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Bangladesh Bank officials say to meet NY Fed, SWIFT; seek to recover stolen money
Wed, 04 May 2016 20:30:59 -0400

Photo illustration of the SWIFT logoBy Sanjeev Miglani and Serajul Quadir DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh's central bank chief will meet the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and a senior executive from global financial messaging service SWIFT next week to seek the recovery of about $81 million stolen by hackers, officials in Dhaka said. Two Bangladesh Bank officials said the bank believed both the New York Fed and SWIFT bore some responsibility for the February cyber heist. Hackers tried to steal nearly $1 billion from Bangladesh Bank's settlement account at the New York Fed in early February by sending fraudulent transfer orders through SWIFT.

YouTube plans online TV service: Bloomberg
Wed, 04 May 2016 19:52:41 -0400

YouTube unveils their new paid subscription service at the YouTube Space LA in Playa Del Rey, Los Angeles(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's YouTube is working on a paid subscription service called Unplugged that would offer customers a bundle of cable TV channels streamed over the Internet, Bloomberg reported. The project is slated to debut as soon as 2017, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the plan. (http://bloom.bg/1NWzyDn) YouTube has discussed these plans with most media companies, including Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal, Viacom Inc, Twenty-First Century Fox Inc and CBS Corp, but has yet to secure any rights, according to Bloomberg. ...

U.S. judge says Clinton may have to testify in email lawsuit
Wed, 04 May 2016 18:31:09 -0400

Clinton speaks during a campaign event on substance abuse and addiction in CharlestonBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge in Washington on Wednesday ordered that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton may have to testify in a lawsuit related to the private email server she used while secretary of state. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan said the parties in the case, the State Department and conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, also struck an agreement about the scope of the testimonies that some of Clinton's former top aides will give in the case. Clinton has come under fire for using a private email account and server at her home in New York state for official emails when she was America's top diplomat between 2009 and 2013.

Brazil lawmakers propose bill to shield WhatsApp
Wed, 04 May 2016 16:23:23 -0400

A 3D printed Whatsapp logo is seen in front of a displayed Facebook logo in this illustration takenA Brazilian congressional commission on Wednesday recommended a bill that forbids authorities from blocking popular messaging applications, just two days after a judicial order left 100 million Brazilians without Facebook Inc's WhatsApp. The reason for the freeze was not made public due to legal secrecy in an ongoing case in a Sergipe state court, but authorities have in the past demanded data from the Facebook's encrypted messaging service. A congressional commission investigating cyber crimes proposed removing messaging applications, such as WhatsApp, from a bill that regulates the suspension of websites and other applications used for crimes such as drugs and arms trafficking.

Some Republican pundits, politicians remain defiantly #NeverTrump
Wed, 04 May 2016 11:46:46 -0400

Republican U.S. presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump speaks to supporters following the results of the Indiana state primary at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New YorkBy Amy Tennery NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several Republicans took to social media Wednesday to declare they will never back Donald Trump for U.S. president even after Ted Cruz, the billionaire businessman's closest rival, dropped out of the race for the party nomination. Trump's victory in the Indiana primary on Tuesday prompted Cruz's surprise decision to suspend his campaign and left Trump a largely uncontested path to securing the roughly 200 delegates he still needs to lock down the Republican presidential nomination for the Nov. 8 election. The answer is simple: No," U.S. Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska said on Twitter.

Canada's Shopify forecasts bigger loss, shares fall
Wed, 04 May 2016 11:19:15 -0400

The logo of Shopify hangs behind the Canadian flag after the company's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange(Reuters) - Canada's Shopify Inc , a maker of software that helps retailers set up and manage online stores, forecast a bigger operating loss for the year, due to higher compensation expenses. The company, however, posted a smaller-than-expected loss for the first quarter as its revenue rose 3.6 percent from the preceding quarter, due to tie-ups with companies such as Facebook Inc . Shopify's U.S.-listed shares, which have risen more than 80 percent since their IPO in May, fell as much as 9 percent on Wednesday.

Big data breaches found at major email services : expert
Wed, 04 May 2016 11:09:10 -0400

Illustration picture of Mail.ru logo seen in front of a displayed binary codeHundreds of millions of hacked user names and passwords for email accounts and other websites are being traded in Russia's criminal underworld, a security expert told Reuters. The discovery of 272.3 million stolen accounts included a majority of users of Mail.ru , Russia's most popular email service, and smaller fractions of Google , Yahoo and Microsoft email users, said Alex Holden, founder and chief information security officer of Hold Security. It is one of the biggest stashes of stolen credentials to be uncovered since cyber attacks hit major U.S. banks and retailers two years ago.

Priceline shares tumble after forecast for slower growth
Wed, 04 May 2016 09:23:54 -0400

(Reuters) - Priceline Group Inc on Wednesday said its growth would slow in the second quarter as it spends more on marketing and as the timing of holidays shifts traveler bookings, sending shares down more than 7 percent in premarket trading. The lower forecast overshadowed a first-quarter profit that exceeded expectations at the world's most profitable online travel services company. Priceline Group, which operates Booking.com and other sites, earned $374 million in the first three months.

Islamic State seeks news blackout in Mosul as Iraqi army nears
Wed, 04 May 2016 05:44:26 -0400

Iraqi soldiers work at a radio station at Makhmour base, IraqBy Stephen Kalin MAKHMOUR, Iraq (Reuters) - For Iraqis living in the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, news is dwindling about the U.S.-backed army massing to the south for an assault on the city that could begin this year. Soon after Iraqi forces established a foothold in the Makhmour area in February, about 60 km (40 miles) from the northern city, the jihadists began restricting access to television for its 1 million-strong population, according to residents. With limited and erratic access to internet and mobile networks, civilians in Mosul have depended on satellite TV for their primary source of news from the outside world since Islamic State captured the city two years ago.

Facebook CEO urges Brazilians to decry WhatsApp block
Tue, 03 May 2016 19:42:38 -0400

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, delivers a keynote speech during the Mobile World Congress in BarcelonaSAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg called on Brazilians to demand his company's WhatsApp messaging service never be blocked again after an appeals court on Tuesday overturned the application's second suspension in five months. In a post in English on his Facebook page, the U.S. billionaire and Facebook founder urged Brazilians to gather outside Congress in the capital Brasilia at 6 p.m. (1700 EDT) on Wednesday to rally in favor of legislation that would prevent Internet services from being blocked. WhatsApp was cut off in Brazil at 2 p.m. (1300 EDT) on Monday after a judge in the remote northeastern state of Sergipe ordered Brazil's five main wireless operators to block access to the app for 72 hours.

Zuckerberg calls Brazilians to action over WhatsApp block
Tue, 03 May 2016 18:31:50 -0400

Facebook Inc's Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday called for Brazilians to sign a petition or go to Congress to prevent his company's WhatsApp messaging service from being blocked again. "You and your friends can help make sure this never happens again, and I hope you get involved," Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook, encouraging Brazilians to show up in front of Congress at 6 p.m. on Wednesday to join an event to introduce laws preventing Internet services from being blocked.

Radiohead releases single under cloud of intrigue
Tue, 03 May 2016 16:25:51 -0400

Radiohead performs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in IndioBritish rockers Radiohead returned to the Internet on Tuesday with a new music video, after the band stumped fans by deleting all posts on their Twitter account over the weekend. Both "Burn the Witch" and "Radiohead" quickly became two of the top 10 trending terms on Twitter in the United States Tuesday after the video was unveiled. UK film director Edgar Wright (@edgarwright) tweeted on Tuesday, "Love the Trumpton / Camberwick Green style video for Radiohead's 'Burn The Witch'." It was unclear when Radiohead might release a new full-length album, though the group is scheduled to begin its next world concert tour later this month, according to a schedule that was linked to the band's website.

Twitter makes following accounts easier with new Connect tab
Tue, 03 May 2016 16:17:03 -0400

A man reads tweets on his phone in front of a displayed Twitter logo in Bordeaux, southwestern FranceA new Connect tab on Twitter Inc's mobile app makes it easier for people to find accounts to follow, the social network said on Tuesday as it launched the new feature to attract more users. The tab suggests a list of accounts based on those already followed, as well as popular ones in the area, product manager Ricardo Castro said in a blog post on the company's website. Users can choose to automatically sync their address books to connect with friends and family with the tab, he said.

Yelp surges on Einhorn stake but some on social media are skeptical
Tue, 03 May 2016 12:51:40 -0400

An employee works in the Yelp Inc. offices in ChicagoBy Amy Tennery and Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shares of Yelp Inc shot to a three-month high on Tuesday morning after hedge fund manager David Einhorn unveiled a new stake, but seesawing social media sentiment among active traders signaled skepticism about the business review site's longer-term prospects and Einhorn's prowess as a stock picker. In active mid-day trading, Yelp shares were up 3.3 percent at $22.25. Einhorn, the head of Greenlight Capital, said his firm made new investments in Yelp, according to the fund's first-quarter letter to investors, which was seen by Reuters.

U.N. hails landmark ruling by Sri Lanka's top court to outlaw HIV discrimination
Tue, 03 May 2016 12:02:33 -0400

By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations has welcomed a landmark ruling by Sri Lanka's highest court prohibiting the discrimination of people living with HIV in education, saying the judgment would set a precedent and help victims seek justice for other forms of prejudice. Ruling on a case involving a five-year-old boy who was denied admission to school because he was believed to be HIV positive, Sri Lanka's Supreme Court last week said children living with or affected by HIV have the full right to education. The court also reminded the government of its obligation to take steps to protect, promote and respect the human rights of people living with HIV.

Canadian ordered out of Nepal after criticizing government on social media
Tue, 03 May 2016 10:03:11 -0400

A Canadian living and working in Nepal who criticized the government on social media has been ordered to leave the country within two days, a Nepali official said on Tuesday. Robert Penner, a computer programmer working for CloudFactory, an outsourcing company, was arrested by police at his office on Monday and taken to the Department of Immigration for questioning.

Vanguard Group says glitch fixed on app for Apple devices
Tue, 03 May 2016 09:55:28 -0400

A woman uses her mobile phone in MunichVanguard Group has fixed a software application after a glitch caused some clients to see inflated account balances on their Apple mobile devices, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. The glitch affected a "modest number" of devices running the software application, Vanguard, the big index fund manager, had said late on Monday.

Vanguard says app glitch led to inflated balances shown on Apple devices
Mon, 02 May 2016 20:47:44 -0400

An Apple store is seen in Los AngelesBy Ross Kerber BOSTON (Reuters) - An "application glitch" led some Vanguard Group clients to see an inflated account balance displayed on their Apple mobile devices, a spokeswoman said - a hiccup that left at least one user cheering the apparent extra funds. The issue did not affect clients' actual balances or transactions, the spokeswoman for the index fund manager, Katie Henderson Hirt, said on Monday. Asked how many devices were affected, Hirt said the impact was a "modest number overall." On average just 16 percent of logons to vanguard.com come from an Apple device, she said, and of those about 11 percent visit the personal performance page where they would have seen the inflated balance.

Vanguard Group says website shows 'inflated' balances on some devices
Mon, 02 May 2016 18:54:12 -0400

An Apple store is seen in Los AngelesThe website of Vanguard Group is showing "inflated client account balances" on some mobile devices, a spokeswoman for the index fund manager said via e-mail on Monday. The issue "does not impact actual account balances or transactions," said the spokeswoman, Katie Henderson Hirt, and is "relegated to Apple devices only." Vanguard expects to have the issue fixed on Monday evening, she added. Asked how many devices were affected, Hirt said the impact was a "modest number overall." On average just 16 percent of logons to vanguard.com come from an Apple device, she said, and of those about 11 percent visit the personal performance page where they would have seen the inflated balance.

Russian creator of malware ordered to pay $6.9 million
Mon, 02 May 2016 18:14:07 -0400

By David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Russian man who spent about three years behind bars in the United States for creating the computer malware known as Gozi was ordered on Monday to pay $6.9 million to cover losses to bank customers but spared further U.S. prison time. Nikita Kuzmin, 28, could have received more prison time but was sentenced to time served at a hearing in Manhattan federal court, prosecutors said in a statement. A probation office had recommended a sentence of 84 months, although it said it was not taking into account any assistance Kuzmin provided to investigators, prosecutors said.

Twitter lawsuit partly dismissed over U.S. information requests
Mon, 02 May 2016 15:58:46 -0400

A 3D-printed logo for Twitter is seen in this picture illustration made in ZenicaSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday partly dismissed a lawsuit filed by Twitter Inc in which the social media company argued it should be allowed to publicly disclose more details about requests for information it receives from the U.S. government. U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in Oakland, California also gave Twitter the opportunity to re-file its lawsuit to include more details about government decision-making, in order to try to move its claims forward. (Reporting by Dan Levine; Editing by Bill Rigby)

U.S. spy court rejected zero surveillance orders in 2015: memo
Mon, 02 May 2016 10:21:18 -0400

(This April 29 story corrects the name in the first paragraph from 'Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court' to 'Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court') By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The secretive U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court did not deny a single government request in 2015 for electronic surveillance orders granted for foreign intelligence purposes, continuing a longstanding trend, a Justice Department document showed. The court received 1,457 requests last year on behalf of the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for authority to intercept communications, including email and phone calls, according to a Justice Department memo sent to leaders of relevant congressional committees on Friday and seen by Reuters.

Swiss intelligence monitoring online activity of 400 possible jihadists
Mon, 02 May 2016 09:01:55 -0400

Swiss authorities were monitoring the social media activity of about 400 possible jihadists who might pose a security threat, the NDB federal intelligence service said on Monday. Switzerland is not a primary target for Islamist attacks because it is not part of the military campaign against groups such as Islamic State, but the security threat level has been elevated nonetheless, the NDB's annual report said. The report showed a photo of a Swiss passport next to an explosive belt posted online by a suspected Swiss jihadist who had traveled to the Middle East, and an Islamic State video showing the Swiss flag among the 60 countries seen as targets.

Big bargains entice Warren Buffett fans on Berkshire weekend
Mon, 02 May 2016 07:17:48 -0400

Warren Buffett tours the exhibit hall during the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting in Omaha NebraskaWarren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, is known for his keen eye for a bargain. Shareholder Shelli Clausen thought a $5 kitchen spatula from Berkshire's Pampered Chef business fit the bill. "It's a good buy, and it's fun to get the good deals," she said while waiting in a line a couple of hundred deep in downtown Omaha's CenturyLink Center, where Buffett had addressed shareholders and taken questions.

'West Wing' actress gives White House press briefing
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:07:55 -0400

Earnest and actress Janney stand together at the lectern before the daily press briefing at the White House in WashingtonBy Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For a few moments at the White House on Friday, "The West Wing" TV series came back to life as actress Allison Janney who played fictional White House spokeswoman CJ Cregg took the podium at the daily press briefing. Janney's appearance was a stunt meant to highlight Saturday's White House Correspondents Dinner, a glitz-filled annual event which draws celebrities and powerbrokers alike. Janney, whose character served as press secretary to fictional president Jed Bartlett in the televised drama, peppered her remarks with inside jokes from the show as she beat White House press secretary Josh Earnest to the briefing.

Ohio police say threat against 'American students' not credible
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:54:36 -0400

"Tomorrow American students will die. Don't go to school tomorrow," the post said, according to a still image from the video published by the Athens County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office initially said the video was posted to the user group for Ohio University students on Yeti, a college-oriented and location-based social media app.

Exclusive: Yahoo's bidder shortlist points to cash deal -sources
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:42:53 -0400

File photo of a man walking past a Yahoo logo during the Mobile World Congress in BarcelonaYahoo Inc has shortlisted close to 10 bidders in the auction for its core Internet assets, including Verizon Communications Inc, with most offers involving cash rather than a combination with another company, according to people familiar with the matter. Some bidders that did not make the shortlist because their first-round offers were not specific enough are still being kept close to the process by Yahoo's advisers, the people said. One of those bidders is Liberty Media Corp Chairman John Malone, who has proposed a tax-efficient merger with one of the companies he controls, the people said.

Islamic State-linked hackers post target list of New Yorkers
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:19:54 -0400

Picture illustration taken in Zenica shows man typing on a keyboard in front of a computer screen on which an Islamic State flag is displayedBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of hackers linked to Islamic State has posted online a list of thousands of New York residents and urged followers of the militant group to target them, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. Federal agents and New York City police officers have been contacting the individuals on the list to inform them of the posting, but the source said law enforcement does not believe there is any credible threat. In a statement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said, "While our standard practice is to decline comment on specific operational and investigative matters, the FBI routinely notifies individuals and organizations of information collected during the course of an investigation that may be perceived as potentially threatening in nature." The list includes names, home addresses and email addresses.

Special Report: Inside Google's quest to shape the rules of the driverless road
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:51:06 -0400

File photo of Lexus SUV equipped with Google self-driving sensors during media preview of Google's prototype autonomous vehicles in Mountain View, California(This April 26 story corrects the number of new scenarios Google devised for its self-driving software to 3,500 from 300,000. A small convoy of its driverless cars cruised into the fading asphalt parking lot to give test drives – test rides, actually – to American mayors visiting Austin’s annual South by Southwest tech-and-culture festival. Sam Liccardo, mayor of San Jose, California, right in Google’s backyard, was impressed that he got to see the cars at all.

Facebook in class of its own as ad revenue soars
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:12:28 -0400

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg holds a pair of the touch controllers for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets during the Facebook F8 conference in San Francisco, CaliforniaWow. After underwhelming results from Apple Inc, Google Inc and other big tech names, investors finally found a friend in Facebook Inc after the company shredded Wall Street's forecasts for revenue, profit and user growth. Facebook's shares, which touched a record high of $120.79 on Thursday, closed up 7.2 percent at $116.73, giving a $22 billion boost to the social networking company's market value.

Hackers leak stolen Kenyan foreign ministry documents
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:17:01 -0400

A magnifying glass is held in front of a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in BerlinBy George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) - Online activists who claim ties to Anonymous said on Thursday they had begun to leak documents from Kenya's foreign ministry as part of a campaign to expose government and corporate corruption across Africa. HackRead, a cyber security news site, reported that a hacker affiliated with "Operation Africa" had told it: "In (a) few days you will receive full disclosure of the data – We the Anonymous will stand against corruption, child abuse, and child labor!" A link to a sample of 95 documents was published to a widely known Anonymous Twitter account, part of what it claimed was a one-terabyte stash of date from Kenya's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. The documents, viewed by Reuters, appear to consist of mostly routine correspondence between Kenyan foreign ministry officials and other diplomatic missions, trade partners and international companies around the world.

Valuation worries weigh on Rocket Internet
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:56:47 -0400

The logo of of Rocket Internet, a German venture capital group is pictured in illustration photo in SarajevoBy Emma Thomasson and Mia Shanley BERLIN/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Shares in German ecommerce investor Rocket Internet took another tumble on Thursday as concerns grew over the value of its portfolio and after a downgrade by the bank that worked on the company's 2014 stock market debut. Rocket and co-investor Kinnevik said on Wednesday a new fundraising at online emerging markets player Global Fashion Group (GFG) valued it at 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion), a third of the figure put on the business when it last raised funds in August. Rocket valued its portfolio of start-ups at 6 billion euros at March 31, including 680 million for its 22.5 percent stake in GFG.

Cyber bullying delivers a punch to consumer wallets
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:02:31 -0400

Electronic cables are silhouetted next to the logo of Twitter in this illustration photo in SarajevoBy Amy Tennery NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anyone who has had embarrassing photos posted on social media or been deluged with angry messages can attest to the high emotional cost of cyber bullying. For the 40 percent of adult Internet users who are dealing with this issue, according to 2014 Pew Research Center data, and numerous school-age children, there is a new insurance policy to help mitigate the financial repercussions. Chubb Ltd recently began offering optional cyber bullying coverage for its homeowners insurance clients.

U.S. university head sent on leave over claim she quashed bad publicity
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 02:51:44 -0400

UC Davis Chancellor Katehi waits to speak to students at an Occupy UCD rally on campus in DavisUniversity of California president Janet Napolitano said she would investigate whether the chancellor, Linda Katehi, violated school policies. Katehi, who has not commented on the newspaper report, has also faced questions over her acceptance of paid seats on the boards of DeVry Education Group and textbook publisher John Wiley & Sons. "The serious and troubling nature of these questions, as well as the initial evidence, requires a rigorous and transparent investigation," Napolitano said.

Philippine central bank says foiled attempts to hack its website
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:29:50 -0400

A logo of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is seen at their main building in ManilaBy Karen Lema MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine central bank has foiled attempts to hack its website, its governor said on Thursday amid a warning from global financial network SWIFT about recent multiple cyber fraud incidents targeting its system. SWIFT'S disclosure came as law enforcement authorities in Bangladesh and elsewhere investigated the February cyber theft of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank account at the New York Federal Reserve Bank. "There were attempts, and I think this is a fact of life, but we have been able to turn them back," Amando Tetangco told reporters.

Facebook revenue smashes expectations as mobile ad sales surge
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:16:49 -0400

People pose with mobile devices in front of projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken in ZenicaFacebook Inc's quarterly revenue rose more than 50 percent, handily beating Wall Street expectations as its wildly popular mobile app and a push into live video lured new advertisers and encouraged existing ones to boost spending. Facebook also announced it will create a new class of non-voting shares in a move aimed at letting Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg give away his wealth without relinquishing control of the social media juggernaut he founded. The company plans to create a new class of non-voting shares, which would be given as a dividend to existing shareholders.

Carly's croon sparks bewilderment, criticism on social media
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:11:18 -0400

Carly Fiorina was so happy to be named U.S. presidential hopeful Ted Cruz's running mate, she broke into song during her acceptance speech. Cruz announced at a rally on Wednesday in Indianapolis that the former Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard would join his ticket. "I know two girls that I just adore," crooned Fiorina, in reference to Cruz's two daughters, Caroline and Catherine.

Email privacy bill unanimously passes U.S. House
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:56:09 -0400

A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in ParisBy Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously on Wednesday to require law enforcement authorities to get a search warrant before asking technology companies to hand over old emails. The bill's prospects in the Senate remain unclear, though the 419-0 vote in the House was likely to put pressure on the upper chamber to approve it. Under the Email Privacy Act, which updates a decades-old law, authorities would have to get a warrant to access emails or other digital communications more than 180 days old.

AT&T exec says Internet of Things is a top priority
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:28:03 -0400

A woman looks at her mobile next to AT&T logo during the Mobile World Congress in BarcelonaBy Georgina Prodhan HANOVER, Germany (Reuters) - U.S. telecoms provider AT&T is betting it can carve out a significant business in connecting objects with one another, the head of that unit told Reuters in an interview, as it seeks new revenue sources in an oversaturated wireless market. The so-called Internet of Things (IoT) is a fast-growing area where industrial and consumer firms and software providers are teaming up to offer smarter ways of doing things such as predicting mechanical problems before they arise, controlling machines at home remotely or integrating municipal services. AT&T already has a strong position in the automotive industry, where it has 10 major carmakers using a platform it has developed to deliver services such as roadside assistance, weather reports or Internet radio to cars on the road.

Social media users upbeat on Facebook; gloomy on Apple, Twitter
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:51:47 -0400

A 3D plastic representation of the Facebook logo is seen in this illustration in ZenicaSocial media sentiment for Apple Inc and Twitter Inc dropped sharply on Wednesday, a day after the companies reported disappointing quarterly earnings, while online circles remained confident about Facebook Inc , which is scheduled to post results after the market closes. Twitter's stock plunged 15 percent at midday, after dropping nearly 14 percent late Tuesday on news that revenue growth at the microblogging service was stagnant. Apple shares were down 6 percent, after Tuesday's 8 percent drop to below $100 for the first time since February.

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