Germany says cyber threat greater than expected, more firms affected

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Germany's BSI federal cyber agency said on Friday that the threat posed to German firms by recent cyber attacks launched via a Ukrainian auditing software was greater than expected, and some German firms had seen production halted for over a week.

Facebook meets Pakistan government after blasphemy death sentence

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A senior Facebook official met with Pakistan's interior minister on Friday to discuss a demand the company prevent blasphemous content or be blocked.

James Bond stand aside; French spy service seeks computer geeks, linguists

PARIS (Reuters) - France's foreign intelligence service is bolstering recruitment to counter Islamist militants and cyber criminals, but it is looking for computer wizards and linguists not would-be James Bonds.

Tencent to launch mega-hit game in U.S., EU amid regulatory chill in China

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese gaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd will launch its mega-hit smartphone game "Honour of Kings" in the EU and United States this year, a person familiar with the plans said, amid a backlash in China over its addictive features.

Mondelez 2nd-qtr revenue growth hit by global cyber attack

(Reuters) - Mondelez International Inc , the world's second-largest confectionary company, said its second-quarter revenue growth would be reduced by 3 percent due to the recent global cyber attack, sending its shares down slightly in extended trading.

Japan's Rakuten bans ivory sales amid mounting international pressure

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese online retailer Rakuten Inc said on Friday it was banning the sale of ivory on its site, shutting a major sales route in one of the world's largest legal ivory markets.

Google says its service disruption issue resolved

(Reuters) - Some of Alphabet Inc's Google services including, Admin Console, Calendar and Hangouts, suffered some service disruption on Thursday but the outages have now been resolved, according to Google service status page.

U.S. judge allows Twitter lawsuit over surveillance to move forward

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge ruled on Thursday that Twitter Inc could move forward with a lawsuit that aims to free technology companies to speak more openly about surveillance requests they receive from the U.S. government.

Dish, Amazon chiefs discuss wireless partnership: WSJ

(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp Chief Executive Charlie Ergen and Inc head Jeff Bezos have discussed a partnership to enter the wireless business, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Maersk says shipments back to normal next week after cyber attack

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk expects container shipments to be back to normal early next week, it said on Thursday, as the impact of last week's cyber attack extends into its third week.

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