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Google to stop scanning Gmail for creating targeted ads

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:45:09 -0400

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Friday it would stop scanning Gmail content for creating personalized ads from later this year, bringing the widely-used email service in line with its enterprise offering, G Suite.(image)

Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:11:15 -0400

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Western technology companies, including Cisco , IBM and SAP , are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found.(image)

Tesla, others seek ways to ensure drivers keep their hands on the wheel

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:43:44 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Automakers are using tiny cameras, sensors to track drooping heads, steering wheel monitors and audible alerts to ensure drivers pay attention when using advanced driver assistance systems, like Tesla’s Autopilot, that allow drivers to take their hands off the wheel.(image)

U.S. Muslim group launches cellphone app to report hate crimes

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:09:30 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hoping to get an accurate count of anti-Muslim hate crimes in the United States, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Friday launched a mobile app allowing victims to report bias incidents.(image)

Honda engineer debunks own claim about cause of Takata air bag failures

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:54:19 -0400

DETROIT (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co on Friday released a 2013 email in which one of its engineers suggested that he knew some hidden truth about "the root cause" of Takata Corp air bag failures, but the engineer later said he was mistaken.(image)

Russia threatens to block Telegram messaging app

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:00:32 -0400

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's communications regulator Roskomnadzor on Friday accused the Telegram messaging app of violating Russian legislation and said it could be blocked if it did not provide it with information about the company that controls Telegram.(image)

Facebook launches UK initiative to counter online extremist material

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:56:18 -0400

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc is launching a UK program to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist material online, as internet companies attempt to clamp down on hate speech and violent content on their services.(image)

Canada's Supreme Court clears way for Facebook privacy lawsuit

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:19:59 -0400

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's top court cleared the way on Friday for a lawsuit against Facebook Inc over privacy rights to be heard in the province of British Columbia instead of California where the social media site is based.(image)

BlackBerry misses sales forecasts, shares tumble

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:22:24 -0400

WATERLOO, Ontario (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd posted quarterly revenue that missed analysts' forecasts due to an unexpected sales decline, pushing shares down as much as 13 percent, which would be their biggest one-day drop in more than two years.(image)

China's authorities tighten noose around online video content

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:19:47 -0400

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing has shut down online video services of three popular Chinese media sites in a swift action that unleashed financial shockwaves and posed a firm warning to the country's online video industry: clean up, or close down.(image)