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Vote to repeal U.S. broadband privacy rules sparks interest in VPNs Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017

(Reuters) - The vote by the U.S. Congress to repeal rules that limit how internet service providers can use customer data has generated renewed interest in an old internet technology: virtual private networks, or VPNs.  Full Article

 
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BlackRock cuts fees and jobs; stockpicking goes high-tech Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc on Tuesday said it would overhaul its actively managed equities business, cutting jobs, dropping fees and relying more on computers to pick stocks in a move that highlights how difficult it has become for humans to beat the market.  Full Article  

Canadian government, businesses back $150 million artificial intelligence institute Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian and Ontario governments plan to team up with a group of businesses to invest about C$200 million ($150 million) to fund an artificial intelligence institute at the University of Toronto, project organizers said on Tuesday.  Full Article