U.S. probing Huawei for possible Iran sanctions violations: sources

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors in New York have been investigating since at least last year whether Chinese tech company Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] violated U.S. sanctions in relation to Iran, according to sources familiar with situation. FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo is seen during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February […]

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NYSE glitch forces Amazon and Alphabet traders elsewhere

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New York Stock Exchange said on Wednesday that trading was suspended on its exchange in five stocks, including Amazon and Alphabet, for the rest of the day due to a technical glitch involving trade reporting. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, […]

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WhatsApp raises minimum age in Europe to 16 ahead of data law change

LONDON (Reuters) – WhatsApp, the popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc (FB.O), is raising its minimum age from 13 to 16 in Europe to help it comply with new data privacy rules coming into force next month. FILE PHOTO: The WhatsApp app logo is seen on a smartphone in this picture illustration taken September […]

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Researcher in Facebook scandal says: my work was worthless to Cambridge Analytica

LONDON (Reuters) – A researcher at the center of a scandal over the alleged misuse of the data of nearly 100 million Facebook users said on Tuesday the work he did was useless for the sort of targeted adverts that would be needed to sway an election. Aleksandr Kogan, who worked for the University of […]

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Apple sensor supplier AMS warns of second-quarter slowdown

ZURICH (Reuters) – Chipmaker AMS reported first-quarter sales toward the lower end of its guidance range on Monday and warned of a downturn owing to weaker orders from one of its main customers. FILE PHOTO: The logo of the multinational semiconductor manufacturer AMS (Austria Mikro Systeme) is seen during a annual news conference, in Zurich, […]

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Why So Many People Make Their Password 'Dragon'

Each year since 2011, the security firm SplashData has released a list of the most commonly used passwords, based on caches of leaked account credentials. The annual list, intended as a reminder of humanity’s poor password practices, always includes predictable entries like “abc123,” “123456,” and “letmein.” But one entry, finishing in the top 20 every […]

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After Uber's Fatal Crash, Self-Driving Cars Should Aim Lower

More than a month after a self-driving Uber struck and killed a pedestrian crossing the street in Arizona, it’s still not clear what sort of failure might explain the crash—or how to prevent it happening again. While the National Transportation Safety Board investigates, Uber’s engineers are sitting on their hands, their cars are parked. The […]

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Shadow-boxing tough guy should protect home-alone Japanese women

TOKYO (Reuters) – Behind the apartment’s curtain, a tough guy is boxing, throwing left and right hooks and jabs, and lunging forward, enough to make any passing criminal think twice before breaking in. Leopalace 21 Corp employee, Mai Shibata, poses with her mobile phone during a demonstartion of the company’s security system ‘Man on the […]

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The Ridiculously Revealing, Toxic Phrases That Facebook and Other Tech Companies Use to Entice Recruits

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.  Tech companies are no longer the next big thing. They’re now focused on being the only big thing. Which means they need more bodies to augment their bigness. So they turn to enticing job candidates with mellifluous […]

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China's ZTE slams U.S. ban on sales, says company's survival at risk

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s ZTE Corp (0763.HK) (000063.SZ) said on Friday that a U.S. ban on the sale of parts and software to the company was unfair and threatens its survival, and vowed to safeguard its interests through all legal means. The inside of a ZTE smart phone is pictured in this illustration taken […]

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