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Bitcoin jolted by regulation worries, falls 7 percent on extended selloff

TECHNEWS - 1 hour 53 min ago
TOKYO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Bitcoin extended its sharp tumble of the past 24 hours, skidding more than seven percent on Wednesday in a rapid downturn in fortunes as investors were spooked by fears regulators might clamp down on an asset whose value has skyrocketed in the past year.
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Microsoft tops Thomson Reuters top 100 global tech leaders list

TECHNEWS - 2 hours 1 min ago
(Reuters - Thomson Reuters Corp on Wednesday published its debut "Top 100 Global Technology Leaders" list with Microsoft Corp in the no. 1 spot, followed by chipmaker Intel Corp and network gear maker Cisco Systems Inc .
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Bitcoin falls more than 7 percent as regulation worries mount

TECHNEWS - 3 hours 51 sec ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - The price of bitcoin extended its sharp tumble of the past 24 hours, dropping more than seven percent on the Bitstamp exchange on Wednesday, spooked by worries regulators may try to clamp down on the highly-volatile trading in the digital currency.
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Oracle issues security patches for chip flaws

TECHNEWS - 5 hours 31 min ago
(Reuters) - Oracle Corp said on Tuesday it issued a critical patch that provides fixes for certain of its products for Intel Corp chip flaws.
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YouTube again revises rules to protect advertisers from offensive content

TECHNEWS - 5 hours 58 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is making its second attempt in less than a year to protect advertisers on its YouTube user channels from being associated with videos featuring violence, gore or bad language.
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Senate advances bill to renew NSA's internet surveillance program

TECHNEWS - 6 hours 50 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday advanced a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, as a final push by privacy advocates to derail the measure came up short.
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Automakers, U.S. lawmakers hope for progress on self-driving car bill

TECHNEWS - 7 hours 34 min ago
DETROIT (Reuters) - Automakers and lawmakers expressed hope on Tuesday that U.S. Congress would soon pass a stalled bill aimed at speeding self-driving cars to market, even as safety advocates argued for more performance requirements.
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21 states sue to keep net neutrality as Senate Democrats reach 50 votes

TECHNEWS - 7 hours 47 min ago
(Reuters) - A group of 21 U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to challenge the Federal Communications Commission's decision to do away with net neutrality on Tuesday while Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal the FCC ruling.
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Wave of lawsuits filed to block net-neutrality repeal

AP TECH - 7 hours 47 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- The expected wave of litigation against the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net-neutrality rules has begun....
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Bitcoin falls 25 percent to $10,200 on Bitstamp exchange

TECHNEWS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:50
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Bitcoin had lost a quarter of its value in early Asian trading on Wednesday as fears grew of a regulatory crackdown after reports that South Korea's finance minister said banning trading in cryptocurrencies was still an option.
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Wave of lawsuits filed to block net-neutrality repeal

AP TECH - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:24
NEW YORK (AP) -- The expected wave of litigation against the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net-neutrality rules has begun....
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State attorneys general sue to block net-neutrality repeal

AP TECH - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 22:25
NEW YORK (AP) -- A group of attorneys general for 21 states and the District of Columbia has sued to block the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net-neutrality rules ....
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U.S. Senate Democrats close to majority in drive to restore net neutrality

TECHNEWS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 22:03
(Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats said on Tuesday they had the backing of 50 members of the 100-person chamber to overturn the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s decision to reverse the Obama administration's net neutrality rules, leaving them just one vote short of a majority.
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U.S. lawmaker asks Intel, others for briefing on chip flaws

TECHNEWS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:49
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic U.S. lawmaker asked Intel Corp and two other microchip makers on Tuesday to provide a briefing on the recently detected Spectre and Meltdown security flaws that could allow hackers to steal information from most computers and devices.
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U.S. warns investors over Venezuela's 'petro' cryptocurrency

TECHNEWS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:40
WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday warned that Venezuela's proposed "petro" cryptocurrency could violate sanctions against the OPEC nation's socialist government, a statement that could dent investor appetite for the soon-to-be-launched token.
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Chinese carmaker Chery to use Nvidia's self-driving technology

TECHNEWS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:05
(Reuters) - Nvidia Corp said on Tuesday China's Chery Automobile Co [CHERY.UL] would use its self-driving technology that it has developed with Baidu and ZF Friedrichshafen AG [ZFF.UL].
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Senate Democrats close to majority in drive to restore net neutrality

TECHNEWS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:56
(Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats said on Tuesday they had the backing of 50 members of the 100-person chamber to overturn the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s decision to reverse the Obama administration's net neutrality rules, leaving them just one vote short of a majority.
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Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies tumble on government crackdown worries

TECHNEWS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:39
LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin slid as much as 18 percent on Tuesday to a four-week low, as worries about a regulatory crackdown on the market spread after reports suggested it was still possible that South Korea could ban trading in cryptocurrencies.
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U.S. warns investors over Venezuela's 'petro' cryptocurrency

TECHNEWS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:35
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury has warned U.S. investors to approach Venezuela's proposed "petro" cryptocurrency with caution, saying that it may contravene U.S. sanctions against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
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Senate to vote to renew NSA's internet surveillance program

TECHNEWS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:54
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday planned to vote to advance a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, as privacy advocates made a final push to derail the measure.
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