Intel says performance impact of security updates not significant

(Reuters) - Intel Corp said fixes for security issues in its microchips would not slow down computers, rebuffing concerns that the flaws found in microprocessors would significantly reduce performance.

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Twitter says world leaders like Trump have special status

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Friday reiterated its stance that accounts belonging to world leaders have special status on the social media network, pushing back against users who have called on the company to banish U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Internet Association to join expected net neutrality lawsuit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Internet Association, a trade group representing companies such as Google parent Alphabet Inc and Facebook Inc , said on Friday that it intends to join an expected lawsuit against a decision to roll back net neutrality rules.

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Indonesia's new cyber agency looks to recruit staff of hundreds

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's recently established cyber security agency will recruit hundreds of personnel in the coming months, its chief said on Friday.

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Uber ex-CEO Kalanick selling nearly a third of stake for $1.4 billion: source

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc co-founder Travis Kalanick, who was ousted as chief executive in June, is selling nearly a third of his 10 percent stake in the ride-services company for about $1.4 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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Argentina approves Telecom 'quadruple play' services

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's communications regulator Enacom said on Friday it had signed off on new rules allowing companies to offer so-called quadruple play services that include landlines, mobile phones, pay television and the internet.

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Apple to issue fix for iPhones, Macs at risk from 'Spectre' chip flaw

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc will release a patch for the Safari web browser on its iPhones, iPads and Macs within days, it said on Thursday, after major chipmakers disclosed flaws that leave nearly every modern computing device vulnerable to hackers.

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Consumer loan securitization boom put on hold as China clamps down on leverage

BEIJING (Reuters) - A boom in asset-backed securities issued by micro-lenders aiming to expand in China's fast-growing online credit market looks set to slow this year amid growing regulatory scrutiny.

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Google eyes Chinese e-sports market with investment in Chushou

BEIJING (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google has joined an investment in Chinese live-stream mobile game platform Chushou that brings the startup's total funding to $120 million, as the U.S. firm eyes new inroads to China where its search engine is blocked.

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Code crackdown: China payments restrictions to hit profits

BEIJING (Reuters) - A decision by China's central bank to rein in reserve funds held by payment firms could cost the industry upwards of $689 million a year, spur consolidation and alter the way Asia's biggest tech firms move money.

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Source: Reuters