Monthly Archives: July 2016

Chinese consortium agrees to $4.4 billion deal for Caesars online games

A Chinese consortium that includes game developer Shanghai Giant Network Technology Co Ltd and e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma has agreed to acquire Caesars Interactive Entertainment Inc's online games unit for $4.4 billion in cash, the … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Clinton campaign also hacked in attacks on Democrats

By Mark Hosenball, Joseph Menn and John Walcott WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A computer network used by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign was hacked as part of a broad cyber attack on Democratic political organizations, people familiar with the … Continue reading

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Clinton campaign: no evidence computer systems were compromised

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign said on Friday that an analytics data program maintained by the Democratic National Committee and used by the campaign was accessed as part of a hack, but outside experts have found … Continue reading

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Pokemon GO players robbed at gunpoint in London park

Three teenagers playing the hit game Pokemon GO have been robbed at gunpoint in a north London park and forced to hand over their mobile phones, British police said on Saturday. While one suspect demanded that the three teenagers hand … Continue reading

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Russia says spyware found in state computer networks

Russia's intelligence service said on Saturday that the computer networks of 20 organizations, including state agencies and defense companies, have been infected with spyware in what it described as a targeted and coordinated attack. The Federal Security Service, the FSB, … Continue reading

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Trade groups, AT&T urge U.S. court to reverse ‘net neutrality’ rules

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Trade associations representing wireless, cable and broadband operators on Friday urged the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reverse a ruling upholding the Obama administration’s landmark rules barring internet … Continue reading

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Russia has motive, capability and form for U.S. email hack

By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin says it had zero involvement in the hacking of Democratic Party emails while U.S. officials say the hack originated in Russia. Seen through Kremlin eyes, Moscow would only be doing what it … Continue reading

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Blind athlete runs desert marathon unassisted using smartphone app

Simon Wheatcroft lost his sight at the age of 17, but this hasn’t stopped him from competing in some of the most extreme running events in the world. A veteran of numerous city marathons, Wheatcroft is normally accompanied by a … Continue reading

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FTC says it finds LabMD liable for unfair data security practices

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Friday it had overruled an administrative judge’s dismissal of the commission’s data security case against cancer testing company LabMD. In a statement, the FTC said its unanimous opinion, written by Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, … Continue reading

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Exclusive: New York Fed asks Philippines to recover Bangladesh money

By Krishna N. Das and Serajul Quadir DHAKA (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has asked the Philippines' central bank to help Bangladesh Bank recover the $81 million that was stolen by hackers in February from its … Continue reading

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U.N. supports ‘brelfies’ to encourage breastfeeding

If you're hesitating about sending a brelfie, the United Nations says go for it. A social media trend of mothers sharing "brelfies" – pictures of themselves breastfeeding – is a good way to break down any stigma about breastfeeding in … Continue reading

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Germany’s Schweinsteiger ends international career

Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger announced his retirement from international football on Friday, bringing to an end a glittering career that ended in disappointment with a semi-final exit at Euro 2016 in France. "The historic and emotional high was winning the … Continue reading

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Google meets Italy’s demands on data use practices

Italy's data privacy regulator said on Friday Alphabet Inc's Google had met its requests to change the way it treats and stores user data to bring practices into line with Italian rules. Two years ago, the watchdog told Google its … Continue reading

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Soccer-Former Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger

Factbox on Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, who announced his retirement from international football on Friday. * Makes international debut in June 2004 in a 2-0 defeat by Hungary in Kaiserslautern. * Endures a disappointing debut in a major tournament, as … Continue reading

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Soccer-Germany’s Schweinsteiger ends international career

* German midfielder calls time on glittering career * Poor form and injury hampered first season at Manchester United (adds detail) LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger announced his retirement from international football on Friday, bringing to … Continue reading

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