Data Firms Team up to Prevent the Next Cambridge Analytica Scandal

A bipartisan group of political data firms are drafting a set of industry standards that they hope will prevent voter data from being misused like it was in 2016. The guidelines cover transparency, foreign influence in elections, responsible data sourcing and storage, and other measures meant to root out bad actors in the industry and […]

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New York sues U.S. to stop fintech bank charters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York state’s top banking regulator on Friday sued the federal government to void its decision to award national bank charters to online lenders and payment companies, saying it was unconstitutional and put vulnerable consumers at risk. FILE PHOTO: A woman looks at her phone as she passes by a Lending […]

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Cryptocurrency project Tezos to launch main network next week: document

NEW YORK/ZURICH (Reuters) – The Tezos cryptocurrency project is preparing to launch the long-awaited main version of its network that underpins a new virtual token on Monday, according to a message seen by Reuters from Ryan Jesperson, the president of a Swiss foundation that promotes the initiative. FILE PHOTO – Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman speaks […]

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Top German court delays YouTube illegal uploads case to seek EU opinion

KARLSRUHE, Germany (Reuters) – Germany’s highest court has postponed a decision on whether YouTube is liable for violations of intellectual property rights on its video platform in order to seek the opinion of European Union judges, a process expected to take one to two years. Silhouettes of mobile device users are seen next to a […]

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Walmart teams up with Instacart for same-day delivery in Canada

(Reuters) – Walmart Inc said on Thursday it has teamed up with U.S. home delivery company Instacart to bring some Canadian customers same-day grocery deliveries, raising the stakes in the country’s hotly contested retail space. FILE PHOTO: A Walmart store is seen in Encinitas, California April 13, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo Walmart’s Canada unit said […]

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British air taxi firm takes flight, inspired by F1 racing advances

LONDON (Reuters) – A British energy entrepreneur and one-time Formula 1 racing team owner is entering the race to build new inter-city “flying taxi” services that tap recent aerospace advances while steering clear of more fanciful blue-sky visions touted by tech-focused rivals. Stephen Fitzpatrick, founder of Ovo Energy, an upstart challenger to the UK’s big […]

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Enterprise investments in datacentre infrastructure rebound as component shortage price hikes hit

Following successive quarters of decline, enterprise spending on datacentre infrastructure appears to be rallying, fuelled in part by rising component costs and demand for private cloud deployments. That’s according to Synergy Research Group’s second-quarter datacentre infrastructure market tracker, which shows a 28% increase in the amount of money spent on datacentre hardware and software over […]

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India's top digital payments firm bets on local expertise to fend off rivals

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – India’s top digital payments firm, Paytm, is betting on its local expertise and a deep pool of backers to fuel business growth and fight off global rivals in a rapidly growing market, its chief executive said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: An advertisement of Paytm, a digital wallet company, is pictured at a […]

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‘You Can See Almost Everything.’ Antarctica Just Became the Best-Mapped Continent on Earth

Antarctica might not be the hottest tourist destination, but for anyone who does visit, scientists now have an incredibly high-resolution map of the white tundra. According to the scientists at Ohio State University and the University of Minnesota who created the imagery, Antarctica is now the best-mapped continent on Earth. The Reference Elevation Model of […]

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Trump tells Apple to make products in U.S. to avoid China tariffs

(Reuters) – U.S. President Trump tweeted on Saturday that Apple Inc (AAPL.O) should make products inside the United States if it wants to avoid tariffs on Chinese imports. FILE PHOTO: An attendee uses a new iPhone X during a presentation for the media in Beijing, China October 31, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo The company told […]

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