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Senators accuse Yahoo of 'unacceptable' delay in hack discovery

WASHINGTON Six senators on Tuesday demanded that Yahoo Inc explain why hackers' theft of user information for 500 million accounts two years ago came to light only last week and called the company's handling of the breach "unacceptable."

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Electric car tipping point may challenge pioneers

PARIS Electric car prototypes and plans are set to dominate the Paris auto show as the Volkswagen diesel scandal and falling battery costs persuade executives and investors that plug-in vehicles are ready to go mainstream.

Sep 27 2016

Uber aims to win Japan's heart through its stomach

TOKYO Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] on Wednesday said it will launch a food-delivery service in Japan as it looks for new ways to enter a potentially massive market where its ride-hailing service has been blocked by regulation and opposition from taxi drivers.

Japan, Sep 27 2016

Facebook tells U.S. judge it takes terroristic threats seriously

NEW YORK Lawyers for Facebook Inc on Tuesday sought to assure a U.S. judge overseeing lawsuits by victims of militant attacks in the Middle East that it took a "zero tolerance" approach to any communications that may promote terrorist threats or activity.

Facebook, U.S. Sep 27 2016

Facebook to appeal German order on WhatsApp data

FRANKFURT Facebook said it would appeal against an order by a German privacy regulator on Tuesday to stop collecting and storing data of German users of its messaging app WhatsApp and to delete all data that has already been forwarded to it.

Facebook Sep 27 2016

Illinois man pleads guilty in celebrity nude-photo hacking scandal

An Illinois man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hacking the e-mail accounts of high-profile female celebrities in a scandal linked to the online release of nude photos of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and others.

U.S., Cybersecurity Sep 27 2016