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Uber paid hackers to cover up massive data breach

(Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the personal information of about 57 million accounts of the ride-service provider, the company said on Tuesday.


Amazon tells Australian retailers to prepare for orders from Thursday: sources

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has told its Australian sellers to be ready to take orders on Nov. 23, according to a retailer, the first time the global retail juggernaut has given a start date for doing business in the world No. 12 economy.


Microsoft’s Skype pulled from Apple, Android China app stores

BEIJING (Reuters) – Skype, Microsoft Corp’s internet phone call and messaging service, has disappeared from app stores in China including that of Apple Inc , indicating the latest setback for a foreign tech service in the country.


U.S. government warns businesses about cyber bug in Intel chips

(Reuters) – The U.S. government on Tuesday urged businesses to act on an Intel Corp alert about security flaws in widely used computer chips as industry researchers scrambled to understand the impact of the newly disclosed vulnerability.


Apple scientists disclose self-driving car research

(Reuters) – Research by Apple Inc computer scientists on how self-driving cars can better spot cyclists and pedestrians while using fewer sensors has been posted online, in what appears to be the company’s first publicly disclosed paper on autonomous vehicles.


Meg Whitman stepping down as HP Enterprise CEO

(Reuters) – Meg Whitman on Tuesday announced that she will step down as chief executive of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co , ending a 6-year tenure that included overseeing one of the biggest corporate breakups in history.