Today’s Tech Sightings:
Indian government officials have rejected Apple’s plan to import refurbished iPhones at a discount, citing rules against importing used electronics. A government spokesman said India “does not encourage dumping or recycling of hazardous materials.” But the development also coincides with New Delhi’s push to promote products made in the country to boost manufacturing competitiveness.
Researchers at University College London are inviting the public to download and play a mobile video game called Sea Hero Quest to help them find new ways to fight dementia. By gathering information from healthy brains from tens of thousands of players, scientists hope to establish “normal” patterns of behavior and further their understanding of how the brain works.
Millions of credentials stolen from users of Russia’s most popular email service, Mail.ru, as well as Google, Yahoo and Microsoft are being traded in Russia’s criminal underworld, according to Hold Security founder Alex Holden. Speaking to Reuters, Holden said the discovery was made when researchers at his company found a Russian hacker boasting online about his stash of about 1.17 billion stolen records.
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