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China chides tech firms over privacy safeguards

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 06:39
BEIJING (Reuters) - China reprimanded three top tech firms on Friday over poor privacy protections, as tech companies face an increasing backlash from consumers and authorities over excessive data collection practices.
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No pedal to the metal in GM's planned self-driving Cruise AV car

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 06:06
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co is seeking U.S. government approval for a fully autonomous car - one without a steering wheel, brake pedal or accelerator pedal - to enter the automaker's first commercial ride-sharing fleet in 2019, executives said.
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Chinese bitcoin miners eye sites in energy-rich Canada

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 05:21
MONTREAL/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Bitmain Technologies is eyeing bitcoin mining sites in Quebec, a company spokesman told Reuters, as expectations of a potential Chinese crackdown on cryptocurrency mining make the energy-rich Canadian province an attractive alternative.
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Facebook to emphasize friends, not news, in series of changes

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 03:54
SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Thursday began to change the way it filters posts and videos on its centerpiece News Feed, the start of what Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said would be a series of changes in the design of the world's largest social network.
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Intel says patches can cause reboot problems in old chips

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 02:05
(Reuters) - Intel Corp on Thursday said that recently-issued patches for flaws in its chips could cause computers using its older Broadwell and Haswell processors to reboot more often than normal and that Intel may need to issue updates to fix the buggy patches.
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Zuckerberg changes Facebook's focus to be more 'meaningful'

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 02:02
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will change the way it does business to emphasize "meaningful social interactions" rather than the type of News Feed scrolling that critics say is addictive, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday.
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Explainer: How chip flaws Spectre, Meltdown work and what's next

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 01:54
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Smartphones, PCs and servers across the world have received software updates in recent days to plug security gaps on computer chips that cyber security researchers have described as the most serious threat in years.
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Intel asks some customers to delay security updates: WSJ

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 01:38
(Reuters) - Intel Corp is asking some of it customers to hold off installing patches that address new security flaws that affect nearly all of its processors as the patches have bugs of their own, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
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IBM names James Kavanaugh as CFO, replacing Schroeter

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 01:34
(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp said on Thursday Chief Financial Officer Martin Schroeter will move to a new role and will be replaced by company veteran James Kavanaugh, effective Jan. 11.
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Facebook, Alphabet shifted in sector classification system

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 01:24
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI said on Thursday they would rename their Telecommunication Services Sector and add Comcast Corp, Netflix, Facebook and Alphabet to the newly broadened category.
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SS&C boosts banking software heft with $5.4 billion DST deal

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 01:01
(Reuters) - SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc said on Thursday it would buy DST Systems Inc in a $5.4 billion deal, expanding its financial technology software prowess through its largest deal to date.
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Corporations may dodge billions in U.S. taxes through new loophole: experts

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:41
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A loophole in the new U.S. tax law could allow multinational corporations like Apple Inc to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes on profits stashed overseas, according to experts.
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Mexican authorities probe hack of export bank: official

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:42
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's attorney general's office is investigating an attempt to hack and rob Bancomext, the government-run export bank, an official said on Thursday.
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AMD chips exposed to both variants of Spectre security flaw

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:17
(Reuters) - Advanced Micro Devices Inc said on Thursday its microprocessors are susceptible to both variants of Spectre security flaw.
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IBM names James Kavanaugh as new CFO

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 22:55
(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp said on Thursday Martin Schroeter will step down as chief financial officer and will be replaced by James Kavanaugh, effective Jan. 11.
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Google says its security patches not slowing down systems

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 19:24
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Thursday it had already deployed software patches against the Spectre and Meltdown chipset security flaws last year, without slowing down its cloud services.
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Dropbox files confidentially for U.S. IPO: source

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 19:21
(Reuters) - Data-sharing business Dropbox Inc has filed confidentially for a U.S. initial public offering, a source close to the matter said on Thursday.
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Signal partners with Microsoft to encrypt Skype messages

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 19:04
(Reuters) - Encrypted messaging app Signal said it had partnered with Microsoft Corp to encrypt messages on the technology giant's online communications service, Skype.
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House passes NSA spying bill after Trump tweets cause confusion

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 18:48
(Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming objections from privacy advocates and confusion prompted by morning tweets from President Donald Trump that initially questioned the spying tool.
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JPMorgan, Goldman to lead Dropbox in U.S. IPO: Bloomberg

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 18:42
(Reuters) - Data-sharing business Dropbox Inc has filed confidentially for a U.S. initial public offering led by Goldman Sachs Group Inc and JPMorgan Chase & Co , Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
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