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Cyber Risk10 hours ago

The nameplate of political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica, is seen in central London, Britain March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Investigators from Britain's data watchdog searched the London offices of Cambridge Analytica, the data analytics firm at the center of a storm over allegations it improperly harvested Facebook <FB.O> data to target U.S. voters.

Cyber Risk8 hours ago

A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen in front of displayed stock graph in this illustration photo, March 20, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Anyone tempted to #DeleteFacebook after the personal data of millions of users fell into the hands of a political consultancy is still likely to be monitored by the social network, which tracks nearly 30 percent of global website traffic.

Business Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO: SpaceX founder Elon Musk speaks at a press conference following the first launch of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Verified Facebook pages of Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX and electric carmaker Tesla Inc <TSLA.O> disappeared on Friday, minutes after the Silicon Valley billionaire promised on Twitter to take down the pages when challenged by users.

Technology News13 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: The offices of political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica, are seen in central London, Britain March 21, 2018.   REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

India has set a March 31 deadline for London-based political consultancy Cambridge Analytica to respond to a query on whether it was engaged to improperly harvest Facebook data on Indian citizens, the information technology ministry said.

Technology News5 hours ago

A woman goes through the process of finger scanning for the Unique Identification (UID) database system, also known as Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi, India, January 17, 2018. Picture taken January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

The semi-government agency behind India's national identity card project on Saturday denied a report by news website ZDNet that the program has been hit by another security lapse that allows access to private information.

Business Newsa day ago

Dropbox Inc. co-founder Drew Houston speaks in front of co-founder Arash Ferdowsi celebrate as Dropbox (DBX) is listed for the company's initial public offering (IPO) at the Nasdaq Market Site in New York, U.S., March 23, 2018.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Dropbox Inc's shares closed at $28.42, up more than 35 percent in their first day of trading on Friday, as investors rushed to buy into the biggest technology initial public offering in more than a year even as the wider sector languished.

Business News11 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks on stage during the annual Facebook F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S., April 18, 2017.   REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo

U.S. lawmakers on Friday formally asked Facebook Inc's <FB.O> Mark Zuckerberg to explain at a congressional hearing how 50 million users' data got into the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

Business Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO: A sign on the Qualcomm campus is seen in San Diego, California, U.S. November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

Qualcomm Inc <QCOM.O> re-elected its board of directors on Friday with weak support from shareholders, who grilled the U.S. chipmaker over its strategy following its successful defense against a $117-billion hostile bid from Broadcom Ltd <AVGO.O>.

Technology Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO: Headphones are seen in front of a logo of online music streaming service Spotify,  February 18, 2014 REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo

Streaming music leader Spotify Technology SA on Tuesday filed for a direct listing of its shares.

Technology Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO - Chairman Ajit Pai speaks ahead of the vote on the repeal of so called net neutrality rules at the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, U.S., December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said he shares the concerns of U.S. lawmakers about espionage threats from Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co and plans to take "proactive steps" to ensure the integrity of the U.S. communications supply chain.

Technology Newsa day ago

An Atlanta cyberattack has caused widespread city-run program outages and raised fears about the security of financial and personal data belonging to government workers, residents and others who have used online services provided by Georgia's capital city, officials said on Friday.

Business Newsa day ago

An investigator from Britain's Information Commissioners Office, is seen inside the building which houses the offices of Cambridge Analytica as investigators from the data watchdog entered after a British High Court judge granted a search warrant, in London, Britain March 23, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Investigators from Britain's data watchdog on Friday entered the London offices of a data analytics firm at the center of a storm over allegations it improperly harvested Facebook <FB.O> data to target U.S. voters, a Reuters witness said.

Technology Newsa day ago

Britain's Rolls-Royce said its Trent 7000 engines which power the Airbus A330neo jet are not affected by the issues with the Trent 1000 engine, some of which have needed unscheduled maintenance as the turbine blades have worn out more quickly than expected.

Business Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO: Headphones are seen in front of a logo of online music streaming service Spotify,  February 18, 2014 REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo

Spotify Technology SA <SPOT.N> said on Friday it uncovered 2 million users of its free service who had blocked advertising without paying, highlighting a potential revenue risk for the soon-to-be public company.

Business Newsa day ago

Brittany Kaiser of Cambridge Analytica speaks during a Leave.EU news conference in central London, Britain, November 18, 2015. Picture taken November 18, 2015. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

A former Cambridge Analytica political consultant said the company's management misled the British public about work the firm did for a pro-Brexit group before the vote to leave the European Union, the Guardian reported on Friday.

Technology Newsa day ago

Wholesale broadband service providers will be spared from stricter EU regulation of prices at which they give other operators access to their networks under a deal provisionally agreed this week.

Business Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO - Uber's logo is pictured at its office in Tokyo, Japan, November 27, 2017.   REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

NEW YORK (LPC) - Uber Technologies’ self-arranged term loan B was increased to US$1.5bn, justifying the taxi app company’s unconventional approach to raising the loan and succeeding despite news that one of the company’s self-driving cars had killed a pedestrian.

Technology Newsa day ago

The Ford logo is pictured on the company's stand during the 88th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, March 7, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Automakers have launched an online tool that will allow U.S. car owners, insurers and regulators search for open recalls, an auto trade group said on Friday.

Technology Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO: Journalists attend the presentation of the Huawei's new smartphone in Paris, May 7, 2014.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo

Smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] said it has elected a new board in its first reshuffle since 2012, shedding some light on the company's succession plans following speculation about the retirement of founder Ren Zhengfei.

Technology Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO: A Carrefour logo is seen on a Carrefour Hypermarket store in Montreuil, near Paris, France, February 5, 2018.  REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Carrefour said it has joined forces with Google to create an online voice assistant called "Lea" as part of the French retailer's digital expansion.

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