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US spy chief James Clapper highlights cyber threats

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said moderate attacks were the biggest threat

Online assaults would increasingly undermine US economic competitiveness and national security, said Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. A report issued by his office said Russia’s military was setting up a cyber command to carry out attacks. The report also describes China, Iran and North Korea as leading threats. In …

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DNA screening kit given the go-ahead by US regulator

A Californian start-up will be allowed to advertise a mail order DNA test that screens for a rare genetic condition, after a U-turn by the US regulator.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said the 23andMe product would “provide people with information about possible mutations in their genes that could be passed on to their children”. It had previously banned similar tests. The 23andMe kit screens for Bloom syndrome, an inherited disease that is most common among …

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With Tablet Market Maturing, Apple Introduces New iPads

The iPad Air 2, which is essentially thinner than a pencil, has an improved camera and a display designed to reduce reflections.

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Maturity is an asset in so many things. But it’s a bit of a dirty word to tech companies when describing consumer appetite for their products. Yet it is a maturing market that Apple may be coping with as it tries to reignite sales of its iPad tablet computing …

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Google: Amazon is biggest search rival

Google chairman Eric Schmidt
Google chairman Eric Schmidt says Amazon is its biggest competition in online search

Mr Schmidt fought back at claims that Google enjoyed unrivalled dominance of the online search market. “Many people think our main competition is Bing or Yahoo. But, really, our biggest search competitor is Amazon,” he said in a speech in Berlin. Google is in the middle of a European Union …

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