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Samsung to disable Note 7 phones in the U.S. via software update

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:12:14 -0500

(Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday that a software update for Galaxy Note 7 smartphones will be released mid-December in the United States preventing them from charging and functioning as mobile phones, rendering them useless.(image)

U.S. trade judge rules Arista infringes more Cisco network patents

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:10:12 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Arista Networks Inc used rival Cisco Systems Inc's network device technology in its ethernet switches without permission, a U.S. trade judge ruled on Friday, handing Cisco yet another win in a sprawling legal battle over patents between the two companies.(image)

Obama orders review of 2016 election cyber attacks

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:59:49 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence agencies to review cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election and deliver a report before he leaves office on Jan. 20, the White House said on Friday.(image)

Bitcoin hits highest levels in almost three years

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:43:40 -0500

LONDON (Reuters) - Web-based digital currency bitcoin hit its highest levels in almost three years on Friday, extending gains since India sparked a cash shortage by removing high-denomination bank notes from circulation a month ago.(image)

Exclusive: Japan's TDK in talks to buy iPhone supplier InvenSense - sources

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:50:11 -0500

(Reuters) - Japanese electronic parts maker TDK Corp is in talks to acquire InvenSense Inc, a U.S. chip maker that produces motion sensors for Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.(image)

White House voices concerns about China cyber law

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:02:40 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that it raised concerns about China's new cyber security law during a meeting with a Chinese official after the latest round of talks between the two countries on cyber crime.(image)

Fugitive Indian tycoon Mallya cries foul over Twitter hack

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:50:26 -0500

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Fugitive Indian businessman Vijay Mallya said on Friday that his Twitter account had been penetrated by a hacking group called Legion, which posted links to what it alleged were details of Mallya's bank accounts, offshore investments and luxury cars.(image)

ThyssenKrupp secrets stolen in 'massive' cyber attack

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:53:58 -0500

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Technical trade secrets were stolen from the steel production and manufacturing plant design divisions of ThyssenKrupp AG in cyber attacks earlier this year, the German company said on Thursday.(image)

Inmarsat switches to Arianespace for satellite launch after SpaceX delays

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:14:55 -0500

LONDON (Reuters) - British satellite company Inmarsat will switch to using Arianespace from rival SpaceX to launch a new satellite to provide broadband connectivity to air passengers, it said on Thursday.(image)

Germany sees rise in Russian propaganda, cyber attacks

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:10:57 -0500

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's domestic intelligence agency on Thursday reported a striking increase in Russian propaganda and disinformation campaigns aimed at destabilizing German society, and targeted cyber attacks against political parties.(image)