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Twitter co-founder Evan Williams steps down from board2/22/2019 10:07:57 PM Twitter Inc said on Friday one of its co-founders, Evan Williams, will be stepping down as a member of its board at the end of the month.NY governor orders probe into Facebook access to data from other apps2/22/2019 9:40:34 PM New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday ordered two state agencies to investigate a media report that Facebook Inc may be accessing far more personal information from smartphone users, including health and other sensitive data, than had previously been known.Exxon, Microsoft strike cloud computing agreement for U.S. shale2/22/2019 4:16:16 PM Exxon Mobil Corp and Microsoft Corp have agreed to use cloud technology in the U.S. oil producer's shale operations, they said on Friday, helping to boost profitability in the nation's largest shale field.Democratic senators urge FTC to act on Facebook 'friendly fraud' practices2/22/2019 2:24:48 PM Two Democratic U.S. senators called for the Federal Trade Commission to act on a complaint filed by consumer groups against Facebook Inc on Thursday that alleged the company scammed children into spending money on its platform.Goldman Sachs backs U.S. construction finance tech startup Rabbet2/22/2019 2:24:43 PM Goldman Sachs Group Inc has backed Rabbet, a U.S. startup that develops software to help make construction finance more efficient, the companies said on Wednesday.AT&T pulls ads from YouTube over videos exploiting children2/22/2019 2:16:42 PM AT&T Inc pulled all its advertising from Alphabet Inc's YouTube for the second time in two years after a magazine reported the platform displayed ads next to videos that showed the exploitation of children.Indian lawmakers summon Facebook officials over citizens' rights protection2/22/2019 9:29:16 AM An Indian parliamentary panel has summoned representatives of Facebook Inc, its messaging services WhatsApp and photo-sharing app Instagram to appear before it early next month and discuss how to safeguard citizens' rights on social media.Facebook meeting shows challenges ahead for proposed 'oversight board'2/22/2019 4:56:51 AM Facebook's new effort to bring outside experts into its content review process promises to be complicated and possibly contentious, if discussions this week at a meeting in Singapore are any indication.Chinese search giant Baidu beats on ad sales but streaming costs surge2/22/2019 4:06:33 AM Chinese search engine operator Baidu Inc beat market estimates for fourth-quarter revenue and profit on Thursday, as its core online marketing business stayed resilient and revenue surged in its Netflix-like streaming service iQiyi.Pinterest confidentially files for IPO: WSJ2/21/2019 9:39:39 PM Online image search site Pinterest Inc has confidentially filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.EU countries back copyright reforms aimed at Google, Facebook2/21/2019 12:33:00 PM European Union countries on Wednesday endorsed an overhaul of the bloc's copyright rules which would force Google and Facebook Inc to pay publishers for news snippets and filter out copyright-protected content on YouTube or Instagram.EU governments endorse copyright reform - statement2/21/2019 12:33:00 PM Representatives of European Union governments endorsed on Wednesday a deal reached with the EU Parliament on the overhaul of the bloc's copyright rules, the Romanian presidency of the EU said in a statement on Twitter.Google's new cloud boss has big task to catch rivals, Reuters data show2/21/2019 8:41:57 AM Google has a new cloud computing boss and big ambitions to someday produce more revenue from that business than from advertising.WhatsApp bug lets users bypass new privacy controls2/20/2019 8:51:31 PM A security bug is allowing users to bypass new privacy controls introduced by Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp on iPhones this month, the service said on Wednesday after users posted about the problem on social media.Microsoft says discovers hacking targeting democratic institutions in Europe2/20/2019 8:38:21 PM Microsoft Corp on Wednesday said it had discovered cyber attacks directed at democratic institutions, think tanks and non-profit organizations in Europe and would offer a cyber security service to several countries to close security gaps.Russia must build own internet in case of foreign disruption: Putin2/20/2019 6:03:21 PM Russia must prepare for possible Western attempts to deny it access to the global internet by creating its own self-sufficient 'segments' of the web, President Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying on Wednesday by Russian news agencies.Viacom keeps cutting cord, will stream programs on fuboTV2/20/2019 5:16:08 PM Viacom Inc said on Wednesday it will provide programming on fuboTV's live TV streaming service, part of an industry trend of cord-cutting that also has Viacom distributing content through "vitual pay-TV" providers Sling TV, DirectTV Now and Philo.India will not be cowed in internet consultations: tech minister2/20/2019 4:58:23 PM India will hold wide consultations with internet companies before finalizing rules to regulate content on social media but will not hold back from framing laws that safeguard national interest, the country’s technology minister said.Steve Cohen's venture firm invests in U.S. cybersecurity company2/20/2019 3:16:29 PM Billionaire investor Steve Cohen's Point72 Ventures has invested in a U.S. cybersecurity firm that will provide a way to detect, alert, and protect against data- and identity-related attacks, according to one of the venture capital company's top officials.Exclusive: China regulator stops accepting new video game applications to clear backlog - sources2/20/2019 10:09:17 AM China's top content regulator has asked local authorities to stop submitting requests to monetize new video games, while it processes a backlog of applications built up after a lengthy pause last year, three people with knowledge of the matter said.