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U.S. lawmaker asks Intel, others for briefing on chip flaws

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.

Uber to introduce mandatory rest breaks for UK drivers

Uber said on Tuesday its British drivers will have to take a six-hour break after they have accepted and made trips with passengers totalling 10 hours as the taxi app responds to criticism over excessive working hours.