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Expedia's Orbitz says 880,000 payment cards hit in breach
(Reuters) - Orbitz, a subsidiary of online travel agency Expedia Inc
, said on Tuesday that hackers may have accessed personal information from about 880,000 payment cards.
FTC to investigate Facebook over use of personal data: report
WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook Inc over its use of personal data, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, after a whistleblower said a political consultancy hired by Donald Trump improperly accessed information on 50 million Facebook users to sway public opinion.
Facebook to brief U.S. lawmakers' aides on Wednesday -congressional staff
WASHINGTON, March 20 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will brief U.S. Senate and House aides on Wednesday, congressional staff said on Tuesday amid growing pressure on the social media company to answer questions over the use of its users' data.
UPDATE 1-BMW searched by German police in emissions swoop
FRANKFURT/MUNICH, March 20 (Reuters) - BMW's headquarters were raided on Tuesday by German prosecutors investigating the suspected use of illegal emissions control software capable of manipulating exhaust levels.
Kremlin says Trump called Putin to congratulate him on election victory
MOSCOW, March 20 (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had phoned Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his victory in Sunday's presidential election and that the two men had spoken about setting up a possible high-level meeting.
General Dynamics raises offer for sector peer CSRA
(Reuters) - U.S. defense contractor General Dynamics
on Tuesday raised its offer for sector peer CSRA Inc to $9.7 billion, including $2.8 billion in debt, in an attempt to top an unsolicited bid from CACI International Inc .
Kenya's ruling party says hired firm linked to data breach
NAIROBI, March 20 (Reuters) - Kenya's ruling Jubilee party said on Tuesday it had paid for "branding" in the 2017 presidential election from SCL, affiliate of consultancy Cambridge Analytica, which is at the center of an election manipulation scandal involving Facebook.
White House welcomes looks into reports Trump's consultants misused Facebook data: official
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump wants Americans' privacy to be protected and welcomes investigations into reports the Cambridge Analytica consulting firm that he hired to help win the 2016 U.S. election improperly used personal data of 50 million Facebook Inc
users, a White House official said on Tuesday.
UPDATE 2-U.N. calls for Turkey to end state of emergency, halt violations
GENEVA, March 20 (Reuters) - The United Nations called on Turkey on Tuesday to end its 20-month-old state of emergency and accused Ankara of mass arrests, arbitrary sackings and other abuses that in some cases amounted to "collective punishment."
Investors crowded into tech sector, BAML March survey finds
LONDON (Reuters) - Global investors were crowded into so-called FAANG and BAT tech shares in March and continue to cling to equity holdings despite fears of trade wars and growth slowdown, Bank of America Merrill Lynch's latest monthly survey showed on Tuesday.
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