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Canadian accused in Yahoo hack plans to appeal after being denied bail: lawyer

HAMILTON—A lawyer for a Canadian man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails say he plans to appeal a decision that denied his client bail. Deepak Paradkar, one of the lawyers representing Karim Baratov, says an appeal is in the works but would not say on what grounds. A Hamilton judge earlier this week …

Alleged Yahoo hacker’s dad promises electronics ban for son if bail granted

HAMILTON –The father of a Canadian man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails told an Ontario court Wednesday that he’d keep all electronic devices locked away and out of his son’s reach if his child is released on bail. Akhmet Tokbergenov was testifying in a Hamilton courtroom at his son’s bail hearing, saying …

Senators sign forward Colin White to three year, entry level contract

OTTAWA –The Ottawa Senators signed forward Colin White to a three-year entry-level contract on Sunday. White, 20, was Ottawa’s second first-round pick (21st overall) at in the 2015 draft. The native of Hanover, Mass., had 16 goals and 17 assists for 33 points in 35 games at Boston College this season, completing his two-year college …

Dual selfie camera now available in PHL

MANILA–Always struggling to take a perfect “groufie” — group selfie photo — with your friends? Quit worrying as a dual selfie camera is now available in the Philippine market. Just in time for the summer when people take a break with their families and friends, and companies conduct their team building activities, a camera which …

Uber resumes self driving car program after brief suspension

NEW YORK –Uber says it is resuming its self-driving car program in Arizona and Pittsburgh after it was suspended following a crash over the weekend. The company had also grounded self-driving cars in San Francisco over the weekend but they resumed operating earlier on Monday. The difference between the California program versus the ones in …

Google’s YouTube losing major advertisers upset with videos

SAN FRANCISCO –AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google’s YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavoury subjects. The spreading boycott confronts Google with a challenge that threatens to cost it hundreds of millions of dollars. YouTube’s popularity stems from …

Facebook can delete false information –PNP-ACG

MANILA–The Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) on Wednesday said that Facebook can delete false information posted online if the same is reported to them. ”With regard doon sa facebook security, there is a process by Facebook that if you report it by posting online immediately they automatically delete or inform the uploader the information …

UK gov’t to grill Google over funding extremists with taxpayers’ money

MOSCOW—Google officials have been summoned by the UK government to explain why its advertisements on YouTube help fund extremists using taxpayers’ money. The Guardian newspaper said Friday it was joined by the UK Cabinet Office in scrapping millions of pounds in YouTube and Google marketing after an inquiry showed banned hate preachers receiving payouts for …

Lenovo launches ThinkPads fit for pros in PHL

MANILA–Technology firm Lenovo launched on Wednesday its ThinkPad units designed for professionals on the go. This ThinkPad lineup was powered by Intel’s 7th Generation Kaby Lake processor, which features new graphics architecture to improve 3D graphics performance and video playback. Kaby Lake also has a higher frequencies, and features faster CPU clock speeds. Being powered …

Facebook, other social media to be banned in Pakistan over blasphemy

MOSCOW—The government of Pakistan may ban Facebook and other social-media platforms over what it considers ‘blasphemous content,’ the country’s Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said at a news conference. The Islamabad High Court (IHC) is hearing a writ petition on Monday that seeks to block Facebook and all other social-media platforms until such time …

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