Silicon Valley & Technology

FILE- A sign advertises 5G at the Qualcomm booth at CES International in Las Vegas, Jan. 9, 2019.
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Qualcomm, the largest supplier of modem chips that connect smartphones to wireless data networks, on May 21 lost in an antitrust lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission earlier this year
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By Reuters
July 16, 2019
The Lotus logo is seen during the first press day of the Paris auto show, in Paris, France, Oct. 2, 2018.
British sports car maker Lotus revealed its pure electric 'hypercar', the first completely new vehicle to be launched under the stewardship of Chinese firm Geely which acquired a majority stake in 2017
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By Reuters
July 16, 2019
 man walks past a Google sign outside with a span of the Bay Bridge at rear in San Francisco, May 1, 2019.
Threat comes after billionaire Trump supporter said US should investigate tech giant
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By VOANews
July 16, 2019
FILE - In this Tuesday, July 2, 2019 file photo, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov arrives for an EU summit in Brussels. Bulgarian officials say unidentified hackers have stolen the personal details of millions of people from Bulgaria's…
Bulgarian officials say unidentified hackers have stolen the personal details of millions of people from Bulgaria's national revenue agency and note a possible Russian link in the case
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July 16, 2019
FILE - The board of education offices in Avon, Conn. is seen in this July 12, 2019 photo.
A series of attacks over the course of six weeks brought instruction to a halt at a 4,000-student school district in Avon, Connecticut
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July 16, 2019
FILE - Representations of virtual currency are displayed in front of the Libra logo in this illustration picture.
Congress begins two days of hearings Tuesday on Facebook's planned currency, to be called Libra, while the House Judiciary subcommittee will extend its bipartisan investigation of the market power of the dominant tech firms
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July 16, 2019
FILE - This image made from video of a fake video featuring former President Barack Obama shows elements of facial mapping used in new technology that lets anyone make videos of real people appearing to say things they've never said.
Adam Schiff wrote letters to chief executives of Facebook, Twitter and Google, which owns YouTube, asking about the companies' formal policies on deepfakes and their research into technologies to detect the doctored content
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By Reuters
July 15, 2019