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White House draft order directs probes into tech giants: Bloomberg

The White House has drafted an executive order that would push federal antitrust and law enforcement agencies to probe the business practices of social media and other internet companies, according to Bloomberg....

Chinese police arrest 21 over data theft at Alibaba's delivery arm: Xinhua

Chinese police on Friday arrested 21 suspects in connection with the theft of customer information from Alibaba Group Holding's logistics affiliate Cainiao Network, state news agency Xinhua reported....

Google CEO Sundar Pichai denies efforts to tweak search results: Axios

Google's Chief Executive Sundar Pichai denied reports of efforts to politically bias the company's internet search results, Axios reported on Friday citing a memo....

Brazil court orders Twitter to hand over user data related to Bolsonaro attack

A judge on Brazil's top electoral court on Friday ordered Twitter to hand over data of 16 users who celebrated via tweets the near-fatal assassination attempt two weeks ago of far-right, poll-leading presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro....

FCC chairman ramps up defense of net neutrality repeal

With a federal appeals court preparing to consider the Trump administration's reversal of Obama-era U.S. net neutrality regulations, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is ramping up his defense of the decision....

Farfetch tops price range in IPO in boon to luxury market

Farfetch priced its shares above its targeted range on Friday in a New York flotation that values the online luxury retailer at over $5.8 billion and underscores how big a bet web sales have become for high-end brands....

Uber in talks to buy food delivery firm Deliveroo: Bloomberg

Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is in early talks to buy food delivery company Deliveroo, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter....

Google tweaks privacy policy for Indian payment app after rival complaint

Google has tweaked the privacy policy of its Indian digital payments mobile application, days after local rival Paytm complained that the U.S. tech giant's platform allowed disclosure of customer data for advertising and other purposes....

U.S. Justice Department may delay meeting on possible social media bias: source

The Justice Department is considering delaying a meeting with state attorneys general planned for next week to discuss concerns about conservative voices being stifled on social media, according to a person familiar with the discussions....

German supermarket chain REWE steps up e-commerce challenge

Germany's second-largest supermarket chain REWE opened a new logistics center on Friday to serve its fast-growing online groceries business as e-commerce competition hots up in the retail food retail sector....

Google defends Gmail data sharing, gives few details on violations

Alphabet Inc's Google gave details about its policies for third-party Gmail add-ons but stopped short of fully addressing questions from U.S. senators about developers who break its email-scanning rules....

Startup Picnic runs grocery delivery bus in Dutch online shopping boom

Coming to a stop outside yet another front door on Utrecht's narrow streets, 25-year-old Susann Huber gets out of her electric minivan, pulls out a crate of groceries and hands them over to a waiting customer....

A call to the boss: Indonesia contends with aggressive Chinese online lenders

Indonesian authorities have generally opened their arms to fintech companies offering online loans in Southeast Asia's biggest economy, viewing them as a way of getting credit to tens of millions of people often unable to access bank lending....

Facebook to drop on-site support for political campaigns

Facebook Inc said on Thursday that it would no longer dispatch employees to the offices of political campaigns to offer support ahead of elections, as it did with U.S. President Donald Trump in the 2016 race....

Google staff discussed tweaking search results to counter travel ban: WSJ

Google employees brainstormed ways to alter search functions to counter the Trump administration's controversial 2017 travel ban, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing internal emails....

Britain to create 2,000-strong cyber force to tackle Russia threat: Sky News

Britain is significantly increasing its ability to wage war in cyberspace with the creation of a new offensive cyber force of up to 2,000 personnel, Sky News reported on Thursday....

White House pledges to step up cyber offense on hackers

The White House warned foreign hackers on Thursday it will increase offensive measures as part of a new national cyber security strategy....

Britain preparing to set up internet regulator: Buzzfeed

The UK government is working on plans to set up an internet regulator, Buzzfeed News reported on Thursday....

Vodafone to roll out 1,000 5G sites in UK by 2020

Vodafone said it would have 1,000 5G-enabled network sites in Britain by 2020, delivering blisteringly fast speeds and near-instant response times that it demonstrated by making Britain's first holographic mobile call on Thursday....

Japan hit by another cryptocurrency heist, $60 million stolen

Japanese cryptocurrency firm Tech Bureau Corp said about $60 million in digital currencies were stolen from its exchange, highlighting the industry's vulnerability despite recent efforts by authorities to make it more secure....

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