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    Google Defends Gmail Data Sharing, Gives Few Details on Violations

    Alphabet’s Google gave details about its policies for third-party Gmail add-ons but stopped short of fully addressing questions from US senators about developers who break its email-scanning rules. How user data flows between big technology platforms such as Google and Facebook and their partners has faced scrutiny around the world this year since Facebook revealed it had done little to monitor such […]

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    Amazon’s Use of Merchant Data Under EU Microscope

    European Union regulators are checking whether US online retailer Amazon is using merchants’ data in a way that stifles competition, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Wednesday. The comments by European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager come as the world’s largest online retailer faces calls for more regulatory intervention and even its potential break-up because of its sheer size. Vestager […]

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    Google, Others to Work With Japan to Help Monitor Illegal Fishing

    The Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA) will work together with Google and others to operate a system to monitor poaching at sea, as an increasing number of foreign ships fish illegally in waters around Japan. The move aims to step up efforts to investigate marine poaching, because illegal operations by foreign vessels are believed to […]

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    Manchester United’s new pink kit has divided the internet

    The new hue was chosen to pay tribute to Football Pink, a weekly sports paper formerly published by Manchester Evening News. Founded in 1904, the paper went on to run successfully for more than a century before finally ceasing publication in 2007. Despite the message behind the kit, the internet has been seriously divided. Headlines have described […]

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    Tencent Shuts Poker Platform Amid Widening Gaming Crackdown

    Tencent Holdings will shut a popular Texas Hold’Em poker video game, the Chinese tech giant said to its users on Monday, in a further step to comply with intensifying government scrutiny hitting the country’s gaming industry. Tencent said it would formally begin to shutter ‘Everyday Texas Hold’Em’ from Monday and would closer the game’s server from […]

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    Haredi municipality to make Internet services available

    The Bnei Brak Municipality inaugurated a unique initiative to make municipal and government services accessible to the public, which they called Modai’ir. The need for such a project was born in light of the fact that most of the city’s residents refrain from using the Internet for reasons of religious common sense. “As part of the […]

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    ‘Connected’ India facing cyber threats from nation-state actors: Internet Society

    NEW DELHI: With more and more enterprises in India aiming for digital transformation amid a growing economy, the country faces imminent cyber threats from rogue nation-state actors and a collective approach is the need of the hour, a top official from US-based Internet Society (ISOC) has stressed. Founded in 1992 by people involved with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) — an open […]

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    Netflix CFO David Wells to Quit, Will Choose His Successor

    Netflix Chief Financial Officer David Wells will step down after eight years on the job, during which the streaming service grew into an entertainment giant that spends more on movies and TV shows than the biggest Hollywood studios. Wells, 47, will help choose a successor and stay on until his replacement takes over to make sure […]

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    New Homeland Security Center to Guard Against Cyber-Attacks

    The US Department of Homeland Security is creating a centre aimed at protecting banks, electric companies and other critical infrastructure against cyber-attacks – a threat that now exceeds the danger of a physical attack against the US by a hostile foreign group, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Tuesday. The National Risk Management Center will work to quickly identify […]