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‘WhatsApp tax’ plan dropped in Lebanon

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Protests raged for a second day in Lebanon despite the government backtracking on plans to tax WhatsApp calls. The government had announced a $0.20 (£0.16) daily charge on voice calls made through WhatsApp and other apps. But it scrapped the plans hours later amid clashes between security forces Read More

House antitrust probe report likely by ‘first part’ of 2020

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee expects to have a final report on its probe of big technology companies and their potential breaches of antitrust law, by the “first part” of next year, the chair of its antitrust panel said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google Read More

U.S. lawmakers urge Apple to restore HKMap app used in Hong Kong — letter

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FILE PHOTO: The HKmap.live App is pictured on a phone screen in this photo illustration, in Hong Kong, China, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bipartisan group of seven U.S. lawmakers including Senators Ted Cruz, Ron Wyden and Marco Rubio and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday urged Apple Inc (AAPL.O) chief executive Read More

Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with Chinese regulators after pulling controversial app

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has met with Chinese regulators after the tech giant pulled a controversial app from its app store earlier this month because it was being used “maliciously” in Hong Kong. China’s State Administration for Market Regulation said in a statement on Thursday that Cook, who has been known to personally involve himself with Read More

Apple’s star-studded ‘The Morning Show’ joins #MeToo conversation

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Apple Inc is jumping into the streaming video wars with a series that explores accusations of sexual misconduct at a fictional morning television news show, a story that tackles issues brought to life over the past two years of the #MeToo movement. “The Morning Show” starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Read More

Wall St Week Ahead-Tech haves and have-nots face third-quarter tests

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Technology companies, which make up the largest swath of the U.S. stock market, are expected to post a nearly 8% drop in third-quarter profits as reports roll in next week from many of the sector’s biggest corporations. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Read More

Apple’s Cook meets China regulator after pulling Hong Kong app

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FILE PHOTO: Xiao Yaqing, chairman of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) attends a news conference on the sidelines of the National People’s Congress (NPC) in Beijing, China March 9, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook met the chief of China’s market regulator in Beijing on Thursday, the Read More

Facebook chief rules out banning political adverts

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Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg has said he does not think it is right for a company to censor politicians or the news in a democracy. He was giving a speech in Washington DC following weeks of criticism over the firm’s decision not to ban political adverts that contain falsehoods. He added he had considered barring Read More

Google Pixel 4 Face Unlock works if eyes are shut

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Google has confirmed the Pixel 4 smartphone’s Face Unlock system can allow access to a person’s device even if they have their eyes closed. One security expert said it was a significant problem that could allow unauthorised access to the device. By comparison, Apple’s Face ID system checks the user is “alert” and looking at Read More

Startup headed by ex-Apple engineer aims to eliminate smartphone buttons

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(Reuters) – Sentons, a startup led by chip industry veterans, on Thursday began marketing technology that aims to do away with gadget buttons and said it is working with two smartphone makers in addition to an existing contract with Asus Computer Inc (2357.TW). Jess Lee, Chief Executive Officer of technology startup Sentons Inc, demonstrates the Read More