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Twitter will appoint a local representative in Turkey under a contentious social media law that allows authorities to remove content from platforms, a government official said on Friday. Turkey’s new social media regulations entered into force in October after being passed in parliament by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party. They require platforms with more
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India’s antitrust body on Friday told a court that a Reuters report showing Amazon.com gave preferential treatment to a small group of sellers on its India platform corroborated evidence it had received and which had triggered an investigation of the US e-commerce giant. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) announced in January 2020 that it
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An Internet spin on talk radio, the new social network Clubhouse has become a sandbox for people tinkering with ways to win fans and make money with audio. Clubhouse, still invite-only and accessible just through apps on Apple mobile devices, lets users drop into virtual rooms to join hosted conversations on any of a gamut
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Chinese regulators recently summoned 11 domestic technology companies including Alibaba Group, Tencent, and ByteDance for talks on use of ‘deepfake’ technologies on their content platforms, stepping up scrutiny of the sector. China’s cyberspace administrator said in a statement on Thursday that it and the public security ministry met with the companies to talk about “security
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Google’s plan to block a popular Web tracking tool called “cookies” is a source of concern for US Justice Department investigators who have been asking advertising industry executives whether the move by the search giant will hobble its smaller rivals, people familiar with the situation said. Alphabet’s Google a year ago announced it would ban some
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The Florida teenager accused of being behind the hack of celebrity Twitter accounts last year has pleaded guilty in the state’s 13th Judicial Circuit Court in Tampa and agreed to serve three years in juvenile prison. Those whose accounts were hacked included US President Joe Biden, who was then a presidential candidate; former president Barack
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Bitcoin briefly rose above $60,000 (roughly Rs. 43.7 lakhs) for the first time on Saturday, as increasing backing from corporate heavyweights helps the world’s most popular virtual currency continue its record-breaking run. The cryptocurrency hit an all-time high of $60,012 at 1149 GMT, according to the website CoinMarketCap. Bitcoin has been on a meteoric rise
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India’s Enforcement Directorate has recently asked Amazon for information related to its operations in the country, as the agency continues to investigate the US e-commerce giant, a senior agency source told Reuters on Friday. Last month, the source at the country’s federal financial-crime fighting agency said the Directorate will examine the findings in a recent Reuters special
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France Digitale will file a complaint against iPhone maker Apple with data privacy watchdog CNIL on Tuesday over alleged breaches of European Union rules, France’s leading startup lobby said in a statement. In the seven-page complaint seen by Reuters, the lobby, which represents the bulk of France’s digital entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, alleges Apple’s latest
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