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Rakuten eying entry into Japan's mobile carrier market: source

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese online retailer Rakuten Inc plans to join a government auction for wireless spectrum to be held in January, potentially becoming the country’s fourth major wireless carrier, a source briefed on the matter said on Thursday. A woman pushing a pram walks in front of a Rakuten …

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Rakuten eyeing entry into Japan's mobile carrier market: source

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese online retailer Rakuten Inc plans to join a government auction for wireless spectrum to be held in January, potentially becoming the country’s fourth major wireless carrier, a source briefed on the matter said on Thursday. A woman pushing a pram walks in front of a Rakuten …

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T-Mobile to launch TV service in 2018, buy Layer3 TV

NEW YORK (Reuters) – T-Mobile US Inc said on Wednesday that it would launch a new streaming television service next year after buying startup Layer3 TV for an undisclosed amount. FILE PHOTO: A T-Mobile logo is advertised on a building sign in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 11, 2017. REUTERS/Mike …

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Three U.S. men plead guilty to crimes tied to 2016 botnet attacks

(Reuters) – A former Rutgers University student and two other men pleaded guilty to computer crimes related to the creation, sale and use of the Mirai botnet, a network of infected electronics equipment used to knock major websites offline in massive 2016 cyber attacks. Rutgers University student Paras Jha is …

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Apple grants $390 million to Finisar to boost laser chip production

(Reuters) – Apple Inc said on Wednesday it had awarded $390 million to optical components maker Finisar Corp to boost production of laser chips that power iPhone X’s features such as Face ID, Animoji and portrait mode photos. FILE PHOTO: The Apple logo is pictured inside the newly opened Omotesando …

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Mexican authorities warn cryptocurrency offerings could be a crime

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s finance ministry and central bank warned on Wednesday that cryptocurrencies were risky investments and said fundraising programs known as initial coin offerings (ICOs) could potentially violate Mexican financial law. Amid the growing popularity of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, the authorities together with banking and securities …

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Three men plead guilty to crimes tied to 2016 botnet attacks

(Reuters) – A former Rutgers University student and two other men pleaded guilty to computer crimes related to the creation, sale and use of the Mirai botnet, a network of infected electronics equipment used to knock major websites offline in massive 2016 cyber attacks, according to court documents. Rutgers University …

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Mirai botnet: Three admit creating and running attack tool

A US-based man has pleaded guilty to creating a giant botnet that was used to disrupt access to much of the web in October 2016. The Mirai malware also caused havoc later last year when it was used to stop people’s internet routers working. Paras Jha has admitted working with …

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Mexico authorities warn of risks of cryptocurrencies

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s finance ministry and central bank warned on Wednesday of the risks associated with cryptocurrencies and investment schemes known as initial coin offerings. FILE PHOTO – A man touches a screen of a bitcoin ATM in Vilnius, Lithuania December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins Amid the growing …

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Three men to plead guilty to crimes tied to 2016 botnet attacks

(Reuters) – A former Rutgers University student and two other men have agreed to plead guilty to computer crimes related to the creation and use of the Mirai botnet, a network of infected electronics equipment used to knock major websites offline in massive 2016 cyber attacks, according to court documents. …