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Australia’s Optus says ‘deeply sorry’ for cyber attack

MELBOURNE, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Australia’s second-largest telcoms firm Optus, owned by Singapore Telecommunications ( STEL.SI ), on Saturday ran a full-page apology in major newspapers for a “devastating” cyberattack 10 days ago and pointed out affected customers to a new help site. “We’re deeply sorry that a cyberattack has happened on our watch,” the …

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Australian police seek to protect 10,000 customers after Optus hack

SYDNEY, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Australian authorities said on Friday they have begun an operation to protect the personal information of 10,000 people whose data may have been shared online after a cyber attack on Optus, the country’s second-largest telco. The efforts come three days after an unidentified person posted online that they had released …

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Amazon.com unveils device that tracks breath while sleeping

Sept 28 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday announced a contactless gadget that can monitor people’s sleep, along with updates to its lineup of voice-controlled devices and e-readers. The online retailer said its $139.99 sleep gadget, known as Halo Rise, tracks room temperature, humidity and light, plus the breathing patterns of the person closest to …

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Wall Street jumps over 1% in choppy trading as yields dip

Apple down 2.83% on move to drop iPhone production boost US 10-yr Treasury yields ease from 12-year highs Biogen soars on landmark Alzheimer’s data Indexes up: Dow 1.55%, S&P 1.65%, Nasdaq 1.57% Sept 28 (Reuters) – US stock indexes jumped more than 1% in volatile trading on Wednesday as easing Treasury yields lifted rate-sensitive growth …

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Apple drops plan to boost iPhone production as demand falters-Bloomberg

Sept 27 (Reuters) – Apple Inc is dropping plans to increase production of its new iPhones this year after an anticipated surge in demand failed to materialize, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The company told suppliers to curtail efforts to increase assembly of its flagship iPhone 14 product family …

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Optus under further fire for cyber breach, purported hacker claims data deleted

A woman uses her mobile phone as she walks past in front of an Optus shop in Sydney, Australia, February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Australian telecoms giant Optus came under more fire from the government on Tuesday for a massive cyber …

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Australia’s Optus says up to 10 million customers caught in cyber attack

A woman uses her mobile phone as she walks past in front of an Optus shop in Sydney, Australia, February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Australian No. 2 telco Optus, owned by Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (STEL.SI), said it will contact up …

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YouTube in challenge to TikTok to give Shorts creators 45% of ad sales

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LOS ANGELES, Sept 20 (Reuters) – YouTube unveiled a new way for creators to make money on short-form video, as it faces intensifying competition from TikTok. The Google-owned (GOOGL.O) streaming service announced Tuesday that it would introduce advertising on its video feature Shorts and give video …

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Elon Musk faces skeptics as Tesla gets ready to unveil ‘Optimus’ robot

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk blamed overreliance on factory robots for sending the electric carmaker to “production hell” four years ago, saying humans were better at certain jobs. My, how times have changed. Musk’s Texas company is now floating ambitious plans to deploy thousands of humanoid robots, known …

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Apple to raise App Store prices in some countries in Europe, Asia

A man walks next to an advertisement for Apple’s new iPhone 11 Pro at the Apple Store in IFC, Central district, Hong Kong, China October 10, 2019, after Apple Inc on Wednesday removed an app that protesters in Hong Kong have used to track police movements from its app store. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo Register now …

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