Trump urged U.S. Postal Service to double package rates for Amazon: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump has personally pushed the postmaster general to double the rates the U.S. Postal Service charges and other companies to ship packages, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing three unnamed sources.

Germany calls on chip and hardware makers to tackle processor flaws

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s federal cyber agency called on chip and hardware-makers to address new vulnerabilities discovered in computer central processing units, but said no complete fix was possible at the moment.

Uber files appeal against licence loss in UK city of Brighton

LONDON (Reuters) – Uber [UBER.UL] submitted an appeal on Friday against the decision by the southern coastal English city of Brighton to strip the taxi app of its licence for not being “fit and proper” over data concerns and the use of drivers from outside the area.

Apple pays Ireland first tranche of disputed taxes

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Apple has paid 1.5 billion euros ($1.76 billion) into an escrow account set up by the Irish government to hold 13 billion euros in disputed taxes, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said on Friday.

Socially responsible funds dump or rethink Facebook over data privacy

BOSTON (Reuters) – Several socially conscious investment firms are selling or rethinking their Facebook Inc holdings, unsatisfied by the company’s moves to strengthen personal data protection and online safety after scandals involving the improper sharing of users’ information.

Vietnam launches in-depth probe into Grab-Uber deal in Southeast Asia

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade said on Friday it had launched an in-depth investigation into ride-hailing company Grab’s takeover of Uber Technologies’ Southeast Asia business after an initial probe found it might breach antitrust law.

Vietnam set to tighten clamps on Facebook and Google, threatening dissidents

HANOI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A struggle over internet laws in Vietnam is pitting a government keen on maintaining tight control against U.S. technology companies trying to fight off onerous new rules – with the country’s online dissidents among the biggest losers.

Cambridge Analytica files for bankruptcy in U.S. following Facebook debacle

(Reuters) – Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy at the center of Facebook Inc’s privacy scandal, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the United States late on Thursday.