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China sets up online games review panel, raises approval resumption hopes12/10/2018 5:46:32 AM Chinese regulators have set up an online video games ethics committee that has already reviewed 20 titles, state media said, raising hopes the government was preparing to resume an approval process that has been frozen for most of this year.Jordan to rethink controversial cybercrimes law12/9/2018 3:23:31 PM Jordan is to withdraw proposed amendments to a cybercrimes bill submitted to parliament that rights activists say would stifle freedom of expression, the government spokesman said on Sunday.Chinese police shut down 1,100 social media accounts: Xinhua12/8/2018 2:47:13 PM Chinese police said on Saturday that it has closed 1,100 social media accounts, along with 31 websites, this year for unlawful activities such as trolling or blackmailing, the official Xinhua news agency reported.Facebook to buy back additional $9 billion of shares12/7/2018 10:56:15 PM Facebook Inc will buy back an additional $9 billion of its shares, as it looks to pacify investors following a slump in its stock.Exclusive: Amazon targets airports for checkout-free store expansion12/7/2018 10:28:23 PM Amazon.com Inc is looking at bringing its futuristic checkout-free store format to airports in an effort to win business from hungry, time-pressed travelers, according to public records and a person familiar with the strategy.FCC to probe whether major carriers gave false coverage information12/7/2018 10:12:06 PM The Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it was investigating whether major wireless service providers submitted false information about their coverage areas.Exclusive: Chat-service firm Slack taps Goldman Sachs to lead IPO - sources12/7/2018 10:07:16 PM Slack Technologies Inc, a provider of chat and direct messaging services for businesses, has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc to lead its initial public offering (IPO) next year as an underwriter, people familiar with the matter said.U.S. to reveal charges against Chinese hackers: sources12/7/2018 8:44:11 PM Federal prosecutors are expected to unveil criminal charges as soon as next week against hackers linked to Chinese intelligence for allegedly stealing data from U.S. companies, according to people familiar with the matter.EU governments agree to tougher stance on e-evidence12/7/2018 6:15:32 PM EU governments agreed on Friday to toughen up draft rules allowing law enforcement authorities to get electronic evidence directly from tech companies such as Facebook and Google stored in the cloud in another European country.German 5G auction at risk if government demands roaming: FAZ12/7/2018 4:13:11 PM A German regulator has said the government's auction of fifth-generation (5G) mobile licenses could be delayed if operators had to offer roaming in rural areas, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reported on Thursday.As bitcoin trading shifts shape, big money stays away12/7/2018 3:10:32 PM Bitcoin's value has plunged by three-quarters this year, sending the original and biggest cryptocurrency back to levels not seen before its bubble. And price isn't the only aspect of trading that has changed.India government meets with WhatsApp over tracing of fake news: source12/7/2018 6:25:00 AM Indian tech ministry officials met with senior WhatsApp executives this week to ask the Facebook Inc unit to start tracing the origins of misinformation spread through its messaging platform, a senior government official said on Friday.Huawei agrees to meet UK 5G security demands: FT12/7/2018 5:16:11 AM China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has agreed to demands by UK security officials to address risks found in its equipment and software in a bid to avoid being shut out from future 5G telecoms networks, the Financial Times reported on Friday.White House huddles with tech executives on future of jobs12/7/2018 5:13:21 AM The Trump administration, which has had strained relations with technology companies, met on Thursday with top tech executives to discuss ways to "ensure American dominance" of innovation and the future of high tech jobs.Top U.S. general urges Google to work with military12/7/2018 4:30:45 AM The top U.S. general said on Thursday that it was "inexplicable" that technology giants like Alphabet Inc's Google did not want to work with the Pentagon even as they seek out business with China, where companies have less freedom than in the United States.Birchbox eyes 'casual beauty customers' with Walgreens launch12/7/2018 12:45:03 AM Online cosmetics retailer Birchbox made its debut inside several Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc stores across the United States on Thursday, one of many e-commerce companies expanding its physical presence to better connect with shoppers and drive sales.Ride-hail firm Lyft races to leave Uber behind in IPO chase12/6/2018 11:07:38 PM Ride-hailing company Lyft Inc beat bigger rival Uber Technologies Inc in filing for an initial public offering (IPO) on Thursday, defying the recent market jitters and taking the lead on a string of billion-dollar-plus tech companies expected to join Wall Street next year.Walmart acquires Art.com to boost online home decor business12/6/2018 10:25:21 PM Walmart Inc on Thursday said it has acquired online retailer Art.com for an undisclosed amount to boost its home decor business and expand its online offering, as part of the retailer's efforts to attract more millennials.Exclusive: Clues in Marriott hack implicate China - sources12/6/2018 4:56:35 PM Hackers behind a massive breach at hotel group Marriott International Inc left clues suggesting they were working for a Chinese government intelligence gathering operation, according to sources familiar with the matter.Facebook to check Indian political ads in build-up to vote12/6/2018 4:25:54 PM Indian advertisers wanting to run political ads on Facebook will have to confirm their identity and location to help prevent abuse of the system in the build-up to national elections, the company said on Thursday.