House passes NSA spying bill after Trump tweets cause confusion

(Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming objections from privacy advocates and confusion prompted by morning tweets from President Donald Trump that initially questioned the spying tool.

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MoneyGram shares jump on partnership with bitcoin rival Ripple

(Reuters) - Shares of MoneyGram International Inc jumped 10.5 percent on Thursday, after the money-transfer company said it partnered with blockchain firm and bitcoin-rival Ripple.

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Signal partners with Microsoft to encrypt Skype messages

(Reuters) - Encrypted messaging app Signal said it had partnered with Microsoft Corp to encrypt messages on the technology giant's online communications service, Skype.

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Mexican authorities probe hack of export bank: official

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's attorney general's office is investigating an attempt to hack and rob Bancomext, the government-run export bank, an official said on Thursday.

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Google says its security patches not slowing down systems

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Thursday it had already deployed software patches against the Spectre and Meltdown chipset security flaws last year, without slowing down its cloud services.

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Dropbox files confidentially for U.S. IPO: source

(Reuters) - Data-sharing business Dropbox Inc has filed confidentially for a U.S. initial public offering, a source close to the matter said on Thursday.

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IBM names James Kavanaugh as new CFO

(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp said on Thursday Martin Schroeter will step down as chief financial officer and will be replaced by James Kavanaugh, effective Jan. 11.

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Lockheed enhances capability of its Aegis missile-defense system

(Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp said on Thursday it had connected key components of its new long-range discrimination radar (LRDR) with its Aegis Ashore missile-defense system to enhance Aegis's capabilities.

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AMD chips exposed to both variants of Spectre security flaw

(Reuters) - Advanced Micro Devices Inc said on Thursday its microprocessors are susceptible to both variants of the Spectre security flaw.

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South Korea plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, rattles market

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's government said on Thursday it plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, sending bitcoin prices plummeting and throwing the virtual coin market into turmoil as the nation's police and tax authorities raided local exchanges on alleged tax evasion.

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Source: Reuters