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Apple’s App Store appeals process would make ‘Kafka blush,’ entrepreneur tells Congress

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers the keynote address during a special event on September 10, 2019 in the Steve Jobs Theater on Apple’s Cupertino, California campus. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Technology executives said that Apple’s App Store platform has......
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Facebook sued in U.S. federal court for alleged anticompetitive conduct

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FILE PHOTO: Facebook logos are seen on a mobile phone in this picture illustration taken December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/Illustration SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Four companies sued Facebook in U.S. federal court on Thursday for alleged anticompetitive conduct, saying the social network inappropriately revoked developer access to its platform in......
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Big Tech worth over $5 trillion with Alphabet joining four comma club

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps for Google Inc., speaks during the Google I/O Annual Developers Conference in San Francisco, California. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Even as regulators bear down on the......
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Alphabet stock hits $1 trillion market cap for first time

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sundar Pichai, Alphabet CEO. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Google parent-company Alphabet has hit $1 trillion in market capitalization, making it the fourth U.S. company to hit the milestone. Apple was the first to hit the market......
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Best tech jobs for 2020

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Group of people working on Apple laptops Luke MacGregor | Bloomberg | Getty Images It’s good to be a techie. Tech jobs in fields from cloud engineering to UX design filled Glassdoor’s annual report on the 50 best jobs in......
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Apple refuses Barr request to unlock Pensacola shooter’s iPhones

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Apple disputed Attorney General William Barr’s assessment that it has failed to provide law enforcement with “substantive assistance” in unlocking the password-protected iPhones used by the shooting suspect at a Navy base in Pensacola, Florida, last month, but still refused......
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Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro to use Microsoft Teams walkie-talkie feature

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here DJ Koh, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics, shakes hands with Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, at a launch event for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 smartphone in New York on August 7, 2019. Drew Angerer | Getty Images Samsung......
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Stocks have less upside this year, according to analysts who know them best

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Company analysts see only modest upside for stocks overall this year, a rare view for the normally bullish crowd. Average price targets of individual companies......
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Facebook’s stock hits record high, signaling recovery after extended historic slump

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FILE PHOTO: The Facebook logo is seen on a screen in this picture illustration taken December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Johanna Geron SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Shares of Facebook (FB.O), which have been doggedly crawling their way back from a historic slump after lapses in users’ privacy sparked fears of lower profits,......
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Gene Munster has a new case for why Apple should be trading 50% higher

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Gene Munster, a former top Wall Street tech analyst turned venture capitalist, says Apple‘s stock has reason to trade 50% higher than its Friday price. “I want to try to quickly define what the right case [on Apple] would be,” Munster......
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Facebook, Tesla and Netflix comebacks show how investors can overreact to headlines and miss out

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, October 23, 2019. Erin Scott | Reuters If you believed last year’s headlines, Facebook would be broken up, Tesla would never turn a profit,......
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Facebook protestors decry policy of allowing lies in political ads

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A small group of protesters gathered outside Facebook’s headquarters in January 2020 to protest the company’s policy of refusing to take down political ads with false information. CNBC | Salvador Rodriguez A small group of protesters gathered outside of Facebook‘s......
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Facebook tweaks ad policy but still allows political lies in U.S. campaign 2020

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc announced limited changes on Thursday to its approach to political ads, including allowing users to turn off certain ad-targeting tools, but defied critics’ demands that it bar politicians from using its ads system to spread lies. Ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November......
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Facebook’s Zuckerberg drops annual challenges to focus on longer-term goals

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(Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday he was dropping his annual challenges this year to take a longer-term focus on the decade ahead. FILE PHOTO: Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington,......
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Ahead of U.S. election, Facebook gives users some control over how they see political ads

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Thursday it was making some changes to its approach to political ads, including allowing users to turn off certain ad-targeting tools, but the updates stop far short of critics’ demands and what rival companies have pledged to do. The world’s biggest social......
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Professor suspended for urging Iran to list American targets

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here A Massachusetts college professor was suspended for posting a Facebook status encouraging Iran to list 52 American cultural sites that it would bomb, according to new reports. Asheen Phansey, the director of sustainability at Babson College in Wellesley,......
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Facebook will let people see fewer political ads ahead of US election

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. Yasin Ozturk | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Facebook will......
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Presidential candidates ramp up social media campaign

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A supporter of the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party holds a national flag during local elections in Taipei. Chris Stowers | AFP | Getty Images Political campaigning in Taiwan has reached fever pitch ahead of Saturday’s presidential and legislative elections,......
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Researchers warn Congress of the urgent threat of deepfakes

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Lawmakers have become increasingly concerned about the potential havoc that manipulative media such as “deepfakes” could wreak on American society. But the steps they’re willing to take to address the issue remain unclear. With the presidential election coming up later......
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Apple’s Jane Horvath defends iPhone encryption on CES panel

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A monorail train displaying Google signage moves past a billboard advertising Apple iPhone security during the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images At last year’s......

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