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Apple risks iPhone ban in Germany’

GBnews 24 desk// A German court found in favour of US chipmaker Qualcomm in a patent dispute case against Apple, which could lead to a ban on sales of iPhones in Germany. “The ruling effectively outlaws the offering and placing on…

3 astronauts return from International Space Station

GBnews 24 desk// Three astronauts returned to Earth Thursday after more than six months aboard the International Space Station. A Russian Soyuz capsule with NASA's Serena  Aunon-Chancellor, Russian Sergey Prokopyev and German…

Facebook sued over Cambridge Analytica

GBnews 24 desk// Washington DC's top prosecutor is suing Facebook in the first significant US move to punish the firm for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine filed the lawsuit…

New Facebook bug exposed millions of photos

GBnews 24 desk// Facebook has revealed that a software bug exposed the photos of up to 6.8 million users, including pictures they had not posted. It made the announcement a day after hosting its pop-up privacy experience "It's Your…

Amazon uses dummy parcels to catch thieves

GBnews 24 desk// Amazon has teamed up with police in the US in an effort to stop thieves who steal parcels left outside homes. Officers in New Jersey are planting dummy boxes fitted with GPS trackers, coupled with hidden doorbell…

Messi ‘only has one skill’: Pele

GBnews 24 desk// Brazil's biggest soccer legend Pele does not think Barcelona star Lionel Messi deserves to be compared to him. When asked by Folha de Sao Paulo if he agrees with some people's opinion that Messi is the best player in…

Huawei exec faces Iran fraud charges

GBnews 24 desk// Chinese telecom giant Huawei's chief financial officer faces US fraud charges related to sanctions-breaking business dealings with Iran, a Canadian court heard Friday, a week after she was detained on an American…

Australia data encryption laws explained

GBnews 24 desk// Australia has passed controversial laws designed to compel technology companies to grant police and security agencies access to encrypted messages. The government says the laws, a world first, are necessary to help…