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Major U.S. tech firms press Congress for internet surveillance reforms

WASHINGTON Facebook, Amazon and more than two dozen other U.S. technology companies pressed Congress on Friday to make changes to a broad internet surveillance law, saying they were necessary to improve privacy protections and increase government transparency.

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Coinbase suffers outages amid bitcoin surge

Coinbase said on Thursday it suffered outages this week as the bitcoin exchange saw "unprecedented traffic and trading," with the digital currency hitting record levels.

May 25 2017

Billionaire Slim eyeing electric taxi to reduce pollution in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY Giant Motors, an automaker partially owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, is working on a prototype electric taxi to replace the gas-guzzling cabs polluting Mexico City's air, a company executive said.

May 25 2017

Global chat platform Kik to launch digital currency

NEW YORK Kik Interactive, which created the chat platform Kik, said on Thursday it was launching a crypto-currency or token called Kin that would enable customers to use a whole range of digital services.

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Newly discovered vulnerability raises fears of another WannaCry

SINGAPORE A newly found flaw in widely used networking software leaves tens of thousands of computers potentially vulnerable to an attack similar to that caused by WannaCry, which infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide, cybersecurity researchers said on Thursday.

Cybersecurity May 25 2017

Some Uber and Lyft riders are giving up their own cars: Reuters/Ipsos poll

SAN FRANCISCO Wally Nowinski got his first car when he turned 16 in Michigan, the home of the U.S. auto industry. But after two years of living in New York City, he sold his wheels, using ride services, carsharing and bike sharing to get around. | Video

U.S., May 25 2017

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