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IONITY – a pan European venture to fast charge your car

IONITY – a pan European venture to fast charge your car

Written by on November 3, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A group of mainly German car makers said on Friday it had formed a joint venture to build out a pan-European network of 400 fast charging stations for electric vehicles by the year 2020. The venture, called IONITY, is backed by BMW AG, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Co and Volkswagen with its […]

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News highlights – 2 November 2017

News highlights – 2 November 2017

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News highlights for 2 November 2017 Regulator says Slim can start charging rivals MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico‚Äôs telecommunications regulator said on Thursday that billionaire Carlos Slim’s America Movil could start charging local rivals for mobile calls to its network for the first time since a 2014 sector reform. Read more… Telefonica publishes the IoT […]

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Bitcoin soars over $7,000, marks tenfold increase in past year

Bitcoin soars over $7,000, marks tenfold increase in past year

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LONDON (Reuters) – Digital currency bitcoin took another leap higher on Thursday, rocketing above $7,000 for the first time after a more than tenfold increase in its value over the past year. Bitcoin has seen eye-watering gains in recent months, having more than doubled in value in the past seven weeks alone. It is on […]

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Russian bought Facebook adverts released by lawmakers

Russian bought Facebook adverts released by lawmakers

Written by on November 2, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers released a batch of Russian-bought Facebook Inc ads on Wednesday that showcased politically charged content allegedly spread on social media by Moscow ahead of the 2016 U.S. election. Some of the ads criticized candidates, while others sought to organize or promote simultaneous rallies for opposite sides of divisive issues. The […]

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Facebook, Google join campaign to keep the DACA programme

Facebook, Google join campaign to keep the DACA programme

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc on Wednesday joined a legal challenge by more than 100 tech companies against a decision to end protection for so-called ‘Dreamer’ immigrants, the companies told Reuters. A legal briefing was filed Wednesday afternoon on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects immigrants […]

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News highlights – 1 November 2017

News highlights – 1 November 2017

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News highlights for 1 November 2017 Celebrities may be breaking law promoting ICOs: Wall Street regulator NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street’s main regulator warned on Wednesday that celebrities or other individuals may be breaking U.S. securities law when promoting investments in initial coin offerings (ICOs), a means for companies to raise funds online. Read […]

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Former CEO of Yahoo, CEO of Equifax to testify on data breaches

Former CEO of Yahoo, CEO of Equifax to testify on data breaches

Written by on November 2, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer and the current and former CEOs of Equifax Inc will testify before a U.S. Senate panel on Nov. 8 on two massive data breaches, the committee said Wednesday. Verizon Communications Inc, the largest U.S. wireless operator, acquired most of Yahoo Inc’s assets in June. Yahoo disclosed […]

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Malaysia suffers potentially biggest customer data leak in Asia

Malaysia suffers potentially biggest customer data leak in Asia

Written by on November 1, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Malaysia is investigating an alleged attempt to sell the data of more than 46 million mobile phone subscribers online, in what appears to be one of the largest leaks of customer data in Asia. The massive data breach, believed to affect almost the entire population of Malaysia, was first reported last […]

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When quantum computers arrive, normal cybersecurity is futile

When quantum computers arrive, normal cybersecurity is futile

Written by on November 1, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

The drive to create the first quantum computer has been viewed as the new arms race. But that drive is underpinning another, more pressing race: quantum cybersecurity. Put simply, when quantum computers become reality, modern cybersecurity will be completely futile. According to a new report from ABI Research, quantum computing is still theoretical, but not […]

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Social media giants face lawmakers over Russian allegations

Social media giants face lawmakers over Russian allegations

Written by on November 1, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lawyers from Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google head before U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday for two days of hearings on how Russia allegedly used their services to try to sway the 2016 U.S. elections. The U.S. Senate’s crime subcommittee will be the first of three congressional committees to hold hearings […]

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