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AT&T/Time Warner antitrust hearing to focus on trial date

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice and AT&T Inc (T.N) will meet in court for the first time on Thursday as the antitrust regulator attempts to stop the U.S. No. 2 wireless company’s $85 billion purchase of media company Time Warner Inc (TWX.N). The focus of the hearing is likely to be setting a court date for trial. AT&T has asked the court to hear the case beginning Feb. 20. The governme...

07 Dec 11:06 AM 0 Read More...

Exclusive: Uber paid 20-year-old Florida man to keep data breach secret - sources

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 20-year-old Florida man was responsible for the large data breach at Uber Technologies Inc last year and was paid by Uber to destroy the data through a so-called “bug bounty” program normally used to identify small code vulnerabilities, three people familiar with the events have told Reuters. Uber announced on Nov. 21 that the personal data of 57 million passengers and 600,...

07 Dec 12:17 AM 0 Read More...

Qualcomm adds security, battery life features to phone chips

(Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc on Wednesday revealed new security and battery life features on its latest Snapdragon 845 mobile phone processor, a chip that customarily powers high-end Android-based phones from Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and others. The chips are increasingly important to Qualcomm’s financial picture while its patent licensing business is under attack from Apple Inc. Qualcomm’s latest chip features a r...

06 Dec 8:32 PM 0 Read More...

EU urges internet companies to do more to remove extremist content

(Reuters) - Internet groups such as Facebook (FB.O), Google’s YouTube (GOOGL.O) and Twitter (TWTR.N) need to do more to stem the proliferation of extremist content on their platforms, the European Commission said after a meeting on Wednesday. Social media companies have significantly boosted their resources to take down violent and extremist content as soon as possible in response to growing political pressure from...

06 Dec 7:37 PM 0 Read More...

Some U.S. truckers ask Trump to tap brakes on electronic logs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Many independent U.S. truckers are pushing President Donald Trump to back his anti-regulatory rhetoric by delaying an Obama-era rule requiring electronic monitors in trucks, a measure some drivers fear could put them out of business due to extra costs. The U.S. Department of Transportation and supporters of the rule, set to take effect on Dec. 18, say it will save lives and make the nearly $700...

06 Dec 6:27 PM 0 Read More...

Israeli firm's spyware used against Ethiopian dissidents: Canadian group

TORONTO/TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Surveillance software from Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems Ltd was used in an espionage campaign targeting Ethiopian dissidents living outside the East African nation, a Canadian research institute said on Wednesday. Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs said it found evidence Ethiopian dissidents in Britain, the United States and other natio...

06 Dec 6:04 PM 0 Read More...

Google beats class action sex bias claims, for now

(Reuters) - A California state judge has dismissed class action claims accusing Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google of paying female employees less than men and giving them fewer opportunities for promotions. Superior Court Judge Mary Wiss in San Francisco said on Monday the lawsuit was inappropriate because it was brought on behalf of all women who worked for Google in California. She gave the plaintiffs 30 days to fi...

06 Dec 5:59 PM 0 Read More...

Internet Association asks for U.S. net neutrality vote delay

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Internet Association, whose more than 40 members include companies like Google and Amazon, urged the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday to delay a vote to repeal a 2015 order banning internet providers from blocking or throttling online content. The FCC is expected to vote on December 14 to scrap landmark 2015 rules approved during the Obama administration to ensure a free and o...

06 Dec 5:30 PM 0 Read More...

Amazon Prime Video now available on Apple TV

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc and Apple Inc have partnered to bring the Amazon Prime Video app to Apple TV in over 100 countries, the companies said on Wednesday. The news comes a day after Alphabet Inc’s Google said it would block its video streaming application YouTube from two of Amazon’s devices and criticized the online retailer for not selling Google hardware. Apple’s Chief Executive Tim Cook had said in Jun...

06 Dec 5:19 PM 0 Read More...

Exclusive: Ford set for China tie-up with Alibaba to test online, direct auto sales - source

BEIJING (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co is expected to sign as early as Thursday a deal with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd which may allow the U.S. automaker to test selling cars to consumers in China through Alibaba’s online retail arm Tmall, as well as via a new “auto vending machine” store concept, according to a Ford source familiar with the matter. Representatives of Ford and Alibaba, including Ford Executive Chair...

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