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Ford plans $11 billion investment in electric vehicles by 2022

At present Ford is spending $5 billion over the five years to 2020, having increased it by $500 million last October. "We're starting to telegraph where we're going to play in electrified business around the world, and that is to electrify iconic nameplates, and it's going to be higher transaction-price vehicles".

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Facebook could lose up to $23 billion after News Feed overhaul

With the latest update, the company says it's focusing on what Facebook is for - connecting with people you know. "As we roll this out, you'll see less public content like posts from businesses, brands, and media". HuffPost, too, said other platforms are already filling any potential void left in the wake of Facebook's changes, and said digital products like mobile apps can't be ignored.

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Security flaw in WhatsApp discovered

The messaging app reportedly uses end-to-end encryption , which supposedly prevents any third-party users to eavesdrop on the conversation. A team of German cryptographers say they have found a flaw in WhatsApp's security that allowed them to bypass the chat app's end-to-end encryption and eavesdrop on group chat messages.

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CES 2018: The smarter, sharper tech coming your way

The technology show is covering 2.7 million square feet in Las Vegas and is scheduled to run until Friday. But in addition to technology that might end up in your home, the show is also expected to host downright unusual devices, from a Harry Potter-style automated chess board to a one-person electric vehicle.

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Intel's patches have bugs

The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities are serious, with very few devices not impacted. The company was previously advising its bigger customers of the recommendation to delay installation "quietly". The second Variant, which again is part of Spectre , proved much more hard to patch, as Google was specifically trying to avoid a hit to performance.

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Kansas swatter faces involuntary manslaughter charge

The California man accused of making a phony 911 call that led to the fatal police shooting of a 28-year-old man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter . Reports say Barriss was called by someone after a feud between two Call of Duty players broke out over a virtual "friendly kill" during a game earlier that day.