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The Korean tech giants have agreed to end all pending litigation in an effort to wash their hands of the affair.

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Modern lives leave a digital trail, and most people are unaware of just who is auditing it. Security expert Bruce Schneier examines how governments, corporations, individuals and society as a whole can deliver a better balance between security and privacy.

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The latest example comes from Facebook, with Mark Zuckerberg announcing this week that the company has officially moved into its new digs: a 430,000-square foot warehouse designed by architectural superstar Frank Gehry and nicknamed "MPK20" (code for Menlo Park, building 20).

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Got last year's Samsung Galaxy S5, Nexus 5, or Sony's Xperia Z3? Hand it over to Apple and the company will give you up to £144 towards the purchase of a new iPhone.

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Tel Aviv startup OpenLegacy is bring the world of ancient mainframes together with modern web-based computing environments.

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BEIJING (AP) — A group that helps Internet users in China see blocked websites says Chinese authorities are behind cyberattacks against the group's site and a U.S.-based web resource for programmers that hosts some of the group's data.

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South Korea's top mobile messenger operator launched a new web-based cab-hailing service Tuesday to compete with California-based Uber, whose service has been subjected to crackdowns from state regulators. Daum Kakao, which claims some 50 million active monthly users, has taken various steps to avoid the pitfalls encountered by Uber, including using only registered taxi drivers for its service called KakaoTaxi. Uber started its service in South Korea in 2013 but immediately ran into opposition, with taxi drivers protesting what they saw as a threat to their livelihoods. Last December state prosecutors indicted Uber's American founder and CEO Travis Kalanick and his Korean partner for operating an illegal cab service.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton emailed her staff on an iPad as well as a BlackBerry while secretary of state, despite her explanation she exclusively used a personal email address on a homebrew server so that she could carry a single device, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two former federal agents are accused of using their positions and savvy computer skills to siphon more than $1 million in digital currency from the illegal black market Silk Road website while they and their agencies were operating an undercover investigation of the online drug bazaar.

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Square Enix, the Japanese video game publisher behind the Final Fantasy series, has developed a range of Star Wars toys. Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and the generic Imperial stormtrooper have all been given a miniature makeover by the Japanese company, shrunk down to action figure size and released as "Variant Playarts" models, complete with plastic plumes of fire, force energy, and jetpack propellant. This isn't the first time the Japanese company has tweaked the design of an American classic — an updated Iron Man is coming later this year, and last yearFinal Fantasy designer Tetsuya Nomura produced a Variant Playarts version of Batman. Darth Vader's all-black outfit has changed the least from the original source material, but small tweaks make the fallen Anakin Skywalker a more lithe lord of the Sith. The Variant Boba Fett, too, keeps the color scheme and general silhouette of his movie counterpart, but adds the kind of dings and scratches to his armor that you'd expect from someone clumsy enough to have fallen into Tatooine's Sarlacc pit not once, but several times.

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Sonos owners in the Asia-Pacific region can now stream lossless music courtesy of Deezer's new premium service.

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Google said Monday it was updating its mobile Gmail app for Android device users to allow them to manage multiple email accounts from a single program.

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Westpac's Jason Yetton has highlighted that businesses need to begin responding better to technology changes, and believes raising education levels and investing in R&D is the way to go.

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By Se Young Lee and Sohee Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean rivals Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and LG Electronics Inc said on Tuesday they have agreed to call off all their legal disputes including a bitter months-long conflict over a set of damaged washing machines. The announcement comes more than a month after LG appliances chief Jo Seong-jin was indicted by Seoul prosecutors on a charge of deliberately damaging Samsung washing machines at a retail store in Germany last September, following a formal complaint filed by Samsung seeking criminal punishment. When LG published surveillance video footage to YouTube in an attempt to prove Jo's innocence, Samsung said the video was heavily edited in the executive's favor. The agreement extends to Samsung Electronics subsidiary Samsung Display and to LG Display Co Ltd. Samsung Display employees were indicted in February on charges of stealing organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display panel technology from LG Display.

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Telstra is looking to give its customers more data for less money across broadband and mobile in a bid to bring it into line with its competitors.

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Australian cloud accounting software provider MYOB is moving to return to public ownership after almost six years in private hands, on Tuesday filing its prospectus for an IPO on the ASX.

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Australian accounting software maker MYOB Ltd said it plans to raise up to A$833.8 million ($635.69 million) in an initial public offering which is expected to be one of the country's biggest listings this year. The Melbourne-based owner of software used by 1.2 million businesses said in a listing prospectus on Tuesday that it planned to sell up to 277.2 million of a total of up to 633.4 million shares for between A$3 and A$4, while its current controlling shareholder, private equity firm Bain Capital, would keep the rest. The sale would give the company a market capitalization of up to A$2.3 billion, MYOB said, more than double the A$1.2 billion that Bain paid when it bought it from Australian buyout group Archer Capital in 2011. Bain had until recently considered a trade sale for its first Australian exit and its decision to list MYOB confirms its faith in Australian equities, which have risen 9 percent so far in 2015 despite sharp declines in the resources sector and a growing national deficit.

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BEIJING (AP) — A groundbreaking solar-powered plane successfully flew from Myanmar to central China early Tuesday as part of an historic round-the-world journey promoting renewable energy use.

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