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U.S. agency prepares to hand over internet oversight to FTC

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:03:52 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission plans to turn over oversight of internet service providers to another federal agency as it plans to vote on Thursday to revoke the landmark 2015 "net neutrality" rules.(image)

Hackers hit U.S., Russian banks in ATM robbery scam: report

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:06:19 -0500

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A previously undetected group of Russian-language hackers silently stole nearly $10 million from at least 18 mostly U.S. and Russian banks in recent years by targeting interbank transfer systems, a Moscow-based security firm said on Monday.(image)

China video game craze drives booming e-sports market

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:27:53 -0500

WUHU, China/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - In an industrial park on the edge of Shanghai, a dozen Chinese teenagers are taking a break from battling digital armies to focus on their yoga.(image)

Atos offers to buy Gemalto for 4.3 billion euros to boost cyber security services

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:14:33 -0500

PARIS (Reuters) - French technology consulting firm Atos offered to buy Gemalto for 4.3 billion euros ($5.06 billion) on Monday to boost its cyber security services as states and big corporations seek to cope with a growing number of attacks on the Internet worldwide.(image)

SEC halts virtual coin offering, issues investor warning

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:45:07 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday warned investors of the dangers of putting their money into cryptocurrencies, saying trading and public offerings in the emerging asset class may be in violation of federal securities law.(image)

Uber fights ban on cash payments in Mexican state

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:28:11 -0500

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc said on Monday that it had appealed regulations that have barred it from accepting cash fares in the Mexican state of Puebla, in a new challenge to clampdowns on the ride-hailing service in Latin America.(image)

Verizon to pay $2.25 billion to NFL for five-year streaming deal: source

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:54:55 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc will pay around $2.25 billion for a five-year partnership with the National Football League that allows users to stream games on its Yahoo and go90 platforms as well as on mobile devices, a source told Reuters on Monday.(image)

Uber's London license appeal to be heard next year

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:30:40 -0500

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] will defend its right to operate in London in court next year after the app was deemed unfit to run a taxi service and stripped of its license in its most important European market.(image)

Ex-contractor says he shut Trump's Twitter account by accident

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:01:31 -0500

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The contractor who shut down Donald Trump's Twitter account has told Reuters he did so by mistake, but says he believes some of the U.S. president's recent tweets breach the social network's ban on hate speech.(image)

#NoRussiaNoGames: Twitter 'bots' boost Russian backlash against Olympic ban

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 03:42:09 -0500

MOSCOW (Reuters) - What began as a grassroots online campaign featuring a schoolboy has grown into a mass hashtag protest against Russia's exclusion from the Winter Olympics - backed by what appear to be fake Twitter accounts and users connected to past pro-Kremlin causes.(image)