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Here’s what we know about the SEC hack

Here’s what we know about the SEC hack

Written by on September 22, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. markets regulator has revealed that hackers accessed its corporate disclosure database and may have illegally profited by trading on the information stolen. Q: When did it happen? A: Some time in 2016. The Securities and Exchange Commission determined in August 2017 that the hack may have led to insider […]

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US Homeland Security had found critical flaws in SEC systems

US Homeland Security had found critical flaws in SEC systems

Written by on September 22, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security detected five “critical” cyber security weaknesses on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s computers as of January 23, 2017, according to a confidential weekly report reviewed by Reuters. The report’s findings raise fresh questions about a 2016 cyber breach into the U.S. market regulator’s corporate filing system […]

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News highlights – 21 September 2017

News highlights – 21 September 2017

Written by on September 22, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 21 September 2017 Facebook to overhaul political adverts SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook In on Thursday launched an overhaul of how it handles paid political advertisements, giving a concession to U.S. lawmakers who have threatened to regulate the world’s largest social network over secretive ads that run during election campaigns. Read more… […]

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Apple iPhone 8 launch disappoints as people wait for the X

Apple iPhone 8 launch disappoints as people wait for the X

Written by on September 22, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SYDNEY/TOKYO (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s launch of iPhone 8 kicked off in a less lively mood in Asia, versus previous debuts, as fans held out for the premium iPhone X due out in early November. Hundreds of people usually gather at Apple’s Sydney city store with queues winding down the town’s main street, George Street, […]

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US allies force spy agency to back down in encryption row

US allies force spy agency to back down in encryption row

Written by on September 21, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among close U.S. allies. In interviews and emails seen by Reuters, academic and industry experts from countries including Germany, Japan […]

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Facebook will add more human review and oversight: Sandberg

Facebook will add more human review and oversight: Sandberg

Written by on September 21, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will add “more human review and oversight” to its ad-buying system, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Wednesday, responding to rising criticism that automated processes have allowed people to buy discriminatory ads. Sandberg said in a post on her Facebook page the company would have more manual review […]

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News highlights – 20 September 2017

News highlights – 20 September 2017

Written by on September 21, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 20 September 2017 Google to buy HTC Pixel division TAIPEI (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google said it would pay $1.1 billion in cash to acquire the division at Taiwan’s HTC Corp that develops the U.S. firm’s Pixel smartphones, its latest push into hardware manufacturing. Read more… Twitter meets Senate Select Committee about […]

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Apple Watch has voice and data connectivity problem

Apple Watch has voice and data connectivity problem

Written by on September 21, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Apple Inc on Wednesday conceded its latest smartwatch unveiled a week ago has problems with its most important feature: the ability to make phone calls and access data without an iPhone nearby. Several prominent reviewers said Wednesday they could not recommend the device because of a wifi glitch that causes cellular connectivity problems. […]

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Veon must face shareholder lawsuit over share inflation scandal

Veon must face shareholder lawsuit over share inflation scandal

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

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge said Veon Ltd shareholders may pursue much of a lawsuit accusing the multinational phone company once known as VimpelCom of inflating its share price by concealing a bribery scheme in Uzbekistan and overstating its financial controls. U.S. District Judge Andrew Carter in Manhattan ruled on Tuesday that shareholders […]

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News highlights – 19 September 2017

News highlights – 19 September 2017

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

News highlights for 19 September 2017 Amazon working on smart glasses which sync with Alexa (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc is working on its first wearable device – a pair of ‘smart glasses’, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. The device, designed like a regular pair of spectacles, will allow Amazon’s digital assistant Alexa to be […]

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