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Twitter changes strategy in battle against internet 'trolls'

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) on Tuesday revised its strategy for fighting abusive internet “trolls,” saying it would use behavioral signals to identify harassers on the social network and then limit the visibility of their tweets. FILE PHOTO: People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in this illustration picture taken in Warsaw September...

15 May 6:45 PM 0 Read More...

Homeland Security unveils new cyber security strategy amid threats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday unveiled a new national strategy for addressing the growing number of cyber security risks as it works to assess them and reduce vulnerabilities. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Department of Homeland Security emblem is pictured at the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) located just outside Washington in Arlington, Virgini...

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Uber scraps mandatory arbitration clause for sexual harassment claims

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] on Tuesday became the second major company to scrap mandatory arbitration to settle sexual harassment or assault claims, giving victims several options to pursue their claims including public lawsuits. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Uber is pictured during the presentation of their new security measures in Mexico City, Mexico April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Ginnette Riquelme/File PhotoAs ...

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Tesla to produce more than 500 Model 3s per day this week: Electrek

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc’s Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said production of its crucial Model 3 sedan is likely to exceed 500 vehicles per day this week, automotive news website Electrek reported on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A charging station for electric-powered Tesla cars is seen in Melide near Lugano, Switzerland May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd WiegmannThat would translate to about 3,500 Model 3s per week, up quite a...

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Lamborghinis, long lines welcome crypto fans at 'Blockchain Week'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Lamborghini costs about 23 bitcoins, which might not seem like much, unless you owned the cryptocurrency in December, in which case you could have bought one of the $200,000 luxury cars for just 10 of them. Such was the conversation at Consensus, a three-day crypto event happening in Midtown Manhattan this week. Lamborghinis lined the entrance for a publicity stunt on Monday, while people insid...

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Facebook says posts with graphic violence rose in early 2018

MENLO PARK, Calif. (Reuters) - The number of posts on Facebook showing graphic violence rose in the first three months of the year from a quarter earlier, possibly driven by the war in Syria, the social network said on Tuesday, in its first public release of such data. FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REU...

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Uber will not require sexual assault victims to sign confidentiality deals

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said on Tuesday sexual harassment or assault victims will have the option to settle claims with the ride-hailing service without a confidentiality provision that prevents them from speaking about the incidents. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Uber is pictured during the presentation of their new security measures in Mexico City, Mexico April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Ginnette Riquelme/File...

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Study finds Uber's growth slows after year of scandal; Lyft benefits

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc’s growth has slowed as a series of scandals has allowed the ride-hailing company’s chief U.S. competitor, Lyft Inc, to grab more market share, digital research firm eMarketer said in a report on Monday. 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 The research firm has lo...

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Trump defends intervention to help China telecom company ZTE

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to revisit penalties for Chinese company ZTE Corp for flouting U.S. sanctions on trade with Iran, saying the telecom maker is a big buyer for U.S. suppliers. FILE PHOTO: The logo of ZTE Corp is seen on its building in Beijing, China April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer Trump, known for his fiery rhetoric against Chinese trade practices he says...

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Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) has so far suspended around 200 apps in the first stage of its review into apps that had access to large quantities of user data, a response to a scandal around political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. 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/Illustration/File P...

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