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Former South Korean President Park Geun-Hye Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison

Park Geun-hye, the former president of South Korea and its first female chief executive, was sentenced to 24 years in prison on Friday for corruption and abuse of power charges, effectively a life sentence for the 66-year-old defendant. She was also ordered to pay $17 million in fines.

Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak leaving his house for a police station where he was arrested

Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak Arrested on Corruption Charges

Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak, who held office from 2008 to 2013 and is now 77 years old, was arrested late Thursday night on corruption charges. The allegations include bribery, embezzlement, abuse of power, breach of the public trust, illegally withholding presidential documents, tax evasion, and election law violations. The charges carry a combined sentence of up to 45 years in prison.

People pass by an advertisement of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 8 smartphone at its shop in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Samsung Electronics has reported a surge in quarterly earnings thanks to its record-breaking chip business. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Iran Athletes Demand Apology from Samsung Over Olympic Snub

TEHRAN – Iran said Friday that its athletes had refused to accept special Samsung mobile telephones issued for the Winter Olympics in South Korea until they received an apology for initially being refused them.

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Israeli Firm Sues Apple Over Patents in iPhone Camera Lenses

Israeli company Corephotonics filed a lawsuit against Apple yesterday, just as Apple was awarded $120 million by the Supreme Court after a prolonged battle with Samsung. Corephotonics, a maker of dual lens camera technology, claims that the cameras featured in the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus infringe on four of its patents.

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South Korean Court Sentences Samsung Heir to 5 Years Prison

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court sentenced the billionaire chief of Samsung to five years in prison for crimes that helped topple the country’s president, a stunning downfall that could freeze up decision making at a global electronics powerhouse long run like a monarchy.

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Apple Touch ID Access at High Risk of Criminal Intruders

Although Apple claims its fingerprint scanner is 5 times more secure than a typical 4-digit passcode, security researchers claim they have developed a set of fake MasterPrints that demonstrate criminal intruders could access 65 percent of fingerprint scanners.

Lee Jae-yong (C), vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives to be questioned as a suspect in a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye, in Seoul, on January 12, 2017

South Korea Seeks Arrest of Samsung Vice Chairman in Graft Scandal

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a departure from the leniency South Korean big businesses typically receive, prosecutors on Monday requested the arrest of the de facto head of Samsung Electronics, the country’s most valuable company, in an influence-peddling scandal that has toppled the country’s president.

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2017 Consumer Electronics Show Opens with Little Excitement

Despite expectations that the “next big thing” would premiere at the pre-opening for the 50th Anniversary of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it seems the latest tech innovations are struggling to live up to all the hype.

Tim Cook iPhone 7 (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)

2nd Fire in Apple iPhone 7 Threatens Mass Recall

Another newly shipped Apple iPhone 7 caught fire and destroyed a car in what looks similar to the same type of battery fires that forced a worldwide recall of all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units.

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Tim Sparapani: Apple vs. Samsung ‘Has Real Implications for Everybody Who Wants to Build the Next Great Business’

Tim Sparapani, former director of Public Policy at Facebook and currently tech and privacy analyst for SPQR Strategies, joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Tuesday’s Breitbart News Daily to discuss the battle between Apple and Samsung at the Supreme Court. The case will decide how much of Apple’s $399 million patent infringement lawsuit Samsung must pay.

at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center January 9, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 11 and features 2,700 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 130,000 attendees.

Israel Tech Innovation Fest Draws Asian Companies

The usual mix of international companies, startups, government representatives and investors descended on Tel Aviv for the annual DLD Innovation Festival, a celebration that has become the central event of Israel’s innovation week.

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Apple’s September iPhone 7 Introduction Looks Like a Dud

The weak Apple Inc. stock price performance in the run-up to the September 7 release of the next iPhone generational updates reinforces Breitbart News’ expectation that the iPhone 7, without a truly “disruptive” innovation, could be a major dud.

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Pelé to Sue over ‘Lookalike’ Samsung Ad

Legendary Brazilian footballer Pelé is suing Samsung for around $30 million after the company used a ‘lookalike’ face as part of a television advertisement last year.