News highlights – 16 May

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News highlights for 16 May

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Small but significant, Facebook fined for preventing users’ data being shared

PARIS (Reuters) – Facebook has been fined 150,000 euros ($166,000) by France’s data protection watchdog for failing to prevent its users’ data being accessed by advertisers. Read more…

Are the ShadowBrokers about to release tools for newer phones and computers?

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A group that has taken credit for leaking NSA cyber spying tools – including those used in the recent WannaCrypt global ransomware attack – has threatened in a blog it is believed to have authored to release more recent code to enable hackers to break into the world’s most widely used computers, software and phones. Read more…

Facebook gets advertising facts wrong, will reimburse advertisers

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it would refund some advertisers after finding a bug that wrongly attributed video carousel ad clicks as clicks to the advertisers’ websites. Read more…

Nasdaq launches social data tool for traders

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nasdaq Inc on Tuesday launched a service to help fund managers and quantitative traders better use data from social media, central bank announcements, retail sentiment and other sources to improve trading profits. Read more…

DocuSign suffers database breach from phishing attack

(Reuters) – Electronic signature service DocuSign said on Tuesday hackers had temporarily gained access to a database containing customer emails following a surge in phishing emails sent to its users. Read more…

Yahoo to buy back $3 billion shares

(Reuters) – Yahoo Inc said on Tuesday it would buy back up to $3 billion shares through a tender offer to provide liquidity to stockholders looking to sell the stock ahead of the company’s pending deal with Verizon Communications Inc. Read more…

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