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Exclusive: U.S. bill would force tech companies to disclose foreign software probes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. tech companies would be forced to disclose if they allowed American adversaries, like Russia and China, to examine the inner workings of software sold to the U.S. military under proposed legislation, Senate staff told Reuters on Thursday.


Facebook launches searchable archive of U.S. political ads

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc on Thursday launched an archive of U.S. political ads that appear on the world’s largest social network, showing who paid for them and other details, after an outcry over Russians’ alleged purchase of such ads during the 2016 elections.


About $1.2 billion in cryptocurrency stolen since 2017: cybercrime group

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Criminals have stolen about $1.2 billion in cryptocurrencies since the beginning of 2017, as bitcoin’s popularity and the emergence of more than 1,500 digital tokens have put the spotlight on the unregulated sector, according to estimates from the Anti-Phishing Working Group released on Thursday.


U.S. launches criminal probe into bitcoin price manipulation: Bloomberg

(Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a criminal probe into whether traders are manipulating the price of bitcoin and other digital currencies, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.


Mobile payment firms struggle to dethrone cash in Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE/HANOI (Reuters) – Bui Mai Phuong is an avid online shopper, ordering anything from clothing to personal-care products from her smartphone. But she prefers to pay with cash.


Foxconn’s unit targets raising $4.3 billion in biggest China IPO since 2015

TAIPEI/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Foxconn Industrial Internet , a subsidiary of the world’s largest contract manufacturer Foxconn , announced plans to raise up to 27.1 billion yuan ($4.26 billion) in what will be mainland China’s biggest IPO in almost three years.