Nintendo Switch sales reach 2.74m within two months

TOKYO, April 27 — As part of a regular financial statement, console manufacturer Nintendo has revealed that its new hybrid home and portable console, the Switch, has sold 2.74 million units,...

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Cyberattacks involving extortion are on the up, says Verizon

NEW YORK, April 27 — Cyberattacks involving ransomware — in which criminals use malicious software to encrypt a users’ data and then extort money to unencrypt it — increased 50 per cent...

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Hackers exploited Word flaw for months while Microsoft investigated

SAN FRANCISCO, April 27 — To understand why it is so difficult to defend computers from even moderately capable hackers, consider the case of the security flaw officially known as...

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UK government complains after Twitter cuts data access

LONDON, April 27 — The UK government has complained to Twitter over a block on access to data from the social network, which it was reportedly using to track potential terror attacks,...

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Amazon’s Alexa upgraded as ‘style assistant’

SAN FRANCISCO, April 27 — Amazon’s digital assistant Alexa is being transformed into a fashionista in a new device that was unveiled yesterday. The US online giant began selling its Echo...

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