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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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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.

Cymmetria hires former U.S. government cyber official Jim Christy

Computer security startup Cymmetria has hired a well-known retired U.S. government computer-forensics expert, Jim Christy, as vice president of investigations and digital forensics.

27 Nov 2015

German court says ISPs may have to block music-sharing sites

FRANKFURT Germany's highest court said Internet service providers could be made responsible for blocking websites offering illegal music downloads, but only if copyright holders showed they had first made reasonable attempts to thwart such piracy by other means.

Music, Entertainment 26 Nov 2015