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Twitter users decry reported plan to prioritize tweets

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NEW YORK The hashtag #RIPTwitter became the top trending U.S. item on Twitter on Saturday, after a report from BuzzFeed said the company is planning to change how it displays users’ tweets. | Video

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Sat, Feb 6 2016

German competition watchdog wants 'big data' hoards considered in merger probes: paper

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FRANKFURT The vast troves of consumer data held by big Internet companies should be scrutinized in merger probes because they have a big impact on competition, the president of the German antitrust watchdog told a newspaper.

06 Feb 2016

Exclusive: Top cybercrime ring disrupted as authorities raid Moscow offices - sources

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WASHINGTON Russian authorities in November raided offices associated with a Moscow film distribution and production company as part of a crackdown on one of the world’s most notorious financial hacking operations, according to three sources with knowledge of the matter.

Tech, Cyber Crime 06 Feb 2016

BlackBerry cuts 200 jobs in Ontario and Florida to trim costs

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TORONTO BlackBerry Ltd is cutting 200 jobs at its hometown headquarters in Ontario and in Florida in order to trim costs, it said on Friday, as the smartphone maker moves to turn around its fortunes and put more emphasis on its enterprise software business.

06 Feb 2016

Fri, Feb 5 2016

U.S., Britain consider letting spy agencies, police seek email, chat data from companies

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WASHINGTON U.S. and UK spy agencies and police may soon be allowed to directly ask media companies in each others' countries for email and online chat data for people being investigated, under a tentative bilateral deal, officials said on Friday.

05 Feb 2016

Business services firms' shares bleed as LinkedIn, Tableau crash

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NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO Dismal sales outlooks from marquee technology names sent shares in the enterprise sector crashing on Friday as investors questioned whether information-technology managers would keep spending on their products. | Video

05 Feb 2016

LinkedIn sheds $11 billion in value on stock's worst day since debut

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LinkedIn Corp's shares closed down 43.6 percent on Friday, wiping out nearly $11 billion of market value, after the social network for professionals shocked Wall Street with a revenue forecast that fell far short of expectations.

05 Feb 2016

Twitter suspends over 125,000 accounts for 'promoting terrorist acts'

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WASHINGTON Twitter Inc has shut down more than 125,000 terrorism-related accounts since the middle of 2015, most of them linked to the Islamic State group, the company said in a blog post on Friday.

05 Feb 2016

Showdown in Europe over privacy has U.S. firms ducking for cover

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FRANKFURT The free flow of data across the Atlantic, the lifeblood of modern business dealings, faces an uncertain future, despite a belated, high-level deal between European and U.S. officials this week.

05 Feb 2016

Thu, Feb 4 2016

Crowded GoPro short sellers may soon face squeeze

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SAN FRANCISCO GoPro's fall from grace has created a rush by traders to short the camera maker's stock, but they may soon face a squeeze as institutional shareholders sell their shares after six months of declines.

04 Feb 2016