Equifax probes legal officer's role in post-breach share sales: WSJ

(Reuters) - An special committee of Equifax Inc's board is investigating the role the credit reporting company's chief legal officer played in approving share sales by four executives days after suspicious activity was discovered in its systems, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Mobile bank N26 sees customers tripling within two years: CEO

LONDON (Reuters) - The smartphone-based bank N26 expects to peel away 5 to 10 percent of retail customers aged 18 to 35 from established banks in its core continental European market in the next two to three years, its chief executive told Reuters.

World needs new rules for powerful tech: Web Summit chief

LISBON (Reuters) - Tech companies like Google and Facebook seem like monopolies and need new rules, the organizer of one of the world's biggest technology summits said.

EU leaders want proposals on taxing online giants early next year

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders said on Thursday they looked forward to seeing proposals on taxing online giants by early 2018 but in a nod to concerns from countries like Ireland said EU efforts had to be in line with work under way at a global level.

Joint Strike Fighter plans stolen in Australia cyber attack

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A hacker stole non-classified information about Australia's Joint Strike Fighter program and other military hardware last year after breaching the network of a defense contractor, the defense industry minister said on Thursday.

British MP asks why Equifax delayed notifying UK data hack victims

LONDON (Reuters) - The powerful chair of Britain's parliamentary treasury committee demanded on Wednesday that U.S. credit reporting agency Equifax explain why it has taken more than a month to notify UK users of a massive data breach affecting up to 15.2 million citizens.

Google to co-host Wilbur Ross talk with news site Newsmax

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google unit will co-host an event with conservative media firm Newsmax on Thursday with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

Facebook and Instagram down for some users

(Reuters) - Facebook and Instagram users in some parts of the United States, Europe and Canada were unable to access their accounts on Wednesday as the social networking website faced technical issues.

Russian authorities agree to regulate crypto-currency market

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities have agreed to regulate the crypto-currency market and hope to set out how this regulation will work by the end of the year, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Wednesday.

U.S., Russia in extradition tug-of-war over bitcoin fraud suspect in Greece

ATHENS (Reuters) - A Greek court on Wednesday backed the extradition to Moscow of a Russian citizen who also faces being sent to the United States on allegations of laundering billions of dollars in bitcoin.

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