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Top US intelligence officials have reportedly warned Americans not to use smartphones from Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE. According to a CNBC report, the heads of CIA, FBI, NSA and the director of national intelligence expressed these concerns during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing late on Tuesday.

Alphabet Inc’s Google on Tuesday have indicated plans to demonstrate a software programming system that would enable emails to feature continuously updating information and greater interactivity.

In a move which intend to make Gmail more dynamic, Google's AMP project will enable users to see automatically updated flight information in a booking confirmation email.

According to Aakash Sahney, a product manager overseeing Gmail, users will be able to fill out surveys without leaving a message or review close-up shots of products in a marketing pitch without opening a browser window.

According to latest estimations, Facebook is struggling to attract younger users. In 2018, less than half of US teenagers are expected to logon to Facebook once per month.

Facebook is still the most popular social media platform worldwide, and is set to serve 169.5 million US users in 2018.

By comparison, Instagram (also owned by Facebook as of 2012) will record 104.7 million US users. Snapchat expects around 86.5 million US users.

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for global rules to minimize the impact of electronic warfare on civilians as massive cyber attacks look likely to become the first salvoes in future wars. Computer hackers, many of them believed to be state-sponsored groups, last year disrupted multinational firms, ports and public services on an unprecedented scale around the world, raising awareness of the issue.

FedEx Corp said on Thursday that it has secured many of customer identification records that were involuntarily exposed earlier this month by an unsecured server.

According to the Global package delivery company, so far no evidence that private data was “misappropriated” was discovered.

A report from security research firm Kromtech, revealed that the server stored more than 119,000 scanned documents from U.S. and international citizens, such as passports, driving licenses and security identification.

Three to four billion pounds of criminal money in Europe is being laundered through cryptocurrencies, according to Europol.

The agency's director Rob Wainwright told the BBC's Panorama that regulators and industry leaders need to work together to tackle the problem.

The warning comes after Bitcoin's value fell by half from record highs in December.

Microsoft revealed this on Tuesday in Abuja at the Microsoft ‘Windows in the Classroom’ event, in partnership with Sidmach, an ICT firm. Microsoft 365 Education is a single, affordable technology solution built for education. Microsoft 365 Education consists of applications and products integrated to aid learning at all levels. The product will empower teachers by making it possible for them to use applications when instructing students.

Samsung has unveiled the world’s largest solid state drive which boasts of a whopping 30.72 terabytes of storage. It’s the most storage ever crammed into the 2.5-inch form factor, and is designed for enterprise customers looking to move away from the mechanical parts of your standard disk-based hard drive.

Microsoft is ending support for mobile push notifications on its Windows Phone 7 and 8 software by February 20th. Devices on Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 will no longer receive notifications, according to The Verge. They will also lose the useful live tile updates that displayed information at a glance, and users will no longer be able to locate devices with the “find my phone” feature.

Ford Motor Co. says it is ramping up investment in electric and hybrid vehicles and plans to introduce 40 by 2022, saying it will introduce 16 battery-electric cars and 24 hybrids or plug-in hybrids around the world in the next few years. Ford Motor will increase to $11 billion its investment in electrified vehicles between now and 2022. The plan more than doubles an earlier plan, announced in 2016, to spend $4.5 billion on 13 new electrified vehicles by 2020.

Finnish cybersecurity specialist F-Secure has reported another serious flaw in Intel hardware. It has nothing to do with the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, but has a huge "destructive potential" too. F-Secure said Friday it had found a serious flaw in Intel hardware which could enable hackers to access corporate laptops remotely.

Twenty First Century Fox Inc’s Fox Sports is partnering with Twitter Inc to stream a live show and Snap Inc’s Snapchat to showcase stories with matchday highlights on the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament to be hosted in Russia later this year. Fox Sports would produce the show, which will be streamed from Moscow's Red Square on each match day and provide previews, recaps and near real-time video highlights for each game, the company said.

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