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Ireland launches inquiry into Facebook after reports of data leak

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FILE PHOTO: The Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone in this picture illustration taken December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/Illustration//File Photo DUBLIN (Reuters) -Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) said on Wednesday it had launched an inquiry into Facebook Inc, after a dataset reported to contain personal data relating to......

Judge in Texas lawsuit against Google issues protective order

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FILE PHOTO: The Google Inc. logo is seen outside their headquarters in Mountain View, California August 18, 2004. REUTERS/Clay McLachlan/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The judge hearing the Texas antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc’s Google put limits on what the search giant’s in-house lawyers can see in an order aimed......

Chinese Internet firms pledge to avoid anti-competitive behaviors

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FILE PHOTO: A Baidu sign is seen at the World Internet Conference (WIC) in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, China, October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – A dozen Chinese Internet platform companies pledged to avoid anti-competitive behaviors such as forcing vendors to use their platform exclusively, according to a......

U.S. directs agencies to apply patches to Microsoft servers

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FILE PHOTO: White House Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger gives an update on the Biden administration’s response to the SolarWinds hack during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S. February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top cybersecurity......

China’s graft watchdog rebukes ‘mukbang’ binge-eating, drinking videos

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s corruption watchdog has called on online video-sharing platforms to take action against “mukbang” shows, in which people livestream themselves eating – or drinking – excessively, saying such content encourages food waste. Mukbang videos originated in South Korea and are increasingly popular in China, but they have......

China’s Alibaba hit with record $2.75 billion antitrust fine

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(Reuters) – Chinese regulators said on Saturday they have fined Alibaba Group Holding Ltd a domestic record $2.75 billion for antitrust violations, amid an unprecedented regulatory crackdown on Jack Ma’s company and other technology conglomerates. FILE PHOTO: Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of China’s Alibaba Group, speaks in front......

China regulators fine Alibaba $2.75 billion for anti-monopoly violations

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Alibaba Group is seen at its office in Beijing, China January 5, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo/File Photo SHANGHAI (Reuters) -Chinese regulators have fined Alibaba 18 billion yuan ($2.75 billion) – around 4% of its revenues in 2019 – for violating anti-monopoly rules and abusing its......

Jordan bans media coverage of royal rift, Saudi reaffirms support

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(Adds dropped words in second paragraph) FILE PHOTO: Jordan’s Crown Prince Hamza bin Hussein delivers a speech to Muslim clerics and scholars at the opening ceremony of a religious conference at the Islamic Al al-Bayet University in Amman, Jordan August 21, 2004. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji AMMAN (Reuters) – Jordan banned all......

Leaker says they are offering private details of 500 million Facebook users

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FILE PHOTO: The Facebook logo and binary cyber codes are seen in this illustration taken November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A leaker says they are offering information on more than 500 million Facebook Inc users – including phone numbers and other data – virtually for free. The database......

Twitter says in process of identifying new independent board director

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April 1 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc said on Thursday it was in the process of identifying a new independent director for its board. The company also said board member Jesse Cohn, who is also hedge fund Elliott Management’s head of U.S. equity activism, will be nominated for re-election as a......

ByteDance considers listing Douyin in New York or Hong Kong: sources

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By Yingzhi Yang, Julie Zhu BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) – ByteDance is in talks about a possible offshore listing of its short video app Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, in New York or Hong Kong, two people familiar with the matter said. A man stands near a giant sign of......

Facebook messaging service gets delayed Brazil nod for payments

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FILE PHOTO: A logo of WhatsApp is pictured on a T-shirt worn by a WhatsApp-Reliance Jio representative during a drive by the two companies to educate users, on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s central bank on Tuesday cleared the......

Bitcoin jumps to one-week high above $58,000

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FILE PHOTO: A collection of bitcoin (virtual currency) tokens are displayed in this picture illustration taken Dec. 8, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin jumped to a one-week high on Monday, rising as much as 4.5% to $58,300 and nearing a record high above $61,000 hit earlier this......

Romanian police investigate death threats against prominent Jewish actor

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FILE PHOTO: Romanian actress Maia Morgenstern, who portrays Virgin Mary in Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ”, answers questions during a press conference after the Romanian premiere of the movie in Bucharest April 16, 2004. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Romanian police were investigating on Sunday death threats made......

Baby boomers next to jump into crypto, Galaxy Digital’s Novogratz predicts

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By Anna Irrera, Tom Wilson LONDON, March 25 (Reuters) – Wealthy baby boomers will be the next generation to jump into cryptocurrencies as they become more mainstream, potentially bringing billions of dollars to the rallying sector, said Mike Novogratz, founder of crypto firm Galaxy Digital. “It could be as much......

News Corp to buy Investor’s Business Daily for $275 million

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FILE PHOTO: The News Corporation logo is displayed on the side of a building in midtown Manhattan in New York, U.S., February 27, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp said on Thursday it would acquire Los Angeles-based financial news firm Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) from O’......

Myanmar army to retain internet curbs to ensure rule of law, stability

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FILE PHOTO: Myanmar’s military spokesman General Zaw Min Tun attends a news conference in Naypyitaw, Myanmar February 16, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military rulers have no immediate plans to lift restrictions on the internet because violence in the country is being provoked online, a junta spokesman said on Tuesday.......

BoE governor wants UK bill to make Google tackle online scams: Sunday Times

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FILE PHOTO: The Google name is displayed outside the company’s office in London, Britain, November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey has been lobbying the British government to introduce a legal requirement for internet giants such as Google to take down financial fraud......

Swiss hacker indicted after claiming credit for breaching Nissan, Intel

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(Reuters) – A Swiss computer hacker who has claimed credit for helping steal or distribute proprietary data from Nissan Motor Co, Intel Corp and most recently security camera startup Verkada was indicted on Thursday, U.S. prosecutors announced. FILE PHOTO: A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected......

China regulators held talks with Alibaba, Tencent, ByteDance on ‘deepfake’ technologies

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s cyberspace regulator said on Thursday it and the public security ministry had held talks with Alibaba, Tencent, ByteDance and Kuaishou on potential problems with ‘deepfake’ technologies. Deepfake technology merges, replaces or superimposes content on a video, making it appear to be authentic. Reporting by Yingzhi Yang......

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