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Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps in response to Cambridge Analytica row9/21/2019 1:08:17 AM Facebook Inc said on Friday it has suspended tens of thousands of apps on the social networking platform, as part of the company's ongoing app developer investigation it began in March 2018 in response to the Cambridge Analytica row.
Few U.S. lawmakers hit 'like' button after Facebook CEO visits Capitol Hill9/20/2019 9:21:53 PM Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrapped up three days of discussions with Washington movers and shakers on Friday, with few if any indications he had won new "friends" to help the top social media company deal with multiple probes by Congress, state attorneys general and federal regulators.
CME to start offering options on bitcoin futures early next year9/20/2019 5:32:09 PM CME Group, the world's largest futures exchange operator, said on Friday it plans to launch options on its bitcoin futures contracts in the first quarter of 2020, giving traders another way to hedge their risk in the cryptocurrency.
Netflix chief says 'The Crown' will look a bargain after streaming explosion9/20/2019 5:24:50 PM Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings said on Friday the entrance of Apple, Disney and NBC to the global streaming market will push content costs to levels that make its epic drama about the British Royal family "look like a bargain".
No crowds as Apple's iPhone 11 hits stores in China9/20/2019 4:05:01 PM Apple's latest iPhone 11 range hit stores in China on Friday, with short queues of die-hard fans contrasting with the hundreds who camped out ahead of some previous launches.
Undeterred, Facebook to press on with Libra launch next year: executive9/20/2019 2:54:09 PM Facebook still aims to launch its Libra digital currency next year, its executive overseeing the project told Swiss newspaper NZZ, as the company presses ahead despite authorities around the world pouring cold water on the plans.
Once hacked, twice shy: How auto supplier Harman learned to fight cyber carjackers9/20/2019 2:03:38 PM When researchers remotely hacked a Jeep Cherokee in 2015, slowing it to a crawl in the middle of a U.S. highway, the portal the hackers used was an infotainment system made by supplier Harman International.
Ramp walks, dancing: Indian watchdog clamps down on flight crew TikTok videos9/20/2019 1:03:40 PM India's aviation regulator has told airlines to crack down on the behavior of flight crew after several videos on popular Chinese video app TikTok showed crew members singing and dancing while on duty, a senior official told Reuters.
Comedy Central and Channel 5 shows to join Britbox streaming service: ITV9/20/2019 9:21:06 AM Television boxsets from Viacom-owned Channel 5 as well as British comedies from Comedy Central UK will appear on Britbox, a new British joint venture video streaming service from the BBC and ITV, ITV said on Friday.
Digital sports platform DAZN reaches distribution deal with Comcast9/19/2019 3:23:38 PM Media and communications company Comcast Corp has agreed to a distribution deal with digital global sports provider DAZN Group, further blurring the line between traditional television operators and the streaming services that have disrupted them.
India tells tech firms to protect user privacy, prevent abuse9/19/2019 1:16:24 PM Technology firms must protect user privacy and prevent abuse of their platforms, India's IT minister said on Thursday, speaking as the government draws up a data privacy law and seeks to push companies to store more data locally.
Flipkart, Amazon, others rush to pull vaping devices after India ban9/19/2019 11:37:12 AM Amazon.com, Walmart-owned Flipkart and other e-commerce portals in India scrambled on Thursday to pull listings of vaping products a day after the federal government imposed a nationwide ban on electronic cigarettes.
Facebook unveils new Portal video chat, TV streaming devices9/19/2019 11:07:52 AM Facebook Inc unveiled new models of its Portal video chatting devices on Wednesday, making the company's first foray into TV streaming hardware but offering a limited selection of subscription services.
Huawei's new Mate 30 phones to run on open-source version of Android: source9/19/2019 10:00:57 AM Huawei's [HWT.UL] new Mate 30 smartphone range will run on an open-source version of Google's Android operating system, a source familiar with the matter said ahead of a major launch event in Germany on Thursday.
Facebook CEO Zuckerberg dines with senators in DC9/19/2019 4:06:03 AM Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg met with a half-dozen U.S. senators on Wednesday for dinner as the company seeks to boost its reputation in Washington.
Facebook met UK officials three times before Libra announcement9/19/2019 3:21:40 AM Facebook met British finance ministry, central bank and regulatory officials in the weeks before making public its plans for the Libra digital currency, responses to Reuters freedom of information requests show.
Germany's Scholz: We cannot accept parallel currencies such as Facebook's Libra9/19/2019 3:21:37 AM German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Tuesday policymakers could not accept the emergence of parallel currencies such as Facebook's planned Libra, adding that Berlin would reject any such plans.
Apple spars with EU as $14 billion Irish tax dispute drags on9/19/2019 1:44:21 AM Apple accused the European Commission of misunderstanding its business on day two of the iPhone maker's appeal against a $14 billion tax order, in a dispute that is key to the EU's drive to collect more taxes but which could also run for years.
Comcast gives away Xfinity Flex TV device, pounding shares of Roku9/18/2019 7:48:28 PM Comcast Corp said on Wednesday it will offer internet customers a free streaming media set top box that works with other services, stepping up competition with Roku Inc in the market for a device that organizes multiple subscriptions.
U.S. social media firms say they are removing violent content faster9/18/2019 6:59:03 PM Major U.S. social media firms told a Senate panel Wednesday they are doing more to prevent to remove violent or extremist content from online platforms in the wake of several high-profile incidents, focusing on using more technological tools to act faster.