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Facebook says it will act against 'information operations' using false accounts

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc acknowledged on Thursday that it has become a battleground for governments seeking to manipulate public opinion in other countries and outlined new measures it is taking to combat what it calls “information operations” that go well beyond the phenomenon known as fake news. Read More

 

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Apple in talks to launch money-transfer service: Recode

(Reuters) - Apple Inc has held talks with payments industry partners about launching a money-transfer service, technology news website Recode reported on Thursday. More »

 

Hackers exploited Word flaw for months while Microsoft investigated

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - To understand why it is so difficult to defend computers from even moderately capable hackers, consider the case of the security flaw officially known as CVE-2017-0199. More »

 

Comcast profit tops views on subscriber growth, movie hits

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comcast Corp's quarterly profit topped estimates on strong growth in cable and internet subscribers and hits such as "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Get Out" boosted movie revenue, the No. 1 U.S. cable operator said on Thursday. More »

 

Samsung Elec flags stronger second quarter; Elliott welcomes share cancellation

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday flagged stronger earnings and announced a cancellation of treasury shares after posting a solid first-quarter profit boosted by the memory chip business, sending its shares to a new high. More »

 

Vietnam says Facebook commits to preventing offensive content

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam's government said Facebook has committed to work with it to prevent content that violates the country's laws from appearing on its platform. More »

 

Nintendo sees Switch console doubling profit, ending 8-year sales slide

OSAKA (Reuters) - Nintendo Co Ltd <7974.T> expects its new Switch console to more than double annual operating profit and end the eight-year sales decline that dogged its previous offering just as players were turning to smartphone gaming. More »

 

Magnetis sees more Brazil investors embracing robo-advisory

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Magnetis Gestora de Recursos Ltda, Brazil's first fintech asset manager, expects demand for affordable access to automated investment advice to surge in coming years as interest rates decline and economic uncertainty persists. More »

 

Uber responds to critics with British benefit package for drivers

LONDON (Reuters) - Drivers working for Uber [UBER.UL] in Britain will be able to access illness and injury cover under a new scheme from the San Francisco-based company, which has faced legal challenges over the way it treats its staff. More »

 

Didi seeks $6 billion funding, to become China's second-most valuable private firm

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - Didi Chuxing, China's top ride-hailing firm, is set to become the country's second-most valuable privately owned company, with a valuation of more than $50 billion, through a fund raising round of up to $6 billion, sources said on Thursday. More »

 

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