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Facebook fixes glitch that exposed millions of user passwords to employees

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it has resolved a glitch that exposed passwords of millions of users stored in readable format within its internal systems to its employees....

Hydro products unit running at 50 percent after cyber attack

Norsk Hydro, one of the world's largest aluminum producers, said a key unit is operating at only 50 percent of capacity following a cyber attack on the company this week....

South Korea arrests two for spy cameras that livestreamed 1,600 motel guests

South Korean police have arrested two men for using illegal spy cameras at motels to film and livestream videos of about 1,600 guests, raking in about 7 million won ($6,200) over the past three months, police said on Wednesday....

Finland to investigate Nokia-branded phones after data breach report

Finland's data protection ombudsman said on Thursday he would investigate whether Nokia-branded phones had breached data rules after a report said the handsets sent information to China....

Cryptocurrency market maker B2C2 makes senior hire to lead U.S. expansion

UK-headquartered cryptocurrency market maker B2C2 has hired financial markets veteran Rob Catalanello to lead the company's expansion in the United States, it said on Thursday....

Australia's PM slams social media 'grubs' after Aussie Rules player abused

Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison has described social media users who posted abusive comments beneath a photograph of Australian Rules player Tayla Harris as "cowardly grubs"....

Google's new gaming service will let game makers use rival clouds, executive says

A Google executive offered new details on Wednesday about the company's upcoming video game streaming service, telling Reuters that game makers may use competing cloud providers and must avoid some inappropriate content....

Lithuanian pleads guilty in U.S. to massive fraud against Google, Facebook

A Lithuanian man on Wednesday pleaded guilty to U.S. charges that he helped orchestrate a scheme to defraud Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google out of more than $100 million, federal prosecutors announced....

Open that door? Netflix explores choose-your-own horror, romance

A Netflix Inc experiment that began with viewers picking a movie character's breakfast cereal may expand to letting the audience choose the best on-screen date or the safest path to escape an ax murderer....

EU regulators fine Google 1.49 billion euros for blocking advertising rivals

EU antitrust regulators handed down a 1.49 billion euro ($1.69 billion) fine to Alphabet unit Google on Wednesday for blocking rival online search advertisers, marking the company's third penalty in two years....

Facebook agrees to advertising overhaul to settle U.S. discrimination suits

Facebook Inc has agreed to change its paid advertising platform as part of a wide-ranging settlement to prevent discriminatory and "harmful" practices, the company and U.S. civil rights groups said on Tuesday....

U.S. lawmaker says tech companies must quickly remove violent content after New Zealand

Following the live-streaming on social media of the mass shooting in New Zealand, the chair of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security wrote a letter to top executives of four major technology companies urging them to do a better job of removing violent political content....

Google announces browser-based streaming game service

Alphabet Inc's Google announced on Tuesday that it would launch this year a browser-based video game streaming service dubbed Stadia that attempts to capitalize on the company's cloud technology and global network of data centers....

Google to prompt Android users to choose preferred browsers to allay EU concerns

Alphabet's Google will prompt Android users to choose their preferred browsers and search apps, a senior Google executive said on Tuesday, as the company seeks to allay EU antitrust concerns and ward off fresh sanctions....

Trump renews attack alleging social media's political bias

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused social media platforms Facebook, YouTube and Twitter of favoring his Democratic opponents over him and his fellow Republicans....

Trump asks why Facebook blocked Dan Scavino, his social media director

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he will look into Facebook's decision to block public comments by White House social media director Dan Scavino....

Trump says he sees 'collusion' against Republicans on social media platforms

Republican U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that social media platforms discriminated against members of his party, and accused the companies of collusion....

Facebook confirms it briefly limited White House official account

Facebook Inc confirmed Tuesday it had briefly blocked White House social media director Dan Scavino from replying to comments from a reader, saying it was aimed at stopping "automated bots" and had apologized to him....

Facebook plans more fact-checking ahead of European Parliament election

Facebook plans to ramp up efforts to fight misinformation ahead of the European Parliament election in May and will partner with German news agency DPA to boost its fact-checking, a senior executive said on Monday....

Explainer: Germany, at last, launches 5G spectrum auction

Germany begins an auction of spectrum for next-generation 5G mobile networks on Tuesday, the outcome of which will play a decisive role in determining whether Europe's largest economy remains competitive in the digital age....

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