FTC says it is evaluating 'serious issues' raised in Uber's handling of a data breach
The Federal Trade Commission, which investigates companies accused of being sloppy with consumer data, said it was "closely evaluating the serious issues" raised in Uber's [UBER.UL] handling of its hack last year, an FTC spokesman said on Wednesday.
Special Report - Nuclear strategists call for bold move: scrap ICBM arsenal
Imagine it is 3 a.m., and the president of the United States is asleep in the White House master bedroom. A military officer stationed in an office nearby retrieves an aluminum suitcase - the “football” containing the launch codes for the U.S. nuclear arsenal - and rushes to wake the commander in chief.
Fed policymakers say rate increase likely warranted soon: minutes
Many Federal Reserve policymakers expect that interest rates will have to be raised in the "near term," according to the minutes of the U.S. central bank's last policy meeting released on Wednesday.
The social media answer to stressful U.S holiday: Friendsgiving
Americans overwhelmed by crowded highways and the prospect of cooking a turkey and all the trimmings for the Thanksgiving holiday dinner are turning for relief to the latest...
Biker groups flourish in post-Gaddafi Libya
Donning leather and helmets (sometimes), they roar along Libya's hair-raising, potholed roads on carefully polished Harley Davidsons and Kawasakis.
PayPal purchase protection doesn't shield from lawsuits: German court
Germany's highest court ruled on Wednesday that PayPal's purchase protection scheme does not shield customers from being sued for the price of items they bought online even if PayPal had granted them a refund.
Deutsche Bank strategist tells investors to avoid bitcoin
Deutsche Bank has joined the ranks of those warning about the virtual currency bitcoin as an investment.
Exclusive: SAP investigating its sales practices in Gulf region
German business software giant SAP , which last month said its South African sales commissions were being probed by U.S. regulators, has launched an investigation into its business practices in the Gulf region, it said on Wednesday.
Air New Zealand, Swiss travel platform Winding Tree in blockchain tie-up
Air New Zealand said on Wednesday it has teamed up with Swiss travel start-up Winding Tree to explore applications based on blockchain technology that could help the national flag carrier of New Zealand improve the efficiency and security of services such as booking and baggage tracking.
Lyft wins permit to test self-driving cars in California
U.S. ride-hailing firm Lyft has secured a permit to test autonomous vehicles in California, taking it one step further in the race with several other companies to bring self-driving cars to the masses.