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Google gives publishers controls to comply with EU privacy law: Axios

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google has sent online publishers an update to its ad-serving platform, which allows them to select advertising tech vendors that comply with new European data privacy laws, news website Axios reported on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of laptop and mobile device users are seen next to a screen projection of Google logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ru...

08 May 1:36 PM 0 Read More...

Facebook to block foreign ads in Irish abortion referendum

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Facebook will no longer accept advertisements from outside Ireland related to the country’s May 25 abortion referendum, the U.S. firm said on Tuesday, in its latest move to boost the transparency of its political advertising. FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustr...

08 May 1:32 PM 0 Read More...

European regulators: We're not ready for new privacy law

FRANKFURT/BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been billed as the biggest shake-up of data privacy laws since the birth of the web. FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of laptop and mobile device users are seen next to a screen projection of Google logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File PhotoThere’s one problem: many of the re...

08 May 10:44 AM 0 Read More...

Memory boost: How chipmakers are weathering slowing smartphone sales

SEOUL/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Investors in global chipmakers have had a rocky ride in the last few months on worries about a slowing smartphone market, but a clamor for more video content from consumers is underpinning buoyant sales for memory-chip makers. FILE PHOTO: Microchips emerge from a machine onto a roll in the clean room at the UTAC plant in Singapore February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas White/File PhotoIndeed, ...

08 May 3:37 AM 0 Read More...

Equifax provides more detail to Congress on cyber security incident

(Reuters) - Credit-monitoring firm Equifax Inc said on Monday it has sent a letter to several U.S. Congressional committees providing additional details on data that was breached in a cybersecurity incident in September. FILE PHOTO: Credit reporting company Equifax Inc. corporate offices are pictured in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., September 8, 2017. REUTERS/Tami Chappell/File Photo Equifax said that about 38,000 driver...

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Uber sets safety review; media report says software cited in fatal crash

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] on Monday said it has retained a former top U.S. transportation official to advise it on safety after a fatal self-driving crash in March, but it declined to comment on a technology website’s report that a software flaw was responsible for the accident. The Uber logo is displayed on a screen during the Women In The World Summit in New York City, U.S., April 12, 2018. REUT...

07 May 9:54 PM 0 Read More...

'Facebook effect' turns Swedish steel town into tech hot-spot

OSLO (Reuters) - Facebook (FB.O) will double the size of its data center in Sweden’s northern city of Lulea, raising its total investments in the region to about 8.7 billion crowns ($987 million), the company said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook Inc's annual F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S. May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File PhotoThe campus, opened in ...

07 May 7:19 PM 0 Read More...

Uber hires former NTSB chair to advise on safety culture after fatal crash

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said Monday it has hired a former National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) chairman to advise the company on its safety culture after a fatal self-driving crash in Arizona. The Uber logo is displayed on a screen during the Women In The World Summit in New York City, U.S., April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Online news outlet The Information reported Monday that Ube...

07 May 5:33 PM 0 Read More...

Google launches Android Things for appliances as earlier spinoffs scramble to catch on

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google (GOOGL.O) on Monday launched a spinoff of its Android operating system for home appliances and other machines, following mixed results with Android offshoots for cars, smartwatches and televisions. FILE PHOTO: A man walks through light rain in front of the Hey Google booth under construction at the Las Vegas Convention Center in preparation for the 2018 CES in Las Veg...

07 May 4:02 PM 0 Read More...

Buffett bashes bitcoin as thriving on mystique, favors stocks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Monday said buyers of bitcoin, which he has characterized as “rat poison squared,” thrive on the hope they’ll find other people who will pay more for it. Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, pauses while playing bridge as part of the company annual meeting weekend in Omaha, Nebraska U.S. May 6, 2018. REUTERS/Rick WilkingLikening bitcoin deman...

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