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'GoldenEye' cyber attack goes global, exploits known code flaws

MOSCOW/KIEV/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A major global cyber attack dubbed "GoldenEye" or "Petya" on Tuesday disrupted computers at Russia's biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware virus that last month infected more than 300,000 computers. Read More

 

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Google faces years of EU oversight on top of record antitrust fine

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Beyond a headline-grabbing 2.4 billion euro ($2.7 billion) fine EU antitrust regulators have leveled against Google, the internet giant is likely to be shackled for years by Tuesday's precedent-setting decision defining the company as a monopoly. More »

 

Facebook hits 2 billion-user mark, doubling in size since 2012

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Tuesday that 2 billion people are regularly using its flagship service, marching past another milestone in its growth from a college curiosity in the United States to the world's largest social media network. More »

 

U.S. antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm to proceed, judge rules

(Reuters) - The Federal Trade Commission's antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc can proceed, a federal judge ruled late on Monday, meaning the iPhone chip supplier must now wage a fight with U.S. regulators even as it contests a separate $1 billion lawsuit filed by Apple Inc . More »

 

SpaceX plans expansion of rocket refurbishing facilities in Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - SpaceX wants to expand facilities in Florida to refurbish and store its reusable rocket boosters as it increases the pace of launches, documents filed with authorities show. More »

 

BlackBerry seeks sales force to match software focus

TORONTO (Reuters) - Software maker BlackBerry Ltd's long-running recovery effort has been slowed by a dearth of salespeople to promote its revamped and more complex products, with CEO John Chen pledging to hire more sales specialists to help achieve its growth target. More »

 

House panel spars over self-driving car rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans and Democrats�in Congress sparred on Tuesday over�U.S. states setting rules for testing and deployment of self-driving cars and a proposal to�allow�automakers and technology companies to bypass�existing regulations in introducing autonomous cars. More »

 

Uber wins right to contest English tests for London drivers

LONDON (Reuters) - London's transport regulator will delay the introduction of new English language requirements for private-hire drivers after Uber [UBER.UL] won the right to appeal against the plans, which could cost the ride-hailing service thousands of drivers. More »

 

Delivery Hero IPO to price in upper half of price range: sources

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Online takeaway food delivery group Delivery Hero is expected to price its initial public offering in the upper half of the price range of 22.00-25.50 euros a share, people close to the deal said. More »

 

Bitcoin exchange operator tied to hacks gets five-and-a-half years U.S. prison

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Florida man was sentenced on Tuesday to 5-1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to operating an illegal bitcoin exchange suspected of laundering money for hackers and linked to a data breach at JPMorgan Chase & Co. More »

 

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