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France: We can’t allow Facebook’s Libra in Europe

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PARIS (Reuters) – Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency cannot be allowed to operate in Europe while concerns persist about sovereignty, systemic financial risks and the risk of abuses by a dominant market player, France’s finance minister said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen on representations of virtual currency in front of the Libra logo Read More

Apple’s new iPhones shift smartphone camera battleground to AI

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(Reuters) – When Apple Inc introduced its triple-camera iPhone this week, marketing chief Phil Schiller waxed on about the device’s ability to create the perfect photograph by weaving it together with eight separate exposures captured before the main shot, a feat of “computational photography mad science.” FILE PHOTO: CEO Tim Cook presents the new iPhone Read More

Google to pay $1 billion in France to settle fiscal fraud probe

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PARIS (Reuters) – Google agreed to pay close to 1 billion euros ($1.10 billion) to French authorities to settle a fiscal fraud probe that began four years ago in a deal that may create a legal precedent for other large tech companies present in the country. FILE PHOTO: Visitors pass by the logo of Google Read More

Three U.S. senators urge Amazon’s Bezos to check driver abuse

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FILE PHOTO: Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and Blue Origin speaks during the JFK Space Summit, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., June 19, 2019. REUTERS/Katherine Taylor WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three U.S. senators on Thursday said Amazon.com Inc should stop working with delivery Read More

YouTube advertises big brands alongside fake cancer cure videos

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Media playback is unsupported on your device YouTube’s algorithm promotes fake cancer cures in a number of languages and the site runs adverts for major brands and universities next to misleading videos, a BBC investigation has found. Searching YouTube across 10 languages, the BBC found more than 80 videos containing health misinformation – mainly bogus Read More

‘Ban kids from loot box gambling in games’

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In-game spending should be regulated by gambling laws and so-called loot boxes banned entirely for children, MPs say. The industry’s UK trade body responded it would “review these recommendations with utmost seriousness”. But the committee of MPs had accused some of those who had given evidence of a “lack of honesty and transparency”. Free video Read More

Huawei chief offers to share 5G know-how for a fee

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Huawei’s chief executive has proposed selling its current 5G know-how to a Western firm as a way to address security concerns voiced by the US and others about its business. Ren Zhengfei said the buyer would be free to “change the software code”. That would allow any flaws or supposed backdoors to be addressed without Read More

Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro and ‘always-on’ Watch unveiled

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Apple has unveiled its iPhone 11 range of handsets, which feature more cameras than before and a processor that has been updated to be faster while consuming less power. The company said the two Pro models would last between four to five hours longer than their XS predecessors. Read More