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Regulators push for open access to Africa's undersea cables

Effort is aimed at giving all countries in the Southern African region equal access to cut communications costs

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Winklevoss twins plan regulated Bitcoin exchange

Gemini will be a New York market with cash deposits backed by a chartered bank

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, January 23

Box shares start trading ... EU wants encryption keys ... Uber agrees to get a license ... and more

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The Internet of Robotic Things: Secure, Harmless Helpers or Vulnerable, Vicious Foes?

As robots sprawl global societies and cultures, enterprises and vendors are connecting them to the Internet and IoT. There are benefits such as intelligent decisions by control systems. But with these connections come more attack...

Uber applies for license in Delhi under new conditions

Uber said it had applied for license under revised radio-taxi rules

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After Being Dumped by Firefox, Google Wants Users Back

After Google's share of the U.S. search market slipped in December, the company has been trying to entice Firefox users back to the fold.

Uber in legal hot water again in South Korea

The country's telecom regulator said the ride-sharing company is breaking information protection rules

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Proximity-Based Advertising Closer Than You Think

Proximity-identification and real-time targeted marketing are the future, and this ‘Minority Report’ type advertising is coming soon thanks to mobile and biometric technology.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for January 22

Ford drives into the Valley ... Oracle promises cheaper hardware ... Samsung-Blackberry deal still in play ... and more

BlackBerry wants to mandate app developers to make apps for its platform

CEO John Chen wants net neutrality to be mandated at the content and application layer

Twitter 'recap' helps you catch up with missed tweets

The new feature will help users catch up on key tweets from accounts they follow

Google, Facebook, Apple spent record amounts on lobbying in 2014

As many others cut back, a new breed of tech company doubled down on influencing Washington

EBay, cutting 7% of workforce, looks to spin-off Enterprise unit

A planned split of eBay's PayPal unit is also due this year

WhatsApp arrives on the desktop

Users can pair the app to a Web client in Google's Chrome browser

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Amazon Ditches Wallet Mobile Payment Service

The app let people store and use reward and loyalty cards for making purchases.

Calls for ISPs to filter content could be illegal, EU council documents suggest

This is the first time there is official recognition of the possible illegality of blocking measures, civil rights group EDRi said

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, January 21

Big day for Windows 10 ... Ellison's on stage for data center unveiling ... Net neutrality gets more presidential firepower ... and more

Don't blame sharks for Asian Internet problems, experts say

Online rumors attribute problems with the Asia America Gateway cable to sharks

Dish found not to infringe Fox's copyright by letting users stream programs

The Judge refused to accept a ruling on Aereo as a precedent

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