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EU-U.S. data transfer pact passes first annual review

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A year-old pact underpinning billions of dollars of transatlantic data transfers won a green light from the European Union on Wednesday after a first review to ensure Washington protects Europeans’ data stored on U.S. servers. Source
Posted On 18 Oct 2017

Native American tribe holding patents sues Amazon and Microsoft

(Reuters) – A Native American tribe sued Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp in federal court in Virginia on Wednesday for infringing supercomputer patents it is holding for a technology firm. Source
Posted On 18 Oct 2017

Cryptocurrency hedge funds top 100 for first time

LONDON (Reuters) – Hedge funds that trade cryptocurrencies reached over 100 for the first time, according to new data from fintech research house Autonomous NEXT, of which more than three-quarters launched in 2017. Source
Posted On 18 Oct 2017

Twitter looks to toughen rules on online harassment, abuse

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc plans to toughen its rules on online sexual harassment and impose stronger penalties for misconduct, according to an email it sent to a group of safety advocates, academics and researchers that helps the social media service set its policies. Source
Posted On 18 Oct 2017

IBM shares head for biggest gain in eight years

(Reuters) – Shares in International Business Machines Inc surged 9 percent on Wednesday after it beat expectations on revenue and gave an outlook that hinted one of the world’s first big computing names was back on a growth track after six years in retreat. Source
Posted On 18 Oct 2017

Tech firms improve cooperation on extremism but more needed, U.S. security chief says

LONDON (Reuters) – Technology firms have improved cooperation with the authorities in tackling online militant material but still must act quicker to remove propaganda fuelling a rise in homegrown extremism, acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke said on...
Posted On 18 Oct 2017

Pentagon chief asks Congress to not hinder cyber defense

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis this week asked Congress to halt pending legislation that would compel the U.S. to alert foreign governments when the Pentagon has decided to combat certain cyber attacks, according to a letter sent to lawmakers....
Posted On 18 Oct 2017

Snapchat signs Olympic deal with Eurosport

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Social media platform Snapchat will present Winter Olympics content at next year’s event in Pyeongchang after striking a deal with Discovery communications’ Eurosport, a move which could help the Games reach the younger...
Posted On 18 Oct 2017

Some children’s GPS watches have security flaws: EU consumer group

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Some smartwatches for children sold in Europe pose security risks, including potentially allowing hackers to take control of and track a watch, the EU’s main consumer lobby said on Wednesday, following a new report by one of its members. Source
Posted On 18 Oct 2017

Taiwan ministry expresses ‘deep concern’ about Qualcomm’s antitrust fine

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan’s economics ministry said it is “deeply concerned” about the antitrust agency imposing a $775 million fine on Qualcomm Inc , in a rare public display of disagreement between authorities. Source
Posted On 18 Oct 2017