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Europe-U.S. data transfer deal used by thousands of firms is ruled invalid

BRUSSELS - The EU's highest court struck down a deal that allows thousands of companies to easily transfer personal data from Europe to the United States, in a landmark ruling on Tuesday that follows revelations of mass U.S. government snooping.

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Facebook updates Newsfeed to accommodate weak connections

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc updated its Newsfeed feature on Tuesday so that content loads quickly even with weak Internet connections.

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Sony to split off fast-growing image sensor business

TOKYO - Sony Corp said it will split off its semiconductors operations in a bid to bolster growth in devices such as image sensors, which have helped lead a turnaround at the Japanese electronics maker.

Deals, Japan 9:12am EDT

Cisco security researchers disable big distributor of 'ransomware'

SAN FRANCISCO - Cisco Systems Inc said it had managed to disrupt the spread of one of the most pernicious systems for infecting Internet users with malicious software such as so-called ransomware, which demands payment for decrypting users' data.

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Google in talks to invest in chat company Symphony: source

- Google, which has now morphed into holding company Alphabet Inc, is in talks with messaging startup Symphony Communication Services LLC for a round of fundraising, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Facebook to launch satellite to expand Internet access in Africa

- Facebook Inc said it would launch a satellite in partnership with France's Eutelsat Communications to bring Internet access to large parts of sub-Saharan Africa. | Video

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