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Waymo demanded over $1 billion from Uber in public lawsuit

Waymo demanded over $1 billion from Uber in public lawsuit

Written by on October 12, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Waymo sought at least $1 billion in damages and a public apology from Uber Technologies Inc as conditions for settling its high-profile trade secret lawsuit against the ride-services company, sources familiar with the proposal told Reuters. The Waymo self-driving car unit also asked that an independent monitor be appointed to […]

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Liberty Global offers customers seamless WiFi handover

Liberty Global offers customers seamless WiFi handover

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The issue of seamless handover between home and public WiFi has been on the list of discussion points for months if not years, and no-one pretended it was going to be easy. Now, though, Liberty Global has announced a partnership with Openet that will deliver just that. Liberty Global’s newly-released Connect App offers its users […]

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Should TIM network assets be controlled by the State?

Should TIM network assets be controlled by the State?

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ROME (Reuters) – Italy should play a role in resolving the gridlock over Telecom Italia’s (TIM) network assets, possibly by involving state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), the president of the ruling PD party said in a position paper. Italian politicians have been calling on and off since 2006 for TIM’s network to be […]

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News highlights – 11 October 2017

News highlights – 11 October 2017

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News highlights for 11 October 2017 Oi submits restructuring plan BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian phone carrier Oi SA submitted a plan on Wednesday to restructure its 65.4 billion-real ($21 billion) debt burden with a proposal to limit the debt-for-equity swap demanded by creditors to 25 percent of capital. Read more… Samsung chief begins […]

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Facebook begins to overhaul how it handles political adverts

Facebook begins to overhaul how it handles political adverts

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) – Facebook Inc has begun overhauling how it handles political ads on its platform and may put some changes in place before U.S. elections next year, Facebook’s chief technology officer said on Wednesday. U.S. congressional and state elections set for November 2018 present a deadline of sorts for social media companies […]

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Israelis knew that Russian hackers were using Kaspersky: media

Israelis knew that Russian hackers were using Kaspersky: media

Written by on October 11, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Israeli intelligence officials spying on Russian government hackers found they were using Kaspersky Lab antivirus software that is also used by 400 million people globally, including U.S. government agencies, according to media reports on Tuesday. The Israeli officials who had hacked into Kaspersky’s network over two years ago then warned their U.S. […]

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News highlights – 10 October 2017

News highlights – 10 October 2017

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News highlights for 10 October 2017 UK wants to charge social media levy to keep users safe LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will publish a formal proposal on Wednesday for a levy on social media firms and internet providers to help fund its online safety strategy, designed to tackle bullying, abuse and other risks for children […]

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US Government wants changes to encryption rules for tech giants

US Government wants changes to encryption rules for tech giants

Written by on October 11, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Tuesday sharply criticized technology companies that have built strongly encrypted products, suggesting Silicon Valley is more willing to comply with foreign government demands for data than those made by their home country. While echoing many arguments made by previous senior U.S. law enforcement officials, Rosenstein […]

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Now Google finds Russian bought ads on YouTube, Gmail

Now Google finds Russian bought ads on YouTube, Gmail

Written by on October 10, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Google has discovered Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on its YouTube, Gmail and Google Search products in an effort to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a person briefed on the company’s probe told Reuters on Monday. The ads do not appear to be from the […]

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News highlights – 9 October 2017

News highlights – 9 October 2017

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News highlights for 9 October 2017 Nokia cuts more jobs, halts VR camera production HELSINKI (Reuters) – Nokia plans to reduce up to 310 jobs from its Nokia Technologies unit and halt development of its virtual reality camera “OZO” and hardware, the Finnish company said on Tuesday. Read more… Samsung shares jump on memory chip […]

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