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Acxiom CEO says data industry bracing for regulation

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Companies that buy and sell consumer data are preparing for increased scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers after a scandal over how social network Facebook handles personal information, Acxiom Corp’s chief executive said on Friday.


Tech tumbles ahead of crucial week for quarterly results

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. technology stocks tumbled on Friday ahead of a crucial week of quarterly reports from Alphabet, Facebook and other heavyweights as investors worried that the high-performance sector may be running out of fuel.


Uber CEO and transport boss had second meeting over London license battle

LONDON (Reuters) – London’s Transport Commissioner Mike Brown met Uber [UBER.UL]boss Dara Khosrowshahi in January, a freedom of information request revealed, as the Silicon Valley app fights to keep its cars on the streets of its most important European market.


Facebook’s damage limitation drive hits trouble in Germany

BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Facebook’s attempt to limit fallout from a massive data breach hit trouble in Germany on Friday as a privacy watchdog opened a case against the social network and politicians accused its bosses of evasion.


Crypto trading tumbles as investment scramble unwinds

LONDON (Reuters) – Trading activity on cryptocurrency exchanges has halved from its December peak, industry data shows, as retail interest in the virtual coins declines and the prices of many remain far below their recent highs.


China trade body urges tighter corporate compliance after ZTE woes: document

BEIJING (Reuters) – A state-backed Chinese trade body said compliance is now a core risk for Chinese firms and that the government must speed up the implementation of guidelines on corporate oversight following a U.S. ban on sales to ZTE Corp.