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Schneider’s EVLink car charging stations were easily hackable, thanks to a hardcoded password – TechCrunch

Schneider’s EVLink car charging stations were easily hackable, thanks to a hardcoded password – TechCrunch Schneider has fixed three vulnerabilities in one of its popular electric car charging stations, which security researchers said could have easily allowed an attacker to remotely take over the unit. At its worst, an attacker …

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Netflix rival Iflix offloads its Africa business to focus on Asia – TechCrunch

Netflix rival Iflix offloads its Africa business to focus on Asia – TechCrunch Iflix, the emerging market Netflix competitor that’s backed by Sky, is leaving Africa to double down on its business in Asia. The Malaysia-based company announced today it has sold the remaining shares in its Africa business — Kwesé …

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Still a year away from launch, Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi keeps adding talent – TechCrunch

Still a year away from launch, Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi keeps adding talent – TechCrunch Video won’t start rolling on Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new bite-sized streaming service with the billion dollar backing until the end of 2019, but talent keeps signing up to come along for …

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Comcast outbids Fox in $40B battle for Sky – TechCrunch

Comcast outbids Fox in $40B battle for Sky – TechCrunch Comcast has outbid Twenty-First Cenutry Fox for the UK’s Sky, a final step in what’s been a years-long takeover battle between the two media conglomerates. Comcast’s final offer gives Sky a roughly $40 billion price tag. Both companies upped their …

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UK media giants call for independent oversight of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter – TechCrunch

UK media giants call for independent oversight of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter – TechCrunch The UK’s leading broadcasters and ISPs have called for the government to introduce independent regulatory oversight of social media content. The group of media and broadband operators in the tightly regulated industries spans both the state-funded and …

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UK sets out plan to spend billions on fiber and 5G broadband for all – TechCrunch

UK sets out plan to spend billions on fiber and 5G broadband for all – TechCrunch The UK government has set out a package of measures it’s hoping will futureproof domestic networks and boost international competitiveness by supporting a nationwide rollout of full fiber broadband and 5G mobile technology. The Future …

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Europe to cap intra-EU call fees as part of overhaul to telecoms rules – TechCrunch

Europe to cap intra-EU call fees as part of overhaul to telecoms rules – TechCrunch European Union institutions have reached a political agreement over an update to the bloc’s telecoms rules that’s rattled the cages of incumbent telcos. Agreement was secured late yesterday after months of negotiations between the EU …

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