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German court rules against foreign intelligence mass communication surveillance
BERLIN, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Germany's foreign intelligence agency (BND) must not store the metadata - such as phone numbers- of international phone calls for the purpose of intelligence analysis, a court rules on Thursday.
ADVISORY-Story withdrawn: New York immigrants fear raids as city retains ID card records
NEW YORK, Dec 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The story dated Dec 13 and headlined "Out of the shadows: New York immigrants fear raids as city retains ID card records" is withdrawn. It was brought to editors’ attention that certain phrases in the story resembled those used in a story by the City and State publication. While we stand by the majority of the reporting, we acknowledge that the attribution of those phrases fell short of our editorial standards. There will be no substitute story. STORY—NUMBER: L8N1O62MG STORY—DATE: 13/12/2017 STORY—TIME: 1052 GMT
Hackers halt plant operations in watershed cyber attack
(Reuters) - Hackers likely working for a nation-state recently invaded the safety system of a critical infrastructure facility in a watershed attack that halted plant operations, according to cyber investigators and the firm whose software was targeted.
U.S. FCC meeting briefly evacuated ahead of net neutrality vote
WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's meeting on net neutrality was briefly interrupted on Thursday as the agency evacuated the meeting room before later reopening it.
UPDATE 2-European shares lag Wall Street, ECB provides no momentum
LONDON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - European shares lagged their U.S. peers and closed in negative territory on Thursday, as a busy day of central bank meetings failed to provide momentum even though the European Central Bank raised its growth and inflation forecasts.
FACTBOX-Disney's global footprint post-Fox deal
Dec 14 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, seeking even greater scale as it battles digital rivals Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc.
UPDATE 2-Protesters gather as U.S. regulators meet to end net neutrality
WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected on Thursday to rescind rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, as protesters gathered to oppose the change.
Spotify price tag rises ahead of filing for NYSE listing: sources
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The value of music streaming service Spotify, which is planning a stock market listing, has grown around 20 percent to at least $19 billion in the past few months, outperforming U.S. and European tech indexes, sources familiar with the matter said.
Sberbank CFO says previous talks with Alibaba finished
LONDON (Reuters) - Russian lender Sberbank's talks with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba have finished in their current form, the bank's Chief Financial Officer Alexander Morozov said on Thursday.
Malaysia issues draft regulations for crypto currency businesses
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's central bank on Thursday said it had issued draft regulations for digital currency businesses, but said that such currencies were still not legal tender in the country.
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