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White House backs repeal of broadband privacy rules

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:54:10 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday that the Trump administration strongly supports a bill to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc.(image)

Comcast to expand streaming service amid cord-cutting trend

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:56:22 -0400

(This March 27 story corrects second paragraph to make clear ESPN is not an add-on option but part of regular offerings)(image)

Dutch parliament hit by 'ransomware' attack: ANP news

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:27:43 -0400

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch parliament's website was briefly hit by a so-called 'ransomware' attack on Tuesday, Dutch news agency ANP reported.(image)

Emaar Malls' $800 million bid for to challenge Amazon

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:34:41 -0400

DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai's Emaar Malls, operator of glitzy Middle East shopping centers, has made an $800 million offer for regional online retailer [IPO-SOUQ.DU], setting up a potential bidding war with

Taiwan company says name used in $100 million email fraud

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:11:40 -0400

VILNIUS/TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer Quanta Computer Inc has acknowledged that its name was used as part of an email fraud scheme that bilked two U.S.-based internet companies out of more than $100 million.(image)

EU looking at Italy's ultra-fast broadband tender process

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:56:31 -0400

MILAN (Reuters) - European Union antitrust regulators are looking into a tender process organized by the Italian government to build out an ultra-fast broadband network in parts of the country, a spokesman for the Commission said on Monday.(image)

Facebook's Messenger app adds live location-sharing

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:07:01 -0400

MENLO PARK, Calif. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc added a feature to its Messenger app on Monday to allow users to share their locations continuously for up to an hour, ramping up competition with tools offered by Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google Maps.(image)

UK minister says encryption on messaging services is unacceptable

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:47:35 -0400

LONDON (Reuters) - Technology companies must cooperate more with law enforcement agencies and should stop offering a "secret place for terrorists to communicate" using encrypted messages, British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday.(image)

Trump touts Charter hiring that was in works for two years

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:56:03 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday touted Charter Communications Inc's decision to invest $25 billion in the United States and a plan the company announced before he was elected to hire 20,000 workers over four years.(image)

Uber tells U.S. court customers must arbitrate disputes

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:27:11 -0400

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court in New York on Friday weighed arguments over whether Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] customers gave up their right to sue the company when they registered for its popular taxi hailing service.(image)