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Wenger confident Wilshere will sign new Arsenal deal despite pay cut

With Aaron, if we lose two weeks or three weeks, it doesn’t matter much”, Wenger told reporters. “I want him to stay as well… if he starts to score more hat-tricks!”

09 February 2018

Russian athletes lose appeal to compete in 2018 Winter Olympics

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09 February 2018

” “Wells Fargo & Co Reiterates “$96.00” Price Target for Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF)

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09 February 2018

Intel introduces system-on-chip processor for edge data centers

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09 February 2018

Huawei P20 Lite renders leaked, sighted in the wild

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An Intel spokesman wouldn’t detail who the company had informed, but said that the company couldn’t notify everyone (including US officials) in time because Meltdown and Spectre had been revealed early. Lenovo said the information was protected by a non-disclosure agreement. Alibaba has suggested that any accusasions of sharing info with the Chinese government was “speculative and baseless,” but this doesn’t rule out officials intercepting details without Alibaba’s knowledge.

There’s no immediate evidence to suggest that China has taken advantage of the flaws, but that’s not the point — it’s that the US government could have helped coordinate disclosures to ensure that enough companies had fixes in place. Big names like Apple, Amazon, Google and Microsoft were ready relatively quickly, but most everyone else was left racing to fix or mitigate the flaws. That could have led to attacks on vendors that weren’t in the early list, but were still running critical systems.

Intel is between a rock and a hard place in situations like this. There’s no question that it has to notify partners, but it also has to limit those notifications to minimize leaks before patches are ready. The issue, as you might guess, is that the company didn’t appear to have accounted for the cyberwarfare implications of who it notified first.

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Google and Facebook are banned in China, and Microsoft’s Skype was recently blocked. Yet the companies got star billing at a conference where government and police speakers from Iran, Russia and Turkey also compared notes on how to restrict the free flow of information.

So why were Google president Sundar Pichai and Facebook vice-president Vaughan Smith there? Simply because the Internet’s old order wants access to the world’s biggest e-commerce market – 700 million Chinese with smartphones.

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A night view of Wuzhen International Internet Exhibition and Conference Centre Photo: Sanghee Liu

China’s online behemoths – Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent – have gained rapidly on Silicon Valley. Tencent, maker of social media app WeChat, last month eclipsed Facebook with a $US522 billion ($693 billion) market value.

Apple chief executive Tim Cook gave a keynote speech, declaring: “Technology itself doesn’t want to be good. It doesn’t want to be anything.

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At the Chinese government’s request, Apple has removed Chinese access to Virtual Private Networks, apps that allowed iPhone users to leap the Great Firewall that cordons off China’s 750 million internet users.

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Did Silicon Valley’s turnout at the Wuzhen conference show that other companies are also prepared to “follow the rules” to make it in China, as Alibaba founder Jack Ma advised?

The annual conference is a showcase for how Xi Jinping’s goal of China becoming “an influential country in cyberspace” and world leader in IT is progressing.

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Wang Huning, a member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party. Photo: Sanghee Liu

A benchmark study soberly reported that the US continued to lead the world in internet development and innovation, spurred by Silicon Valley, but China was a close second, and spending big.

China’s world-first photonic Quantum computer, and world-beating supercomputing team, were acclaimed and Wang, newly installed to the Politburo Standing Committee, said in his first public speech that China’s digital economy is “on the fast train”. Cross-border e-commerce reached a value of $13.5 trillion last year.

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Ran Chengqi, director of the China Satellite Navigation Office, introduces BeiDou Navigation Satellite System World Internet Conference. Photo: Sanghee Liu

But Wang also laid out the key rule that China applies as the gatekeeper to its parallel universe of the internet, where great leaps in digital convenience for consumers come with the tradeoff of constant population surveillance and censorship. China’s term for it is “cyberspace sovereignty”.

This was the link to the Wuzhen conference’s second purpose: China and Russia want an international treaty – a big global rule – to stop other countries interfering with their restricted national internet regimes.

The push is being made in the name of “cyber security”, against a scary backdrop of wild global cyber attacks.

Kapersky Labs founder Eugene Kapersky says he expects his anti-virus company to find 90 million malicious samples this year.

But the biggest threat to global infrastructure was the growth of “complicated, professional projects”, of which 80-90 per cent are state-sponsored attacks, he said. Kapersky, a Russian, would not say which states were responsible.

The issue of cyber security has become crucial for the major powers. Harvard University Professor Joseph Nye, best known for coining the term “soft power”, compared cyber conflict to nuclear weapons.

“The two technologies are different but [both are] highly disruptive,” he said. It took 20 years for major states to agree to cooperative “norms” to avoid conflict on nuclear weapons, and said the norms to restrain cyber conflict were following a similar, difficult timetable.

Frederick Douzet, of France’s Insitute of National Defence Studies, said that as the advent of global cyber crises like Wannacry should be drawing nations closer together to stop malicious actors, instead old geopolitical distrusts about the state use of cyber crime for intelligence and warfare was having the opposite effect.

The Brookings Institution’s Professor Cheng Li said: “There is no equivalent to mutually assured destruction in cyberspace. Major powers must work together now before it is too late.”

A cyber crime convention the US and the Council of Europe signed in 2001 allows parties to conduct digital cross-border investigations without seeking the other nation’s permission for data access. Multiple Russian ministry speakers at Wuzhen expressed fierce opposition to that convention.

China is funding a United Nations Inter-governmental Expert Group on Cybercrime to draft an alternative: the world’s first cyber security convention.

But the group’s South African chairman conceded on Monday the members would struggle to find agreement, and Nye said progress was “likely impossible” as the group focused on state sovereignty and had sidelined human rights and internet content.

Meanwhile, China’s massive digital growth is pulling private technology companies away from the question of values in favour of wanting to play in this massive market – should they ever be allowed in on Beijing’s terms.

Google, Microsoft and Apple were eager in Wuzhen to dismiss public fears and talk up the potential of Artificial Intelligence and big data, two technologies that have been prioritised by Xi.

Google’s Pichai declared there had been “an important shift from a mobile-first world to an AI-first world”. Microsoft said its chat bot XiaoIce was “born in China”.

But in the absence of Western privacy concerns, Chinese competitors have made their products pervasive through the untrammelled use of big data.

Facial recognition software has begun to be used by Chinese police to identify “criminals” in a public crowd, and the artificial intelligence technology was proudly on display. Telecommunications network China Unicom explained its use of big data collected from monitoring the texts and internet browsing of mobile phone subscribers could help marketing companies, in addition to the government.

Tencent’s Pony Ma said WeChat was using Artificial Intelligence to allow public transport users in Chinese cities to scan a barcode on their smartphone at subway turnstiles instead of queuing for a ticket.

“It also gives [authorities] access to the real identity of the passengers. It can alleviate congestion and increase safety and security,” Ma said.

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Welcome to the PaymentsSource Morning Briefing, delivered daily. The information you need to start your day, including top headlines from PaymentsSource and around the Web:

Cards for cars: Uber and Lyft are both working on credit cards, reports Fox Business, with Uber’s likely to be in circulation by the fall. The news site had more information on Uber’s plans, reporting Barclaycard will be the issuer of a Visa-branded card. The card is expected to be co-branded, open, and usable for other kinds of purchases. Uber’s rival, Lyft, is also working on its own card, sources told Fox Business. While Uber has faced some controversy recently, it remains one of the most recognizable brands in the rapidly expanding “app economy” or mobile-driven businesses that rely on contract workers. This growth is attracting collaboration with more traditional companies. American Express, for example, has scored with its marketing partnership with Uber, a deal that Fox business reports has boosted Uber rides per card.

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Biggest U.K. payments change in a half century: The U.K. Payment Strategy Forum has produced a plan to construct a new “National Payments Architecture,” reports Law360, which says it would be the most radical change to the national payment system since the 1960s. The forum’s mission is to plan an evolution that will encourage more competition and innovation in the British payments market, with plans in place to introduce new data standards, security and other measures to increase transaction speed. The organization will review feedback over the next six months and by the end of 2017 it will deliver a final blueprint for implementation. The U.K. Payment Strategy Forum was formed two years ago and has expanded to about 650 people representing organizations covering consumer groups, businesses, government agencies, payment system operators, payment service providers and financial technology companies.

Blockchain collaboration grows: The open source blockchain development consortium Hyperledger has been gradually adding members such as American Express over the past year, and more recently added 10 new organizations. The growth comes as the group introduces a new blockchain framework, Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 that’s part of the group’s goal of building blockchain uses for finance, banking, payments, Internet of Things, supply chain, manufacturing and technology. Its new members include ANNE, Beijing RZXT Technology Development, Capgemini Financial Services, New H3C Technologies, Revelry Labs, Smart Link Labs and TradeIX. Other new members joined as Associates, a category for nonprofits and government entities, including the Accord Project, Tecnalia Research & Innovation and the University of Luxembourg.

Amazon in a box: While Amazon is encroaching on traditional retail and supermarkets, it’s also attempting to improve its core businesses of e-commerce, fulfillment and delivery. Amazon has introduced a new delivery box for apartment buildings that will also accept packages from other companies, according to TechCrunch. Called The Hub, it’s an expansion of the existing Amazon Locker service, which provides delivery stations in public places and stores that are designed to make delivery more efficient, and are also being used to boost foot traffic in bank branches at BBVA. The apartment boxes could also be a competitive play against Walmart’s attempt to build a similar service in New York. Jet.com, Walmart’s e-commerce unit, is collaborating with Latch to deploy a delivery system for New York apartment buildings that don’t have doormen.

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Google’s new program to track shoppers sparks a federal privacy complaint

The Washington Post | Sun Jul 30, 2017 – A prominent privacy rights watchdog is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate a new Google advertising program that ties consumers’ online behavior to their purchases in brick-and-mortar stores. The legal complaint from the Electronic Privacy Information Center, to be filed with the FTC on Monday, alleges that Google is newly gaining access to a trove of highly sensitive information — the credit and debit card purchase records of the majority of U.S. consumers — without revealing how they got the information or giving consumers meaningful ways to opt out. Moreover, the group claims that the search giant is relying on a secretive technical method to protect the data — a method that should be audited by outsiders and is likely vulnerable to hacks or other data breaches.

Pushing globe into easy pay mode

China Daily | Mon Jul 31, 2017 – WeChat Pay expands internationally to catch up with, and possibly overtake, market leader Alipay. WeChat Pay, the mobile payment tool developed by internet major Tencent Holdings Ltd, is accelerating overseas expansion as it narrows the gap with first-mover Alipay in China’s red-hot digital payment arena. In its latest endeavor, the company has applied for a license in Malaysia to offer local payment services via the app. If it is approved, the license would allow local users to link their local bank accounts to WeChat Pay and make payment in the local currency, the Malaysian ringgit.

Mobile payments are in, cash and card nearly out

China Daily | Mon Jul 31, 2017 – According to market research firm Analysys, China’s third-party mobile payment providers accounted for transactions worth 18 trillion yuan ($2.66 trillion) in the first quarter of 2017, up about 47 percent quarter-on-quarter. Analysys estimates China’s mobile payment market will account for transactions worth 100 trillion yuan by 2019. “Growth of mobile payment tools is faster than that of any other payment models. The trend indicates that mobile payments will become the mainstream payment model across China in the near future,” said Zhou Yuedong, vice-president of the credit card division of ICBC, the country’s largest lender.

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To get stock price i am using yahoo finance api.

For basic conversation i am using
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I have also used
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to verify different company names asked in different manner but i am not getting expected result.

For example if i search
> “What is price of INFY?”

then it should give me correct answer and should filtered out as my action should be to pass dmart in yahoo finance api. This should also work if i change format of question asked.

Below is the flow chart setup which i made on node-red panel of bluemix (IBM).

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Could you help me to find out exact api’s and flow which could help me achieve my goal.

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