Facebook to open digital training hubs in Europe

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Facebook said on Monday it will open three new centers in Europe to train people in digital skills and committed to training one million people over the next two years, part of the social media giant’s drive to show its contribution to the bloc.

Ex-IBM employee from China gets five years prison for stealing code

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former software engineer for IBM in China was sentenced to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to stealing proprietary source code from the company, prosecutors announced on Friday.

Vista Equity explores options for PowerSchool, PeopleAdmin: sources

(Reuters) – Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners Management LLC is exploring options for two software companies it owns, PowerSchool and PeopleAdmin, that could involve combining them in a deal worth between $2 billion to $3 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

Facebook to prioritize ‘trustworthy’ news based on surveys

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will prioritize “trustworthy” news in its feed of social media posts, using member surveys to identify high-quality outlets and fight sensationalism and misinformation, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday.

Twitter to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during U.S. elections

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc, which is reviewing Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. elections, said on Friday it would notify some of its users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service.

Canada’s Hydro Quebec unable to meet demand from digital currency miners

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Canada’s largest utility, Hydro Quebec, is reviewing its commercial energy strategy after being inundated with demand from global digital currency miners rushing to the province to benefit from political stability and low energy prices.

Amazon boosts monthly fee for Prime by $2, maintains yearly rate

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc raised the monthly fee for the U.S. version of its fast-shipping and video-streaming service Amazon Prime by $2 on Friday, making the case for subscribers to upgrade to an annual plan.

U.S. CFTC sues three virtual currency operators for fraud

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. derivatives watchdog said on Friday that it has filed charges against three separate virtual currency operators alleging the defendants had defrauded customers and broken other commodity trading rules, in a further sign regulators globally are cracking down on the emerging asset class.