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Lyft to pay $300,000, make insurance changes in settlement with New York

The company had been accused of operating an illegal car for-hire service in the state

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EU faces IT staff shortfall of 825,000, redoubles training

Four more countries have launched public-private partnerships to fund IT training across the EU

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, June 18

Microsoft reshuffles executives... Uber goes to court to deny driver rights... AT&T faces $100M fine over unlimited data limitations

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Oracle profit slides 24 percent as customers move to the cloud

The company reported its first overall sales decline in more than two years

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US visa system won't be back online until at least next week

A hardware failure has stopped any visas from being issued at US embassies

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AT&T, WhatsApp get low marks from EFF for data disclosure policies

The advocacy organization has overhauled its annual study of privacy practices to ask more of tech titans

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News site held liable for hateful comments, prompting free-speech concerns

The ruling involving an Estonian news site has prompted concern that it undermines EU rules protecting online intermediaries.

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FCC plans to fine AT&T $100 million over 'unlimited' data plans

The government says AT&T should have made throttling clearer to customers.

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Twitter acquires machine learning startup Whetlab

Whetlab's beta service will shut down July 15, and the company will focus on powering Twitter's internal machine learning efforts

Mark Penn, architect of the snarky 'Scroogled' campaign, is leaving Microsoft

Penn's departure to lead a private equity firm was reportedly planned months ago, but the former Clinton operative could also be eyeing a role in the next presidential election.

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Cisco to make $10 billion investment in China

The pledge comes despite the fact that Cisco's sales are weakening in China, amid cybersecurity concerns over U.S. tech

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Uber driver deemed an employee by California Labor Commission

The company was ordered to reimburse a single driver $4,152, but the decision could completely blow up Uber's business model.

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Can GitHub really be worth $2 billion?

It's reportedly seeking $200 million in its next round of funding