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Facebook withdraws Free Basics from India after regulatory debacle – PCWorld

Facebook has withdrawn Free Basics from India, days after the country’s telecommunications regulator prohibited the differential pricing of data depending on the content or application that is being accessed. “Free Basics is no longer available to people in India,” a Facebook spokesman wrote Thursday in an email. The Free Basics service, earlier known as Internet.org, […]

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Bill could block attempts to enforce encryption backdoors – SlashGear

The fight for security and privacy, now embodied in the encryption of devices and services, has long taken a political flavor when the US government publicly advocated installing backdoors on such systems for the sake of criminal investigation. Now the story takes an interesting turn when two lawmakers cross the political divide to propose a […]

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Google will stop serving Flash ads in 2017 – Mashable

Adobe Flash’s death march continues. Google announced Tuesday that beginning June 30, display ads built in Flash can no longer be uploaded to AdWords or DoubleClick Digital Marketing — it’s two biggest ad products. In a Google+ post announcing the news, Google added that it will stop running Flash ads on Jan. 2, 2017. See […]

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Get Ready for More VR Games: Unity Now Supports SteamVR – PC Magazine

App Helps Iranians Avoid Morality Police Via Crowdsourcing As Iran opens to the West, the app could be useful for tourists, too More » Get Ready for More VR Games: Unity Now Supports SteamVR – PC Magazine

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LG reveals G5 name, Quick Cover case, and likely metal phone construction – ZDNet

LG reveals G5 name, Quick Cover case, and likely metal phone construction – ZDNet

(Image: LG) We expect several new smartphones in the next few weeks and while most names and specs are only rumored, LG is not holding back when it comes to revealing the name of its next device. LG posted a press release for the LG G5 Quick Cover case that confirms there will be an […]