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Facebook to fight false amplification by Governments

Facebook to fight false amplification by Governments

Written by on April 28, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc acknowledged on Thursday that it has become a battleground for governments seeking to manipulate public opinion in other countries and outlined new measures it is taking to combat what it calls “information operations” that go well beyond the phenomenon known as fake news. In a report and summary of […]

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Marks and Spencer fight back with online grocery shopping

Marks and Spencer fight back with online grocery shopping

Written by on April 28, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – British retailer Marks & Spencer is to trial an online grocery shopping service this year, it said on Thursday, conceding it could no longer ignore the fastest growing segment of the market. For years M&S has resisted giving its customers the option of ordering food online for home delivery, saying it did […]

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Hackers were hacking Windows even as Microsoft fixed the problem

Hackers were hacking Windows even as Microsoft fixed the problem

Written by on April 27, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – To understand why it is so difficult to defend computers from even moderately capable hackers, consider the case of the security flaw officially known as CVE-2017-0199. The bug was unusually dangerous but of a common genre: it was in Microsoft software, could allow a hacker to seize control of a personal […]

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Microsoft wrongly reported sharp increase in security requests

Microsoft wrongly reported sharp increase in security requests

Written by on April 27, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp said this week it had wrongly reported that a sharp increase in U.S. government surveillance requests took place during the first half of 2016, revising its official numbers to show the amount remained flat over previous intervals. Microsoft on April 13 released its biannual transparency report stating the company received between […]

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Twitter reports better than expected user growth, shares rise

Twitter reports better than expected user growth, shares rise

Written by on April 27, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Shares of Twitter Inc jumped on Wednesday after the microblogging service reported better-than-expected user growth in the first quarter, although its revenue fell for the first time. The surprising acceleration, which Twitter attributed to new features and heightened user interest in political news, followed several quarters of stalled user growth that raised questions […]

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Jack Ma: the internet should be a utility to help fight poverty

Jack Ma: the internet should be a utility to help fight poverty

Written by on April 26, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

GENEVA (Reuters) – Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma said on Tuesday the Internet should be a utility available to the whole world, putting his weight behind a U.N. call for e-commerce to boost developing economies and help fight poverty. Ma, who advises the United Nations trade and development agency UNCTAD on small business and young […]

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Hyundai app lets their cars be started remotely, possibly stolen

Hyundai app lets their cars be started remotely, possibly stolen

Written by on April 26, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

TORONTO (Reuters) – Software vulnerabilities in a Hyundai Motor Co app that lets a car be started remotely made the company’s vehicles susceptible to theft from high-tech thieves for three months before the company fixed the bug in March, a cyber security firm said on Tuesday. Hyundai introduced a flaw in a Dec. 8, 2016 […]

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Ericsson plunges to quarterly loss, as equipment market shrinks

Ericsson plunges to quarterly loss, as equipment market shrinks

Written by on April 25, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) – Mobile telecom equipment maker Ericsson plunged to a quarterly operating loss on Tuesday, hit by shrinking markets and restructuring costs. The Swedish company, which is focusing on its core networks business under new chief executive Borje Ekholm, reported an operating loss of 12.3 billion Swedish crowns ($1.4 billion) as previously announced provisions, […]

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Microsoft plans to use LinkedIn data to challenge Salesforce.com

Microsoft plans to use LinkedIn data to challenge Salesforce.com

Written by on April 25, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp is rolling out upgrades to its sales software that integrates data from LinkedIn, an initiative that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told Reuters was central to the company’s long-term strategy for building specialized business software. The improvements to Dynamics 365, as Microsoft’s sales software is called, are a challenge to […]

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Global fund launches to invest in digital currency solutions

Global fund launches to invest in digital currency solutions

Written by on April 24, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

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. Digital currencies such as bitcoin are issued and usually controlled […]

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