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EU wants to give national privacy regulators more clout in new U.S. data pact

BRUSSELS The European Union wants to enhance the power of the bloc's national privacy regulators in policing a planned new EU-U.S. data pact after the previous one was struck down by a top EU court on concerns about mass U.S. surveillance.

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Digital toy maker VTech says customer data stolen in breach

Electronic toymaker VTech Holdings Ltd said on Friday that it was the victim of a cyber attack that compromised information about customers who access a portal for downloading children's games, books and other educational content.

Cybersecurity 27 Nov 2015

Facebook makes paid time off for baby leave a global benefit

(This story corrects paragraph 3 to add terms for some non-U.S. employees)

Facebook 28 Nov 2015

Musk's Tesla faces German battle over battery-powered homes

FRANKFURT If Elon Musk's vision of millions of households producing all their own power becomes a reality, it will probably happen first in Germany. But he will face a battle for market share against local firms with years of experience in renewable energy.

Neiman Marcus website suffers outage on Black Friday: CNBC

Shoppers looking for deals on upscale retailer Neiman Marcus's website were left largely empty-handed after the site suffered an outage on Black Friday, CNBC reported.

27 Nov 2015

Microsoft's Gates to start multi-billion-dollar clean tech initiative

NEW YORK/PARIS Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will launch a multi-billion-dollar clean energy research and development initiative with heads of state on Monday, the opening day of the U.N. climate change summit in Paris, the French government said Friday.