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Spying techniques exposed by Snowden not unlawful: UK watchdog
LONDON (Reuters) - British spies did not break laws guaranteeing human rights when they used mass monitoring techniques revealed by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, the country's surveillance watchdog ruled on Friday.
Cisco Systems sues rival for infringement of network patents
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc filed two lawsuits on Friday against Arista Networks Inc, accusing the smaller rival of copying its networking technologies.
In North Korea, hackers are a handpicked, pampered elite
SEOUL (Reuters) - Despite its poverty and isolation, North Korea has poured resources into a sophisticated cyber-warfare cell called Bureau 121, defectors from the secretive state said as Pyongyang came under the microscope for a crippling hack into computers at Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Amazon own label underscores strength of online grocery shopping
LONDON (Reuters) -'s launch of its own private label brand of consumer goods, starting with diapers and baby wipes, underscores the website's maturity as a grocery retailer and the migration of grocery shopping online.
Struggling Sony to cut pay even as PM Abe calls for higher wages
TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp is likely to cut average pay next year in a rare move for a big Japanese company, and one that goes against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push for higher wages to get the economy moving.
Taiwan probe finds 12 smartphone brands violate privacy rules
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan has identified 12 smartphone brands that do not conform with privacy standards, and the handset makers could face fines or a ban unless they address the breaches, an official at the telecoms regulator said on Friday.
Bebe Stores confirms payment card security breach
(Reuters) - Bebe Stores Inc said it detected a hacking attack on its payment processing system that could have compromised data from cards swiped in its stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Cisco patent infringement case
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review a patent infringement case involving Cisco Systems Inc that could have broad impact on companies' ability to defend themselves from similar litigation.
Uber in talks to sell over $1 billion in convertible debt: source
(Reuters) - Uber is in talks to sell more than $1 billion in convertible debt, a source familiar with the matter said, soon after the U.S. taxi service said it raised $1.2 billion in its latest funding round.
Exclusive: Denmark's TDC weighs bid for Swedish cable firm Com Hem: sources
LONDON (Reuters) - TDC , Denmark's biggest telecoms network operator, is weighing a bid for Swedish cable firm Com Hem , as it seeks to expand across the Nordic region, sources familiar with the situation told Reuters.
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