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British Army’s Twitter and YouTube accounts restored after hack

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Army cadets take part in a parade during the Lord Mayor’s show in London, Britain November 13, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) – The British Army regained control of its Twitter and YouTube accounts on Sunday after they were......

Google to delete location history of visits to abortion clinics

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July 1 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google will delete location data showing when users visit an abortion clinic, the online search giant said on Friday, following concern that a digital trail could inform law enforcement if an individual terminates a pregnancy illegally. As state laws limiting abortions set in......

S&P 500 limps to slightly lower close as quarter-end looms

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U.S. economy contracted in Q1; consumer spending revised lower General Mills rises as sales beat on higher prices Bed Bath & Beyond replaces CEO, shares tumble Dow up 0.27%, S&P down 0.07%, Nasdaq off 0.03% NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 ended a seesaw session slightly down......

Tokyo June heatwave worst since 1875 as power supply creaks under strain

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TOKYO, June 28 (Reuters) – Japan baked under scorching temperatures for a fourth successive day on Tuesday, as the capital’s heat broke nearly 150-year-old records for June and authorities warned power supply remained tight enough to raise the spectre of cuts. The heatwave comes less than two weeks before a......

Google faces antitrust complaint by Danish job-search rival

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BRUSSELS, June 27 (Reuters) – Google faces an antitrust complaint on Monday by Danish online job-search rival Jobindex, whichtold European Union regulators the Alphabet-owned (GOOGL.O) business had allegedly unfairly favoured its own job-search service. The complaint could reinvigorate EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager’s scrutiny of the service, Google for Jobs.......

U.S. tech industry frets about handing data to states prosecuting abortion

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PALO ALTO, Calif., June 24 (Reuters) – The technology industry is bracing for the uncomfortable possibility of having to hand over pregnancy-related data to law enforcement, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to overturn the Roe v. Wade precedent that for decades guaranteed a woman’s......

Amazon has a plan to make Alexa mimic anyone’s voice

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LAS VEGAS, June 22 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) wants to give customers the chance to make Alexa, the company’s voice assistant, sound just like their grandmother — or anyone else. The online retailer is developing a system to let Alexa mimic any voice after hearing less than a minute......

Big Tech bill advocates and critics keep pressure on U.S. lawmakers

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The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google in a combination photo/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) – Supporters of a U.S. bill aimed at reining in Big Tech platforms like Amazon.com (AMZN.O) and Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O) have flooded lawmakers with......

Google’s Russian subsidiary submits bankruptcy declaration, Interfax reports

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June 17 (Reuters) – The Russian subsidiary of Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) Google has submitted a declaration of bankruptcy, Interfax reported on Friday, citing court filings online. The subsidiary announced plans to file for bankruptcy in May after authorities seized its bank account, making it impossible to pay staff and vendors. read......

Regulator calls for Big Tech privacy cases to be handled by EU watchdog

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The logo for Google LLC is seen at the Google Store Chelsea in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., November 17, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, June 17 (Reuters) – Cross-border Big Tech privacy cases should be handled by the EU watchdog rather......

Meta, Google, Twitter vow to fight fake news better as EU gets tougher

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BRUSSELS, June 16 (Reuters) – Meta , Alphabet (GOOGL.O) unit Google, Twitter (TWTR.N) and Microsoft (MSFT.O) agreed on Thursday to take a tougher line against disinformation under an updated EU code of practice that could hit them with hefty fines if they fail to do so. More than 30 signatories......

Qualcomm wins fight against $1 bln EU antitrust fine

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LUXEMBOURG, June 15 (Reuters) – U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm (QCOM.O) on Wednesday won its fight against a 997 million euro ($1.05 billion) fine imposed by EU antitrust regulators four years ago, dealing a major setback to EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager’s crackdown on Big Tech. The European Commission in its 2018......

U.S. bill to rein in Big Tech backed by dozens of small and big companies

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WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) – Dozens of companies and business organizations sent a letter to U.S. Congress members on Monday, urging them to support a bill that would rein in the biggest tech companies such as Amazon.com (AMZN.O) and Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) Google. Last week, Democratic U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and......

Exclusive: Google, Facebook, Twitter to tackle deepfakes or risk EU fines – document

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BRUSSELS, June 13 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc unit Google (GOOGL.O), Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc(TWTR.N) and other tech companies will have to take measures to counter deepfakes and fake accounts on their platforms or risk hefty fines under an updated European Union code of practice, according to an EU document seen......

Google ordered to pay Australian politician over defamatory YouTube videos

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SYDNEY, June 6 (Reuters) – An Australian court on Monday ordered Google to pay a former lawmaker A$715,000 ($515,000), saying its refusal to remove a YouTuber’s “relentless, racist, vilificatory, abusive and defamatory” videos drove him out of politics. The Federal Court found the Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) company intentionally made money......

Elon Musk tells Tesla staff: return to office or leave

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June 1 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk has asked employees to return to the office or leave the company, according to an email sent to employees on Tuesday night and seen by Reuters. “Everyone at Tesla is required to spend a minimum of 40 hours in......

U.S. Supreme Court blocks Texas law restraining social media companies

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May 31 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked a Texas law that bars large social media companies from banning or censoring users based on “viewpoint,” siding with two technology industry groups that have argued that the Republican-backed measure would turn platforms into “havens of the vilest expression......

U.S. bill would bar Google, Apple from hosting apps that accept China’s digital yuan

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WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) – Republican senators want to bar U.S. app stores including Apple and Google from hosting apps that allow payments to be made with China’s digital currency, amid fears the payment system could allow Beijing to spy on Americans. The bill, unveiled Thursday and first reported by......

Britain launches second probe into Google’s ad practices

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May 26 (Reuters) – Britain’s competition regulator on Thursday launched its second probe into the advertising practices of Google, saying the Alphabet-owned (GOOGL.O) search giant could be distorting competition and may have illegally favoured its own services. The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) latest probe follows its investigation into Google......

EXCLUSIVE Russian hackers are linked to new Brexit leak website, Google says

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WASHINGTON/LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) – A new website that published leaked emails from several leading proponents of Britain’s exit from the European Union is tied to Russian hackers, according to a Google cybersecurity official and the former head of UK foreign intelligence. The website – titled “Very English Coop d’Etat”......

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