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Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers

WASHINGTON Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S. election-related advertising on its site, a senior company executive said on Saturday.

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Facebook faces big challenge to prevent future U.S. election meddling

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON The Russian influence operation designed to tamper with the 2016 U.S. presidential election used a combination of old-school espionage tactics and 21st-century technologies that will not be easy to stop, even now that the methods have been exposed, experts said.

17 Feb 2018

Hackers stole $6 million from Russian bank via SWIFT system: central bank

MAGNITOGORSK, Russia Unknown hackers stole 339.5 million roubles ($6 million) from a Russian bank last year in an attack using the SWIFT international payments messaging system, the Russian central bank said on Friday.

Cyber Crime, 16 Feb 2018

Facebook loses Belgian privacy case, faces fine of up to $125 million

BRUSSELS A Belgian court threatened Facebook on Friday with a fine of up to 100 million euros ($125 million) if it continued to break privacy laws by tracking people on third-party websites.

16 Feb 2018

Uber plans to sell Southeast Asia business to Grab: CNBC

Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] is preparing to sell its Southeast Asia ride-hailing business to Singapore-based Grab in return for a substantial stake in the company, CNBC reported, citing two sources familiar with the matter.

Deals, Japan 16 Feb 2018

Venezuela cryptocurrency to draw investment from Turkey, Qatar-official

CARACAS Venezuela's new "petro" cryptocurrency will attract investments from Turkey, Qatar, the United States and Europe, the country's cryptocurrency regulator said on Friday.

17 Feb 2018
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