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Netflix says it will not join Apple TV service3/19/2019 4:21:39 AM Netflix Inc, the world's dominant streaming service, will not make its TV shows and movies available through Apple Inc's upcoming video offering, Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings said on Monday.Facebook plans more fact-checking ahead of European Parliament election3/18/2019 7:04:19 PM Facebook plans to ramp up efforts to fight misinformation ahead of the European Parliament election in May and will partner with German news agency DPA to boost its fact-checking, a senior executive said on Monday.Explainer: Germany, at last, launches 5G spectrum auction3/18/2019 4:18:43 PM Germany begins an auction of spectrum for next-generation 5G mobile networks on Tuesday, the outcome of which will play a decisive role in determining whether Europe's largest economy remains competitive in the digital age.China online lender Dianrong blames government for its woes: memo3/18/2019 10:29:36 AM Dianrong, one of China's biggest peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders which is laying off staff and shutting stores, blamed the government for its troubles saying the absence of clear-cut policies was proving to be a heavy burden.UK's Corbyn says social media platforms must act after New Zealand attack3/17/2019 11:08:44 AM Social media platforms must be able to react more quickly and stop the broadcast of live events, the leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Sunday, after a gunman in New Zealand broadcast a shooting rampage last week.Facebook says it removed 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand mosque attack3/17/2019 5:44:46 AM Facebook Inc said it removed 1.5 million videos globally of the New Zealand mosque attack in the first 24 hours after the attack.New Zealand massacre shows how online users find ways to share violent videos3/16/2019 1:32:38 PM The Friday massacre at two New Zealand mosques, live-streamed to the world, was not the first internet broadcast of a violent crime, but it showed that stopping gory footage from spreading online persists as a major challenge for tech companies despite years of investment.Apple says Spotify wants benefits of a free app without being free3/15/2019 6:16:26 PM Apple Inc on Thursday responded to Spotify Technology SA's complaint with EU antitrust regulators, saying the audio streaming service "wants all the benefits of a free app without being free".Facebook readies AI tech to combat 'revenge porn'3/15/2019 12:04:48 PM Facebook Inc said on Friday it would use artificial intelligence to combat the spread of intimate photos shared without people's permission, sometimes called "revenge porn," on its social networks.Japan court hands Mt. Gox founder 2-1/2 years suspended sentence: Kyodo3/15/2019 4:31:39 AM A Tokyo court on Friday handed the founder of the now-defunct Mt. Gox bitcoin currency exchange a 2-1/2-year suspended sentence for his role in the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of bitcoins and cash, Kyodo news agency reported.Apple touts data privacy in TV ad campaign3/14/2019 9:05:04 PM Apple Inc on Thursday launched a television advertising campaign promoting its stance on data privacy, seeking to differentiate itself from tech industry rivals such as Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc that have become the target of regulatory scrutiny over the issue.Facebook restores services after global outage3/14/2019 7:16:16 PM Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had restored service to its main app and Instagram, after the world's largest social network suffered a major outage that frustrated users across the globe for about 24 hours.Indian police detain 10 teens for playing 'violent' PUBG3/14/2019 5:07:12 PM Police in the western Indian state of Gujarat detained 10 teenagers for breaking a newly announced ban on playing videogame "PUBG," the forerunner of global smash "Fortnite," officials said on Thursday.Russia's parliament backs new fines for insulting the state online3/14/2019 11:03:48 AM Russia's parliament on Wednesday approved new fines for people who insult the authorities online or spread fake news, defying warnings from critics that the move could open the way to direct state censorship of dissent.U.S. prosecutors probing Facebook's data deals: New York Times3/14/2019 5:55:06 AM U.S. federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into data deals Facebook Inc struck with some of the world's largest technology companies, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.Rakuten TV to expand movie streaming to 42 European countries3/13/2019 11:06:30 PM Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten plans to expand its video-on-demand streaming service to 42 European countries, partnering with leading smart TV makers to offer movies in high-definition at the push of a remote-control button.Kayak soothes nervous Boeing flyers with airplane search filter3/13/2019 8:04:42 PM Travel website Kayak is making changes to let customers exclude specific aircraft types from searches, and booking sites are looking to reroute passengers, after an unexplained Boeing jet crash that killed 157 people in Ethiopia.Digital sports network DAZN to start running ads3/13/2019 7:22:48 PM Digital sports network DAZN, which launched in September with the aim of disrupting traditional sports media broadcasting, will start running advertisements some time in 2019, the company said on Wednesday.U.S. House technology panel heads seeks delay in 5G spectrum auction3/13/2019 6:26:40 PM Leaders of a U.S. House of Representatives committee on Wednesday asked the Federal Communications Commission to delay a radio frequency spectrum auction for next-generation 5G wireless communications, which is scheduled for Thursday.In Indonesia, Facebook and Twitter are 'buzzer' battlegrounds as elections loom3/13/2019 4:16:49 AM Almost every day, "Janda", a self-described Indonesian housewife with 2,000 Twitter followers, dispenses lifestyle tips, complains about city life, and praises how the government of President Joko Widodo has improved her life as a young mother.