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Ink-shooting game 'Splatoon' helps power Nintendo to profit

Amiibo figurines and a weak yen also helped Nintendo, which has yet to say who will succeed Satoru Iwata

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Twitter surprises with a sales gain, but user growth lags

Growth in users came largely from people who don't hold actual accounts

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Italian parliament drafts a declaration of Internet rights

The Italian parliament wants to have its say in the creation of an international legal framework promoting freedom, equality and access to cyberspace for all, and on Tuesday it presented a Declaration of Internet Rights that it will bring to the Internet Governance Forum in Brazil in November.

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Amazon proposes drone superhighways in sky

Prime Air co-founder outlines idea to allow thousands of drones into airspace.


Obama won't pardon Snowden, despite petition

The NSA leaker should return to the US and face charges, an Obama advisor says.

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Groups urge Obama to oppose cyberthreat sharing bills

They say the Senate's CISA cyberthreat information sharing bill would allow businesses to share too much information

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EU privacy watchdog weighs in on data protection reform, shares concerns

He also released an app that allows legislators and citizens to compare the proposed texts of the upcoming data protection regulation

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Google tells its publisher partners to comply with EU cookie directive

The company detailed the requirement in its new EU User Consent Policy

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To see benefits, heath wearables must keep people engaged

The technologies fail when they fail to consider the lifestyles of the people using them, said panelists

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Someday your phone may stop an oncoming car

Verizon is using a simulated city to develop a vehicle-to-pedestrian safety system

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Apple, Nike settle lawsuit over FuelBand inaccuracies

Nike will pay out up to $2.4 million to customers

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Leading AI researchers, scientists call for a ban on autonomous weapons

Ban weapons that choose their targets before they start an arms race, say Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and other signatories of an open letter

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Trillion-dollar world trade deal aims to make IT products cheaper

WTO members negotiated to cut tariffs on more than 200 tech products

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, July 27

Facebook prevails in IPO lawsuit... Jeep hack prompts recall of 1.4 million vehicles... Kill switch isn't killing phone theft

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French surveillance law is constitutional, highest court says

The French equivalent to the Patriot Act has passed its last legislative hurdle on its way to becoming law.