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U.S. lawmaker asks Intel, others for briefing on chip flaws

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Democratic U.S. lawmaker asked Intel Corp and two other microchip makers on Tuesday to provide a briefing on the recently detected Spectre and Meltdown security flaws that could allow hackers to steal information from most computers and devices.


Oracle issues security patches for chip flaws

(Reuters) – Oracle Corp said on Tuesday it issued a critical patch that provides fixes for certain of its products for Intel Corp chip flaws.


YouTube again revises rules to protect advertisers from offensive content

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google is making its second attempt in less than a year to protect advertisers on its YouTube user channels from being associated with videos featuring violence, gore or bad language.


Senate advances bill to renew NSA’s internet surveillance program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Tuesday advanced a bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program, as a final push by privacy advocates to derail the measure came up one vote short.


Automakers, U.S. lawmakers hope for progress on self-driving car bill

DETROIT (Reuters) – Automakers and lawmakers expressed hope on Tuesday that U.S. Congress would soon pass a stalled bill aimed at speeding self-driving cars to market, even as safety advocates argued for more performance requirements.


21 states sue to keep net neutrality as Senate Democrats reach 50 votes

(Reuters) – A group of 21 U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to challenge the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to do away with net neutrality on Tuesday while Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal the FCC ruling.