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Andrea Shalal / Reuters:
Germany's domestic intelligence head says Russia took large amounts of data in 2015 parliament cyberattack; Berlin is exploring legal options for offensive ops   —  The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency accused Russian rivals of gathering large amounts of political data …
May 6, 2017, 7:05 AMIn context
Reuters:
French presidential candidate Macron's campaign says it was targeted in a “massive” hack, after about 9GB of data was posted to Pastebin   —  French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign said on Friday it had been the target of a “massive” computer hack that dumped …
May 5, 2017, 8:55 PMIn context
Victoria Bryan / Reuters:
Proposed European Aviation Safety Agency rules for small drones require built-in geofencing, registration for operators of drones heavier than 250 grams   —  Europe's aviation safety authorities have proposed rules for operating small drones that include requirements for geo-fencing technology …
May 5, 2017, 2:35 PMIn context
Reuters:
State Department wants ~0.5% of visa applicants to supply five years' worth of social media handles, seeks public comment and approval by OMB May 18   —  The U.S. Department of State has proposed tougher questioning of visa applicants who it believes warrant extra scrutiny …
May 4, 2017, 8:30 PMIn context
Reuters:
Sources: Justice Department opens criminal probe into Uber's use of Greyball software to evade regulators   —  The U.S. Department of Justice has begun a criminal investigation into Uber Technologies Inc's use of a software tool that helped its drivers evade local transportation regulators, two sources familiar with the situation said.
May 4, 2017, 7:25 PMIn context
Christian Shepherd / Reuters:
China's internet regulator, CAC, issues new rules, effective June 1, requiring online news services to be managed by party-sanctioned editorial staff   —  China on Tuesday issued tighter rules for online news portals and network providers, the latest step in President Xi Jinping's push to secure …
May 3, 2017, 9:50 AMIn context
Narottam Medhora / Reuters:
AMD reports server chip business revenue up 5% YoY to $391M, vs $442M estimated, as net loss narrowed to $73M from $109M last year; stock drops 9%+ after hours   —  Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD.O) reported an 18.3 percent jump in quarterly revenue, largely in line with analysts' estimates …
May 1, 2017, 5:39 PMIn context
Reuters:
Airbnb, San Francisco settle lawsuit over short-term rental law   —  Airbnb and the city of San Francisco have settled a lawsuit over a local ordinance that had forbidden the home-rental company from taking bookings from hosts who have not registered their homes.
May 1, 2017, 2:40 PMIn context
Diptendu Lahiri / Reuters:
After raising $225M in its IPO, online used car retailer Carvana closes down 26%+ on its first day of trading   —  Shares of Carvana Co (CVNA.N), which uses vending machine-like towers to sell used cars, plunged as much as 17 percent in their debut on Friday.
Apr 28, 2017, 11:45 AMIn context
Anya George Tharakan / Reuters:
Qualcomm lowers revenue and profit forecasts for the current quarter as Apple withholds royalty payments until the legal dispute between companies is resolved   —  Qualcomm Inc slashed its current-quarter profit and revenue forecasts on Friday, amid an escalating legal battle between the chipmaker and Apple Inc.
Apr 28, 2017, 10:40 AMIn context

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