News highlights – 11 May

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News highlights for 11 May

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US Government reviews use of Kaspersky Labs, because it’s Russian

WASHINGTON/TORONTO (Reuters) – U.S. intelligence officials told a Congressional committee on Thursday they are reviewing government use of software from Russia’s Kaspersky Lab as senators raised concerns that Moscow might use the product to attack American computer networks. Read more…

Investigation into trade secrets used in Google, Uber fight

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Thursday called for an investigation into allegations of trade secret theft that were raised in a court battle between Silicon Valley giants Uber and Alphabet over their rival self-driving car programs. Read more…

France’s central bank warns of phishing in its name

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s central bank on Tuesday said there had been an increase in phishing attempts using its name and logo and email addresses purporting to be Bank of France ones. Read more…

EU Court advisor says Uber is a transport service

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – An adviser to the European Union’s top court said ride-hailing app Uber should be considered a transport service on Thursday, potentially exposing it to more local licensing regulations. Read more…

Ban on minors spooks Netmarble investors at launch

SEOUL (Reuters) – Netmarble Games Corp stumbled in its market debut on Friday as a regulatory ban on minors playing its mega-hit game spooked some investors who had clamored to buy into the success of the South Korea’s largest smartphone games maker. Read more…

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