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China’s digital currency not seeking ‘full control’ of individuals’ details: central bank official

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – China’s proposed digitized domestic currency is not a bid to gain full control of information belonging to the general FILE PHOTO: A China yuan banknote featuring late Chinese chairman Mao Zedong and a computer keyboard are seen reflected on an image of Chinese flag in this illustration picture taken November 1, 2019. Read More

UK reaches 10% full-fibre milestone

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Just over 10% of British homes now have a full-fibre broadband connection, a study suggests. The figures were compiled by consumer broadband advice site Think Broadband.com, which counts only “live” connections in its estimate. Full-fibre links are among the fastest available, theoretically capable of handling gigabits of data every second. The 10% landmark was passed Read More

Instagram influencer behind ‘bullying’ anonymous account

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A “mummy blogger” has apologised for using a different social-media platform to anonymously make negative comments about fellow Instagram influencers. In a post on Instagram, Clemmie Hooper says she hoped to change opinions on the other platform “from the inside”. “Thousands of comments” about herself, her husband, Simon, also an influencer, and their four children Read More

Apple throws Instagram ‘stalker’ app off store

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Apple has banned an app that let people monitor others’ activity on Instagram. Like Patrol charged a fee to notify users which posts their friends had “liked” and who they had recently followed. The action comes a month after Instagram had tried to force the app to shut down after accusing it of scraping people’s Read More

Amazon’s $1.5 million political gambit backfires in Seattle City Council election

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SEATTLE (Reuters) – Seattle voters, in a rebuke to heavy corporate campaign spending by Amazon.com, have kept progressives firmly in control of their city council, reviving chances for a tax on big businesses that the tech giant helped fend off last year. FILE PHOTO: Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and Blue Origin speaks during the Read More

Dutch court orders Facebook to pull financial fraud adverts

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A Dutch court has ordered Facebook to remove advertisements that misuse the likeness of a local celebrity to promote fraudulent Bitcoin-related investments. FILE PHOTO: A man poses with a magnifier in front of a Facebook logo on display in this illustration taken in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Read More

State attorneys general meet in Colorado to discuss Google antitrust probe

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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 NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – State attorneys general are meeting on Monday in Colorado to discuss their probe into whether Google’s business practices break antitrust law, according to two sources Read More

Apple aims to launch AR Headset in 2022, AR Glasses by 2023: The Information

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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 (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is aiming to launch an augmented-reality headset in 2022 and a sleeker pair of AR glasses by 2023, news website The Information reported on Read More

Venezuelan foreign ministry temporarily loses access to Twitter account

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FILE PHOTO – The Twitter logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s foreign ministry temporarily lost access to its account with social media service Twitter Inc over the weekend, a spokeswoman Read More

Uber’s Latin American stronghold pursued by SoftBank-funded rivals

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Latin America, long a safe haven for Uber, was the biggest weak spot in the money-losing company’s latest financial results, registering just 2% growth, the worst of any region. FILE PHOTO: Uber sign is seen on a car in New York, U.S., April 12, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo The main culprit: Read More