Internet provider groups sue Vermont over net neutrality law

Five industry groups representing major internet providers and cable companies filed suit on Thursday seeking to block a Vermont law barring companies that do not abide by net neutrality rules from receiving state contracts.

Losses at Russian banks from cyber attacks down sharply in 2018: central bank

Russian banks have sharply reduced their losses from cyber attacks with 76.5 million roubles ($1.17 million) in losses in the first eight months of 2018, the central bank said on Thursday.

Facebook tentatively concludes spammers were behind recent data breach: WSJ

Facebook Inc has tentatively concluded that spammers looking to make money, and not a nation-state, were behind the largest-ever data theft at the social media company, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

YouTube says looking into reports of user access issues

YouTube, the Google-owned streaming service, said it was looking into reports of issues with its services after several people took to Twitter to complain about broadcasting issues.

Exclusive: U.S. senators urge India to soften data localization stance

Two U.S. senators have called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to soften India’s stance on data localization, warning that measures requiring it represent “key trade barriers” between the two nations.

Facebook now says data breach affected 29 million users, details impact

Cyber attackers stole data from 29 million Facebook accounts using an automated program that moved from one friend to the next, Facebook Inc announced on Friday, as the social media company said its largest-ever data theft hit fewer than the 50 million profiles it initially reported.

Exclusive: Key EU lawmaker’s plan to rein in online marketplaces a threat to Amazon

Amazon could face a threat other than just EU antitrust scrutiny after a key EU lawmaker announced proposals aimed at curbing online marketplaces’ use of merchants’ data to boost sales of own brand products.

Google tells U.S. lawmakers it is mulling options on China services

Alphabet Inc’s Google unit has told U.S. lawmakers it was considering “a variety of options” to offer additional services in China, but declined to detail plans for addressing Chinese censorship.