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Bitcoin falls more than 7 percent as regulation worries mount

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 05:03
TOKYO (Reuters) - The price of bitcoin extended its sharp tumble of the past 24 hours, dropping more than seven percent on the Bitstamp exchange on Wednesday, spooked by worries regulators may try to clamp down on the highly-volatile trading in the digital currency.
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Oracle issues security patches for chip flaws

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 02:32
(Reuters) - Oracle Corp said on Tuesday it issued a critical patch that provides fixes for certain of its products for Intel Corp chip flaws.
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YouTube again revises rules to protect advertisers from offensive content

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 02:06
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is making its second attempt in less than a year to protect advertisers on its YouTube user channels from being associated with videos featuring violence, gore or bad language.
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Senate advances bill to renew NSA's internet surveillance program

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 01:13
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday advanced a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, as a final push by privacy advocates to derail the measure came up short.
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Automakers, U.S. lawmakers hope for progress on self-driving car bill

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 00:30
DETROIT (Reuters) - Automakers and lawmakers expressed hope on Tuesday that U.S. Congress would soon pass a stalled bill aimed at speeding self-driving cars to market, even as safety advocates argued for more performance requirements.
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21 states sue to keep net neutrality as Senate Democrats reach 50 votes

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 00:17
(Reuters) - A group of 21 U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to challenge the Federal Communications Commission's decision to do away with net neutrality on Tuesday while Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal the FCC ruling.
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Bitcoin falls 25 percent to $10,200 on Bitstamp exchange

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:50
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Bitcoin had lost a quarter of its value in early Asian trading on Wednesday as fears grew of a regulatory crackdown after reports that South Korea's finance minister said banning trading in cryptocurrencies was still an option.
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U.S. Senate Democrats close to majority in drive to restore net neutrality

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 22:03
(Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats said on Tuesday they had the backing of 50 members of the 100-person chamber to overturn the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s decision to reverse the Obama administration's net neutrality rules, leaving them just one vote short of a majority.
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U.S. lawmaker asks Intel, others for briefing on chip flaws

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:49
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic U.S. lawmaker asked Intel Corp and two other microchip makers on Tuesday to provide a briefing on the recently detected Spectre and Meltdown security flaws that could allow hackers to steal information from most computers and devices.
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U.S. warns investors over Venezuela's 'petro' cryptocurrency

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:40
WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday warned that Venezuela's proposed "petro" cryptocurrency could violate sanctions against the OPEC nation's socialist government, a statement that could dent investor appetite for the soon-to-be-launched token.
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Chinese carmaker Chery to use Nvidia's self-driving technology

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:05
(Reuters) - Nvidia Corp said on Tuesday China's Chery Automobile Co [CHERY.UL] would use its self-driving technology that it has developed with Baidu and ZF Friedrichshafen AG [ZFF.UL].
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Senate Democrats close to majority in drive to restore net neutrality

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:56
(Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats said on Tuesday they had the backing of 50 members of the 100-person chamber to overturn the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s decision to reverse the Obama administration's net neutrality rules, leaving them just one vote short of a majority.
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Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies tumble on government crackdown worries

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:39
LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin slid as much as 18 percent on Tuesday to a four-week low, as worries about a regulatory crackdown on the market spread after reports suggested it was still possible that South Korea could ban trading in cryptocurrencies.
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U.S. warns investors over Venezuela's 'petro' cryptocurrency

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:35
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury has warned U.S. investors to approach Venezuela's proposed "petro" cryptocurrency with caution, saying that it may contravene U.S. sanctions against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
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Senate to vote to renew NSA's internet surveillance program

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:54
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday planned to vote to advance a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, as privacy advocates made a final push to derail the measure.
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French startup launches hydrogen-powered bicyles

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:52
PARIS (Reuters) - A French start-up has become the first company to start factory production of hydrogen-powered bicycles for use in corporate or municipal fleets.
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Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies tumble on govt crackdown worries

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:05
LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin slid as much as 18 percent on Tuesday to a four-week low, as worries about a regulatory crackdown on the market spread after reports suggested it was still possible that South Korea could ban trading in cryptocurrencies.
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Bitcoin, rival cryptocurrencies plunge on crackdown fears

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:53
LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin slid as much as 18 percent on Tuesday to a four-week low, as fears of a regulatory crackdown on the market spread after reports suggested it was still possible that South Korea could ban trading in cryptocurrencies.
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Uber to introduce mandatory rest breaks for UK drivers

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:04
LONDON (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] said on Tuesday its British drivers will have to take a six-hour break after they have accepted and made trips with passengers totaling 10 hours as the taxi app responds to criticism over excessive working hours.
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Google to expand cloud infrastructure with new regions, submarine cables

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:30
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Tuesday it would add five regions and build three new submarine cables as it expands its infrastructure for cloud customers.
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