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    Kaspersky Lab said hackers infected tens of thousands of computers from the Taiwanese vendor ASUS with malicious software for months last year through the company’s online automatic update service.
    Asus acknowledges computers infected by auto-update virus
    Asus said in a prepared statement that the malware infected a small number of devices in an attempt to target a very small, specific user group. It did not specify how many or who.
    Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun were rewarded with the Turing Award.
    The ‘Godfathers of AI’ win tech’s ‘Nobel Prize’
    Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun tapped into their own brainpower to make it possible for machines to learn like humans, a breakthrough now commonly known as “artificial intelligence,” or AI.
    FILE PHOTO: An illuminated Google logo is seen inside an office building in Zurich, Switzerland December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo
    EU fines Google $1.68 billion for anti-trust breach
    It’s the third time the commission has slapped Google with an antitrust penalty, following multibillion-dollar fines resulting from separate probes into two other parts of the Silicon Valley giant’s business.
    Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during the GDC Game Developers Conference on March 19.
    Goodbye consoles? Here’s how Google’s new Stadia platform could disrupt gaming space
    The platform will store a game-playing session in the cloud and lets players jump across devices operating on Google’s Chrome browser and Chrome OS, such as Pixel phones and Chromebooks.
    Residents place flowers at a memorial site for the Christchurch mosque attacks victims at Islamic Center in Kilbirnie, Wellington on March 19.
    Facebook says no one flagged New Zealand mosque shooting livestream
    The social media giant released new details about its response to the video in a blog post. It said the gunman’s live 17-minute broadcast was viewed fewer than 200 times and the first user report didn’t come in until 12 minutes after it ended.
    In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens in New York's Times Square. The New York Times reports Wednesday, March 13, 2019, that federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into Facebook's data deals with major electronics manufacturers. Facebook didn't respond to a request for comment.
    Facebook data deals under criminal investigation: Report
    Facebook reportedly had data partnerships with two smartphone makers and gave them access to the personal information of hundreds of millions of users.
    The company’s ambitions harken to how WeChat has become the centerpiece of digital life in China, where people use it to order movie tickets, subway passes, food delivery and rides.
    Facebook’s messaging ambitions amount to much more than chat
    If Facebook succeeds in turning its own messaging services into a platform for everything, it could ultimately threaten established services such as Snapchat, Yelp, Venmo, eBay and even Apple and Amazon.
    Apple’s Tim cook changes his Twitter name to ‘Tim Apple’
    Apple CEO Tim Cook trumps Trump, changes Twitter display name to ‘Tim Apple’
    Non-Apple fans, though, may not get the joke. Cook’s Apple-logo icon is only visible on iPhones and Mac computers. On Windows, it’s a blank square; on Android, it renders variously as an X-ed out or blank gray rectangle
    iPhone sales have slumped Apple’s shares by 25%.
    iPhone sales are falling, and Apple’s App Store fees might be next
    Late last year, Netflix rebelled against Apple’s fees, which can range from 15% to 30%. Analysts fear other companies may follow.
    Attendees check their smartphone devices during a Guangdong Oppo Electronics Co. launch event ahead of the MWC Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain, on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.
    MWC 2019: Huawei to launch ‘Mate X’ foldable phone with 5G, takes on Samsung Galaxy Fold
    Huawei plans to unveil the device, which can be used on superfast next-generation mobile networks that are due to come online in the coming years.

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