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New German rules leave 5G telecoms door open to Huawei

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany has finalised rules for the build-out of 5G mobile networks that, in a snub to the United States, will not exclude China’s Huawei Technologies. FILE PHOTO: A logo of the upcoming mobile standard 5G is pictured at the Hanover trade fair, in Hanover, Germany March 31, 2019. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/File Photo Government Read More

Blizzard Entertainment cuts punishment for gamer in Hong Kong protests row

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SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. games publisher Blizzard Entertainment has reduced the punishment dealt out to a Hong Kong-based Hearthstone esports gamer for his public support of pro-democracy protests after its decision sparked controversy among players and the public. Blizzard Entertainment, a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard which is partly backed by Chinese gaming giant Tencent Holdings, Read More

New Zealand PM Ardern steps up fight against extremist online content

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced more funding and support on Monday to target violent extremist content online, just months after an alleged white supremacist livestreamed a massacre at two mosques in Christchurch. FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern speaks during the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New Read More

WeWork opens new sites at breakneck speed despite cash-burn concerns

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – WeWork has opened almost as many new locations in the last 3-1/2 months as it did in the whole first half of this year, likely accelerating the speed with which the office-sharing company is burning through cash as increasingly hard-nosed investors scrutinize its prospects for going public. FILE PHOTO: The WeWork Read More

Facebook’s digital currency dealt another blow

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Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency must not go ahead until the company proves it is safe and secure, according to a report by the world biggest economies. In a blow to the social media giant, the report by the G7 group of nations warns cryptocurrencies like Libra pose a risk to the global financial system. The draft Read More

Uber and Banco Inter in talks to forge partnership in Brazil: source

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FILE PHOTO: A screen displays the company logo for Uber Technologies Inc. on the day of it’s IPO at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 10, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian lender Banco Inter SA and Uber Technologies Inc are in talks to forge a partnership in Read More

Blizzard bosses reduce gamer’s ban and release prize money

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US gaming publisher Activision Blizzard has reversed its decision to withhold prize money from a player who expressed support for the Hong Kong protests. Professional gamer, Ng Wai “Blitzchung” Chung, said in Mandarin, “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our age,” on a live broadcast after a tournament. He was banned for one year and said Read More

Warren campaign challenges Facebook ad policy with ‘false’ Zuckerberg ad

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(Reuters) – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Democratic presidential campaign this week challenged Facebook’s policy that exempts politicians’ ads from fact-checking, by running ads on the social media platform containing the false claim that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg endorsed President Donald Trump’s re-election bid. FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) gestures Read More

Army brings AI to electronic warfare

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Army electronic warfare photo illustration. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo illustration by Justin Rakowski) Surrounded by enemy fire, trapped in a valley between mountains and unable to use certain sensors, drones, fire-control and radar applications, a forward-positioned Army infantry unit suddenly finds itself with no radio, sensors, electronics… or GPS. Their communications are jammed, disabled Read More

Facebook’s Libra currency abandoned by major financial companies

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(Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s ambitious efforts to establish a global digital currency called Libra suffered severe setbacks on Friday, as major payment companies including Mastercard and Visa Inc quit the group behind the project. FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen on representations of virtual currency in front of the Libra logo in this illustration Read More