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Germany's Merkel Calls For Standardized European Rules On Using Data

Pic: ReutersGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for Europe to set about standardizing rules on using data in Europe, ahead of a visit to the CeBIT technology fair in Hanover where digitalization is expected to be in focus.

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Japan Not Considering Support For Toshiba, Sharing Information With U.S.

Pic: ReutersThe Japanese government said it was not considering steps to support embattled Toshiba Corp (6502.T) and will share information with Washington on developments involving the firm and its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse.

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EU Authorities Demand Changes From Facebook, Google, Twitter

Pic: ReutersSocial media companies Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc and Twitter Inc will have to amend their terms of service for European users within a month or face the risk of fines, a European Commission official said on Friday.

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U.S. Financial Firms Embrace Cloud, 'Fat Fingers' Notwithstanding

Pic: ReutersOnly two years ago, an outage similar to the one that struck Amazon's cloud services last month would have reinforced U.S. financial firms' view that shifting data and systems onto the public cloud was just too risky.

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Apple Says To Add Two More R&D Centers In China

Pic: ReutersApple will set up two new research and development centers in Shanghai and Suzhou in China, it said in a statement in its Chinese website on Friday.

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SWIFT Messaging System Cuts Off Remaining North Korean Banks

Pic: ReutersLONDON: SWIFT, the inter-bank messaging network which is the backbone of international finance, said it planned to cut off the remaining North Korean banks still connected to its system, as concerns about the country's nuclear program and missile tests grow.

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EU Consumer Authorities To Take On Facebook, Google, Twitter

Pic: ReutersBRUSSELS: European consumer protection authorities will ask social media companies Facebook, Google and Twitter to amend their terms of service within one month or possibly face fines, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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Car Industry Players Diverge On Timescale For Self-Driving Cars

Pic: ReutersBERLIN: Carmakers and suppliers gave widely differing timelines for the introduction of self-driving vehicles on Thursday, showing the uncertainties surrounding the technology as well as a split between cautious established players and bullish new entrants.

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