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EU mulls legislation in the fight against online hate speech

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:48:45 -0400

BRUSSELS (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.(image)

U.S. Homeland Security probes possible abuse in Twitter summons case

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:53:28 -0400

SAN 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 .(image)

New global fund to raise $300 million for digital currency investments

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:22:54 -0400

NEW 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.(image)

Russian lawmaker's son gets 27 years prison in U.S. hacking case

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.(image)

Social media outrage as Sessions calls Hawaii 'island in the Pacific'

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:47:01 -0400

NEW 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."(image)

U.S. charges Russian arrested in Spain with operating spam botnet

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.(image)

Messaging app said to be used in White House does not work: lawsuit

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:40:57 -0400

NEW 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.(image)

Experts say automated accounts sharing fake news ahead of French election

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.(image)

Hong Kong to tighten cyber security rules after broker hacks

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:54:54 -0400

HONG 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.(image)

German industry warns against underinvestment in fiber telecom links

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:22:00 -0400

FRANKFURT (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.(image)