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France says social media platforms will still sign hate speech pledge8/25/2019 8:43:33 AM France said it was optimistic that U.S.-based social media platforms including Facebook and Snapchat would still sign a pledge to fight online hate speech despite a last-minute delay.
Australia to block internet domains hosting extremist content during terror attacks8/25/2019 8:27:37 AM Australia will block access to internet domains hosting terrorist material during crisis events and will consider legislation to force digital platforms to improve the safety of their services, officials said on Sunday.
FTC, AT&T settle 2014 lawsuit over data slowdowns: court8/24/2019 2:06:17 AM The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and AT&T Inc reached a settlement agreement on a 2014 case that accused the company of slowing down data sent to wireless devices, a federal court ruling showed on Friday.
Trump challenges court ruling barring him from blocking Twitter users8/24/2019 2:04:13 AM President Donald Trump is challenging a federal appeals court decision that ruled he violated the U.S. Constitution by blocking people whose views he disliked from his Twitter account.
Qualcomm wins a pause in enforcement of FTC ruling8/24/2019 1:59:35 AM Qualcomm Inc won a partial stay against the enforcement of a sweeping antitrust ruling in a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), according to a court filing on Friday.
Popeyes spicy chicken sandwich launch heats up social media8/23/2019 11:30:34 PM A sign posted inside a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in the Queens borough of New York on Friday said the restaurant was out of its newly launched fried chicken sandwich. Other outlets in the city were also sold out.
Israel eases rules on cyber weapons exports despite criticism8/23/2019 3:04:30 PM Israel is easing export rules on offensive cyber weapons, despite accusations by human rights and privacy groups that its technologies are used by some governments to spy on political foes and crush dissent.
British judge orders confiscation of $1 million in cryptocurrencies from jailed hacker8/23/2019 12:24:19 PM A London judge ordered on Friday the confiscation of bitcoin and other digital currencies worth nearly $1 million from a prolific computer hacker, in the first case of its kind for Britain's biggest police force.
As bond e-trading takes off, debt sales business may be ripe for automation8/23/2019 12:12:47 PM With banks' bond trading desks increasingly going electronic, another of the last bastions of old-school banking - the business of helping companies and countries raise capital - may be about to succumb to the tide of technology.
Uganda blocks online access to Rwandan newspaper, casting shadow over pact to end tensions8/23/2019 10:43:34 AM Uganda said on Friday it had blocked online access to Rwanda's main state-owned newspaper on national security grounds, two days after the countries signed a pact to end tensions that closed their busiest border crossing for six months.
YouTube finds influence campaign tied to Hong Kong protests8/23/2019 8:51:53 AM Alphabet Inc's Google announced on Thursday that its YouTube streaming video service disabled 210 channels appearing to engage in a coordinated influence operation around the Hong Kong protests, days after Twitter and Facebook said they dismantled a similar campaign originating in mainland China.
Indonesian police kill separatist in Papua8/23/2019 8:30:28 AM Indonesian police shot dead a member of a Papuan separatist group on Friday during an exchange of fire, a spokesman said, after violent demonstrations this week in other places in the eastern region over perceived ethnic discrimination.
Xiaomi banks on phone data for finance play in India8/23/2019 4:41:54 AM China's Xiaomi is poised to launch a consumer lending business in India in the coming weeks, making an ambitious tilt at the booming financial services market where data privacy concerns and fierce competition present formidable challenges.
News Corp developing 'Knewz.com' service to take on Google News: WSJ8/22/2019 7:33:51 PM News Corp is developing a news-aggregation service to compete with Alphabet Inc's Google News and could be launched later this year, the Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter.
Russia's Mail.ru expands in car sharing with YouDrive stake8/22/2019 12:37:56 PM Russian internet group Mail.ru has teamed up with investment firm Proxima Capital to buy a controlling stake in car-sharing operator YouDrive, which it may fold into its planned food and taxi joint venture with state-run Sberbank.
Indonesia arrests 34, blocks internet in Papua to curb protests8/22/2019 10:56:35 AM Indonesia has arrested 34 people and cut internet access in its easternmost region of Papua to rein in violence after protesters torched buildings, a market and a prison over mistreatment of students and perceived ethnic discrimination.
Factbox: Israel a global leader in growing market for cyber weapons8/22/2019 9:53:52 AM Israel, a leading provider of hacking and surveillance tools known as cyber weapons, or spyware, is easing requirements on selling the technology abroad.
Amazon's 'Carnival Row' mixes crime thriller, love story, fantasy8/22/2019 9:40:05 AM Amazon.com Inc's next original series will take viewers to "Carnival Row," a lavish Victorian-era fantasy world where mythical creatures are forced from their homeland and must live uneasily alongside humans.
Explainer: Macron's quest for an international tax on digital services8/22/2019 9:24:37 AM French President Emmanuel Macron is pressing ahead with a digital tax in France, a move U.S. President Donald Trump described as "foolishness", and the French leader is keen to reach an international agreement on taxing big tech companies.
'All the forces': China's global social media push over Hong Kong protests8/22/2019 8:29:04 AM Wang Ying has for the last four years identified herself as a diehard fan of Chinese boy band star Lay Zhang. Recently, the 17-year-old also started describing herself as a patriot who supports China's stance on Hong Kong.