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Pressure mounts on Facebook over Mark Zuckerberg’s emails on privacy practices, ongoing FTC investigation

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Facebook’s privacy policies — and how its CEO Mark Zuckerberg allegedly discussed them internally — are under a microscope. Internal emails that reportedly connect Zuckerberg to potentially problematic privacy practices have some people at the tech giant concerned about the implications for an ongoing Federal Trade Commission investigation, sources familiar with the matter told The Wall Read More

Does Amazon really pay no taxes? Here’s the complicated answer

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(Lisa Werner/Getty Images) Democratic presidential candidates have seized on reports thatAmazon.com Inc. paid no 2018 federal taxes as they press for changes in the tax system. A closer look at the internet giant’s tax disclosures over several years paints a more complicated picture: Amazon has paid income taxes somewhere, albeit at a low rate, likely helped by Read More

7 cool gadgets for summer fun

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JBL Endurance Peak Earbuds (JBL) Summer is already in full force, and that means it’s time to head out to the beach, take a long bike ride, or explore the great outdoors. These gadgets offer something special and unique to make your excursions more enjoyable, and most are 100 percent beach ready. 1. JBL Endurance Read More

Google’s AR animals entertain Android users

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Google is rolling out a tool that lets Android users view moving animals which make sounds in augmented reality through their device’s camera. It currently only works with some animals but could be expanded to include objects and brands in future. It was unveiled last month at the firm’s annual event for developers who create Read More

Tech Tent: Facebook’s deepfake dilemma

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In a video on Instagram this week, Mark Zuckerberg confessed to controlling the stolen data of billions of people and said he owed it all to an organisation called Spectre. The video was of course faked, and on this week’s Tech Tent we examine the dilemma it posed for Instagram’s owner Facebook. Stream the latest Read More

Huawei delays launch of folding smartphone

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Huawei has delayed the launch of the Mate X folding handset until September, having originally planned to launch it this summer. The firm said it wanted to conduct extra tests following screen problems reported by early reviewers of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold. Both firms had unveiled the devices in Read More

Exclusive: Mexico blamed Walmart’s size, access to rivals’ data in blocking app deal

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican officials blocked Walmart Inc’s deal to buy delivery app Cornershop because Walmart could not guarantee a level playing field for rival retailers, whose customers use the app to order groceries and other goods, according to an official document and an interview with the top competition regulator this week. FILE PHOTO: Read More

Bumble owner to spend $100 million on dating apps

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(Reuters) – The owner of dating app Bumble said on Friday it would revamp its holding structure and spend $100 million, as it looks to better compete with Match Group’s Tinder. The company has created Magic Lab, a holding company for its brands that include dating apps Badoo, Chappy and Lumen, said Andrey Andreev, founder Read More

Explainer: Why is Huawei seeking $1 billion patent deal with Verizon?

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Huawei is demanding Verizon Communications Inc pay $1 billion to license the rights to patented technology, signaling a potential shift in the embattled Chinese company’s strategy for the U.S. market. FILE PHOTO: A Huawei company logo is seen at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) Asia 2019 in Shanghai, China June 11, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Read More

Tencent launches video streaming in Thailand, eyes SE Asia expansion

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BANGKOK (Reuters) – Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd launched its first overseas video streaming service in Thailand on Friday, as it ramps up its presence outside China. FILE PHOTO: A Tencent sign is seen during the fourth World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, China, December 4, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo Tencent is diversifying Read More