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Trump-Russia: FBI probed whether Trump was working for Moscow – NYT

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The FBI became concerned after Mr Trump fired FBI director James Comey, the New York Times reports The White House has condemned a New York Times report that the FBI opened an inquiry into whether President Trump was secretly working for Russia. Law enforcement officials became concerned by Mr Trump’s behaviour in May 2017, when he sacked FBI director James Comey, the paper says. The investigation reportedly examined whether Mr Trump was a national security threat. “This is absurd,” White House press secretary Sarah…

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Facebook’s lead EU regulator ‘assessing’ NYT report on data sharing

FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo DUBLIN (Reuters) – Facebook’s (FB.O) lead regulator in the European Union on Wednesday said it was assessing a report in the New York Times that the social network allowed some tech companies far greater access to data than it had disclosed. “We are aware of the media reports and we are currently assessing what next steps, if any, are required,” said a spokesman…

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Hacked diplomatic cables reveal Europe’s anxiety about Trump, Russia, Iran: NYT

A European Union flag is seen outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo (Reuters) – Hackers accessed the European Union’s diplomatic communications network for years, downloading cables that reveal concerns about the Trump administration, struggles to deal with Russia and China and the risk of Iran reviving its nuclear program, the New York Times reported late on Tuesday. More than 1,100 cables were supplied to the Times by security firm Area 1 after it discovered the breach, the newspaper said, adding that Area…

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Musk’s SpaceX could help fund take-private deal for Tesla: NYT

(Reuters) – Elon Musk’s rocket company, SpaceX, could help fund a bid to take electric car company Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) private, the New York Times reported on Thursday, quoting people familiar with the matter. Musk startled Wall Street last week when he said in a tweet he was considering taking the auto company private for $420 per share and that funding was “secured.” He has since said he is searching for funds for the effort. Musk said on Monday that the manager of Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund had voiced…

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Tesla stock sinks after Musk gives tearful NYT interview

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) shares slumped 9 percent on Friday after Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk told the New York Times he was under major emotional stress and was preparing for “extreme torture” from short sellers. Tesla stock was on track for its biggest daily slump in two years as Wall Street questioned Musk’s ability to lead the electric car maker. Investors also were worried about reports that regulators were pressuring Tesla’s directors for details about how much information he shared with them. Musk stunned markets last week with…

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Tesla sinks after Musk opens up about going private tweet in NYT interview

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) shares slumped as much as 9 percent on Friday after Chief Executive Elon Musk told the New York Times that his tweet last week about taking the company private was not reviewed by anybody. FILE PHOTO: The Tesla logo is seen at the entrance to Tesla Motors’ new showroom in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District in New York City, U.S., December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo The electric car maker’s stock was set for its worst day in nearly five months as Musk’s comments come at a…

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Facebook fends off new NYT charges over data access

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Sunday rejected claims by the New York Times that it had allowed Apple and other major device makers “deep” access to users’ personal data saying any such links were tightly controlled and largely subject to users’ consent. Facebook shares fell 1.3 percent to $191.50 before the bell on Monday, in what was otherwise an upbeat start for Wall Street. The software referred to by the newspaper was launched 10 years ago and was used by about 60 companies, including Amazon (AMZN.O), Apple (AAPL.O), Blackberry…

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