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Break up big tech's 'monopoly', smaller rivals tell Congress hearing

17 Jan 2020

BOULDER, Colo. In April 2019, Tile.com, which helps users find lost or misplaced items, suddenly found itself competing with Apple Inc, after years of enjoying a mutually beneficial relationship with the iPhone maker.

'Break up big tech's monopoly': Smaller rivals join growing chorus ahead of Congress hearing

17 Jan 2020

BOULDER, Colo. Jan 17 In April 2019, Tile.com, which helps users find lost or misplaced items, suddenly found itself competing with Apple Inc, after years of enjoying a mutually beneficial relationship with the iPhone maker.

U.S. imposes more sanctions on Iran after missile attacks in Iraq

10 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON The United States imposed more sanctions on Iran on Friday in retaliation for its missile attack on U.S. forces in Iraq this week and vowed to tighten the economic screws if Tehran continued "terrorist" acts or pursued a nuclear bomb. | Video

U.S. lawmakers say Facebook steps to tackle 'deepfake' videos not adequate

08 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON Facebook Inc on Wednesday said it would remove "deepfake" and other manipulated videos from its website to combat the spread of false information ahead of the 2020 presidential race, but lawmakers said those and other changes it has recently announced do not go far enough.

Lawmakers say Facebook's steps to tackle 'deepfake' videos not adequate

08 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON, Jan 8 Facebook Inc on Wednesday laid out a series of changes it has made to combat the spread of false information on its website, such as removing "deepfake" and other manipulated videos, but lawmakers said the changes do not go far enough.

Ivanka Trump faces backlash as keynote speaker at tech conference

07 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON, Jan 7 Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, is facing a backlash for her lack of tech qualifications from industry officials ahead of her speech at a big annual technology industry show in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

'Do Not Sell My Info': U.S. retailers rush to comply with California privacy law

30 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. retailers including Walmart Inc will add "Do Not Sell My Info" links to their websites and signage in stores starting Jan. 1, allowing California shoppers to understand for the first time what personal and other data the retailers collect, sources said. | Video

'Do Not Sell My Info': U.S. retailers rush to comply with California's new privacy law

30 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON, Dec 30 U.S. retailers including Walmart Inc will add "Do Not Sell My Info" links to their websites and signage in stores starting Jan. 1, allowing California shoppers to understand for the first time what personal and other data the retailers collect, sources said.

Battle lines harden over Trump impeachment trial witnesses

23 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON The White House on Sunday signalled comfort with plans by Senate Republicans to avoid new witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, while a top Democrat seized on a newly released email on the withholding of U.S. aid to Ukraine to press his case for testimony. | Video

Latest draft of U.S. federal privacy bill sidesteps key sticking points

19 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON A key U.S. House committee on Wednesday released a draft of a bipartisan consumer privacy bill, which would set nationwide rules for handling of personal information online and draw new safeguards around how companies can collect and use such data.

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