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'Amazon tax': Britain is reportedly mulling over a special tax to help local online retailers, finance minister says

'Amazon tax': Britain is reportedly mulling over a special tax to help local online retailers, finance minister says

The U.K. government is thinking about introducing a so-called "Amazon tax" to support struggling online retailers, Finance Minister Philip Hammond said in an interview with Sky News on Friday.
Smart city systems are riddled with critical security vulnerabilities

Smart city systems are riddled with critical security vulnerabilities

IBM has discovered 17 zero-day vulnerabilities in smart city systems which could debilitate core services.At the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas on Monday, the cybersecurity firm's X-Force Red team of penetration testers and hackers demonstrated how old-school threats are placing the cities of the future at risk in the present day.
Apple Defends Its Decision To Allow Infowars In The App Store

Apple Defends Its Decision To Allow Infowars In The App Store

Apple will continue to allow the Infowars Official mobile application in its App Store, the company confirmed to BuzzFeed News on Wednesday, just days after banning several podcasts associated with the conspiracy site.
Zillow acquires Mortgage Lenders of America, posts $325M in Q2 revenue, up 22%

Zillow acquires Mortgage Lenders of America, posts $325M in Q2 revenue, up 22%

Zillow Group is acquiring Mortgage Lenders of America in its quest to own more of the home buying process. The Seattle real estate juggernaut announced the acquisition with its second-quarter earnings report Monday.
What 5G wireless devices will do that 4G cannot

What 5G wireless devices will do that 4G cannot

The challenges of making a handheld device receive several simultaneous signals from sub-millimeter wave frequencies, remain extraordinary. They're as daunting, and perhaps as seemingly insurmountable, ....
Apple to lawmakers: Your iPhone isn't spying to you

Apple to lawmakers: Your iPhone isn't spying to you

The iPhone only listens to users when triggered by the phrase "Hey Siri," Apple said in a letter to lawmakers explaining how it guards consumer privacy. The letter was written in response to a one sent by leaders of the House's Energy and Commerce Committee seeking .....
Meet the woman behind Amazon's Alexa

Meet the woman behind Amazon's Alexa

One-quarter of all American households now have an Amazon Echo powered by Alexa. But the surge in popularity of these virtual assistants comes with new questions about convenience, and privacy — especially as the company looks to make the smart speaker more "human."
New Fondu app lets users create Ethereum smart contracts more easily

New Fondu app lets users create Ethereum smart contracts more easily

This new piece of software lets users build a new Ethereum smart contract entirely from scratch, and launch the ICO crowdsale for their project. It is still at proof-of-concept stage, but the relatively simple code should allow more people to get involved with ICOs. 
Apple and Google haven’t banned Infowars apps, and their downloads are booming

Apple and Google haven’t banned Infowars apps, and their downloads are booming

Infowars Official, the app named after Alex Jones’ controversial radio talk show, has become the fourth most popular news app in the United States that’s currently available in the iOS App Store, according to public rankings. It was the 47th most popular just two days ago.
A Guide to Walmart’s Ragtag Alliance Against Amazon

A Guide to Walmart’s Ragtag Alliance Against Amazon

Battling Amazon isn’t easy—even for the world’s largest retail chain. Fear of Jeff Bezos helps explain why Walmart has in recent years forged alliances with Google, Microsoft, China’s JD.com and other tech players. The members of the unofficial coalition all share a common goal: preventing Amazon from ruling the digital galaxy.
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