Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:48:45 -0400BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is considering legislative measures to harmonize how online platforms like Facebook , Twitter and Google take down hate speech and incitement to violence, a draft document seen by Reuters shows.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:53:28 -0400SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Homeland Security Department's inspector general said on Friday he was investigating possible abuse of authority in a case that triggered a lawsuit against the department by Twitter Inc .
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:22:54 -0400NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alphabit, a global fund that invests in digital currencies, has been launched with a target of $300 million, co-founder Liam Robertson said in an interview, as managers seek to tap growing demand for virtual assets that allow for instant, borderless transactions.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:19:34 -0400(Reuters) - The son of a Russian lawmaker was sentenced on Friday by a U.S. federal court to 27 years in prison after being convicted of a cyber assault on thousands of U.S. businesses, marking the longest ever hacking-related sentence in the United States.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:47:01 -0400NEW YORK (Reuters) - Social media did not take kindly to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions referring to the country's 50th state of Hawaii as just "an island in the Pacific."
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:01:09 -0400(Reuters) - A Russian national who was arrested earlier this month in Spain has been charged with criminal hacking offenses in relation to operating the Kelihos botnet in an eight-count indictment handed down by a federal grand jury in Connecticut, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:40:57 -0400NEW YORK (Reuters) - Confide, a popular encrypted messaging app said to be used by White House officials, does not keep communications confidential as its maker promises, a proposed class-action lawsuit charges.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:10:37 -0400(Reuters) - French voters are being deluged with false stories on social media ahead of the country's presidential election, though the onslaught of "junk news" is not as severe as that during last year's U.S. presidential campaign, according to a study by Oxford University researchers.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:54:54 -0400HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong plans to toughen information security rules after a series of embarrassing hacks at the city's brokers, the securities regulator said on Thursday.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:22:00 -0400FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's powerful engineering industry fears the country will miss out on becoming a global power in digital manufacturing due to complacency about investing in a high-speed, fiber-based telecoms network.