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News highlights – 8 February

News highlights – 8 February

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News highlights for 8 February New York Times offers free Spotify for a year for a digital subscription (Reuters) – The New York Times Co said on Wednesday that readers taking a one-year digital subscription would also get free access to music streaming service Spotify, as the newspaper company looks for new ways to attract […]

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NSA contractor in the dock for wilfully retaining national defence information

NSA contractor in the dock for wilfully retaining national defence information

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(Reuters) – A former National Security Agency – NSA –  contractor was indicted on Wednesday by a federal grand jury on charges he wilfully retained national defense information, in what U.S. officials have said may have been the largest heist of classified government information in history. The indictment alleges that Harold Thomas Martin, 52, spent […]

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Nokia looking to buy Comptel to expand its software business

Nokia looking to buy Comptel to expand its software business

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HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finnish telecoms network equipment maker Nokia said on Thursday it is seeking to buy company Comptel for about 347 million euros ($370 million) to expand its software services business. Nokia and its rivals, Sweden’s Ericsson and China’s Huawei have struggled recently as demand for faster 4G mobile broadband equipment has peaked and […]

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News highlights – 7 February

News highlights – 7 February

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News highlights for 7 February Asian tech companies rush to announce US investment plans SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Manufacturers in Asia’s export-oriented economies are rushing to announce investment plans in the United States, as U.S. President Donald Trump calls for companies to build more products in the country. Read more… Activist shareholder wants Zuckerberg to give […]

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Turkish hackers claim responsibility for Austrian Parliament breach

Turkish hackers claim responsibility for Austrian Parliament breach

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VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria’s parliament said on Tuesday that a Turkish hackers’ group had claimed responsibility for a cyber attack that brought down its website for 20 minutes this weekend. Aslan Neferler Tim (ANT), or Lion Soldiers Team, whose website says it defends the homeland, Islam, the nation and flag, without any party political links, […]

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Privacy – Facebook’s data transfer mechanism could pose new legal threat

Privacy – Facebook’s data transfer mechanism could pose new legal threat

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DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland’s privacy watchdog has launched a bid to refer Facebook’s data transfer mechanism to the European Union’s top court in a landmark case that could put the shifting of data across the Atlantic under renewed legal threat. The move is the latest challenge to the various methods by which large tech firms […]

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News highlights – 6 February

News highlights – 6 February

Written by on February 7, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 6 February Are interest rates on the rise? The Fed’s President is open to the idea SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker on Monday said he would be open to raising interest rates again at the U.S. central bank’s March meeting if growth in jobs and wages continues. […]

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China proposes further tightening of internet controls

China proposes further tightening of internet controls

Written by on February 7, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) – China is proposing a further tightening of controls over the internet with the possible establishment of a new commission to vet internet services and hardware, Beijing’s internet regulator has said. China adopted a controversial cyber security law in November to counter what Beijing says are growing threats such as hacking and terrorism, […]

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BT moves to support Google in EU antitrust investigation

BT moves to support Google in EU antitrust investigation

Written by on February 7, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – BT has become the first major telecoms company to back Google in a battle with EU regulators, defending the “stability and compatibility” of the Android operating system, which is in the sights of anti-trust regulators. The EU says Google stifles competition by forcing smartphone makers to pre-install its search function and browser […]

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News highlights – 5 February

News highlights – 5 February

Written by on February 6, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 5 February Ahead of French elections, Facebook cracks down on fake news PARIS (Reuters) – Social media company Facebook launched on Monday an initiative to tackle fake news stories in France, with the media in the spotlight as the country’s presidential election approaches. Read more… Tech giants get behind movement to overthrow […]

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