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Uber should have given court an ex-employee's letter about 'fraud and theft' in Waymo case

TECHNEWS - 2 hours 31 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ride hailing company Uber was obligated to turn over to a U.S. federal judge a letter from a former employee that told of the company's "fraud and theft" and mentioned evidence of stolen trade secrets nailed "like a scalp" to the wall, a court official said Friday.
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North Korean hackers behind attacks on cryptocurrency exchanges, South Korean newspaper reports

TECHNEWS - 2 hours 33 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's spy agency said North Korean hackers were behind attacks on cryptocurrency exchanges this year in which some 7.6 billion won ($6.99 million) worth of cryptocurrencies were stolen, a newspaper reported on Saturday.
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Disney-Fox deal may create a new nerdy nirvana

AP TECH - 3 hours 43 min ago
MENLO PARK, California (AP) -- The coming union of the Disney and Fox media empires is set to create a new nirvana for fanboys and -girls, one that reunites superheroes and sci-fi characters long separated by an energy barrier of corporate legalism....
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Facebook: Social media scrolling can make you feel bad

AP TECH - 4 hours 46 min ago
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- It's not quite like tobacco companies warning about the dangers of smoking, but Facebook is acknowledging something many already know: Using social media can be bad for your health....
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Disney-Fox deal may create a new nerdy nirvana

AP TECH - 5 hours 10 min ago
MENLO PARK, California (AP) -- The coming union of the Disney and Fox media empires is set to create a new nirvana for fanboys and -girls, one that reunites superheroes and sci-fi characters long separated by an energy barrier of corporate legalism....
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TD Ameritrade to start bitcoin futures trading on Monday

TECHNEWS - 5 hours 39 min ago
(Reuters) - Retail brokerage TD Ameritrade Holding Corp said on Friday it will allow clients to trade bitcoin futures on the newly minted CBOE Futures Exchange from Dec. 18.
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Embraer sees 2024 commercial launch for Uber flying cabs

TECHNEWS - 5 hours 50 min ago
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A network of electric aircraft Uber Technologies Inc is developing with Embraer SA is likely to launch commercially in 2024, the Brazilian planemaker's chief executive said on Friday, adding a year to the latest forecast from the ride-hailing company.
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Facebook: Social media scrolling can make you feel bad

AP TECH - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 23:37
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- It's not quite like tobacco companies warning about the dangers of smoking, but Facebook is acknowledging something many already know: Passively scrolling through social media can make you feel bad....
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False paradise? EU is no haven of Net neutrality, say critics

TECHNEWS - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 22:23
LISBON/MILAN (Reuters) - America's decision to scrap rules designed to ensure a free and open internet leaves the European Union as the biggest market where Net neutrality still prevails -- but critics say the EU is not a level playing field.
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U.S. Justice Department, AT&T settlement talks failed: court filing

TECHNEWS - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 22:10
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice and AT&T Inc have held unsuccessful settlement talks over the wireless and pay-TV company's bid to buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner Inc , the two sides said in a court filing on Friday.
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Facebook defends itself against critics of social media

TECHNEWS - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 22:00
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Friday struck back against scientific researchers and tech industry insiders who have criticized the world's biggest social media network and its competitors for transforming how people behave and express emotion.
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Italy says Amazon will pay $118 million to end tax dispute

AP TECH - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 21:08
MILAN (AP) -- Italian tax authorities say Amazon will pay 100 million euros ($118 million) to end a dispute over its tax payments from 2011-2015....
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Blockchain consortium Hyperledger loses members, funding: documents

TECHNEWS - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 21:00
NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 15 members of blockchain consortium Hyperledger have either cut their financial support for the project or quit the group over the past few months, according to documents seen by Reuters.
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EU agrees clampdown on bitcoin platforms to tackle money laundering

TECHNEWS - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 19:07
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union states and legislators agreed on Friday on stricter rules to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing on exchange platforms for bitcoin and other virtual currencies, the EU said in a statement.
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NASA drops replica Orion spacecraft to test parachutes

AP TECH - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 18:54
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) -- NASA says it successfully tested the Orion spacecraft's parachutes by dropping a replica spacecraft from an Air Force transport aircraft over a desert test site in southwestern Arizona....
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Exclusive: FCC plans to fine Sinclair $13.3 million over undisclosed commercials

TECHNEWS - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 18:39
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission plans to fine Sinclair Broadcasting Corp $13.3 million after it failed to properly disclose that paid programming that aired on local TV stations was sponsored by a cancer institute, three people briefed on the matter told Reuters.
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France's Umalis Group to allow billing in bitcoins

TECHNEWS - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 18:36
(Reuters) - Consultants at Umalis Group , an umbrella company for freelancers, will be able to choose to bill clients in bitcoins from January, the French firm said on Friday.
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Brazil's Embraer eyes 2024 commercial launch for Uber partnership: CEO

TECHNEWS - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 18:24
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A partnership that Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA has struck with U.S. ride-hailing application Uber Technologies Inc will launch its first test flight in 2020, and aims to start commercial service in 2024, an executive said on Friday.
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EU agrees stricter bitcoin rules against money laundering, terrorist financing

TECHNEWS - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 17:47
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union agreed stricter rules to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing on bitcoin platforms on Friday.
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After U.S. decision, France says will continue to defend net neutrality

TECHNEWS - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 17:45
PARIS (Reuters) - France will continue to defend "net neutrality" irrespective of what other countries may do, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday, after a United States commission voted to ditch rules on the issue.
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