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U.S. FTC chief says regulator is prepared to break up big tech firms: Bloomberg

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joseph Simons testifies at Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the proposed budgets for the FCC and the FTC on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 7, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is prepared to break up major technology companies if necessary by Read More

U.S. senators ask Amazon CEO if ‘Amazon’s Choice’ deceives consumers

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FILE PHOTO: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos discusses his company’s new Fire smartphone at a news conference in Seattle, Washington June 18, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Redmond WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. senators asked Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos on Monday how the “Amazon’s Choice” badge on certain products is determined and whether the mark deceives consumers Read More

API: Improved endangered species rules will ensure habitat conservation, species protection

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8/12/2019 WASHINGTON – API welcomed the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) action to clarify and improve the implementation of the Endangered Species Act through the reduction of duplicative and unnecessary regulations that ultimately bog down conservation efforts. The streamlining of these regulations will ensure that public-private projects can further promote the conservation of habitat and Read More

Fortnite streamer ‘disgusted’ as his Twitch channel used to promote RUSSIAN PORN

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Livestream legend Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, world famous for his Fortnite streams on Twitch, claims that the Amazon-owned company was using his former channel to promote porn streams after he left the service. Since August 1, Blevins’ old Twitch channel did not display any of his archived videos but instead displayed a 404 error page and Read More

Seizing the memes of production: Instagram seeks a ‘unicorn’ expert to connect with the kids

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Fresh from banning more than 142 meme accounts, Instagram is now looking for a meme expert to help the platform connect with the youth. How do you do, fellow kids? Instagram booted the meme accounts from its platform last month, allegedly for violating its terms of service. The accounts had tens of millions of followers Read More

US carrier drills in disputed South China Sea as Beijing closes waters for own exercises (PHOTOS)

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USS Ronald Reagan has conducted demonstrative flight operations training to promote ‘peace through strength’ in the South China Sea, next to disputed strategic atolls where China has been holding its own military drills. To showcase the strike group’s capabilities, the US Navy has airlifted a small group of Philippine officers to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Read More

U.S. appeals court voids Google ‘cookie’ privacy settlement that paid users nothing

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(Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down Google’s class-action settlement meant to resolve claims it invaded the privacy of millions of computer users by installing “cookies” in their browsers, but paying those users nothing for their troubles. FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen in front of Google logo in this illustration Read More

Vivendi in talks to sell 10% of Universal Music Group to Tencent

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Universal Music Group (UMG) is seen at a building in Zurich, Switzerland July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo – RC1EE289B960 PARIS (Reuters) – Vivendi (VIV.PA) is in talks to sell a 10% stake in its prized and lucrative Universal Music Group (UMG) to Chinese tech group Tencent (0700.HK), the French Read More

Google to allow rival search engines to compete on Android – at a price

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BRUSSELS/BENGALURU (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google will allow rivals to compete to be the default search engines on new Android devices in Europe, but they will have to pay for the privilege. FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Android mascot, Bugdroid, seen in front of a Google logo in this illustration taken July 9, 2017. Read More