News highlights – 10 July 2017

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News highlights for 10 July 2017

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Austria moves to give police powers to monitor messaging

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria is pursuing plans to give police authority to monitor messaging services such as WhatsApp and Skype in an attempt to “close the gap” on criminals who increasingly avoid communicating via telephone. Read more…

Cyber attackers constantly probing critical infrastructure in Europe

LONDON (Reuters) – Cyber attackers are regularly trying to attack data networks connected to critical national infrastructure systems around Europe, according to current and former European government sources with knowledge of the issue. Read more…

Embarrassment for India’s stock exchange ahead of IPO

MUMBAI (Reuters) – A technical glitch shut down India’s National Stock Exchange (NSE) for five hours on Monday, dealing the country’s biggest stock market an embarrassing blow ahead of its plans to list and leading to a surge in volumes on a rival bourse. Read more…

Twitter allows users to disable notifications from abusive accounts

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc, in its latest step to curb abusive behavior on its platform, rolled out new features on Monday to help users disable notifications from accounts that they want to avoid. Read more…

Snap slips below IPO value for the first time

(Reuters) – Snap Inc shares slipped below their initial public offering price of $17 for the first time on Monday, signaling waning investor confidence in the social media company’s growth potential as it faces fierce competition. Read more…

eBay millionaires up 50% in four years

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – “Millionaire” online businesses selling on ecommerce site eBay have jumped 50 percent in key international markets Britain and Germany in the last four years, despite currency swings that have slowed growth outside the United States. Read more…

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