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Uber breach, cover-up trigger government probes around the globe11/22/2017 6:40:48 PMTORONTO - Governments around the globe launched investigations into Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] after the company disclosed it had covered up a breach that exposed data on millions of customers and drivers, the latest scandal to rock the ride-hailing firm.Air New Zealand, Swiss travel platform Winding Tree in blockchain tie-up11/22/2017 7:36:40 PMNEW YORK - Air New Zealand said on Wednesday it has teamed up with Swiss travel start-up Winding Tree to explore applications based on blockchain technology that could help the national flag carrier of New Zealand improve the efficiency and security of services such as booking and baggage tracking.FTC says it is evaluating 'serious issues' raised in Uber's handling of a data breach11/22/2017 6:35:45 PMWASHINGTON - The Federal Trade Commission, which investigates companies accused of being sloppy with consumer data, said it was "closely evaluating the serious issues" raised in Uber's [UBER.UL] handling of its hack last year, an FTC spokesman said on Wednesday.Deutsche Bank strategist tells investors to avoid bitcoin11/22/2017 5:35:12 PMFRANKFURT - Deutsche Bank has joined the ranks of those warning about the virtual currency bitcoin as an investment.Democratic FCC Commissioner sides with keeping net neutrality rules11/22/2017 7:59:57 PMWASHINGTON - One of the two Democrats on the Federal Communications Commission, Mignon Clyburn, on Wednesday threw her support behind 2015 net neutrality rules, arguing that a proposal by the FCC chairman to scrap them would hurt consumers, her office said on Wednesday.Tencent to bring world's hottest video game to China, promises socialist values11/22/2017 11:26:05 AMBEIJING/HONG KONG - Chinese gaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd is bringing "Playerunknown's Battleground", the world's hottest video game, to China, but with a twist. The gory, battle royale-style game will get a socialist makeover to meet stringent Chinese rules.FCC chief plans to ditch U.S. 'net neutrality' rules11/22/2017 12:27:32 AMWASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday to repeal landmark 2015 rules that prohibited internet service providers from impeding consumer access to web content in a move that promises to recast the digital landscape.Facebook to open Nigerian hub next year in African tech drive11/22/2017 1:08:09 PMLAGOS - Facebook will open a "community hub space" in Nigeria next year to encourage software developers and technology entrepreneurs and become the latest technology giant to pursue a training program in fast-growing Africa.PayPal purchase protection doesn't shield from lawsuits: German court11/22/2017 3:54:57 PMKARLSRUHE, Germany - Germany's highest court ruled on Wednesday that PayPal's purchase protection scheme does not shield customers from being sued for the price of items they bought online even if PayPal had granted them a refund.German cyber agency calls for authority to hack back: Spiegel11/22/2017 3:17:36 PMFRANKFURT - Germany spy agencies should have the authority to digitally strike back against cyber criminals, the president of Germany's new cyber security agency Zitis told Der Spiegel newsmagazine.