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Facebook to sell portable headset for virtual reality

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) is launching a new virtual reality headset that does not require a separate computer to operate, allowing more mobile uses than the company’s existing Oculus Rift product, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday. Zuckerberg, speaking at a conference for virtual reality developers, said the “Oculus Go” device would cost $199 and ship early next year, to...

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Facebook to launch new virtual reality headset, 'Oculus Go'

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc plans to release a new virtual reality headset that does not require a separate computer to operate, unlike its Oculus Rift product, which allows for mobile uses, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday. Zuckerberg, speaking at a conference for virtual reality developers, said the “Oculus Go” device would cost $199 and ship early next year. Reporting by David ...

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Exclusive: Despite sanctions, Russian organizations acquire Microsoft software

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Software produced by Microsoft Corp has been acquired by state organizations and firms in Russia and Crimea despite sanctions barring U.S-based companies from doing business with them, official documents show. The acquisitions, registered on the Russian state procurement database, show the limitations in the way foreign governments and firms enforce the U.S. sanctions, imposed on Russia over its an...

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Exclusive: Symantec CEO says source code reviews pose unacceptable risk

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-based cyber firm Symantec (SYMC.O) is no longer allowing governments to review the source code of its software because of fears the agreements would compromise the security of its products, Symantec Chief Executive Greg Clark said in an interview with Reuters. Tech companies have been under increasing pressure to allow the Russian government to examine source code, the closely guarded inne...

10 Oct 8:36 PM 0 Read More...

Equifax says 15.2 million UK records exposed in cyber breach

(Reuters) - Credit reporting agency Equifax Inc (EFX.N) said on Tuesday that 15.2 million client records in Britain were compromised in the massive cyber attack it disclosed last month, including sensitive information affecting nearly 700,000 consumers. The U.S.-based company said 14.5 million of the records breached, which dated from 2011 to 2016, did not contain information that put British consumers at risk. Overa...

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Qualcomm offers to buy NXP minus some patents to allay EU concerns: sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm (QCOM.O) has offered to buy NXP Semiconductors (NXPI.O) without some of its patents in a bid to win EU antitrust regulatory approval for the $38 billion deal, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The NXP deal, the biggest-ever in the semiconductor industry, would make Qualcomm the leading supplier to the fast-growing automotive chips market. Qual...

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U.S. top court asks Justice Department for views in Apple antitrust case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Trump administration for its views on whether to hear Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) bid to avoid a class-action lawsuit accusing the tech giant of inflating consumer prices by charging illegally high commissions on iPhone software sales through its App Store. The justices are considering whether to take up Apple’s appeal of a lower court ruling that allowe...

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Google uncovered Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail : source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google has discovered Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on its YouTube, Gmail and Google Search products in an effort to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a person briefed on the company’s probe told Reuters on Monday. The ads do not appear to be from the same Kremlin-affiliated entity that bought ads on Facebook Inc (FB.O), but may indicate a broader R...

09 Oct 10:12 PM 0 Read More...

U.S. governors, hackers, academics team up to secure elections

(Reuters) - Ethical hackers will team up with U.S. governors, academics and others to help prevent election results from being hacked, according to a person familiar with the plan. The coalition’s members include organizers of the Def Con hacking conference, the National Governors Association, the Center for Internet Security, the Atlantic Council and several universities, said the person, who was not authorized to...

09 Oct 9:32 PM 0 Read More...

Qualcomm offers EU concessions over $38 billion NXP takeover bid

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm has offered concessions in an attempt to allay EU antitrust concerns over its $38-billion bid for NXP Semiconductors, the largest ever in the semiconductor industry. Qualcomm, which supplies chips to Android smartphone makers and Apple, submitted its proposal on Oct. 5, a filing on the European Commission site showed on Monday, without providing details. The EU ...

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