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Google offers hackers $1,000 to hack its apps

Image: Google is attempting to improve security on Android apps Google is offering security researchers a $1,000 (£760) bounty if they can successfully hack apps on its Play Store and help fix them. Bug bounty programmes are a popular way for companies to reward hackers who find vulnerabilities in their …

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North Korea ‘rants’ in letter about Trump

Image: Kim Jong Un has carried out a number of ballistic missile and nuclear tests By Alan McGuinness, News Reporter North Korea has warned it will not be intimidated by Donald Trump’s threats in an “unprecedented” letter sent to other countries. “If Trump thinks that he would bring the DPRK, …

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Simona Halep needs to find the next gear at the WTA Finals

1:06 PM ET Peter BodoTennis Close Peter Bodo has been covering tennis for over 35 years, mostly recently for ESPN. He is a former WTA Writer of the Year and the author of numerous books, including the classic “The Courts of Babylon” and the New York Times bestseller (with Pete …

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Irishman freed after four years in Egyptian jail

Image: Ibrahim Halawa spent more than four years in prison An Irishman who has spent more than four years in an Egyptian prison has been freed. Ibrahim Halawa, a 21-year-old from Dublin, was released from jail in Cairo – more than four weeks after he was acquitted of all charges …

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Obama and Bush take aim at Trump in speeches

By Mark Austin, US Correspondent It was almost as if he hadn’t been away. In the swing state of Virginia Barack Obama bounced onto stage with the swagger of a veteran orator who knew he had the audience in the palm of his hand. He was back in the political …

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Facebook Launches Alternative Newsfeed

The Explore Feed is designed to make it easy for users to explore new Facebook content. (CCM) — Facebook is offering a way for desktop users to get out of a newsfeed rut. It is offering a new type of newsfeed that uses an alternative algorithm to select posts …

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Tennis: Hopeful 8 seek starring role in Singapore showdown

SINGAPORE: All eight women competing at the WTA Finals will go into the tournament believing they have a genuine chance of finishing the season on a high note when round-robin play starts on Sunday (Oct 22) without a clear favourite for the title. Three women in the field have topped …

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John Kelly: Obama didn’t call when my son died

White House chief of staff John Kelly has defended Donald Trump’s handling of families of US military heroes who died in action. Mr Kelly has remained silent for years over the death of his own son Robert in Afghanistan in 2010 and revealed President Obama did not call him after …

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Apple Throws Mac Mini a Lifeline

Apple’s Tim Cook has reportedly hinted that an updated Mac mini may be on the horizon. (CCM) — Apple has quashed speculation that it plans to abandon its aging Mac mini, hinting that an updated version of the computer may be imminent, according to a report. The Mac mini has …

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