News highlights – 5 October 2017

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News highlights for 5 October 2017

National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters building in Fort Meade, Maryland. NSA/Handout via REUTERS

Russian hackers stole U.S. cyber secrets from NSA: media reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russian government-backed hackers stole highly classified U.S. cyber secrets in 2015 from the National Security Agency after a contractor put information on his home computer, two newspapers reported on Thursday. Read more…

Social media executives to testify Nov. 1 about Russia and U.S. election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Executives from Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google have been asked to testify about Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election before a House of Representatives panel on Nov. 1, a congressional aide said on Thursday. Read more…

Indonesia’s first ever IPO by a startup draws robust investor interest

JAKARTA (Reuters) – E-commerce firm PT Kioson Komersial Indonesia Tbk drew strong investor interest for Indonesia’s first ever IPO by a startup, and its shares surged on their trading debut in very thin volumes on Thursday. Read more…

Indian government considering exemptions sought by Apple: official

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Indian government is considering exemptions sought by Apple Inc for setting up a unit to assemble iPhones, Ramesh Abhishek, the top bureaucrat in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, said on Thursday. Read more…

Netflix ups U.S. fees for first time since 2015

(Reuters) – Netflix Inc’s U.S. business announced the first rises in monthly fees in two years on Thursday, hiking costs for two of its three main subscription plans as it spends heavily on its own original content. Read more…

Dialog Semiconductor to buy Silego to expand into Internet of Things

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany’s Dialog Semiconductor is to acquire California-based Silego Technology Inc for up to $306 million, helping to strengthen its position in the market for the so-called Internet of Things. Read more…

Boeing-backed, hybrid-electric commuter plane to hit market in 2022

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Seattle-area startup, backed by the venture capital arms of Boeing Co and JetBlue Airways Corp announced plans on Thursday to bring a small hybrid-electric commuter aircraft to market by 2022. Read more…

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