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Proxy advisory firm ISS says Qualcomm should negotiate sale to Broadcom2/17/2018 8:41:42 PM - U.S. semiconductor company Qualcomm Inc should try to negotiate a sale to Broadcom Ltd following the latter's sweetened $121 billion offer, proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services Inc (ISS) said.Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers2/17/2018 8:53:41 PMWASHINGTON - Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S. election-related advertising on its site, a senior company executive said on Saturday.Facebook faces big challenge to prevent future U.S. election meddling2/17/2018 1:13:09 AMSAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON - The Russian influence operation designed to tamper with the 2016 U.S. presidential election used a combination of old-school espionage tactics and 21st-century technologies that will not be easy to stop, even now that the methods have been exposed, experts said.Hackers stole $6 million from Russian bank via SWIFT system: central bank2/16/2018 3:17:38 PMMAGNITOGORSK, Russia - Unknown hackers stole 339.5 million roubles ($6 million) from a Russian bank last year in an attack using the SWIFT international payments messaging system, the Russian central bank said on Friday.Facebook loses Belgian privacy case, faces fine of up to $125 million2/16/2018 5:50:16 PMBRUSSELS - A Belgian court threatened Facebook on Friday with a fine of up to 100 million euros ($125 million) if it continued to break privacy laws by tracking people on third-party websites.Uber plans to sell Southeast Asia business to Grab: CNBC2/16/2018 5:59:57 PM - Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] is preparing to sell its Southeast Asia ride-hailing business to Singapore-based Grab in return for a substantial stake in the company, CNBC reported, citing two sources familiar with the matter.Venezuela cryptocurrency to draw investment from Turkey, Qatar-official2/17/2018 1:04:30 AMCARACAS - Venezuela's new "petro" cryptocurrency will attract investments from Turkey, Qatar, the United States and Europe, the country's cryptocurrency regulator said on Friday.WhatsApp to go ahead with 'full feature' money transfer service in India2/16/2018 3:49:32 PMMUMBAI - WhatsApp will launch a "full feature" inter-bank money transfer service in India, its biggest market, after a test involving a million users, National Payments Corp of India said.Malicious cyber activity cost U.S. up to $109 billion in 2016: White House report2/16/2018 5:28:44 PMWASHINGTON - Malicious cyber activity cost the U.S. economy between $57 billion and $109 billion in 2016, the White House Council of Economic Advisers estimated in a report on Friday.Takata has resolved most objections to its U.S. bankruptcy: lawyer2/16/2018 5:25:28 PMWILMINGTON, Del - A lawyer for Takata Corp's U.S. business, bankrupted by a recall of faulty air bags, indicated on Friday that the company is on the verge of receiving court approval for its reorganization and $1.6 billion sale of its non-air bag businesses.