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Samsung plans to sell revamped Galaxy Note 7s

Posted by on 28/03/2017
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Samsung plans to sell revamped Galaxy Note 7s

Samsung plans to sell revamped Galaxy Note 7s

Tech giant to recoup losses through Note 7s SEOUL: Tech giant Samsung Electronics plans to sell refurbished versions of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, the company said late on Monday, signaling the return of the model pulled from markets last year because of fire-prone batteries. Samsung’s Note 7s were permanently scrapped in October after some […]

Google ad boycott could aim ire at ad-serving software

Posted by on 27/03/2017
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Google ad boycott could aim ire at ad-serving software

Google ad boycott could aim ire at ad-serving software

SAN FRANCISCOL: Google’s money-making foundation is strong enough to endure a current boycott by advertisers, but the movement could rattle the practice of software “programmed” ad placement, analysts said. The internet giant’s core business of serving up advertising along with online search results appeared to be safe from the boycott, motivated by companies seeking assurances […]

Needy expat workers get phones as Singapore moves to scrap 2G

Posted by on 22/03/2017
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Needy expat workers get phones as Singapore moves to scrap 2G

Needy expat workers get phones as Singapore moves to scrap 2G

New phones help expats reach their families SINGAPORE: A Singapore migrant welfare group has started distributing 3G-enabled mobile phones to cash-strapped foreign workers days before the city-state shuts down its 2G network. Telecom operators in the highly wired island will end second-generation services on April 1, forcing thousands still relying it to upgrade their handsets […]

Twitter suspends 376,890 accounts

Posted by on 21/03/2017
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Twitter suspends 376,890 accounts

Twitter suspends 376,890 accounts

Accounts linked to terrorism WASHINGTON: Twitter said yesterday it suspended 376,890 accounts in the second half of 2016 for “promotion of terrorism,” an increase of 60 percent over the prior six-month period. The latest suspensions bring the total number of blocked accounts to 636,248 from August 2015, when Twitter stepped up efforts to curb “violent […]

One android phone, two sims, two social Messaging accounts for Kuwait residents

Posted by on 21/03/2017
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One android phone, two sims, two social Messaging accounts for Kuwait residents

One android phone, two sims, two social Messaging accounts for Kuwait residents

New app cloning functionality KUWAIT: Alcatel, a mobile device brand of TCL Communication, is introducing the option for smartphone users in Kuwait to run separate WhatsApp accounts for each number on their dual-sim Android phone. The new app cloning functionality, available on selected Alcatel dual-sim smartphones running Android Marshmallow, means that users no longer need […]

FASTtelco Launches State-of-the-Art Data Center

Posted by on 20/03/2017
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FASTtelco Launches State-of-the-Art Data Center

FASTtelco Launches State-of-the-Art Data Center

KUWAIT: FASTtelco, a company owned by Ooredoo Kuwait, launched a fully equipped state-of-the-art data center. The announcement comes to further reiterate FASTtelco’s commitment to being one of the leading companies in information technology solutions, and the company of choice for prospective clients searching for ICT solutions, catering especially for the needs of corporates and businesses. […]

How to elude Russian hackers with decent password security

Posted by on 19/03/2017
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How to elude Russian hackers with decent password security

How to elude Russian hackers with decent password security

NEW YORK: Details from the Department of Justice indictment of Russian hackers on Wednesday show that many people are still not taking routine precautions to safeguard their email accounts – and hackers are exploiting that. The Russian hackers didn’t have to work very hard to break into people’s email accounts, even those belonging to government […]

62% in UAE are concerned about password-stealing malware

Posted by on 18/03/2017
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62% in UAE are concerned about password-stealing malware

62% in UAE are concerned about password-stealing malware

DUBAI: Kaspersky Lab presented a new version of its freemium solution Kaspersky Password Manager. It offers users remote access to their passwords via their personal page on the My Kaspersky portal, automatic security verification for entered passwords, voice control and other useful features. Account security worries Internet users more than any other area of their […]

Securing IoT drives new Kuwait 2035’s digital transformation

Posted by on 15/03/2017
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Securing IoT drives new Kuwait 2035’s digital transformation

Securing IoT drives new Kuwait 2035’s digital transformation

KUWAIT: Securing the Internet of Things will drive New Kuwait 2035’s national digital transformation, said one of the world’s leading cyber security experts on the sidelines of his talk yesterday at KIACS Cyber Security. New Kuwait 2035 outlines an ambitious agenda for driving diversified economic growth. Experts agree that nationwide digital transformation will serve as […]

Germany proposes heavy fines on Facebook for hate speech

Posted by on 14/03/2017
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Germany proposes heavy fines on Facebook for hate speech

Germany proposes heavy fines on Facebook for hate speech

BERLIN: Germany’s justice minister proposed a law yesterday that could see social networks such as Facebook slapped with heavy fines if they fail to wipe illegal hate speech from their sites. The minister, Heiko Maas, who has been highly critical of Facebook’s efforts to clamp down on outlawed racist and xenophobic posts and comments, said […]

LG introduces its family-friendly air conditioning solutions with inverter technology for homes

Posted by on 13/03/2017
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LG introduces its family-friendly air conditioning solutions with inverter technology for homes

LG introduces its family-friendly air conditioning solutions with inverter technology for homes

KUWAIT: LG Electronics (LG) along with Exclusive distributor Al-Babtain Electronics has launched across Kuwait its latest state-of-the-art, family-friendly residential air conditioning (AC) solutions, equipped with LG’s pioneering technological innovation known as ‘inverter technology.’ Now LG introduces the next generation of air conditioning solutions that ensures optimal cooling performance, energy efficiency, cleaner air and durability unlike […]

Twin mysteries behind leak of CIA’s cybertools

Posted by on 12/03/2017
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Twin mysteries behind leak of CIA’s cybertools

Twin mysteries behind leak of CIA’s cybertools

WikiLeaks’ release of nearly 8,000 documents: Who and why WASHINGTON: It’s not just who did it, but why. WikiLeaks’ release of nearly 8,000 documents that purportedly reveal secrets about the CIA’s tools for breaking into targeted computers, cellphones and even smart TVs has given rise to multiple theories about who stole the documents and for […]

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