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Russia's Putin calls for Web activities of some firms to be monitored

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Monday the Russian authorities should monitor the activity of "some companies" on social media during next year's presidential election and assess the extent of their involvement in domestic politics. He...

Monday, December 25, 2017, 2:10 PM

Israel central bank mulls issuing digital currency for faster payments

By Steven Scheer JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Bank of Israel is examining issuing digital currency as a means of creating a faster payments system as well as reducing the amount of cash in the economy, a central bank source said on Sunday, though he stressed no...

Sunday, December 24, 2017, 9:10 AM

China closes more than 13,000 websites in past three years

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has closed more than 13,000 websites since the beginning of 2015 for breaking the law or other rules and the vast majority of people support government efforts to clean up cyberspace, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday. The...

Sunday, December 24, 2017, 1:40 AM

CNN to end daily Snapchat show 'The Update' from 2018

(Reuters) - Time Warner Inc's CNN will stop producing its daily show on Snap Inc's Snapchat app, called the "The Update", from 2018, the two companies said on Friday. CNN began streaming the daily show on Snapchat in August, featuring at least five news...

Friday, December 22, 2017, 1:50 PM

Robot growing pains: Two U.S. factories show tensions of going digital

By Timothy Aeppel COLUMBUS, Ind. (Reuters) - When Sandy Vierling took a job at a new robot-packed factory her company built just a few miles from an older plant where she made automotive exhaust systems, she crossed into the future of manufacturing in the...

Friday, December 22, 2017, 3:15 AM

Online, but can't ditch paper? You may be future-proofing yourself

GENEVA (Reuters) - You're on the web, you're in the cloud. But don't neglect good old-fashioned paper. That's the advice from internet pioneer Vint Cerf, who is afraid that all our digital memories could be lost as technology moves on. "People say: 'What...

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 3:15 PM

UBS eyes wider rollout of online wealth management service

By Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi and Angelika Gruber ZURICH (Reuters) - UBS, the world's biggest private bank, is considering rolling out its online investment platform in more countries after a successful trial in Britain, a senior manager of its wealth...

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 7:46 AM

Netflix aims to make 'Bright' a living room blockbuster

By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Netflix Inc's new movie "Bright" features the key ingredients of a Hollywood blockbuster: an A-list actor, an experienced director, and special effects that light up the screen during shootouts and car chases...

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 6:06 AM

Philippines boosts cybersecurity ahead of China Telecom entry

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines is beefing up cybersecurity measures prior to the expected entry of Chinese firms in its telecoms industry, the president's spokesman said on Thursday, amid concerns that national security could be at risk. Several senators...

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 3:15 AM

North Korea rejects U.S. accusation, says it is not linked to any cyber attacks

SEOUL (Reuters) - A spokesman for North Korea's foreign ministry said on Thursday Pyongyang is not linked to any cyber attacks, the North's first response since the United States publicly blamed it for a massive worldwide cyber security breach. "As we have...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 11:30 PM

Twitter seeks business ad dollars with live news, CEO tweets

By Sheila Dang and Jessica Toonkel (Reuters) - Twitter Inc is turning its spotlight onto a new demographic in its bid to lure more advertising dollars to its social media platform: deep-pocketed business users. The microblogging service has...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 5:15 PM

Britons will have legal right to high-speed broadband by 2020

By Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - British homes and businesses will have a right to demand high-speed broadband by 2020 after the government said it would impose new regulation to help the 1.1 million premises who cannot access decent speeds...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 2:57 AM

U.S. says Facebook, Microsoft disabled North Korean cyber threats

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc and Microsoft Corp disabled a number of North Korean cyber threats last week, a White House official said on Tuesday, as the...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 9:46 AM

Facebook makes German marketing push as hate speech law bites

By Emma Thomasson BERLIN (Reuters) - Facebook <FB.O> is making a big marketing drive in Germany just as the country starts to implement tough regulations designed to clamp down...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 6:56 AM

Ride-hailing firm Grab follows Uber into Cambodia

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Ride-hailing firm Grab on Tuesday launched services in Cambodia, expanding its presence to an eighth country in Southeast Asia as it looks to cement its regional dominance over rival Uber...

Monday, December 18, 2017, 11:45 PM

U.S. blames North Korea for 'WannaCry' cyber attack

(In 13th paragraph of Dec. 18 item, corrects to indicate that a separate attack was launched in June that affected FedEx computers) By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration has publicly blamed North Korea for...

Monday, December 18, 2017, 7:20 PM

French privacy watchdog raps WhatsApp over Facebook data sharing

By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France's data privacy watchdog may fine messaging app WhatsApp if it does not comply with an order to bring its sharing of user data with parent company Facebook into line with French privacy law. The...

Monday, December 18, 2017, 12:20 PM

EU's top court to decide whether Uber is a digital app or a taxi service

By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A debate in Europe over whether ride-hailing app Uber [UBER.UL] is merely a digital company or one providing transport services will be decided when the top European Union court hands down its verdict on Wednesday in a...

Monday, December 18, 2017, 11:10 AM

Twitter to put warnings before swastikas, other hate images

By David Ingram SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc <TWTR.N> said on Monday it would begin issuing a warning before a user can see pictures with Nazi swastikas and other items it determines are hateful imagery, as well as prohibit their use in any...

Monday, December 18, 2017, 10:10 AM

Uber ties up with BBM messenger on ride booking

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] said on Monday it has joined forces with BBM Messenger to allow users around the world, including in the application's biggest market of Indonesia, to book rides via the messenger service. The partnership...

Monday, December 18, 2017, 3:40 AM