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Google launches advanced Gmail security features for high-risk users
(Reuters) - Alphabet's
Google Inc said on Tuesday it would roll out an "advanced protection program" to provide stronger email security for some users such as government officials, political activists and journalists who are at a higher risk of being targeted by sophisticated hackers.
Head of Facebook's secretive hardware unit to step down
(Reuters) - Regina Dugan, the head of Facebook Inc's secretive hardware unit, will step down early next year, she said on Tuesday.
U.S. indicts major Chinese traffickers for selling fentanyl online
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has indicted two major Chinese drug traffickers on charges of making illegal versions of fentanyl and selling the highly addictive drug to Americans over the internet and through international mail.
British spy chief says Islamist militants can execute deadly attack plans in just days
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain faces the most acute threat ever from Islamist militants seeking to inflict mass attacks, often with spontaneous plots that take just days to bring to execution, the head of the MI5 domestic intelligence agency said on Tuesday.
Transenterix won't compete head-on with Intuitive Surgical: CEO
(Reuters) - Transenterix Inc's chief executive played down on Tuesday the threat posed by his company's surgical robotic system to market leader Intuitive Surgical Inc, saying he did not expect the two to compete head on.
UPDATE 1-Britain summons Chinese ambassador after UK activist denied Hong Kong entry
LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Britain said on Tuesday it had summoned the Chinese ambassador in recent days to express its concern that a British rights activist was denied entry to Hong Kong last week.
U.S. top court drops Leidos contracting fraud case after settlement
Oct 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday canceled arguments in a securities fraud dispute involving Virginia-based government contractor Leidos Inc after the company and investors told the court they had reached a settlement.
US STOCKS-Dow breaches 23,000-mark for the first time
Oct 17 (Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average breached the 23,000 mark for the first time on Tuesday led by more than 5 percent gain in UnitedHealth.
REFILE-COLUMN-DOJ: Trump tweets are not presidential actions. Except when they are. - Frankel
NEW YORK, Oct 16 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has more than 40 million followers at @realdonaldtrump, the Twitter account he started in 2009 and has used to such consequential effect during and after the presidential campaign.
Exclusive: Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013
(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees, in only the second known breach of such a corporate database.
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