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Exclusive: FBI probing cyber attack on congressional campaign in California - sources8/18/2018 6:56:41 PM The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a cyber attack on the congressional campaign of a Democratic candidate in California, according to three people close to the campaign.Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger - sources8/17/2018 11:42:17 PM The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect's voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance.Uber to push further into East Africa with services like Chap Chap8/17/2018 3:30:21 PM Uber [UBER.UL] the global ride-hailing company, is considering expanding into two other East African countries before the end of 2018, focusing on low cost services like Chap Chap in Kenya, the company said on Friday.Uber opens Brazil center to improve driver, passenger safety8/17/2018 2:50:50 PM Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] plans to open a 250 million reais ($64 million) center in Brazil to develop technology to improve safety for its riders and drivers, including for drivers to accept cash, a key payment method in its rapid expansion in Latin America, the company said on Friday.Brazil mall executives shrug off looming Amazon.com expansion8/17/2018 2:12:18 PM Fears of e-commerce taking off in Brazil have sunk shares of the country's big mall operators this year, but industry executives expressed confidence that local shopping habits, the reputation of malls as public spaces safe from crime and other factors will help them avoid the shakeout that has hit their U.S. peers.British watchdog says cryptocurrency scams on the rise8/17/2018 12:38:17 PM Cryptocurrency scams are using images of celebrities and upmarket London addresses to hoodwink consumers into parting with cash, Britain's Financial Conduct Authority has said.China police detain man for asking why can't Taiwan be called a country8/17/2018 11:45:01 AM Police in China have detained a man who asked on social media what law prevented anyone calling self-ruled Taiwan a country, questioning a fundamental principle of China's sovereignty.Google employees demand more oversight of China search engine plan8/17/2018 7:38:32 AM Google is not close to launching a search engine app in China, its chief executive said at a companywide meeting on Thursday, according to a transcript seen by Reuters, as employees of the Alphabet Inc unit called for more transparency and oversight of the project.Chinese hackers targeted U.S. firms, government after trade mission: researchers8/16/2018 11:17:14 PM Hackers operating from an elite Chinese university probed American companies and government departments for espionage opportunities following a U.S. trade delegation visit to China earlier this year, security researchers told Reuters.Indian streaming firm Hotstar sees blended revenues as winning strategy8/16/2018 7:39:04 PM Indian video streaming service Hotstar sees its blended revenue model that relies on both subscription fees and ad sales as a winning formula in India's fast-growing market, home to tens of millions of price-sensitive new internet users.China's JD.com looks to warehousing assets to help revive profits8/16/2018 6:53:33 PM China's second-largest e-commerce firm, JD.com Inc, said it is shifting management of its warehousing assets to a separate unit, in a move it hopes will revive profits after it swung back to a loss in April-June.More U.S. states deploy technology to track election hacking attempts8/16/2018 3:48:37 PM A majority of U.S. states has adopted technology that allows the federal government to see inside state computer systems managing voter data or voting devices in order to root out hackers.Kroger begins tests of driverless grocery delivery in Arizona8/16/2018 2:53:36 PM U.S. supermarket operator Kroger Co said it will start testing driverless grocery delivery on Thursday with technology partner Nuro at a single Fry's Food Store in Scottsdale, Arizona.Starboard eyes Symantec board seats after taking stake8/16/2018 2:39:55 PM Hedge fund Starboard Value LP has nominated five directors to Symantec's board after taking a 5.8 percent stake in the cybersecurity firm, it said on Thursday, upping pressure for moves to improve performance.#UnfairCommercialPractice? UK investigates celebrities over social media promotions8/16/2018 11:11:06 AM Celebrities and influencers who endorse products without labeling their social media posts as paid-for by brands were warned on Thursday that they were breaking the rules as Britain's regulator launched an investigation into the trend.U.S. banks teach financial literacy with hands-on experience8/16/2018 10:58:53 AM Last year, Abbey Jones’ high school routine had a twist. For 45 minutes each week, she became one of 15 student tellers at the Community Spirit Bank branch at Red Bay High School in Red Bay, Alabama.Facebook says it was 'too slow' to fight hate speech in Myanmar8/16/2018 10:13:46 AM Facebook has been “too slow” to address hate speech in Myanmar and is acting to remedy the problem by hiring more Burmese speakers and investing in technology to identify problematic content, the company said in a statement on Thursday.China-linked cyberattacks likely as Malaysia reviews projects: security firm8/16/2018 9:24:10 AM Chinese state-sponsored hackers may be targeting companies and state agencies in Malaysia as it looks to review several major projects linked to China's Belt and Road Initiative, cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc. said on Wednesday.Digital payment firms fight for Hong Kong market8/16/2018 8:53:18 AM Hong Kong's shopping districts are well known for their fierce competition. Now, a new battleground is forming as digital payments firms fight for retailers and shoppers.Taiwan bakery chain disappears from major Chinese food apps amid Tsai visit row8/16/2018 8:39:17 AM Chinese food delivery platforms Meituan-Dianping and Ele.me have taken down listings for Taiwan's 85 Degrees Celsius Bakery Cafe, checks on their apps showed, amid boycott calls from social media users who said the chain supported Taiwan independence.