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Germany sees big rise in security problems affecting infrastructure2/17/2019 3:43:07 PM Germany has experienced a big increase in the number of security incidents hitting critical infrastructure such as power grids and water suppliers, the BSI cybersecurity agency said on Sunday, adding however that they were not all due to hacking.China surveillance firm tracking millions in Xinjiang: researcher2/17/2019 11:44:35 AM A Chinese surveillance firm is tracking the movements of more than 2.5 million people in the far-western Xinjiang region, according to a data leak flagged by a Dutch internet expert.Mueller says searches yielded evidence of Stone-WikiLeaks communications2/16/2019 2:31:02 AM U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller disclosed for the first time on Friday that his office has evidence of communications between Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to President Donald Trump, and WikiLeaks related to the release of hacked Democratic Party emails.Lyft to woo investors with fast U.S. growth in IPO race with Uber2/15/2019 11:04:17 PM Lyft Inc will pitch investors on its fast growth in the United States as it seeks to beat out Uber Technologies Inc to become the first publicly listed ride-hailing company, according to people familiar with the matter.How Amazon scrapped its plans for a New York headquarters2/15/2019 9:58:57 PM More than a year of work to bring Inc's headquarters and tens of thousands of jobs to New York City ended on Thursday with a couple of phone calls.Private equity firms win over Scout24 with improved $6.4 billion bid2/15/2019 6:27:38 PM Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone have won over Scout24 after raising their offer for the online classifieds group to 5.7 billion euros ($6.4 billion) including debt, setting up the biggest takeover of a listed German company by private equity.Visa, Mastercard mull increasing fees for processing transactions: WSJ2/15/2019 6:11:45 PM Visa Inc and Mastercard Inc, the two biggest U.S. card networks, are preparing to raise certain fees levied on U.S. merchants for processing transactions from this April, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.Russian search engine Yandex expects 2019 revenue to rise up to 32 percent2/15/2019 3:24:20 PM Russia's biggest internet search engine Yandex said on Friday it expects its revenue, excluding Yandex.Market, to rise by between 28 and 32 percent this year.Germany looks into tax move on foreign internet firms: report2/15/2019 7:25:16 AM Germany's finance ministry is looking into the possibility of a 15 percent special tax on online advertising revenue collected by foreign internet companies such as Google or Facebook from German operators, Wirtschaftswoche magazine reported on Friday.Exclusive: Alibaba in talks on stake in China operations of Germany's Metro - sources2/15/2019 6:15:42 AM Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is in talks with Germany's Metro about taking a stake in the German wholesaler's China operations, three sources told Reuters on Thursday.China ride-hailing giant Didi to lay off 15 percent staff this year: source2/15/2019 5:45:31 AM Didi Chuxing will lay off 15 percent of its staff or about 2,000 people this year, a source said, marking the ride-hailing firm's first major cut back as it grapples with regulatory scrutiny and public backlash over the murder of two of its users.Why Walmart farms out same-day grocery deliveries to low-cost freelance drivers2/14/2019 5:37:08 PM Jeff Leonard slides behind the wheel of his burgundy Honda Accord and heads to a nearby Walmart Inc store, where he picks up the package of groceries waiting for him.Ahead of EU polls, Facebook voids accounts targeting Moldovan election2/14/2019 5:25:24 PM Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had disrupted an attempt to influence voters in Moldova, increasing concerns that EU elections in May could be prey to malign activity.Computers could write full - and wrong - news stories - researchers2/14/2019 5:24:51 PM A research group backed by Silicon Valley heavyweights on Thursday released a paper showing that technology that can generate realistic news stories from little more than a headline suggestion is poised to advance rapidly in the coming years.Alibaba takes 8 percent stake in Chinese video platform Bilibili - Xinhua2/14/2019 3:30:44 PM Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has bought an 8 percent stake in Chinese video platform Bilibili Inc, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.JPMorgan Chase to create digital coins using blockchain for payments2/14/2019 2:28:42 PM JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Thursday it plans to launch its own digital coins, called "JPM Coin", that customers will be able to use for instant transfer of payments over a blockchain network.Data localization, e-commerce not discussed at U.S.- India summit: U.S. envoy2/14/2019 12:56:29 PM Data localization, e-commerce legislation and the generalized system of preferences (GSP) were not expressly discussed during talks between the United States and India, U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Juster said on Thursday.Google, Amazon among those targeted in EU unfair practices digital rules2/14/2019 12:53:56 PM Google, Amazon and other tech firms will have to tell companies how they rank their own or rival products on their platforms under new rules agreed by EU negotiators aimed at stopping unfair practices by online platforms and app stores.Amazon faces probe into treatment of sellers in Austria2/14/2019 12:34:56 PM Austria's competition authority has begun investigating whether Amazon is exploiting its market dominance in relation to other retailers that use its website as a marketplace, it said on Thursday.Software pirates use Apple tech to put hacked apps on iPhones2/14/2019 8:39:28 AM Software pirates have hijacked technology designed by Apple Inc to distribute hacked versions of Spotify, Angry Birds, Pokemon Go, Minecraft and other popular apps on iPhones, Reuters has found.