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U.S. Congress spars over social media filtering; companies skip hearing4/26/2018 8:26:41 PMWASHINGTON - Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday sparred over the role of social media platforms Facebook, Google and Twitter in filtering content after representatives of the tech companies skipped a hearing.Shares of China internet poker game firms drop on reports of ban4/27/2018 5:44:42 AMHONG KONG - Shares in Chinese companies offering online and mobile poker games have shed up to a fifth of their value over the past week, following reports in local media that the government would ban all poker-related applications from June 1.Facebook slammed by UK lawmakers as CTO promises transparency overhaul4/26/2018 6:22:44 PMLONDON - A top Facebook executive apologized for errors made by the firm and vowed to do more to improve transparency during a four-hour grilling on Thursday from British lawmakers who insisted the company's response to a data scandal had been inadequate.EU strikes deal forcing Netflix, Amazon to fund European content4/26/2018 4:20:58 PMBRUSSELS - EU lawmakers and member states on Thursday struck a preliminary deal that will allow countries to force online streaming services including Netflix and Amazon's video service to help fund European films and TV shows.Uber to update 'bug bounty' policies after 2016 data breach: executive4/26/2018 12:24:02 PMSAN FRANCISCO - Uber on Thursday plans to announce changes to how it rewards cyber researchers who report flaws in its software, a company executive told Reuters, as part of the ride-hailing firm's response to concerns raised about the way it handled a data breach in 2016.EU piles pressure on social media over fake news4/26/2018 1:24:52 PMBRUSSELS - Tech giants such as Facebook and Google must step up efforts to tackle the spread of fake news online in the next few months or potentially face further EU regulation, as concerns mount over election interference.Palma in Spain's Balearic Islands bans almost all Airbnb-style rentals4/26/2018 1:47:56 PMMADRID - Palma de Mallorca, capital of Mediterranean tourist destination the Balearic Islands, voted on Thursday to ban almost all short-term rentals of private homes like those on Airbnb, which locals say have triggered sharp rises in rental prices.Germany probes emails pushing ASMALLWORLD stock, shares plunge4/26/2018 2:28:56 PMZURICH - German financial watchdog BaFin warned investors on Thursday about emails recommending the purchase of shares in Swiss social network operator ASMALLWORLD , saying they may contain misleading information or conceal conflicts of interests.EU moves to regulate tech giants' business practices4/26/2018 9:37:22 AMBRUSSELS - Tech giants including Google, Apple and Amazon will for the first time face rules governing their commercial relations with smaller businesses under a law proposed by the European Union on Thursday.Facebook will not testify at U.S. House hearing on social media4/25/2018 9:05:14 PMWASHINGTON - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it has declined an invitation to testify at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing Thursday on filtering practices by social media companies, a company spokesman said.