Iran hit by global cyber attack that left U.S. flag on screens

DUBAI (Reuters) - Hackers have attacked networks in a number of countries including data centres in Iran where they left the image of a U.S. flag on screens along with a warning "Don't mess with our elections", the Iranian IT ministry said on Saturday.

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Facebook suspends Canadian firm AggregateIQ over data scandal

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Friday that it had suspended Canadian political consultancy AggregateIQ from its platform after reports that the data firm may have improperly had access to the personal data of Facebook users.

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Egyptian court allows Uber and Careem to continue operations

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court ruled on Saturday that a judicial decision to suspend the licenses of ride-hailing companies Uber and Careem should not be applied, allowing them to continue their work, judicial sources said.

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California proposes new rules for self-driving cars to pick up passengers

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California's public utility regulator on Friday signaled it would allow self-driving car companies to transport passengers without a backup driver in the vehicle, a step forward for autonomous car developers just as the industry faces heightened scrutiny over safety concerns.

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Philippines regulator orders pushback in Uber's shutdown amid ongoing review

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' anti-trust agency said on Saturday it has ordered Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] to continue domestic operations as it reviews the ride hailing firm's deal to sell its money-losing Southeast Asian business to rival Grab.

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Activist fund says Toshiba chip unit worth as much as $40 billion

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Hong Kong-based activist investment fund said Toshiba Corp's chip unit was worth as much as $40 billion, double the sale price agreed with a Bain-led consortium, as it escalated its opposition to the deal.

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Chinese Uber rival Didi launches in Mexico, recruits drivers

MEXICO CITY/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing has publicly launched in Mexico with a website advertising its service to drivers and passengers, setting the stage for a potentially expensive showdown with rival Uber.

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Facebook backs political ad bill, sets limits on 'issue ads'

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc backed for the first time on Friday proposed legislation requiring social media sites to disclose the identities of buyers of online political campaign ads and introduced a new verification process for people buying "issue" ads, which have been used to sow discord online.

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Grab's Uber deal still has some obstacles to navigate

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Regulatory scrutiny could complicate ride-hailing company Grab's takeover of Uber Technologies' Southeast Asian business, but there is little the authorities can do to stop Uber from simply exiting the region, lawyers and analysts said.

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Consumer groups to approach FTC over Facebook's facial recognition

(Reuters) - A civil rights group and some consumer groups said on Friday they would file a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleging that Facebook Inc's use of facial recognition techniques threaten users' privacy.

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Source: Reuters