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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.

No Vacancies: Airbnb shutters Beijing rentals ahead of Party Congress

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. short-term rental service Airbnb Inc has removed listings in Beijing as the capital prepares to host a five-yearly Party Congress later this month, the most important event on China's political calendar during which security is at its highest.

UK proposes internet firm levy with web safety plan

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain published proposals on Wednesday for a levy on social media firms and internet providers to help fund its online safety strategy, designed to tackle bullying, abuse and other risks for children and vulnerable users.

Deloitte cyber attack affected up to 350 clients: Guardian

(Reuters) - A hack at global accounting firm Deloitte [DLTE.UL] disclosed in September compromised a server with emails of some 350 clients, including U.S. government agencies and large corporations, the Guardian reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed sources.

Exclusive: Symantec CEO says source code reviews pose unacceptable risk

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-based cyber firm Symantec is no longer allowing governments to review the source code of its software because of fears the agreements would compromise the security of its products, Symantec Chief Executive Greg Clark said in an interview with Reuters.

Equifax says 15.2 million UK records exposed in cyber breach

(Reuters) - Credit reporting agency Equifax Inc said on Tuesday that 15.2 million client records in Britain were compromised in the massive cyber attack it disclosed last month, including sensitive information affecting nearly 700,000 consumers.

Google uncovered Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail : source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google has discovered Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on its YouTube, Gmail and Google Search products in an effort to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a person briefed on the company's probe told Reuters on Monday.

Russia's Putin says crypto-currencies pose risks for households, businesses

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday Russia should set up a regulatory base for crypto-currencies to protect its citizens and businesses from risks posed by virtual currencies.

U.S. Supreme Court declines to review computer hacking cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sidestepped a growing controversy over who can give permission to access a computer, a debate that goes to the core of what constitutes hacking in this era of widespread use of the internet and social media.

Russian hackers get U.S. cyber defense details from NSA: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian government-backed hackers in 2015 stole U.S.

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