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US, German spies plundered global secrets through encryption firm, says Swiss govt


February 12, 2020

ZURICH: Switzerland is probing news reports that the US Central Intelligence Agency and West Germany’s spy service used a Swiss company’s encryption technology to covertly crack other nations’ top-secret messages, the Swiss defence ministry said on Tuesday. The company, called Crypto AG, sold code-making equipment to Iran, Latin American nations, India, Pakistan and dozens of other countries. The technology was …

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Sarmayacar bets on mobile gaming by investing in Revolving Games


February 12, 2020

Revolving Games, a brainchild of brothers Ammar Zaeem and Shayan Zaeem who have a decade of mobile game development experience under their belt, is set to launch its first game next year, said Sarmayacar — a venture capital firm for tech startups — in a press statement. Revolving Games is developing a massively multiplayer online game, bringing together some of …

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Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip folding smartphone unveiled


February 12, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO: Samsung on Tuesday unveiled its second folding phone, a “Z Flip” model with a lofty price tag aimed at “trendsetters.” The smartphone flips open, like a pocket cosmetics case, opening into a 6.7-inch screen. Ultrathin glass that makes up the bending screen can be folded and unfolded more than 200,000 times and resists scratches, according to Samsung. The …

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Intel, Facebook drop out of key mobile fair over virus fears


February 12, 2020

MADRID: US chip giant Intel, Facebook, Chinese phonemaker Vivo and Cisco all withdrew from the Mobile World Congress over coronavirus fears Tuesday, joining other industry heavyweights pulling out of the world´s top mobile fair. The annual Barcelona-based congress normally draws more than 100,000 people, but this year, participation has been hit by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, which has …

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Ex-Astros batter Marwin Gonzalez ‘remorseful’ for 2017 cheating scandal


February 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas — Marwin Gonzalez on Tuesday became the first position player from the 2017 Houston Astros team that was implicated in a sign-stealing scandal that has rocked baseball to express remorse for the scheme. Gonzalez, who is now with the Minnesota Twins, addressed reporters at the team’s spring training complex in Fort Myers, Florida. “I’m here to tell how …

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This Roughnecks star’s moving interview made him a top trend


February 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — “Three torn ACLs and a broken back. Why are you here?” asked sideline reporter Brock Huard during the Houston Roughnecks’ opening week win to kickoff the reignited XFL. “I love football. For love of the game. Opportunity. (XFL owner) Vince McMahon has blessed me with a chance to further my career, and I couldn’t be happier …

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Hit-and-run driver crashes in Montrose with child in car


February 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A driver, who had a toddler in his vehicle, has been arrested after a hit-and-run crash in Montrose. The driver who was hit told ABC13 the suspect hit his car on Welch and Commonwealth Tuesday afternoon and then took off.   T.J. Parker ✔@TJParkerABC13 Just talked to the hit-and-run victim, who says he pursued the red …

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13 Investigates violent criminals skirting GPS monitoring system


February 12, 2020

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — Hanan Ali was hunched over as he sat on a chair in front of a cash register at Pasadena’s Kool Korner convenience store. Business had died down for the night and the store clerk was looking down at his phone when, within seconds of entering the store, a man wearing a black shirt and pants …

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Yates High School basketball team breaks scoring record


February 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The Jack Yates High School basketball team made history Tuesday night by breaking the national scoring record set by a former Yates squad a decade ago. Bob Slovak ✔@BobSlovak13 Big night for the @JackYatesHoops Lions. Yates setting a National record with their 16th straight game of more than 100 points. The story at 10. @abc13houston 25 …

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Suspected serial rapist wanted in connection with at least 3 attacks across Houston


February 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston police are searching for a man they say is a serial rapist responsible for multiple attacks between early 2019 to January 2020. Brandon Jay Carter, 28, is charged with felony aggravated sexual assault and credit/debit card abuse. Police said during a press conference Tuesday that he’s linked to at least three cases: two in Greenspoint …

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