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News in brief: warning on extending laptop ban; telecom customers alerted; watchdog opens data probe

Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news Warning on costs of laptop ban The threatened extension of a ban on electronic devices larger than a smartphone in aircraft cabins could cost more than $1bn in lost productivity, the airline industry has warned. IATA, the International Air Transport Association, has urged governments to look for an alternative to the ban, which came into effect last month and affects some airlines flying into the US and the UK from some Middle Eastern countries.

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