Yahoo Makes Plans Amid Doubts Over Verizon Deal


Yahoo has disclosed in a filing with federal regulators that following the sale of its operating business to Verizon, the company will restructure its board and change its name. It also warned that a massive hack disclosed last year could imperil its $4.8 billion sale to Verizon. Yahoo will operate as an investment company after the Verizon deal closes, it reported in the filing. It will reduce its board to five members, with David Filo, Eddy Hartenstein, Richard Hill, Marissa Meyer, Jayne Shaw and Maynard Webb departing from the board.

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Regulators Step Up Efforts to Keep Cars Safe From Hacking

Federal regulators issued the first-ever guidelines to protect cars from hacking, reinforcing their view that cybersecurity is an important part of auto safety.

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US regulators: Official recall of 1M Samsung Note 7 phones

U.S. regulators are issuing an official recall of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 phone because of the risk that its batteries can explode or catch fire.

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UK Greenlights Amazon's Drone Delivery Tests


Amazon, which has appealed to U.S. regulators for years for permission to test package delivery with aerial drones, last week announced a new partnership with the UK government to launch a pilot program there. A cross-government team, supported by the UK Civil Aviation Authority, has granted Amazon permission to begin testing beyond-line-of-sight operations in suburban and rural communities; performance of sensors designed to make sure drones can identify and avoid obstacles; and the feasibility of allowing a single person to operate multiple highly automated drone vehicles.

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Uber Tosses Its Drivers a Few Bones


Facing growing pressure from labor unions and regulators across the U.S. and key overseas markets, Uber on Monday introduced a series of new apps and benefits for its core group of drivers. The goal is to make their working hours more productive and profitable. Among the new apps are Driver Destinations, which lets drivers input their destinations twice a day to restrict ride requests to their current routes. Uber has been testing the app in a few cities and will roll it out to at least a dozen more this week and worldwide in the future.

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Regulators Impose Caveats on Charter TWC Merger Approval


Federal regulators on Monday granted approval of Charter Communications’ $78 billion merger with Time Warner Cable and its $10.4 billion acquisition of Bright House Networks, but with a number of tough conditions. The Justice Department filed a lawsuit and settlement agreement in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that would block the new company, which it calls “New Charter” for legal purposes, from enforcing any deal that makes it harder for online video distributors to get video content from programmers.

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Google on Universal Right to Be Forgotten: Fuhgeddaboudit


Google last week asked French regulators to withdraw a demand to universally delist from search results links to information about French citizens who wish to be forgotten on the Internet. Any European can ask to have certain links about them removed from search results that appear in Europe, and Google will grant those requests if they meet specific criteria. However, the CNIL — France’s data protection agency — wants the delisting to extend to all search results, wherever they may appear throughout the world.

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AT&T May Leave Anti-Net Neutrality Ranks


AT&T has just revealed what it would take for it to change its stance on Net neutrality: regulators’ approval of its purchase of DirecTV. The company has offered to accept the rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission early this year, according to reports that surfaced Wednesday. It was just last month that the FCC denied petitions from a slew of companies — including AT&T — to delay its implementation of the rules. Now it appears that opposition may be dwindling — assuming that AT&T is able to seal the DirecTV deal.

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European Commission charges Google with multiple antitrust violations

Search giant Google has run once again into the welcoming embrace of European regulators, finding itself in the European Commission’s crosshairs over allegations that it favors its own services unfairly with Android and web search products.



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Apple responds to EC complaints by touting iTunes' app controls as 'leading the industry,' cites iOS 8 "Ask To Buy" feature

In response to complaints published by European Commission regulators regarding In App Purchases, Apple has issued a statement outlining that it already does more than anyone else in the industry, and will be further enhancing its efforts to secure app purchases by children in iOS 8 this fall.



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New York regulators propose regulations for bitcoin, other virtual currencies

State regulators trying to curb money laundering and safeguard investors on Thursday proposed a special set of rules for firms involved in trading and storing virtual currencies.

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