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Europe-U.S. data transfer deal used by thousands of firms is ruled invalid

BRUSSELS - The EU's highest court struck down a deal that allows thousands of companies to easily transfer personal data from Europe to the United States, in a landmark ruling on Tuesday that follows revelations of mass U.S. government snooping.

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Etsy doubles down on manufacturing as it faces off with Amazon

SAN FRANCISCO - Etsy Inc, the online store that made its name selling handmade crafts, is trying to stop merchants from defecting as giant rival Amazon Inc prepares to attack it on its own ground with a new site for artisanal items called Handmade.

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Facebook updates Newsfeed to accommodate weak connections

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc updated its Newsfeed feature on Tuesday so that content loads quickly even with weak Internet connections.

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Sony to split off fast-growing image sensor business

TOKYO - Sony Corp said it will split off its semiconductors operations in a bid to bolster growth in devices such as image sensors, which have helped lead a turnaround at the Japanese electronics maker.

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Cisco security researchers disable big distributor of 'ransomware'

SAN FRANCISCO - Cisco Systems Inc said it had managed to disrupt the spread of one of the most pernicious systems for infecting Internet users with malicious software such as so-called ransomware, which demands payment for decrypting users' data.

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Facebook to launch satellite to expand Internet access in Africa

- Facebook Inc said it would launch a satellite in partnership with France's Eutelsat Communications to bring Internet access to large parts of sub-Saharan Africa. | Video

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