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Samsung smartphone business sees profit slide, some hopes in DRAM

The operating profit of its mobile business dropped 64 percent in the fourth quarter

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Congo restores Internet to banks, gov't agencies but public block remains

The Congo government seeks to quell public unrest

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Silk Road dealer found a hungry market for mail order drugs

A former drug dealer testifies that he made $70,000 a month selling heroin on the undergound marketplace

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Cyberthreat sharing must include strong privacy protections, advocates say

Lawmakers will push for information-sharing legislation, but some groups want them to address past privacy concerns

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Silk Road paid thousands in shake-downs from malicious hackers

The Silk Road online drug marketplace was routinely bedeviled by extortionists

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon woes mount as a 'major customer' defects

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 has been dropped from a 'flagship device'

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EU air passenger database about to take flight, but critics want it grounded

The EC is reportedly working on a plan to implement a Passenger Name Record (PNR) system, although a previous attempt failed

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IBM's SoftLayer chief departs amid cloud transition

Lance Crosby is leaving soon after IBM named a company veteran to a new cloud leadership role.

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Canadian agency reported to be monitoring millions of downloads

The Communications Security Establishment tracks activity at more than 100 file-sharing sites, according to news reports

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Alibaba clashes with Chinese regulator over online sales of fake goods

Alibaba was quick to protest some of the regulator's conduct in making its findings

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, January 28

France aims at net companies with draft law ... Internet of Things threatens privacy ... Apple Watch to ship in April... and more

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France wants to hold social media networks accountable for hate speech

A draft law will be prepared to make this happen, the French president said

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Apple posts record sales, says Watch will ship in April

Apple sold 74.5 million iPhone to set a record