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U.S. warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firms

The U.S government issued a rare public warning about hacking campaigns targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest evidence that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure.

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Consumer Reports says Tesla misunderstands 'positive' Model 3 rating

DETROIT Consumer Reports said on Friday that Tesla Inc had apparently misunderstood the "average" reliability rating the magazine assigned to the electric carmaker's Model 3 sedan this week, calling it generally "positive" for an all-new vehicle.

Oct 20 2017

Snap lays off 18 employees in recruiting division

SAN FRANCISCO Social media company Snap Inc said on Friday it had laid off 18 people in its recruiting division, an unusual move for a young company with ambitious growth plans and a likely reflection of tough competition from Facebook Inc .

Oct 20 2017

Alphabet balloon project to provide limited internet in Puerto Rico

Experimental communications balloons provided by Alphabet Inc in collaboration with AT&T Inc will allow some of the carrier's customers in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico to send texts and access critical information on the internet, Alphabet said on Friday.

U.S. Oct 20 2017

Whole Foods says hacking incident resolved

Amazon.com Inc's Whole Foods Market said on Friday it had replaced affected point-of-sale systems at venues located within some stores where payment card information had been stolen.

Oct 20 2017

Florida programmer sentenced to 16 months for bitcoin exchange scheme

NEW YORK A Florida software engineer was sentenced to 16 months in prison on Friday after being found guilty of scheming to help an illegal bitcoin exchange avoid having banks and regulators look into its activities.

U.S., Cybersecurity Oct 20 2017