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Samsung heir jailed for 5 yrs for bribery

Samsung heir jailed for 5 yrs for bribery

The billionaire head of South Korea’s Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, was jailed for five years for bribery on Friday after a six-month trial over a scandal that brought down the president.

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee fought back tears and denied wrongdoing on Monday as prosecutors sought a 12-year jail term on charges that include bribing the former president to help cement control of the South Korean tech giant.

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Samsung to sell recycled  Note 7 phones this week

Samsung Electronics said yesterday its recalled Galaxy Note 7 phones will be recycled and sold starting this week in South Korea.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 ‘iris hack’ claims tackled

Samsung Electronics is investigating claims by a German hacking group that it fooled the iris recognition system of the new flagship Galaxy S8 device, the firm said Wednesday.

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Samsung probe blames batteries for fires

Samsung Electronics said Monday, January 23, that tests of more than 200,000 Galaxy Note 7 smartphones found defects in two sets of batteries from two different manufacturers that made the devices prone to catch fire.

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Samsung: Stop using Note 7

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd halted sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on Tuesday and told owners to stop using them while it investigates reports of fires, fuelling expectations the tech giant will scrap the flagship device.

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