Former Yahoo CEO apologizes for data breaches, blames Russians

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer apologized on Wednesday for two massive data breaches at the internet company, blaming Russian agents for at least one of them, at a hearing on the growing number of cyber attacks on major U.S. companies.

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U.S. demands CNN or DirecTV sale to approve AT&T/Time Warner deal: sources

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. antitrust regulators want AT&T Inc to sell either the parent company of CNN or its DirecTV satellite television unit before they will allow the wireless carrier to buy media company Time Warner Inc , sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Canada's Quebec looks to impose sales tax on Netflix, others: report

TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - The Canadian province of Quebec has told Ottawa it will impose a sales tax on online companies, such as video streaming service Netflix Inc , and called on the federal government to reconsider its own decision not to do the same, La Presse newspaper reported on Wednesday.

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Sprint to accelerate network investment, CEO says

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sprint Corp will accelerate investment in its network as it plots a future as a standalone company, its chief executive officer said on Wednesday, days after the No. 4 U.S. wireless carrier and rival T-Mobile US Inc said merger talks had failed.

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Qualcomm buy may pit Broadcom against Intel in 'connected car' fight

(Reuters) - If Broadcom Ltd's unsolicited $103 billion bid for Qualcomm Inc succeeds, it could set up a battle with Intel Corp for dominance in the production of the next generation of communications chips, which will play a vital role in so-called connected cars.

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China's Tencent takes 12 percent stake in Snap as shares plunge

(Reuters) - Snap Inc said on Wednesday that Chinese tech and media investment firm Tencent Holdings Ltd had taken a 12 percent stake in the company, a day after the owner of disappearing-messaging app Snapchat was punished by Wall Street for disappointing quarterly results.

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FBI may have lost critical time unlocking Texas shooter's iPhone

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For about 48 hours after a deadly rampage at a Texas church, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies did not ask Apple Inc to help them unlock the gunman's iPhone or associated online accounts, a source told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Fast-growing cyber crime threatens financial sector: Europol

LISBON (Reuters) - The "remorseless" growth of cyber crime is leading to 4,000 ransom attacks a day and gangs' technological capability now threatens critical parts of the financial sector, the head of Europol said on Wednesday.

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Russia to check if Facebook is complying with law: Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's communications regulator Roskomnadzor said on Wednesday it planned to check whether Facebook was in compliance with Russian law.

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Uber in deal with NASA to build flying taxi air control software

LISBON (Reuters) - Uber is taking part in a joint industry and government push with NASA to develop software which the company aims to use to manage "flying taxi" routes that could work like ride-hailing services it has popularized on the ground.

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Source: Reuters