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Google Maps Helps Police Catch Italian Mafia Boss

Italian police has caught a top mafia fugitive who had been on the run for nearly 20 years thanks to the help of the Google Maps app, an investigator told Reuters on Wednesday. After a two-year investigation, Gioacchino Gammino, 61, was tracked down in Galapagar, Spain, where he lived under …

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Amazon down for thousands worldwide

An outage at Amazon Web Services (AWS) is causing cascading problems across the internet, with numerous websites displaying a “bad gateway” error. Downdetector shows problems started shortly after 8 am Pacific time. There have been over 20,000 outage reports for the main Amazon site and 11,000 for AWS. The Downdetector …

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to step down

Twitter Inc Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey will step down from his role and Chief Technology Officer Parag Agrawal will become his successor, Twitter announced on Monday. Dorsey’s departure marks the end of his second CEO stint at the social networking site, and he leaves at a time when Twitter …

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Apple files lawsuit against NSO Group

Apple Inc said on Tuesday it has filed a lawsuit against Israeli cyber firm NSO Group and its parent company OSY Technologies for the surveillance and targeting of Apple users with its Pegasus spyware. The iPhone maker said it is also seeking to ban NSO Group from using any Apple …

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Indonesia Muslim body forbids cryptocurrency trading under Islamic law

Indonesia’s top religious body has declared that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are forbidden under Islamic law and should not be traded in the world’s biggest Muslim majority nation. The country’s powerful Ulema Council issued a fatwah, or religious edict, as virtual currency trading soars in Indonesia and elsewhere. Fatwas have …

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Twitter flags US lawmaker’s anime video on Biden, Ocasio-Cortez for violating policy

Twitter Inc added a warning label on Tuesday to an anime video shared by US Republican lawmaker Paul Gosar, depicting him swinging swords at President Joe Biden and killing Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Twitter said the video violated its “hateful conduct” policy and restricted engagement with the tweet, blocking the …

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