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Yet to show its teeth, landmark EU privacy law already a global standard5/22/2019 1:09:34 PM A landmark European privacy law is making waves worldwide a year after it came into force, fundamentally changing the way data are handled as Facebook, Apple and Google face increasingly frequent complaints.U.S. judge hammers Qualcomm in antitrust case, shares sink 13%5/22/2019 1:03:21 PM Qualcomm Inc used unlawful, anticompetitive practices to license patents for modems used in mobile phones, a judge has ruled in a case brought by the U.S. trade regulator, ordering it to renegotiate major deals and change how it does business.UK chip designer ARM complying with new U.S. rules on Huawei5/22/2019 1:02:39 PM British-based chip designer ARM said on Wednesday it was complying with a move by the United States to block China's Huawei from accessing U.S. technology.Huawei confident it can resolve ARM suspension5/22/2019 1:00:01 PM Huawei said it was confident it could resolve the situation that has seen its chip design partner ARM suspend collaboration after the United States said it could block the Chinese company's access to U.S. technology.After Huawei, U.S. could blacklist Chinese surveillance tech firm: media5/22/2019 12:59:01 PM The U.S. administration is considering Huawei-like sanctions on Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision, media reports show, deepening worries that trade friction between the world's top two economies could be further inflamed.Exclusive: Tencent and Riot Games developing mobile version of League of Legends -sources5/22/2019 12:58:18 PM China's Tencent Holdings Ltd is working with its U.S. unit Riot Games to develop a mobile version of "League of Legends", the world's most popular desktop-based game, three sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.Citing Reuters report, health groups push tech firms to police tobacco marketing5/22/2019 12:53:38 PM More than 100 public health and anti-tobacco organizations are calling on Facebook Inc, Instagram, Twitter and Snap Inc to take "swift action" to curb advertising of tobacco products on their platforms.Apple more upfront with iPhone users on battery health: UK watchdog5/22/2019 12:42:23 PM Britain's competition watchdog said on Wednesday that Apple Inc has committed to be "clearer and more upfront" with iPhone users about battery health and performance, after the regulator looked into consumer concerns on the matter.Exclusive: Behind Grindr's doomed hookup in China, a data misstep and scramble to make up5/22/2019 11:59:32 AM Early last year, Grindr LLC's Chinese owner gave some Beijing-based engineers access to personal information of millions of Americans such as private messages and HIV status, according to eight former employees, prompting U.S. officials to ask it to sell the dating app for the gay community.Vodafone drops Huawei handset from 5G launch pre-orders5/22/2019 11:50:31 AM Vodafone UK said on Wednesday it had dropped a Huawei 5G smartphone from pre-orders for its new service starting in July, because of uncertainty about long-term support and services for the device.Nepal says bans WeChat Pay, Alipay5/22/2019 11:32:41 AM Nepal has banned popular Chinese digital payment apps WeChat Pay and AliPay saying payments from the unregistered systems were illegal and resulting in a loss of income to the Himalayan nation, a spokesman for the central bank said on Wednesday.Huawei unwanted: Asian shops shun phone trade-ins on Google suspension worries5/22/2019 11:18:53 AM Mobile phone retailers in some Asian countries are refusing to accept Huawei devices for trade-ins, as more consumers look to offload their device on worries Google suspending business with the Chinese firm will disrupt services.China gives more chip design firms a tax break amid trade tensions5/22/2019 10:45:23 AM China is making preferential tax treatment available to more chip design and software firms, in an effort to support domestic industries amid escalating trade tensions with the United States.British mobile operator EE to start 5G services, will not offer Huawei5/22/2019 10:17:04 AM Britain's biggest mobile operator EE aims to launch the country's first 5G service next week, but it will not offer Huawei handsets until the Chinese company's future becomes clear following its row with the United States.UK chip designer ARM to suspend business with Huawei: BBC5/22/2019 10:16:28 AM Major British-based chip designer ARM is suspending business with China's Huawei to comply with U.S. regulations, the BBC reported on Wednesday, citing internal company documents.Payments tech firm Nuvei to buy Britain's SafeCharge for $889 million5/22/2019 10:01:14 AM U.S. payments technology firm Nuvei Corp said it would buy SafeCharge International Group Ltd in an all-cash deal valued at $889 million to expand in the fast-growing electronic payments industry.UK's biggest mobile operator pauses use of Huawei 5G handsets5/22/2019 9:41:09 AM Britain's biggest mobile operator EE said on Wednesday it would not offer Huawei handsets as part of its 5G services launch, pausing the use of devices from the Chinese company until its future becomes more clear.Wirecard teams up with India to issue tax ID cards5/22/2019 8:18:39 AM German payments company Wirecard said on Wednesday it would work with India to simplify the process of issuing tax identity cards required to open bank accounts, transfer money or complete business transactions.China says opposes U.S. trying to smear Chinese firms5/22/2019 7:19:55 AM China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that China opposes the United States smearing Chinese companies, after media reports that the U.S. administration is considering Huawei-like sanctions on Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision.Sony sees smartphone business as indispensable, says CEO5/22/2019 7:18:42 AM Sony Corp sees the smartphone business as indispensable to its brand portfolio, its CEO said, bucking calls from some investors that the Japanese electronics firm should scrap the money-losing business.