Facebook Gave Some Firms Special Access to Data After Cutoff

Facebook struck customized data-sharing deals that gave select companies special access to user records well after the point in 2015 that the social network has said it walled off that information.
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Hacked firms mistaking NCSC staff for pranksters

Businesses contacted by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) are mistaking the intelligence agency staff for pranksters.
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Did We Say $1.5 Million? We Meant $10.9 Million. Firms Fix CEO Pay Flubs

At least 16 companies in the S&P 500 have changed 2016 pay figures by more than 10% for one or more executives.
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Tech firms battle with GDPR privacy rules

EU residents are being blocked from several services and in some cases having their accounts wiped.
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Smart luggage firms close because of airline battery rules

Two firms have closed this month, citing changes in airline policies on carrying batteries.
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Social-Media Firms Aren’t Telling All They Know About Russian Interference

Facebook, Twitter and others have wiped Russian content off their platforms, but they have disclosed few details amid legal and privacy risks.
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More Money, Less Drilling: Big Oil Firms Hold Back

The world’s biggest oil companies are awash in cash, thanks to rising crude prices. But few, if any, are going on spending sprees, even as the prospect of a global oil shortage looms.
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Intel Told Chinese Firms of Chip Flaws Before U.S. Government

In initial disclosures about critical security flaws discovered in its processors, Intel notified a small group of customers, including Chinese technology companies, but left out the U.S. government, according to people familiar with the matter and some of the companies involved.
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Net firms ‘better’ at removing hate speech, says EU

The European Union says that 70% of material deemed to be offensive is removed within 24 hours.
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Tax Overhaul Could Jolt Dollar as Firms Bring Home Cash

A provision of the tax overhaul is expected to release a tide of U.S. corporate cash from abroad, a development likely to jolt the dollar and reverberate throughout financial markets early next year.
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Top firms pull YouTube ads over paedophilia fear

Two of the world’s best-known brands are withdrawing their advertising from YouTube and Google over fears they were featured on “inappropriate” and “exploitative” content featuring children.
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Broadband firms must ditch ‘misleading’ speed ads

A radical shake-up of broadband advertising will change the way ISPs promote the speed of net services.
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Broadband firms agree automatic compensation

Broadband and landline providers have agreed a new system of automatic compensation when customers suffer poor service, the telecoms regulator has announced.
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Tech firms to remove extremist posts within hours

Firms such as Facebook and Twitter have agreed to do more to remove extremist content within hours of it being posted.
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Beijing Pushes for a Direct Hand in China’s Big Tech Firms

The Chinese government is pushing some of its biggest tech companies—including Tencent, Weibo and a unit of Alibaba—to give the state a stake in them and a direct role in corporate decisions.
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Beijing Pushes for a Direct Hand in China’s Big Tech Firms

The Chinese government is pushing some of its biggest tech companies—including Tencent, Weibo and a unit of Alibaba—to give the state a stake in them and a direct role in corporate decisions.
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Uber: London mayor Sadiq Khan backs talks after firm’s apology

London mayor welcomes apology from the boss of Uber in which the firm accepted it “must change”.
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Game firms to block PewDiePie over N-word use

A millionaire YouTube star known as PewDiePie has used a racial slur while being live-streamed playing a video game.
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Equifax Hack Leaves Consumers, Financial Firms Scrambling

Consumers, financial firms and regulators were scrambling to assess the damage the massive hack at Equifax could cause even as the credit-reporting company came under attack on multiple fronts for its handling of the cyberattack.
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Fashion Firms Partake in Solar Eclipse Viewings Around the Country

LET THE SUNSHINE IN: While many companies held informal gatherings on their office rooftops to view the solar eclipse Monday, others initiated more formal plans for the event. Warby Parker bussed its Nashville headquarters’ employees to celebrate the eclipse at its Nashville store, Warby Parker Edgehill. The party included a performance by Futurebirds, then during the city’s one minute and 57 seconds of eclipse-induced darkness, the Nashville-based ALIAS Chamber Ensemble played a composition that they crafted especially for the occasion. Martin’s, a local barbecue joint, fired up lunch on-site for attendees.
Lividini & Co., a fashion public relations and brand strategy company at 264 West 40th Street in New York, entertained some 30 to 40 people on their rooftop Monday afternoon, including staff from other companies in the building, such as Robert Graham, as well as media. Bottled water and stars and moon cookies were served, along with sun-protection glasses.
Nike held a viewing party on it Beaverton, Ore, campus, while Nautilus threw a viewing party for hundreds in their corporate office with a glasses-decorating station, brunch and drink stations for specialty coffees and smoothies.
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Tech Firms Break From Hands-Off Approach With Bans on White Supremacists

Recent moves by tech companies including Alphabet Inc.’s Google, GoDaddy, Uber and GoFundMe to crack down on white supremacists thrust them into unusual territory for corporations that often take a more hands-off approach to who uses their services and how.
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Social media firms urged to tackle online body shaming

Social media firms also need to improve at removing abuse, the Youth Select Committee is told.
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Global Firms Work to Contain Fallout From Cyberattack

Global firms scrambled to cope with fallout from a cyberattack that disrupted computers across Europe and the U.S. The origins of the virus were still unknown but appeared to stem in part from an obscure Ukrainian tax software product.
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Global Firms Work to Contain Fallout From Cyberattack

Global firms scrambled to cope with fallout from a cyberattack that disrupted computers across Europe and the U.S. The origins of the virus were still unknown but appeared to stem in part from an obscure Ukrainian tax software product.
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South Korean firm’s ‘record’ ransom payment

Nayana negotiated with hackers who had initially asked for $ 4.4m to unlock malware-frozen machines.
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Major U.S. tech firms press Congress for internet surveillance reforms

Major U.S. tech firms press Congress for internet surveillance reformsFacebook (FB.O), Amazon (AMZN.O) and more than two dozen other U.S. technology companies pressed Congress on Friday to make changes to a broad internet surveillance law, saying they were necessary to improve privacy protections and increase government transparency. The request marks the first significant public effort by Silicon Valley to wade into what is expected to be a contentious debate later the year over the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, parts of which will expire on Dec. 31 unless Congress reauthorizes them. Of particular concern to the technology industry and privacy advocates is Section 702, which allows U.S. intelligence agencies to vacuum up vast amounts of communications from foreigners but also incidentally collects some data belonging to Americans that can be searched by analysts without a warrant.



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U.S., Saudi Firms Sign Deals Worth at Least $43 Billion

U.S. companies on Saturday signed a slew of business deals in Saudi Arabia worth at least $ 43 billion, solidifying the U.S.-Saudi commercial relationship as the kingdom’s economy cracks open.
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Tech Firms, Cable Companies Take Sides in Net-Neutrality Battle

The war over net neutrality is heating up in anticipation of a top regulator’s announcement Wednesday, with hundreds of tech startups urging preservation of existing rules and small cable companies pleading for a rollback.
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Internet Firms to Oppose GOP Plans to Roll Back Net-Neutrality Rules

Big internet firms on Tuesday told federal regulators that they would oppose Republicans’ plans to roll back net Obama-era neutrality rules, adding to signs of a looming political clash.
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Two-fifths of gaming firms ‘could relocate over Brexit’

Companies cited losing access to talent and funding as major risks when Britain leaves the EU.
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Tech firms face questions over extremist content

Google, Twitter and Facebook will be asked later to explain their positions on extremist content on their platforms and on government access to encrypted communications of the public.
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Google boss sorry as more firms suspend ads

The European boss of Google has apologised for online adverts appearing next to extremist material as big firms, including M&S, pull ads from the internet giant.
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Assange: WikiLeaks Will Help Tech Firms Defend Against CIA Hacking

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange pledged to share with technology companies technical details of the purported Central Intelligence Agency hacking tools his organization revealed this week.
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Wikileaks is offering tech firms CIA files first

In a press conference, Julian Assange has said that further revelations about the CIA will go first to tech firms.
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Tech Firms Rush to Assess Damage From CIA Leak

For companies such as Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft, the risks are substantial. The documents released by WikiLeaks showed the CIA’s tools apparently can be used to gain unauthorized access to computers and smartphones.
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UK firms ‘understaffed’ in face of cyber threat

UK companies are “chronically understaffed” to deal with the online threat, Sky News has learned.
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Japanese Firms Raise Profit Forecasts Amid Weaker Yen

Japanese companies are raising their earnings forecasts thanks to the recent sharp weakening of the yen, although many are wary of being knocked off course by the trade policies and comments of U.S. President Donald Trump.
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Tech Firms Including Apple, Google Fight Immigration Order

A group of nearly 100 technology companies including Apple and Alphabet Inc.’s Google are banding together to fight the Trump administration’s controversial travel ban.
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Tech Firms Including Apple, Google Fight Immigration Order

A group of nearly 100 technology companies including Apple and Alphabet Inc.’s Google are banding together to fight the Trump administration’s controversial travel ban.
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For Many Firms, Trump Dominates Earnings Calls

The biggest U.S. companies are reporting improved profits for the final quarter of 2016—and touting rosier prospects for 2017—but much of the discussion this earnings season has centered on President Donald Trump.
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Tech firms back legal fight against Trump’s travel ban

Amazon, Microsoft and Expedia have backed a legal challenge to President Trump’s travel ban.
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Social media firms face ‘fake news’ grilling

Social media bosses could be questioned by MPs on whether they are doing enough to stop “fake news”.
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Tech firms unite to ‘fingerprint’ terrorist content

Major technology companies are joining forces to spot terrorist propaganda and prevent it spreading online.
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Trump Warns Firms Will See Penalties if Jobs Leave the U.S.

The president-elect vowed to punish U.S. companies that shift jobs overseas as he praised a deal that would save about 800 factory jobs in Indiana.
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