Tehran court orders Iranian telecoms to block Telegram saying the app gave Islamic State “safe ground” and also citing the app’s role in recent protests (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal: Tehran court orders Iranian telecoms to block Telegram saying the app gave Islamic State “safe ground” and also citing the app’s role in recent protests  —  Tehran court ruling prohibits the messaging platform used to organize protesters  —  Iran moved to shut down the messaging app Telegram … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2w4JhFa

CNN investigation finds that 103 Uber and 18 Lyft drivers have been accused of sexual assault or abuse over the past four years (CNNMoney)

CNNMoney: CNN investigation finds that 103 Uber and 18 Lyft drivers have been accused of sexual assault or abuse over the past four years  —  A first Uber ride ends in sexual assault charge  —  After an evening of cocktails in San Diego, a woman got into the back of an Uber for a ride… Read More CNN investigation finds that 103 Uber and 18 Lyft drivers have been accused of sexual assault or abuse over the past four years (CNNMoney)

Facebook is investigating a report that one of its security engineers may have used privileged access to stalk women online (Joseph Cox/Motherboard)

Joseph Cox / Motherboard: Facebook is investigating a report that one of its security engineers may have used privileged access to stalk women online  —  On Monday, a member of the information security community said they passed Facebook details concerning a security engineer allegedly using their work position to stalk women. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2Kq9uRJ

US jury convicts former Autonomy CFO Sushovan Hussain of wire fraud and other crimes related to claims he had inflated the firm’s value before its sale to HP (Dan Levine/Reuters)

Dan Levine / Reuters: US jury convicts former Autonomy CFO Sushovan Hussain of wire fraud and other crimes related to claims he had inflated the firm’s value before its sale to HP  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. jury on Monday convicted the former chief financial officer of British software company Autonomy … from… Read More US jury convicts former Autonomy CFO Sushovan Hussain of wire fraud and other crimes related to claims he had inflated the firm’s value before its sale to HP (Dan Levine/Reuters)

Sources: Japan’s Financial Services Agency is pressuring cryptocurrency exchanges to stop listing coins favored by criminals, including Monero, Zcash, and Dash (Jake Adelstein/Forbes)

Jake Adelstein / Forbes: Sources: Japan’s Financial Services Agency is pressuring cryptocurrency exchanges to stop listing coins favored by criminals, including Monero, Zcash, and Dash  —  In order to prevent money laundering and other criminal activity, Japan’s Financial Services Agency, is quietly pressuring … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2KoVZS8

Jan Koum, co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp, to leave Facebook, sources say after clashes relating to attempts to weaken the service’s encryption and use its data (Elizabeth Dwoskin/Washington Post)

Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post: Jan Koum, co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp, to leave Facebook, sources say after clashes relating to attempts to weaken the service’s encryption and use its data  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The billionaire chief executive of WhatsApp, Jan Koum, is planning to leave the company after clashing with its parent …… Read More Jan Koum, co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp, to leave Facebook, sources say after clashes relating to attempts to weaken the service’s encryption and use its data (Elizabeth Dwoskin/Washington Post)

Danish citizen Salah Salem Saleh Sulaiman first to be convicted under Malaysia’s fake news law after posting a YouTube video; Sulaiman to spend a month in jail (Reuters)

Reuters: Danish citizen Salah Salem Saleh Sulaiman first to be convicted under Malaysia’s fake news law after posting a YouTube video; Sulaiman to spend a month in jail  —  KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A Malaysian court convicted a Danish citizen on Monday for inaccurate criticism of police on social media … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2HKBSfG

T-Mobile buying Sprint can be explained by its difficulty in competing with bids from AT&T and Verizon for Straight Path and other future spectrum auctions (Alex Sherman/CNBC)

Alex Sherman / CNBC: T-Mobile buying Sprint can be explained by its difficulty in competing with bids from AT&T and Verizon for Straight Path and other future spectrum auctions  —  – T-Mobile wanted to buy Straight Path last year, but it bowed out early after AT&T and Verizon bid up the company. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2FtgY2H