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Yahoo hack may become test case for SEC data breach disclosure rules

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:24:29 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Yahoo's disclosure that hackers stole user data from at least 500 million accounts in 2014 has highlighted shortcomings in U.S. rules on when cyber attacks must be revealed and their enforcement.(image)

Internet oversight transfer clears hurdles to take place Saturday

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:26:21 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A long-planned transfer of the internet's technical management from the U.S. government to a global community of stakeholders is expected to take place on Saturday despite last-minute attempts by conservative politicians and officials to delay the changeover.(image)

German lawyer makes hate-speech complaint against Facebook

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:35:19 -0400

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German prosecutors are again considering whether to press charges against Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives for failing to staunch a tide of racist and threatening posts on the social network during an influx of migrants into Europe.(image)

Udacity's self-driving car engineering degree lures over 11,000 hopefuls

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:34:22 -0400

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley online education platform Udacity has already received more than 11,000 applicants for its so-called nanodegree in self-driving car engineering, Udacity president and Google X founder Sebastian Thrun said.(image)

Citigroup becomes last big U.S. bank to join payments network

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:51:07 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc on Wednesday became the last of the big U.S. banks to agree to allow customers to send instant payments by mobile phone over an industry network that is competing with upstart Venmo.(image)

Singapore court sends teen blogger back to jail for criticizing religion

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:22:23 -0400

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Singapore court sentenced 17-year-old blogger Amos Yee to six weeks in jail on Thursday for "wounding religious feelings", his second prison term in a year, reigniting concerns about social controls and censorship in the conservative city-state.(image)

Wal-Mart in talks to buy stake in Indian online retailer Flipkart: sources

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:09:42 -0400

MUMBAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is in talks to buy a minority stake in India's largest e-commerce firm Flipkart, two people familiar with the matter said, as the world's biggest retailer aims to break into a fast growing but highly competitive online retail market.(image)

Syrian hacker sympathetic to Assad pleads guilty in U.S. court

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:00:48 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A computer hacker sympathetic to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government pleaded guilty for his role as a middleman in an extortion scheme targeting U.S. media outlets and governments, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday.(image)

Dotcom's appeal against extradition to U.S. winds up in New Zealand, ruling likely weeks away

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:25:52 -0400

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for German entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, wanted in the United States on copyright infringement and money-laundering charges over his file-sharing website Megaupload, argued on Wednesday there was not enough evidence to show he conspired to commit a crime.(image)

Gogo plans to speed up its aircraft internet system: COO

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:05:19 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In-flight internet provider Gogo Inc said on Wednesday it is building a faster version of its air-to-ground system for business and commercial aircraft that will ease a bandwidth bottleneck when it becomes available in 18 months.(image)