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Walmart favors ‘reasonable controls’ over collection and use of personal data

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Walmart Inc (WMT.N) for the first time on Wednesday revealed the breadth of customer information it collects as it came out in favor of consumers having “reasonable controls” with regard to collection, use and sharing of personal data. FILE PHOTO: Walmart shopping carts are seen on the...
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U.S. judge disqualifies Huawei lawyer from fraud, sanctions case

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(Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Tuesday disqualified James Cole, a Washington lawyer for China’s Huawei, from defending the telecommunications equipment maker against charges of bank fraud and sanctions violations. FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo is pictured at the IFA consumer tech fair in Berlin, Germany, September 5, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal...
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Hong Kong leader warns U.S. law will hurt business confidence, promises economic relief

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday U.S. legislation supporting protesters may damage business confidence in the financial hub, as she announced a fourth round of relief measures to boost the city’s battered economy. FILE PHOTO: Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam is seen before...
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Facebook issues corrective label on user’s post under new Singapore fake news law

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Facebook (FB.O) said on Saturday it had issued a correction notice on a user’s post at the request of the Singapore government, but called for a measured approach to the implementation of a new “fake news” law in the city-state. FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of laptop users are...
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Facebook corrects user’s post under new Singapore fake news law

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FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of laptop users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Facebook (FB.O) said on Saturday it had issued a correction notice on a user’s post at the request of the...
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Singapore tells Facebook to correct user’s post in test of ‘fake news’ laws

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore instructed Facebook on Friday to publish a correction notice on a user’s social media post under a new ‘fake news’ law, raising fresh questions about how the firm will adhere to government requests to regulate content. FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of laptop users are seen next to...
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Facebook must face data breach class action on security, but not damages: judge

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(Reuters) – A federal judge said up to 29 million Facebook Inc (FB.O) users whose personal information was stolen in a September 2018 data breach cannot sue as a group for damages, but can seek better security at the social media company after a series of privacy lapses. FILE PHOTO:...
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Trump says near deal with China, but U.S. also has eye on Hong Kong

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States was in the “final throes” in its attempt to reach a trade deal with China, but that at the same time Washington stands with protesters in Hong Kong, where it wants to see democracy. U.S. President Donald...
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Trump says administration to take ‘good look’ at Hong Kong rights bill

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U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a listening session on youth vaping and the electronic cigarette epidemic inside the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Friday his administration would take a “good luck” at...
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Highlights: Hong Kong paralyzed for fifth day, students guard campuses

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fifth day on Friday, forcing schools to close and blocking some main roads, as university students barricaded campuses and authorities struggled to calm the violence. Protesters sit on the roof of a bridge overlooking the Cross Harbour...
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MetLife sued for gender discrimination by ex-chief administrative officer

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – MetLife Inc (MET.N) was sued for gender discrimination on Wednesday by a female former senior vice president who said she was underpaid, called a “bitch” and told she had to “choose between being pretty and being smart” while working at the insurance company. FILE PHOTO: A...
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Regulators begin probe into Google-Ascension cloud computing deal: WSJ

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FILE PHOTO: A sign is pictured outs a Google office near the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, U.S., May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Dave Paresh/File Photo/File Photo (Reuters) – A U.S. federal regulator has initiated an investigation into a cloud computing deal between Alphabet Inc’s Google and Ascension Health which would...
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McDonald’s workers sue over sexual harassment, ‘toxic’ work culture

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(Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) was sued on Tuesday by workers in Michigan who accused the fast-food chain of allowing pervasive sexual harassment to flourish at its restaurants nationwide. FILE PHOTO: A McDonald’s restaurant is pictured in Encinitas, California September 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake/ The proposed class action lawsuit filed...
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McDonald’s workers sue to address ‘systemic problem’ of sexual harassment

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(Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) workers in Michigan filed a class action lawsuit on Tuesday accusing the fast-food chain of having a “systemic problem” of sexual harassment. FILE PHOTO: A McDonald’s restaurant is pictured in Encinitas, California September 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake/ The proposed class action lawsuit filed in Michigan...
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Airbnb, Chobani among companies to oppose U.S. asylum work permit slowdown

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Airbnb, Chobani, Western Union and a dozen other companies are urging the withdrawal of a Trump administration proposal to slow down the work permit approval process for asylum seekers. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents open the gates to the port of entry so that...
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Apple publishes new technical details on privacy features

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FILE PHOTO: The Apple Inc. logo is seen hanging at the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Wednesday published four new papers outlining technical details of how some of the privacy features in its...
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Facebook executives planned ‘switcharoo’ on data policy change: court filings

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) began cutting off access to user data for app developers from 2012 to squash potential rivals while presenting the move to the general public as a boon for user privacy, according to court documents reviewed by Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Stickers bearing the Facebook...
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After U.S. blacklisting, iFlytek chief says firm will stick to law

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FILE PHOTO: Visitors gather at iFlytek’s booth during Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) at the National Convention in Beijing, China April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese artificial intelligence firm iFlytek will strictly adhere to international laws, including a recent decision by the U.S. government to put the...
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India asks WhatsApp to explain privacy breach

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India, WhatsApp’s biggest market with 400 million users, has asked the Facebook-owned (FB.O) company to explain the nature of a privacy breach on its messaging platform that has affected some users, Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. FILE PHOTO: A man poses with a smartphone in...
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WeWork, former CEO Adam Neumann accused of pregnancy discrimination

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The former chief of staff to ousted WeWork CEO Adam Neumann has accused him and the company of discrimination, saying she was belittled for getting pregnant, forced out of her job in favor of a man making more than twice her salary when she took maternity...

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