News highlights – 29 May

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News highlights for 29 May

29 May

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Tennis star parted from his rackets

PARIS (Reuters) – After a catastrophic computer failure that stranded 75,000 of its passengers at the weekend, British Airways must have been hoping to keep a low profile as its operations got back to normal on Monday. So Britain’s flag carrier could probably have done without parting John Peers, the top seed in the men’s doubles competition at the French Open, from his tennis rackets en route to Paris. Read more…

Pressure on ISPs to manage extremist ideology

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is looking at range of options to put pressure on internet companies to do more to take down extremist material, Security Minister Ben Wallace has said. The government has previously complained technology companies are not doing enough to tackle the use of their networks both to promote extremist ideology and for communication between militant suspects. Read more…

Russian search site caught collecting and selling data

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Ukraine’s State Security Service (SBU) raided the Kiev and Odessa offices of Russia’s top search site Yandex on Monday, accusing the company of illegally collecting Ukrainian users’ data and sending it to Russian security agencies. Read more…

Chinese lesbians lose dating website 

BEIJING (Reuters) – A popular Chinese dating app for lesbians has been shut down, along with its website and main social media account, just as the gay community celebrates Taiwan’s decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry, a first for Asia. Read more…

Hackers target Mexican restaurant chain

(Reuters) – Hackers used malware to steal customer payment data from most of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc’s restaurants over a span of three weeks, the company said on Friday, adding to woes at the chain whose sales had just started recovering from a string of food safety lapses in 2015. Read more…

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