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With troops and techies, U.S. prepares for cyber warfare

By Warren Strobel and Deborah Charles WASHINGTON | Fri Jun 7, 2013 3:11am EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - On the site of a former military golf course where President Dwight Eisenhower once played, the future of U.S. warfare is rising in the shape of the new $358 million headquarters for the military's Cyber Command. The command, based at Fort Meade, Maryland, about 25 m...

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Cyber disputes loom large as Obama meets China's Xi

By Matt Spetalnick and Steve Holland SAN JOSE, California | Fri Jun 7, 2013 3:06am EDT SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will complain to Chinese President Xi Jinping at a summit on Friday about alleged Chinese hacking of U.S. secrets, even as the White House faces growing questions at home over American government surveillance. Meeting at the ...

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UK lawmakers say Huawei-BT deal exposes flawed security controls

By Paul Sandle and Brenda Goh LONDON | Fri Jun 7, 2013 12:57am EDT LONDON (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd should not have been allowed to become embedded in Britain's critical communications network infrastructure without the knowledge and scrutiny of ministers, lawmakers said on Thursday. The Chinese company, the world's No.2 telecoms gear maker, has...

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Reports on surveillance of Americans fuel debate over privacy, security

By Mark Hosenball and John Whitesides WASHINGTON | Fri Jun 7, 2013 12:50am EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The debate over whether the government is violating citizens' privacy rights while trying to protect them from terrorism escalated dramatically on Thursday amid reports that authorities have collected data on millions of phone users and tapped into servers at nine i...

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Huawei to continue talking with UK government over network issue: CEO

CHENGDU, China | Fri Jun 7, 2013 12:49am EDT CHENGDU, China (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies Co Ltd will continue to talk with the British government and other related parties after lawmakers raised concerns about the Chinese firm's involvement in the UK's critical network infrastructure, the chief executive said on Friday. British lawmakers said Huawei should not have been ...

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Motorola says settlement reached with TiVo over patent row

Fri Jun 7, 2013 12:41am EDT (Reuters) - Google Inc's Motorola Mobility said on Thursday it has reached an out-of-court settlement with video recorder pioneer TiVo Inc that could avert a trial to resolve their patent dispute. Motorola accused TiVo of infringing its patents for digital video recorders in February 2011 and TiVo filed a co...

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Apple denies giving government "direct access" to servers

SAN FRANCISCO | Thu Jun 6, 2013 8:06pm EDT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Thursday said it does not provide any government agency with direct access to its servers, denying a key aspect of a Washington Post report. The Post reported on Thursday that the U.S. National Security Agency and the FBI are "tapping direc...

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Facebook pares ad options, simplifies marketing tools

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO | Thu Jun 6, 2013 7:57pm EDT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is eliminating various types of advertisements on its website in an effort to simplify a system that it acknowledged was confusing marketers. The world's No. 1 social network, which is seeking to revive revenue growth, will still display ads inside users' newsfeeds ...

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Congressman seeks to legalize online gambling nationwide

LOS ANGELES | Thu Jun 6, 2013 3:02pm EDT LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Republican congressman on Thursday introduced legislation to allow online gambling on a federal level, which he says will give consumers more uniformity than legalizing it on a state-by-state basis. The move by Representative Peter King of New York follows industry lobbying for federal legislation to provide...

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