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Facebook changes 'Trending' feature to rely less on human editors

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc changed its popular "Trending" feature, which shows users the most-talked about topics of the day, to make it more automated and further eliminate the potential for human bias, the company wrote in a blog post on Friday. Read More

 

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Iran detects malware in petrochemical plants, says not linked to recent fires

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has detected and removed malicious software from two of its petrochemical complexes, a senior military official said on Saturday, after announcing last week it was investigating whether recent petrochemical fires were caused by cyber attacks. More »

 

Economists see ride-hailing industry as ripe for competition

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Chinese powerhouse Didi Chuxing's acquisition of Uber Technologies Inc's China operations marked the biggest move yet toward consolidation in an industry that many investors and Silicon Valley pundits view as a winner-take-all game. More »

 

Belgians are hunting books, instead of Pokemon

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Inspired by the success of Pokemon Go, a Belgian primary school headmaster has developed an online game for people to search for books instead of cartoon monsters, attracting tens of thousands of players in weeks. More »

 

Apple fixes security flaw after UAE dissident's iPhone targeted

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc issued a patch on Thursday to fix a dangerous security flaw in iPhones and iPads after researchers discovered that a prominent United Arab Emirates dissident's phone had been targeted with a previously unknown method of hacking. More »

 

Russian lawmaker's son convicted in U.S. for hacking scheme

(Reuters) - The son of a Russian lawmaker was convicted on Thursday on U.S. charges that he engaged in a scheme to hack into U.S. businesses in order to steal and sell credit card numbers, costing financial institutions more than $169 million. More »

 

UK regulator to monitor WhatsApp's data sharing with Facebook

(Reuters) - Britain's data privacy regulator said on Friday it would monitor how popular messaging service WhatsApp shares data with parent Facebook Inc under a new privacy policy. More »

 

St. Jude says report by short sellers 'false and misleading'

(Reuters) - Medical device manufacturer St. Jude Medical Inc said on Friday a report by short-selling firm Muddy Waters and a cyber-security researcher alleging its heart devices were riddled with bugs was "false and misleading." More »

 

Net1 to invest up to $40 million in India's MobiKwik over 2 years

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Payment services provider Net1 UEPS Technologies Inc will invest up to $40 million in Indian mobile wallet services provider MobiKwik over the next 24 months, the companies said in a joint statement on Friday. More »

 

Australia warns shipbuilder DCNS after massive security leak

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian defense officials warned French naval contractor DCNS to beef up security in Australia, where it is preparing to build a A$50 billion ($38.13 billion) fleet of submarines, in the wake of a massive data leak, a government spokesman said on Friday. More »

 

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