shopping Feature

American IT giant Google will be watched closely by the European Commission for a long time after the company was fined €2.42 billion for antitrust violations. Google was given 90 days to stop these antitrust practices or else they could face more penalties. Facebook was also fined by antitrust regulators in May for misleading officials over its takeover of messaging service WhatsApp.

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Global cyberattack: What you need to know

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman called the ransomware campaign "unprecedented", but said "vital systems haven't been affected". Worldwide shipping company TNT Express, based in the Netherlands, said its systems have been breached as a result of the cyberattacks.

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YouTube TV to be available in more markets very soon

Streaming service, YouTube TV , will be available in 10 more US markets in a couple of weeks, Google announced Thursday. According to Friday's release, the new service will launch "in a few weeks". Even so, Google does not seem to plan to expand the service's availability beyond North America. That advantage lies in the DVR services that the company offers and it is miles ahead of what is being offered by companies like Hulu, Sling TV, and AT&T's DirecTV.

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How to: Download the iOS 11 public beta

Want to get in on the action? "Don't blog, post screen shots, tweet, or publicly post information about the public beta software, and don't discuss the public beta software with or demonstrate it to others who are not in the Apple beta software program ".

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Microsoft Corp Com (MSFT) Position Maintained by North Star Investment Management Corp

The stock declined 0.96% or $0.68 reaching $69.85 on the news. First Foundation has 1.35 million shares. TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "Analysts Set Sapiens International Corporation N.V. On Wednesday, May 24 Capossela Christopher C sold $338,709 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) or 4,927 shares. Therefore 56% are positive.

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Rolls-Royce marquee signing, Dawn Black Badge joins bespoke league

Black Badge is Rolls-Royce's response to its small and select group of clients whose crave for marquee motor cars with specific, focused characteristics reflect their different takes on life and success they have scripted and the luxury they consume.

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Fox Sports, Facebook team up to stream Champions League

The deal will include two live game streams per match day in the group stage, along with four round-of-16 matches and four quarterfinals. "The UEFA Champions League is one of the biggest football tournaments in the world, so we're thrilled to partner with FOX Sports to deliver live matches to fans on Facebook in the USA next season", said Dan Reed, Head of Global Sports Partnerships, Facebook.

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Ransomware cyber attack spreads across the world

An email address provided by the criminals has been shut down by the hosting provider, while the Bitcoin wallet - where ransoms are deposited - has not been touched. This figure is expected to balloon once latest data is available. The impacted terminal is operated by Danish shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk, which also reported disruptions in Los Angeles.

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There's another 'worldwide' ransomware attack and its spreading quickly

SingCert, a unit of Singapore's Cyber Security Agency (CSA), said users of these Windows machines should also ensure that their anti-virus software is updated with the latest malware definitions. That connection was the subject of speculation Tuesday, but Microsoft now says it "has evidence that a few active infections of the ransomware initially started from the legitimate MEDoc updater process".

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Houston Rockets 'serious threat' to land Chris Paul

Besides Houston, the four-time All-Star George has also been linked to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers . This would be the ultimate upgrade at point guard, but far from a guarantee of happening, due to a potential salary cap reconstruction (if Paul signs) and other aggressive suitors.

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Facebook crosses 2 billion monthly users

Guillermo Spiller , Facebook's product manager, revealed that, every day, over 175 million people on average sent love reactions to posts , while more than 800 million sent likes. The social media giant has doubled its user base in less than five years - it reached 1 billion in October 2012. To communicate with anyone, we just open Facebook and send them a message or even make a voice or video call.

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New cyber attack causes mass disruption across Europe

The ransomware, linked to the Petya family of viruses first detected in 2016, locked up computers, demanding a ransom payment in the digital currency bitcoin to remove the block. "We also have a network "down", Rozenko said on Facebook . Bogdan Botezatu, an analyst with Bitdefender, compared such self-spreading software, often called "worms", to a contagious disease.

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WPP falls victim to 'cyber attack'

Last night, another ransomware attack was launched and this one doesn't encrypt files - it encrypts drives. IT experts have identified the virus as a type of ransomware - a program that is often used to hold data "hostage" until a payment is delivered.

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AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition gets previewed

Our friends over at ComputerBase have mentioned the prices of the the Vega Frontier Edition graphics cards from AMD . Radeon Vega Frontier Edition delivers the horsepower required for design and manufacturing firms to drive increasingly large and complex models and to deploy real-time visualization and physically-based rendering.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. Note 8: Difference explained

We've been hearing the rumors for the past few months, but it looks like the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 is indeed coming out, at least in South Korea, by July 7. The original Galaxy Note 7 was lauded heavily by fans and critics when it first arrived a year ago. It seems like the Note 8 will fall in the range bracket of $900 to $1,000.

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There Are Six New Asus ZenFone 4 Handsets In The Works

Just like a year ago, the company is aiming to provide different unique offerings through its various ZenFone models, with each of them having unique selling points in either their battery, camera performance, or even all-round performance.

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Dodge Durango R/T Gains SRT Attitude With Shared Front Fascia

Though it won't be the strip-tamer that the Demon is, the Hellcat Widebody scoots to 60 miles per hour 0.1 seconds less than before. This is the most important introduction for the 2018 model year of the three-row SUV, coming with a muscular hood packing a functional center air inlet duct and heat extractors as part of the R/T package.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 chipset will give entry- level handsets more power

Additionally, it's the first 400 series chip to support real-time bokeh effects in-camera, and supports hybrid autofocus, 1080p video capture and playback at 60fps, which enables slow-mo capture. When it comes to displays, the Snapdragon 450 will support up to 1920×1200 resolution displays, so this means that cheaper smartphones with the Snapdragon 450 could come with full HD displays, but not quite QHD.

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Supercharged Jaguar XE SV Project 8 unleashed

Meet the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 built by the SVO division's Technical Centre near Coventry. There's a new SVO-designed billet suspension knuckle that incorporates ceramic bearings, reducing unsprung mass by 840g, increasing stiffness, improving steering response and reducing friction.

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There Is Now A Massive Global Ransomware Outbreak - That Was Totally Preventable

About 2,000 users had been attacked as of midday Tuesday in North America (Wednesday morning in Thailand), according to Kaspersky Lab analysts, with organisations in Russian Federation and the Ukraine the most affected. A terminal operated by AP Moller-Maersk at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, a facility near Mumbai which is India's biggest container port, was unable to load or unload because of the attack, Neeta Prasad, a spokeswoman for the nation's shipping ministry said by phone.

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New wave of cyberattacks spreads from Russia across globe

Other shots of computer screens attributed to government officials showed demands for a "ransom" in bitcoins to release data encrypted by the virus. As the malware began to spread across the United States, it affected companies such as the drugmaker Merck and Mondelez International , the owner of food brands such as Oreo and Nabisco.

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Europe, Ukraine targeted in massive hack attack

In either case, experts warn that it could spread globally, raising fears of another widespread attack like the WannaCry outbreak that struck in May. German postal and logistics company Deutsche Post said systems of its Express division in the Ukraine have in part been affected by a cyber attack .

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Wave of new cyberattacks spreads, hitting multinationals

One of the countries particularly hit was Ukraine , where serious intrusions at the power grid, banks and government offices were experienced. Department of Homeland Security spokesman Scott McConnell refused to explain if United States firms or infrastructure have been affected by the cyber attacks, but he said that the government is in communication with its worldwide partners and is ready to provide help to anyone who requests it, Efe news reported .

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Large Cyberattack Hits Ukraine, Snarling Electric Grids And Banks

Researchers initially identified the ransomware as Petya-a kind of brutal malware that encrypts users' hard drives until the users make payments to hackers, harkening back to last month's ransomware attacks in which a version of the WannaCry virus helped infect users' devices around the world.

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Senate GOP Leaders Delay Vote On Health Care Bill

Senate leaders could use some of those additional savings to attract moderate votes by making Medicaid and other provisions more generous, though conservatives would rather use that money to reduce government red ink. These changes would be particularly devastating in West Virginia, which now receives 78 percent of funding for the state's Medicaid program from the federal government.

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Amazon patent reveals drone delivery 'beehives'

A team of six Amazon inventors filed the application in 2015 with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2015. "Unlike traditional fulfillment centers, the multi-level fulfillment centers may include many levels ... Although it's unclear if Amazon will make the drone centers a reality - patents often don't see the light of day - it's the latest look into the ecommerce giant's ambitions for drone delivery.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered launches tomorrow

Call of Duty Days of Summer event lasts until August 1. It runs for the next five weeks, ending on August 1. The game which was originally only available to those who picked up specific editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is coming to PS4 tomorrow, June 27, and PC and Xbox One at a later date.

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Large 'Petya' Cyberattack Hits Ukraine, And Experts Say It Could Spread

Russia's Rosneft energy company also reported falling victim to hacking, as did shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk, which said every branch of its business was affected. Ukranian officials confirmed the MeDoc link. Officials at Ukraine's postal service and metro system in Kiev also reported hacking problems. Ukraine's vice prime minister, Pavlo Rozenko, tweeted a screenshot of his malfunctioning computer saying computers at the Cabinet of Ministers have been affected.

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Easy Steps to Turn Off Your Location in Snapchat's Snap Map

If you'd like to keep you location on for a select group of friends, you can do so by toggling the "Nearby Friends" on and then choosing a group in the "Friends" tab below. Friends you select won't be notified that you chose them, but they'll be able to see your location as long as you are mutual friends! D'Ovidio points out there is the option to hide your location through a feature called "Ghost Mode".

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Amazon expanding offering of exclusive unlocked smartphones

There are five new devices in total. To learn more about the Nokia 6, hit up this post . It'll fully work only on T-Mobile, however. The A30 Plus and A50 feature 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage, but lack higher-end doodads like a fingerprint sensor.

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IOS 11 Public Beta Guide: How to Install

Agree to the terms of the beta program, then let the update install . Use your Apple ID credentials to proceed. From there, read and accept Apple's agreement. Also, before opting for the update, you should backup all your data by going to the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. On the other hand, if you are planning to install this iOS beta update then make sure to back up all the data if you are using your primary smartphone.

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European Union fines Google a record $2.7 bln over shopping service

Based on the company's most recent financial report, that amounts to about $14m a day. "It denied other companies the chance to compete on the merits and to innovate", Margrethe Vestager , the European commissioner for competition, said in a statement.

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Google fined record 2.4B euros by EU

European politicians have called on the EU to sanction Google or even break it up while US critics claim regulators are targeting successful American firms. In other words, Google has been giving illegal priority placement to its own shopping service in search results, while pushing rivals' search results to areas where buyers were much less likely to click.

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Xbox Games with Gold July 2017: Grow Up, Runbow & more

Both games are playable on Xbox One via the backwards compatibility feature. It's that time when Microsoft peruses its back catalogue to decide which games it will offer to its Xbox Live gold members - for free, of course. From July 1-30, 2016's Grow Up will be free on Xbox One. This otherwise standard first-person shooter was boosted thanks to its inclusion of co-op play.

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May calls for major investigation of cladding

A strict Government interpretation of building regulations has been blamed for scores of high-rise towers failing fire tests. It comes after concerns that the cladding used on Gibraltar's tower blocks were the same as that used on London's Grenfell Tower, where at least 79 have died from a fire which ripped through the building with devastating speed.


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