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Exclusive: U.S. bill would force tech companies to disclose foreign software probes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. tech companies would be forced to disclose if they allowed American adversaries, like Russia and China, to examine the inner workings of software sold to the U.S. military under proposed legislation, Senate staff told Reuters on Thursday. Read More


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U.S. launches criminal probe into bitcoin price manipulation: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a criminal probe into whether traders are manipulating the price of bitcoin and other digital currencies, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. More »


U.S. jury awards Apple $539 million in Samsung patent retrial

(Reuters) - After nearly five days of deliberations, a U.S. jury on Thursday said Samsung Electronics Co Ltd should pay $539 million to Apple Inc for copying patented smartphone features, according to court documents, bringing a years-long feud between the technology companies into its final stages. More »


About $1.2 billion in cryptocurrency stolen since 2017: cybercrime group

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Criminals have stolen about $1.2 billion in cryptocurrencies since the beginning of 2017, as bitcoin's popularity and the emergence of more than 1,500 digital tokens have put the spotlight on the unregulated sector, according to estimates from the Anti-Phishing Working Group released on Thursday. More »


Facebook launches searchable archive of U.S. political ads

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Thursday launched an archive of U.S. political ads that appear on the world's largest social network, showing who paid for them and other details, after an outcry over Russians' alleged purchase of such ads during the 2016 elections. More »


Kremlin denies allegations it planning cyber attack on Ukraine

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin on Thursday denied an allegation from Ukraine that Russia was planning a cyber attack on Ukrainian state bodies and private companies ahead of the Champions League soccer final in Kiev on Saturday. More »


Uber disabled emergency braking in self-driving car: U.S. agency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] had disabled an emergency braking system in a self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March even though the car had identified the need to apply the brakes, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released on Thursday. More »


Russia to carry out checks on Facebook, Whatsapp: TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian state telecommunications watchdog Roskomnadzor will check by December whether Facebook and possibly Whatsapp are complying with Russian laws, TASS news agency reported on Thursday, citing the head of the watchdog. More »


Wary of China, Macron urges Europe to set tech regulation standards

PARIS (Reuters) - Europe should set global standards for tougher regulation of digital technology, finding a way between an excessively lax United States and an over-restrictive China, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday. More »


EU parliament gets Facebook answers after Zuckerberg meeting

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Parliament distributed on Thursday what it called a first set of written replies from Facebook to oral questions put by lawmakers to CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a meeting in Brussels on Tuesday. More »


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