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Facebook plans stricter scrutiny for accessing user data
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc plans a stricter review of requests to access information on its 1.32 billion active users after a psychological experiment on unwitting users in 2012 created a furor on social media.
JPMorgan denies NY Times report that its computer system was hacked
(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co denied a report in the New York Times on Thursday that its computer system had been breached for the second time in about three months.
Rocket Internet shares slide on stock market debut
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Shares in Rocket Internet plunged 14 percent within minutes of their stock market debut in Frankfurt on Thursday as investors gave Europe's largest internet listing since 2000 a cold welcome.
Ad agency Publicis holds on to key Samsung contract: source
PARIS (Reuters) - Ad agency Publicis has kept hold of a major contract with Samsung Electronics, a person familiar with the matter said, calming worries it would lose a client analysts said brought in some 70 million euros ($88 million) last year.
Angry Birds maker Rovio to cut up to 130 jobs
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish mobile games maker Rovio, owner of the Angry Birds brand, plans to cut up to 130 jobs in Finland, or 16 percent of its workforce, saying growth has not been as strong as expected and it needs a simpler structure.
Dubai detectives to get Google Glass to fight crime
DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai police plan to issue detectives with Google Glass hands-free eyewear to help them fight crime using facial recognition technology, a police spokesman in the wealthy Gulf Arab emirate said.
Silicon Valley takes benefits 'arms race' to health care
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - High salaries and free food aren't enough any more in Silicon Valley, where maturing companies are competing for talent with creative health care and "wellness" programs that use gadgets to promote good behavior.
Vodafone Qatar agrees to buy state-owned broadband firm
DUBAI (Reuters) - Vodafone Qatar said it has reached a non-binding agreement to buy state-owned Qatar National Broadband Network (QNBN) and expects to complete the deal by the end of 2014.
Interpol opens Singapore center to fight cyber crime
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Interpol, the world's largest police organization, is opening a center in Singapore focused on fighting cyber crime, which many countries, it says, are poorly equipped to contain.
Facebook changes real-name policy, allows aliases
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said it would change its policy requiring users to go by their real names on the social network, following outrage over the locking of hundreds of accounts, including a number belonging to drag queens using their stage names.
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