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Florida teenager in massive Twitter hack case pleads not guilty

Florida teen Graham Ivan Clark has been charged with posting messages on behalf of over 100 notable personalities, including Barack Obama, as part of a cryptocurrency scam.
Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., speaks via videoconference during a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., US, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | Graeme Jennings | Washington Examiner | Bloomberg

Sundar Pichai, Zuckerberg, Bezos grilled by US Congress over their power to ‘crush rivals’

Google’s control over search & online advertising; Apple’s tight grip over apps; Facebook’s acquisition of rivals, and Amazon’s leverage over 3rd-party sellers were criticised.
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The lockdown has just made Jeff Bezos richer by $24 billion

With consumers stuck at home, they’re relying on Bezos’s Amazon more than ever. The retailer’s stock climbed 5.3%, lifting the founder’s net worth to $138.5 billion.
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Jeff Bezos donating $10 billion barely dents his surging fortune

Even if the full value of the donation were to be immediately subtracted from his wealth, Bezos would still be the richest person on the planet.
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Jeff Bezos says he’ll commit $10 billion to fight climate change

Bezos is under pressure to balance Amazon’s need to deliver goods quickly with the environmental consequences of the rapid growth of online shopping.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos greets during the Amazon SMBhav summit, at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Wednesday. | ANI

Modi and MBS, the two wrong foreign leaders Jeff Bezos befriended

Bezos made overly optimistic bets on global leaders whose dispositions turned out to be less open and more autocratic than Silicon Valley originally thought.
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Access, not technology was the key to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ hack

The Jeff Bezos hack reveals non-technological aspects of 21st century hacking and what it takes to uncover secrets of the world's richest man.
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Facebook says hacking of Jeff Bezos’s phone highlights security loopholes in smartphones

Facebook Inc. Vice-President Nicola Mendelsohn said in Davos that the company would take any allegations that its service was used in a hack very seriously and would look into it.
Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman

Bezos phone hack: Why Saudi crown prince MBS needs cyberweapons

The challenge is to get Mohammed bin Salman to use cyberweapons against terrorists, not newspaper owners.
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Bezos phone hack rekindles fears about Saudi crown prince MBS

MBS has a long reign ahead of him: He could be Saudi king for 50 years. That era will go easier without more ghosts and scandals dogging him.

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A woman in a marketplace deserted due to lockdown in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | Photo: ANI

India isn’t facing up to the true financial cost of Covid

Truth is currently as scarce as capital in India. The govt doesn’t have the appetite for large-scale socialisation of private losses, lest the opposition accuse PM Modi of cronyism.

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A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India, China generals meet today as ‘PLA keeps up Pangong incursions, blocks army at Depsang’

The fresh round of dialogue comes as India and China have hit a stalemate in military talks with regard to disengagement at multiple flashpoints in Ladakh.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.