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Facebook to crack down on extremism by training AI with police videos

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New York attorney general announces Facebook anti-trust probe Letitia James says she is leading a bipartisan coalition of attorneys to determine whether Facebook ‘endangered consumer data, reduced the quality of consumers’ choices or increased the price of advertising’; reaction from Rep. Ro Khanna, Democratic congressman from California. Facebook will work with law enforcement agencies to Read More

Microsoft’s Bill Gates regrets Jeffrey Epstein meeting: ‘I wish I hadn’t’

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Microsoft founder Bill Gates says he regrets ever meeting with convicted sex offenderJeffrey Epstein to discuss philanthropy, according to a new report. “I wish I hadn’t met with him,” Gates told Axios on Monday. Epstein arranged at least $7.5 million in donations to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2014, which included $2 million from Gates Read More

Millions of Americans’ medical images and data left ‘unprotected’ online, investigation reveals

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Medical images and health data belonging to millions of Americans — including X-rays and CT scans — are unprotected online and able to be seen by anyone with basic computer expertise, a scathing new report published Tuesday found. According to ProPublica, which worked in partnership with German broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk on the investigation, the records covered Read More

Deutsche Telekom to take on telecom ops from slimmed-down T-Systems

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BONN, Germany (Reuters) – Deutsche Telekom is taking back responsibility for corporate telecoms clients from its restructured T-Systems unit, which will emerge as a slimmed-down operation focused on IT and digital services. FILE PHOTO: Adel Al-Saleh, member of the board of Deutsche Telekom AG and CEO of T-Systems of Germany’s telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom is Read More

Comcast to provide free Xfinity Flex TV device for internet customers

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As federal health officials investigate a mysterious surge of severe breathing illnesses linked to vaping nationally, New York on Tuesday became the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. The vote by the state Public Health and Health Planning Council means the prohibition, which cove The decision by OxyContin makerPurdue Pharma and its Read More

Apple says $14 billion EU tax order ‘defies reality and common sense’

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LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – The European Union’s order to Apple (AAPL.O) to pay 13 billion euros ($14 billion) in back taxes “defies reality and common sense”, the U.S. firm said as the two sides sparred in a case key to the EU’s crackdown on sweetheart deals to multinationals. The iPhone maker is appealing to Europe’s second Read More

NBCUniversal names streaming service ‘Peacock,’ to launch in 2020

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(Reuters) – Comcast Corp’s NBCUniversal will name its upcoming streaming service “Peacock,” offering a broad slate of original content, including “Dr Death” starring Emmy and Golden Globe winner Alec Baldwin, the company said on Tuesday. Peacock, which will also offer classic sitcoms like “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation”, is scheduled to launch in 2020, Read More

U.S. antitrust chiefs face Senate grilling on collaboration, interference

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. antitrust enforcers go before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel on Tuesday at a time when a little- watched series of laws designed to protect consumers from monopolies are being used to investigate Alphabet’s Google and others among the world’s most dynamic companies. FILE PHOTO: The logos of Amazon, Apple, Read More

Top U.S. antitrust regulators admit to infighting on big tech probe

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. antitrust regulators admitted at a congressional hearing on Tuesday that they had wasted time arguing over who would investigate which tech company, as they take on major probes of firms like Alphabet’s Google for allegedly using their market power unfairly. FILE PHOTO: The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Read More

France’s Macron bets on private-sector funding to fuel startup push

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PARIS (Reuters) – France aims to raise 5 billion euros ($5.53 billion) in funds from private-sector investors to give French startup companies a leg up and help the most promising ones grow further, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron attends a meeting in Bonneuil-sur-Marne, France, September 10, 2019. Ludovic Read More