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UK complains to Twitter over withdrawal of access to user data

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has protested to Twitter over restricting the government’s access to data, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday. Source
Posted On 26 Apr 2017

Cyber extortion demands surge as victims keep paying: Symantec

TORONTO (Reuters) – Hackers are demanding increasingly hefty ransoms to free computers paralyzed with viruses, as cyber criminals seek to maximize profits from large numbers of victims willing to pay up, according to cyber security firm Symantec Corp . Source
Posted On 26 Apr 2017

Alibaba may provide Brazil credit services, paper reports

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has plans to provide credit services in Brazil, Jack Ma, the company’s executive chairman, was quoted as saying in Wednesday’s edition of O Estado de S. Paulo. Source
Posted On 26 Apr 2017

LTE wireless components targeted in patent infringement probe -U.S. trade panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Wednesday it had launched a probe based on a complaint by the South Korean company LG Electronics Inc that some imported LTE wireless communications devices or components infringe upon its patents. Source
Posted On 26 Apr 2017

GE fixes bug in power software as researchers warn of grid hacks

(Reuters) – General Electric Co said on Wednesday it is fixing a bug in equipment used in electric power systems after three New York University researchers said they identified a vulnerability that could be exploited to shut down parts of the electric grid. Source
Posted On 26 Apr 2017

Anti-Putin protesters get a smart phone app to help get out of jail

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Anti-Kremlin protesters who run the regular risk of being detained by the police are being given a helping hand: A smart phone app that allows them to instantly inform others where and when they have been arrested. Source
Posted On 26 Apr 2017

Twitter posts strong user growth, shares soar

(Reuters) – Shares of Twitter Inc soared on Wednesday after the microblogging service reported better-than-expected user growth in the first quarter, although its revenue fell for the first time since the company’s market debut. Source
Posted On 26 Apr 2017

Thai police to review ways to take down online content after Facebook killing

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Police in Thailand on Wednesday said they would discuss how to expedite taking down “inappropriate online content” after a man broadcast himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook. Source
Posted On 26 Apr 2017

Canon raises annual profit outlook on Toshiba medical unit acquisition

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Canon Inc on Wednesday lifted its full-year operating profit forecast after reporting strong first-quarter results on the back of earnings from a medical equipment unit it bought from Toshiba Corp last year. Source
Posted On 26 Apr 2017

Palantir settles U.S. lawsuit charging bias against Asians

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The data analytics and security company Palantir Technologies Inc has agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million to resolve charges it discriminated against Asian applicants for engineering jobs at its Palo Alto, California, office, the U.S. Labor Department...
Posted On 26 Apr 2017