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Explainer: Bezos allegations put phone hacking technology in the spotlight

Explainer: Bezos allegations put phone hacking technology in the spotlight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Allegations that Amazon.com boss and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos had his phone hacked by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have put a spotlight on the security of smartphones and the secretive tools used to hack them. Smartphones are effectively pocket-sized computers that run apps on operating systems such as Apple’s [...]

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U.S. Justice Dept. plans to hold meeting to discuss tech industry liability: sources

U.S. Justice Dept. plans to hold meeting to discuss tech industry liability: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is planning to hold a conference to discuss the future of a federal law which largely exempts online platforms from legal liability for the material their users post, sources familiar with the plans said on Friday. A U.S. government source said the department plans to invite a wide [...]

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Athletics body to tighten rules after Nike’s Vaporfly helps records tumble: sources

Athletics body to tighten rules after Nike’s Vaporfly helps records tumble: sources

LONDON (Reuters) – Athletics’ ruling body will tighten regulations governing shoe technology, two sources familiar with the matter said, after Nike’s popular Vaporfly brand helped re-write running records and sparked debate about whether it was “technological doping.” World Athletics expects to announce the findings of a review into technology used in road and track shoes [...]

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