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Technology Report: Facebook to issue missing children alerts in U.S.

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Facebook to issue missing children alerts in U.S.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Social networking website Facebook plans to use its estimated 140 million daily U.S. users to help track missing children through emergency alerts, the company said on Tuesday.
Alibaba agrees to block sale of dangerous toys in U.S.: commission
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has agreed to prevent the sale of up to 15 illegal or dangerous toys in the United States, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) chairman said on Tuesday.
Apple granted patent for GoPro-like wearable cameras
(Reuters) - Apple Inc has been granted a patent for a wearable camera that could possibly challenge action cameras made by GoPro Inc .
China shuts 50 websites and social media accounts
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has closed 50 websites and social media accounts for violations ranging from pornography to "publishing political news without a permit", Beijing's cyberspace watchdog said on Tuesday.
Obama seeks enhanced cybersecurity laws to fight hackers
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday will announce a renewed push to beef up U.S. cybersecurity laws after recent headline-grabbing hacks against companies like Sony Pictures and Home Depot .
Cognizant sued by Syntel unit following TriZetto acquisition
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp and the healthcare IT services provider it recently acquired have been sued by a unit of competitor Syntel Inc for allegedly interfering with a contract and misappropriating confidential information.
Ryanair to trial wifi, inflight entertainment this year
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair plans to trial inflight entertainment and possibly wifi on some of its flights this year in its latest attempt to attract business travelers and families who were turned off in the past by its bare basics offerings.
Apparent Islamic State backers hack U.S. military Twitter feed
(Reuters) - The Twitter and YouTube accounts for the U.S. military command that oversees operations in the Middle East were hacked on Monday by people claiming to be sympathetic toward the Islamic State militant group being targeted in American bombing raids.
Amazon creates 6,000 new permanent jobs in Europe
BERLIN (Reuters) - Inc created 6,000 new full-time positions in Europe in 2014 to respond to booming demand, the U.S. online retailer said on Tuesday.
YouTube sports network Whistle Sports raises $28 million
(Reuters) - Whistle Sports, a Youtube sports network aimed at millennials and kids, raised $28 million in a funding round announced on Tuesday that included investors such as European cable group Liberty Global and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.
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