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- Tencent's WeChat drops 'sugar daddy' dating website
Fri, 25 May 2018 02:10:05 -0400
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top social media app WeChat has removed "sugar daddy" dating website SeekingArrangement from its platform, after a recent surge in the popularity of the U.S.-founded service attracted scrutiny from state media.
- Tesla settles class action lawsuit over 'dangerous' Autopilot system
Fri, 25 May 2018 11:16:48 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tesla on Thursday reached an agreement to settle a class action lawsuit with buyers of its Model S and Model X cars who alleged that the company's assisted-driving Autopilot system was "essentially unusable and demonstrably dangerous."
- EU privacy law enters into force, activist takes aim
Fri, 25 May 2018 09:31:17 -0400
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - New European privacy regulations went into effect on Friday that will force companies to be more attentive to how they handle customer data.
- Austrian data privacy activist takes aim at 'forced consent'
Fri, 25 May 2018 06:59:51 -0400
VIENNA/LONDON (Reuters) - As Europe's new privacy law took effect on Friday, one activist wasted no time in asserting the additional rights it gives people over the data that companies want to collect about them.
- China to use cornerstones to help Alibaba, Xiaomi list in mainland: sources
Fri, 25 May 2018 05:15:25 -0400
HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - China plans to use cornerstone investors to help its overseas-listed tech giants such as Alibaba and Xiaomi [IPO-XMGP.HK] to sell shares at home, on worries the size of the deals could overwhelm mainland markets, three sources said.
- South Africa investigates $80 million bitcoin scam
Fri, 25 May 2018 09:17:58 -0400
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African authorities are investigating an alleged cryptocurrency scam that defrauded investors of 1 billion rand ($80 million) with promises of huge returns that never materialized, police said on Friday.
- Merkel calls for Germany and China to regear relations for digital era
Fri, 25 May 2018 09:06:34 -0400
SHENZHEN (Reuters) - Berlin and Beijing must revamp their relationship to adapt to digital changes, said Angela Merkel, who has made the issue a top priority of her fourth term as German Chancellor.
- Google tries to ease tensions on eve of new EU privacy law
Thu, 24 May 2018 21:32:06 -0400
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google sought to ease online publisher concerns on Thursday about the effects European data privacy rules going into effect in just a few hours will have on their ad business.
- Kenya moves to regulate fintech-fuelled lending craze
Fri, 25 May 2018 07:42:22 -0400
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya built a reputation as a pioneer of financial inclusion through its early adoption of a mobile money system that enables people to transfer cash and make payments on cellphones without a bank account.
- Apple blocks Steam's plan to extend its video games to iPhones
Thu, 24 May 2018 22:31:54 -0400
(Reuters) - Apple Inc has blocked the plans of the biggest distributor of PC-based video games to extend its reach into iPhones, according to the game distributor, a sign that Apple is serious about protecting its ability to take a cut of digital purchases made inside games on its mobile devices.