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Online adult dating site reports member information exposed

Online adult dating site reports member information exposed

Written by on May 25, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – An online dating site for adults seeking sexual trysts has been hacked, potentially compromising the personal information of some of its 64 million members, the company said on Friday. AdultFriendFinder.com, part of Sunnyvale, California-based FriendFinder Networks Inc, said it had contacted law enforcement, including the FBI, and a private investigative team to review […]

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Intelligence agency that maps changing world opens up

Intelligence agency that maps changing world opens up

Written by on May 25, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (Reuters) – Much about the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency remains classified, but the U.S. spy agency that maps and analyses the earth is opening up more than ever, from sharing computer source code on a public website to tapping new sources of intelligence. The NGA’s director, Robert Cardillo, is leading what he calls a […]

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Daimler+Qualcomm plan wireless charging of phones and cars

Daimler+Qualcomm plan wireless charging of phones and cars

Written by on May 25, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Carmaker Daimler on Saturday announced a partnership with mobile technologies company Qualcomm Inc. to explore wireless recharging of mobile phones in cars as well as recharging of electric cars without cables. The move forms part of a broader push by Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, as well as rival German carmakers BMW […]

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Security vs privacy – deadlock in Congress

Security vs privacy – deadlock in Congress

Written by on May 22, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The future of the U.S. government’s power to spy on Americans’ phone calls and finances was up in the air on Thursday as Congress fought over proposed reforms, with no clear outcome in sight. Lawmakers appeared to be close to deadlock over the central question of how far citizens’ privacy rights should […]

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Carmakers gear up with Nokia map buy

Carmakers gear up with Nokia map buy

Written by on May 22, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany’s premium carmakers Mercedes, Audi and BMW have teamed up with private equity firm General Atlantic to increase their firepower to acquire Nokia mapping unit HERE, according to two people familiar with the matter. Finland’s Nokia started a strategic review of its maps business last month, setting in motion an auction process […]

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DT wants ‘partner’ for T-Mobile US

DT wants ‘partner’ for T-Mobile US

Written by on May 21, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) – Deutsche Telekom will consider any partner that can improve profitability at its U.S. operations, its chief executive told the company’s annual shareholders meeting.¬†Chief Executive Tim Hoettges said on Thursday T-Mobile US , of which Deutsche Telekom owns 66 percent, was in much better shape than two years ago. “But it is […]

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Patriot Act vs Freedom Act – no conclusion yet

Patriot Act vs Freedom Act – no conclusion yet

Written by on May 21, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Rand Paul interrupted debate in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday to make a speech opposing legislation that would extend U.S. spy agencies’ collection of Americans’ telephone data. The Kentucky lawmaker, a 2016 presidential candidate, ended his roughly 10-and-a-half-hour speech just shy of midnight. As the hours passed, he was joined by […]

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EU wants bigger fines for ‘right to be forgotten’ violations

EU wants bigger fines for ‘right to be forgotten’ violations

Written by on May 21, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Firms such as Google and Microsoft will face stiffer fines if they violate Europe’s “right to be forgotten” online rules, according to a draught text agreed by European Union (EU) ambassadors on Wednesday, diplomatic sources said. EU member states are negotiating an overhaul of the bloc’s outdated privacy laws in a bid […]

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Liberty’s Malone says Vodafone ‘great fit’

Liberty’s Malone says Vodafone ‘great fit’

Written by on May 20, 2015 in News with 1 Comment

LONDON (Reuters) – Vodafone’s¬†shares jumped 4 percent on Wednesday after the chairman of Liberty Global, John Malone, said the two companies would make a “great fit”, reigniting long-running merger speculation. Vodafone, the world’s second-biggest mobile operator, has long been linked with a purchase or tie-up with Liberty, Europe’s largest cable operator, as the market increasingly […]

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Scanty information in Sprint cramming case

Scanty information in Sprint cramming case

Written by on May 20, 2015 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge said on Tuesday he would not approve a proposed $50 million settlement between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Sprint Corp over claims the mobile carrier added unauthorised charges to phone bills unless the two sides provide additional details about its fairness. In an order filed in New […]

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