News highlights – 9 February

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News highlights for 9 February

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People walk past a branch of Lloyds Bank on Oxford Street in London. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

Lloyds joins new British banking cyber defense alliance: sources

LONDON (Reuters) – Lloyds Banking Group is the latest bank to join a new British cyber security group for banks called the Cyber Defence Alliance (CDA), sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Read more…

Apple CEO Cook ‘optimistic’ about UK’s future after Brexit: BBC

(Reuters) – Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook told Prime Minister Theresa May the company was optimistic about Britain’s future after it leaves the European Union, the BBC reported on Thursday. Read more…

Mobile app firms settle NYAG claims over data disclosure shortfalls

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two mobile application developers will more clearly inform users how they collect personal information, as part of a settlement of claims by New York’s attorney general that they failed to disclose their data collection practices in privacy policies. Read more…

Chinese bitcoin exchanges say to strengthen scrutiny of customers

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s three largest bitcoin exchanges said on Thursday they will strengthen oversight of customers’ identities and sources of funds, in the latest shift since the Chinese central bank stepped up its scrutiny of the industry. Read more…

Snap to spend $1 billion on Amazon cloud services

(Reuters) – Snap Inc, owner of the popular Snapchat app, said it expected to spend $1 billion over the next five years to use Amazon.com Inc’s  cloud services, in addition to the $2 billion cloud contract it already has with Google. Read more…

Sponsored athletes oppose CEO’s pro-Trump comments

Professional ballet dancer Misty Copeland and wrestler turned-actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson joined National Basketball Association star Stephen Curry in opposing comments made by the chief executive of their sponsor Under Armour supporting U.S. President Donald Trump. Read m0re…

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