Google to pay nearly $400 million to settle U.S. location-tracking probe

Google to pay nearly 0 million to settle U.S. location-tracking probe

WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O) will pay $391.5 million to settle allegations by 40 states that the search and advertising giant illegally tracked users’ locations, the Michigan attorney general’s office said Monday. The investigation and settlement, which was led by Oregon and Nebraska, is a sign of mounting legal headaches for the … Read more

Medibank says hacker accessed data of 9.7 million customers, refuses to pay ransom

Medibank says hacker accessed data of 9.7 million customers, refuses to pay ransom

Nov 7 (Reuters) – Medibank Private Ltd (MPL.AX), Australia’s biggest health insurer, on Monday said no ransom payment will be made to the criminal responsible for a recent data theft, wherein around 9.7 million current and former customers’ data was compromised. Highlighting findings of the firm’s investigation to date, Medibank confirmed that name, date of … Read more

Exclusive: Twitter is losing its most active users, internal documents show

Exclusive: Twitter is losing its most active users, internal documents show

Oct 25 (Reuters) – “Is Twitter dying?” billionaire Elon Musk mused in April, five days before offering to buy the social media platform. The reality, according to internal Twitter (TWTR.N) research seen by Reuters, goes far beyond the handful of examples of celebrities ghosting their own accounts. Twitter is struggling to keep its most active … Read more

Mexican government suffers major data hack, president’s health issues revealed

Mexican government suffers major data hack, president’s health issues revealed

MEXICO CITY, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The Mexican government said on Friday it had suffered a major cyber hack of data held by the armed forces, including details about President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s heart condition that led to his hospitalization in January. The president, speaking at a regular news conference, said information published in … Read more

Russia demands Apple explain VK removal from App Store

Russia demands Apple explain VK removal from App Store

This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Russia’s communications regulator on Wednesday demanded an explanation from Apple (AAPL.O) after applications operated by the Russian state-controlled tech firm VK (VKCOq.L) were removed from the U.S. firm’s App Store. The regulator, Roskomnadzor, … Read more

My Pillow CEO, Trump ally faces probe for plot to target 2020 election computers

My Pillow CEO, Trump ally faces probe for plot to target 2020 election computers

Mike Lindell, chief executive of My Pillow, stands outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 15, 2021. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Mike Lindell, the My Pillow Inc chief executive and ally to former President Donald Trump, is … Read more

U.S. appeals court says Trump criminal probe can resume classified records review

U.S. appeals court says Trump criminal probe can resume classified records review

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department can resume reviewing classified records seized by the FBI from former President Donald Trump’s Florida home pending appeal, a federal appellate court ruled on Wednesday, giving a boost to the criminal investigation into whether the records were … Read more

U.S. appeals court rejects big tech’s right regulate online speech

U.S. appeals court rejects big tech’s right regulate online speech

Facebook, Google and Twitter logos are seen in this combination photo from Reuters files. REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 16 (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld a Texas law that bars large social media companies from banning or censoring users based on “viewpoint,” a setback … Read more

Elon Musk accuses Twitter of security lapses in court filing

Elon Musk accuses Twitter of security lapses in court filing

Figurines with computers and smartphones are seen in front of Twitter logo in this illustration, July 24, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WILMINGTON, Del., Sept 15 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk accused Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) of fraud by concealing serious flaws in the social media company’s data security, … Read more

U.S. bank regulator warns of crisis risk from fintech proliferation

U.S. bank regulator warns of crisis risk from fintech proliferation

Representations of cryptocurrencies in this illustration taken January 24, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Sept 7 (Reuters) – The rise of fintech services and digital banking could spur financial risks and potentially a crisis over the long term, Michael Hsu, Acting Comptroller of the Currency, a … Read more