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Brazil election battle rages over Facebook's WhatsApp

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messaging service became the frontline in Brazil's bitter presidential campaign on Friday, as front-runner Jair Bolsonaro angrily denied accusations he had encouraged widespread misinformation campaigns on the platform. Read More


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Apple CEO urges Bloomberg to retract spy chip story

(Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook on Friday told an online news website that Bloomberg should retract a story that claimed Apple's internal computer systems had been infiltrated by malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese intelligence agents. More »


Google to charge Android partners up to $40 per device for apps: source

(This Oct. 19 story has been refiled to fix wording in fourth paragraph) More »


U.S. CMS says 75,000 individuals' files accessed in data breach

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said on Friday it was responding to a data breach that exposed the files of about 75,000 individuals. More »


Exclusive: CrowdStrike hires Goldman Sachs to lead IPO - sources

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Cybersecurity software maker CrowdStrike Inc has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs Group to prepare for an initial public offering that could come in the first half of next year, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. More »


EU Commission approves Microsoft's acquisition of Github

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission approved on Friday the acquisition of software development tool maker GitHub by software giant Microsoft without conditions saying the purchase would not damage competition in the sector. More »


Dell to take $21.7 billion tracking stock offer to December vote: sources

(Reuters) - Dell Technologies Inc will ask holders of "tracking stock" tied to its software company VMware Inc to vote on its $21.7 billion cash-and-stock offer to buy it back from them on Dec. 11, according to people familiar with the matter. More »


Volkswagen a winner as EU set to favour wifi over 5G: draft

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission is set to approve and set rules for the use of wifi in cars, giving Volkswagen and Renault who have pursued this technology the edge over Daimler and others who invested in rival 5G networks. More »


Money-laundering watchdog to set first cryptocurrency rules by June

PARIS (Reuters) - The global watchdog for money laundering will set up its first rules on oversight of cryptocurrencies by June, a major step towards creating international standards for an asset currently subject to patchy regulations. More »


Facebook hires former UK deputy prime minister as head of global affairs

LONDON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc has hired former British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to lead its global affairs and communications team, as the social network deals with a number of scandals related to privacy, fake news and election meddling. More »


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