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European leaders push for early tax proposals for online giants

European leaders push for early tax proposals for online giants

Written by on October 20, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders said on Thursday they looked forward to seeing proposals on taxing online giants by early 2018 but in a nod to concerns from countries like Ireland said EU efforts had to be in line with work under way at a global level. European countries are split over whether online […]

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G7 focus on cooperation, speed to combat militant content

G7 focus on cooperation, speed to combat militant content

Written by on October 19, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

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 Wednesday. The United States and Britain will push social media firms at a meeting of G7 […]

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Some children’s smartwatches pose security risks: EU lobby group

Some children’s smartwatches pose security risks: EU lobby group

Written by on October 19, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

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. The affected smartwatches, which use the Global Position System (GPS) to allow parents […]

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Payment security reaches critical juncture: Federal Reserve

Payment security reaches critical juncture: Federal Reserve

Written by on October 19, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve is stepping-up its focus on payment security as the industry reaches a “critical juncture” driven by new technologies, Federal Reserve board governor Jerome Powell said on Wednesday. Speaking at a conference in New York, Powell said the U.S. central bank would early next year launch a study analyzing […]

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Selling groceries online may not follow other retail patterns

Selling groceries online may not follow other retail patterns

Written by on October 18, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Most U.S. shoppers are fiercely loyal to local food stores, calling them better than online options, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll that raises questions about how much Amazon.com’s $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods will shake up the supermarket business. Shares in Kroger Co, the largest U.S. supermarket operator, […]

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EU-US transatlantic data pact to get green light – at last

EU-US transatlantic data pact to get green light – at last

Written by on October 18, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A year-old pact underpinning billions of dollars of transatlantic data transfers will get the green light from the European Union on Wednesday after the first review to ensure Washington protects Europeans’ data stored on U.S. servers. The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield was agreed last year after everyday cross-border data transfers were plunged into […]

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News highlights – 17 October 2017

News highlights – 17 October 2017

Written by on October 18, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 17 October 2017 Facebook buys teen app tbh (Reuters) – Facebook Inc has acquired tbh, an app popular among teens, as the world’s largest social network looks to attract more users. The app, an acronym for “To be Honest”, allows users to anonymously answer multiple choice questions about friends, who then receive the […]

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Google to roll out ‘advanced protection program’ for high-risk email users

Google to roll out ‘advanced protection program’ for high-risk email users

Written by on October 18, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Alphabet’s Google Inc said on Tuesday it would roll out an “advanced protection program” to provide stronger email security for some users such as government officials, political activists and journalists who are at a higher risk of being targeted by sophisticated hackers. Google users will have the ability to opt in to security […]

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Researchers discover major security flaw in WPA2 Wi-Fi protocol

Researchers discover major security flaw in WPA2 Wi-Fi protocol

Written by on October 17, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Cyber security watchdogs and researchers are issuing warnings over risks associated with a widely used system for securing Wi-Fi communications after the discovery of a flaw that could allow hackers to read information thought to be encrypted, or infect websites with malware. An alert from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Computer Emergency […]

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Surprise, surprise – Adobe Flash being exploited by hackers

Surprise, surprise – Adobe Flash being exploited by hackers

Written by on October 17, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

TORONTO (Reuters) – Adobe Systems Inc warned on Monday that hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in its Flash multimedia software platform in web browsers, and the company urged users to quickly patch their systems to prevent such attacks. The warning came after cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab Inc said a group it was tracking, BlackOasis, used […]

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