Monday, 10 December, 2018


Business model change hits TripAdvisor’s click-based revenue

By Mridhula Raghavan and Rohit T. K. (Reuters) – TripAdvisor Inc Chief Executive Steve Kaufer said its business in the quarter so far has been “bumpier” than expected, following the roll-out of a new method of directing online travel customers to its booking partners. Shares of the company, which offers customer-generated travel ratings and takes a fee for any traffic ... Read More »

New York Times restoring access to website after outage

By Jennifer Saba (Reuters) – The New York Times said it is in the process of fully restoring access to its website, which was down for about two hours on Wednesday. People accessing earlier on Wednesday saw a message that the service was unavailable. New York Times Co spokeswoman Eileen Murphy said the company thinks the cause of the ... Read More »

Dalai Lama’s Chinese website infecting visitors, expert warns

By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) – A prominent computer security firm has warned that the Dalai Lama's Chinese-language website has been compromised with malicious software that is infecting computers of visitors with software that could be used for spying on its visitors. Kaspersky Lab researcher Kurt Baumgartner told Reuters that he is advising web surfers to stay away from the ... Read More », others to ban ‘Redskins’ name from their pages

By Lacey Johnson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The online magazine and two other publications have said they will no longer refer to the National Football League’s Washington, D.C., football team as the “Redskins,” a name Native Americans have condemned as offensive. The Washington franchise has long declined to change its name in spite of criticism from Native Americans and others. ... Read More »

U.S. judge considers limits on Apple in e-books case

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge said on Friday she is considering imposing tough restrictions on Apple Inc for illegally conspiring with publishers to raise e-books prices. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote said she was weighing whether to restrict Apple for five years from entering deals with publishers that would prevent Apple from discounting e-book prices. ... Read More »

Deutsche Telekom snubs U.S. email servers after snooping scandal

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s leading telecoms operator will channel email traffic exclusively through its domestic servers in response to public outrage over U.S. spy programs accessing citizens’ private messages, Deutsche Telekom said on Friday. Deutsche Telekom launched the “E-mail made in Germany” initiative after a month of public indignation over reports on U.S. snooping based on documents leaked by fugitive ... Read More »

Hackers switch to new digital currency after Liberty Reserve

By Emily Flitter NEW YORK (Reuters) – Three months after a team of international law enforcement officials raided the digital currency firm Liberty Reserve, cyber experts say criminals are increasingly turning to another online currency called Perfect Money. Idan Aharoni, the head of cyber intelligence at EMC Corp's RSA security division, said that some online scam artists and thieves are ... Read More »

Former senior China official to be prosecuted for graft

BEIJING (Reuters) – A former deputy head of China’s top planning agency has been thrown out of the Communist Party and will be prosecuted for corruption, state media said on Thursday, after allegations against him were first posted online. Liu Tienan was sacked in May. Luo Changping, deputy editor-in-chief of the investigative magazine Caijing, posted accusations on his microblog last ... Read More »

Publishers object to U.S. restrictions on Apple in e-books case

By Nate Raymond (Reuters) – Five of the largest U.S. publishers objected to tough new restrictions sought by the U.S. government against Apple Inc for illegally conspiring to raise e-book prices. In a motion filed on Wednesday in U.S. district court in Manhattan, the publishers said a proposed final order in the case would effectively prevent Apple from entering agreements ... Read More »

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