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Uber's self-driving unit valued at $7.25 billion in new investment4/19/2019 1:49:23 AM Uber's autonomous vehicle unit has raised $1 billion from a consortium of investors including SoftBank Group Corp, giving the company a much-needed funding boost for its pricey self-driving ambitions on the eve of its public stock offering.Facebook says it uploaded email contacts of up to 1.5 million users4/18/2019 2:00:24 PM Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it may have "unintentionally uploaded" email contacts of 1.5 million new users since May 2016, in what seems to be the latest privacy-related issue faced by the social media company.Big corporates back crypto 'plumbing' despite currency caution4/18/2019 6:18:51 AM Major finance and tech firms are pouring money into startups building technology to develop the crypto market, even though they're steering clear of the volatile currencies themselves.Amazon says will not operate China marketplace site from July 184/18/2019 4:05:48 AM Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said it is notifying sellers that it will no longer operate a marketplace nor provide seller services on its Chinese website, Amazon.cn, from July 18.EU parliament votes to fine internet firms for not removing extremist content quickly4/17/2019 11:26:54 PM The European parliament voted on Wednesday to fine firms like Facebook, Google and Twitter up to 4 percent of their turnover if they persistently fail to remove extremist content within one hour of being asked to do so by authorities.Iraq parliament bans online battle games, citing 'negative' influence4/17/2019 4:45:11 PM Iraq's parliament voted on Wednesday to ban popular online video games including PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite, citing their "negative" influence especially on the young in a country long plagued by real-life bloodshed.UK says to become first country to check porn viewers' age4/17/2019 3:42:19 PM The United Kingdom will become the first country in the world to demand age verification for people viewing pornography online when new checks come into force in three months' time, the government said on Wednesday.Video app TikTok's India download ban worries wider tech industry4/17/2019 1:38:43 PM An Indian ban on downloading TikTok, one of the world's most popular mobile applications, has heightened industry worries that technology companies could now face increased scrutiny and regulatory challenges in one of their most important markets.China's Sina to temporarily suspend some apps due to violations: regulator4/17/2019 8:15:06 AM Chinese internet firm Sina Corp will temporarily suspend its news app, blog platform and other products after it was found to have violated the country's internet regulations, Chinese authorities said on Wednesday.TikTok vanishes from Google, Apple app stores in India after ban4/17/2019 5:56:58 AM The Chinese video app TikTok is no longer available in Google and Apple app stores in India after a state court prohibited its downloads, a setback for developer Bytedance Technology's efforts to tap users in a key market.Intel says to exit 5G smartphone modem business4/16/2019 11:47:06 PM Intel Corp said on Tuesday it was exiting the 5G smartphone modem business, while assessing opportunities for 4G and 5G modems in PCs, internet of things devices and other data-centric devices.Netflix forecast disappoints as streaming competition looms4/16/2019 9:59:31 PM Netflix Inc gave a weak forecast on Tuesday that unnerved investors just as Walt Disney Co and others prepare to escalate Hollywood's streaming video wars, although the company's quarterly results beat Wall Street targets.Russian lawmakers approve new Internet law4/16/2019 8:58:00 AM Russia's lower house of parliament approved on Tuesday the third reading of a draft law that aims to increase Moscow's sovereignty over its Internet segment and defend against foreign meddling, Interfax agency reported.India's Wipro investigating potential breach of some employee accounts4/16/2019 7:27:41 AM Indian IT services firm Wipro Ltd said on Tuesday some of its employee accounts may have been hacked due to an advanced phishing campaign and that the company had launched an investigation to contain any potential impact.Ecuador says hacking attempts doubled after it ended Assange asylum4/15/2019 8:14:31 PM Hacking attempts on Ecuadorean government institutions have doubled since the country revoked WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's asylum at its London embassy last week, an official said on Monday.Russia blocks news site for anti-Putin graffiti under new law4/15/2019 3:11:05 PM Russian authorities blocked a regional news website over the weekend over a report about graffiti insulting Vladimir Putin, its chief editor said, under a new ban on insulting officials online.EU approves tougher EU copyright rules in blow to Google, Facebook4/15/2019 11:03:34 AM Google will have to pay publishers for news snippets and Facebook filter out protected content under new copyright rules aimed at ensuring fair compensation for the European Union's $1 trillion creative industries.Worried a recession is coming, U.S. online lenders reduce risk4/15/2019 5:06:48 AM U.S. online lenders such as LendingClub Corp, Kabbage Inc and Avant LLC are scrutinizing loan quality, securing long-term financing and cutting costs, as executives prepare for what they fear could be the sector's first economic downturn.Some HBO GO users face issues ahead of GoT final season: downdetector.com4/15/2019 1:16:34 AM Some HBO GO users were facing issues with the streaming service late on Sunday, according to outages monitoring website Downdetector.com, as the first episode of the much-anticipated final season of Game of Thrones was scheduled to air.Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp working again after outages4/14/2019 10:43:12 PM Facebook Inc said it restored services on Sunday after some users could not access its social networking site, photo-sharing network Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp.