News highlights – 15 August 2017

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News highlights for 15 August 2017

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Trump administration demands data on over a million visitors to anti-Trump site

A Justice Department order is demanding web host provider Dreamhost turn over the logs of over 1.3 million visitors to an anti-Trump website it hosts, the company has revealed. Read more…

Lawsuit over false online data revived after U.S. top court review

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a California man’s lawsuit accusing Spokeo Inc of publishing an online profile about him that was filled with mistakes. Read more…

Tech companies ramp up NAFTA lobbying on eve of trade talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Technology companies, such as Microsoft and Cisco Systems have ramped up lobbying ahead of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, looking to avoid any future restrictions on cloud storage and to promote an international pact to eliminate technology goods tariffs. Read more…

Vodafone India seeks government relief to face Jio’s 4G phone freebies

NEW DELHI: Vodafone India has warned that industry revenue is to fall further on account of free calls to be offered on Reliance Jio Infocomm’s 4G feature phone, highlighting the need for concessions from the government. Read more…

Apple sets record with C$2.5 billion Maple bond market issue

TORONTO (Reuters) – Apple Inc priced its C$2.5 billion ($1.96 billion) in seven-year bonds in a Canadian-dollar-denominated issue, one of the joint book-running managers said on Tuesday, setting a record amount for an issuer in the Maple bond market. Read more…

Amazon adds ‘Instant Pickup’ in U.S. brick-and-mortar push

BERKELEY, Calif (Reuters) – Inc is rolling out U.S. pickup points where shoppers can retrieve items immediately after ordering them, shortening delivery times from hours to minutes in its latest move into brick-and-mortar retail. Read more…

Uber settles U.S. allegations over data privacy

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc has agreed to two decades of audits after U.S. regulators found the ride-services company failed to protect the personal information of drivers and passengers and deceived the public about efforts to prevent snooping by its employees. Read more…

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