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Facebook Chief Says Internet Firms in 'Arms Race' for Democracy

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Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said late Tuesday that the leading social network and other internet firms are in an arms race to defend democracy. Zuckerberg's Washington Post op-ed came on the eve of hearings during which lawmakers are expected to grill top executives from Facebook and Twitt...read more

British Airways Hacked With Details of 380,000 Cards Stolen

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British Airways said Thursday that the personal and financial details of customers making bookings between August 21 and September 5 were stolen in a data breach involving 380,000 bank cards. "We are investigating, as a matter of urgency, the theft of customer data from our website and o...read more

Georgia Extradites Russian Data Theft Suspect to US

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A 35-year-old Russian was extradited to the United States from Georgia on Friday to answer criminal charges over the massive theft of customer data from JPMorgan Chase and Dow Jones, officials announced. Andrei Tyurin is accused of orchestrating major hacking crimes against US financial insti...read more

Researchers Discover New "Fallout" Exploit Kit

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A recently discovered exploit kit (EK) has been used in a campaign targeting users in Japan, Korea, the Middle East, Southern Europe, and other countries in the Asia Pacific region. Dubbed Fallout, the new EK has been targeting users in Japan with the SmokeLoader Trojan, but has been also obs...read more

Russian Hackers Went After Conservative US Groups: Microsoft

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The Russian hacking unit that tried to interfere in the US presidential election has been targeting conservative US think tanks, Microsoft said. Acting on a court order, the company last week seized control of six fake websites involved in such efforts, which also involved a site that mimicke...read more

Arizona State rallies to beat No. 15 Michigan State 16-13

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State kicked off the Herm Edwards era with a blowout of UTSA. Beating a school from a smaller conference could be expected. Rallying from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter against the nation’s No. 15 team? Now that’s a statement. Brandon Ruiz kicked a 28-...read more

Serena Williams fined total of $17K at US Open

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Serena Williams has been fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during the U.S. Open final. The tournament referee’s office docked Williams $10,000 for “verbal abuse” of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, $4,000 for being warned for coaching, and $3,000 for breaking her racket. The mon...read more

President Trump tweeting about NFL before openers

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President Donald Trump has tweeted his disapproval of the NFL on Sunday morning before the first full slate of games. The president has criticized players for their demonstrations protesting social injustice during the national anthem, and the league for not requiring players to be on the sid...read more

Tesla keeps losing senior leadership — here are some of the key departures this year

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Shares of Tesla tanked as much as 10 percent Friday after CEO Elon Musk smoked marijuana on video and two C-suite executives left the company. Chief Accounting Officer Dave Morton resigned after about a month on the job, while Chief People Officer Gaby Toledano said she would not return after...read more

Former Tesla accounting chief Dave Morton is going to Anaplan

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Tesla announced that chief accounting officer Dave Morton was leaving the company after less than a month on Friday. Now CNBC has learned from several people familiar that Morton is becoming chief financial officer at Anaplan, a business software company that wants to go public. The company c...read more

10 years after recession, here's how fintech giant S&P Global is hedging against another one

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Ten years after a U.S. financial crisis debilitated world markets, financial services and ratings conglomerate S&P Global is putting processes in place to prevent it from happening again, President and CEO Douglas Peterson told CNBC on Friday. "One thing that's interesting that w...read more

Europe is not attacking Google, Amazon, Facebook with tech tax, France's finance minister says

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The U.S. should not see a proposed European levy on internet giants as an attack against the country, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told CNBC on Saturday — but took the opportunity to chide America on its trade war. A European Commission proposal would impose a 3 percent tax on big c...read more

Algeria minister slammed for comment on deadly scorpion sting

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Algeria's health minister has provoked a barrage of criticism after suggesting a woman fatally stung by a scorpion in southern Algeria was responsible for the incident. Health Minister Mokhtar Hasbellaoui was answering questions about healthcare reform at a news conference in Algiers on Tuesd...read more

Sweden election: PM slams far-right leader's remarks on migrants

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As political parties in Sweden make their last pitches ahead of Sunday's elections, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has denounced a far-right party as racist and called it a threat to the nation's European values. "We are not going to retreat one millimeter in the face of hatred and extre...read more

Ex-Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos jailed for 14 days

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George Papadopoulos, a former adviser to Donald Trump's election campaign whose contacts with Russians set off the probe into possible collusion with Moscow, has been jailed for lying to the FBI. US District Judge Randolph Moss on Friday sentenced Papadopoulos to 14 days, noting that he &qu...read more

India and US sign military deal amid tensions over Iran sanctions

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Indian and American officials signed an agreement on secure military communications following talks between top officials, which analysts say will open the door for the sale of sensitive US military hardware to New Delhi. James Mattis, US defence chief, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo he...read more

Gaza scholarship students plead for Rafah exit permit

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A group of Palestinian students from Gaza has issued a desperate plea for help as they face the prospect of losing their scholarships in Europe due to a long waiting list for leaving the besieged enclave. The 14 students successfully obtained European visas to study at various universities in...read more
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