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Facebook takes down Trump ads over ‘organized hate’ policy

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it took down posts and ads run by the re-election campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump for violating its policy against organized hate.

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Semiconductor manufacturers reach deal to supply U.S. defense chips

Globalfoundries and SkyWater Technology have reached a deal to supply semiconductor chips to the U.S. defense industry and work on new technology, the companies said on Thursday, as the industry moves toward more U.S. manufacturing.

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Facebook takes down certain posts, ads from Trump re-election campaign

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it took down certain posts and advertisements from U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence related to their re-election campaign, due to violation of the social network’s policy against organized hate.

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Robinhood trading app back online after major outage

Robinhood Markets Inc, the fintech startup credited with helping popularize trading with millennials, said on Thursday it resolved an issue that had caused a “major outage” on its platform earlier in the day.

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UK ditches homegrown COVID-19 tracing app to use Google-Apple model

Britain will switch to the Apple and Google model for its COVID-19 test-and-trace app, ditching an attempt to develop an app by itself after the homegrown system did not work well enough on Apple’s iPhone, the government said on Thursday.

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Robinhood trading app experiences outage, back online

Robinhood Markets Inc, the fintech startup credited with helping popularize trading with millennials, said on Thursday it experienced a major trading outage and that while its systems were back online, it was still working to resolve the problem.

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Robinhood trading app experiences trading outage

Robinhood Markets Inc, the fintech startup credited with helping popularize trading with millennials, said on Thursday it was experiencing a “major outage” in equities and options trading, as well as “degraded performance” in cryptocurrency trading.

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France’s top court rejects core of law targeting online hate speech

France’s top court rejected most of a draft law that would have compelled social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter to remove any hateful content within 24 hours, it said on Thursday.

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U.S. House panel hears from Facebook, Google, Twitter on election security

Top officials from Facebook Inc , Alphabet Inc’s Google and Twitter Inc appeared remotely before U.S. lawmakers on Thursday at a virtual hearing on foreign influence and election security.

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No date for release of test-and-trace app in UK, minister says

Britain’s health minister declined on Thursday to set a date for when a smartphone app to help trace people who have been in contact with a person infected with the new coronavirus would be rolled out.

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Robinhood says experiencing major trading outage

Robinhood Markets Inc, the fintech startup credited with helping popularize trading with millennials, said on Thursday it was experiencing a “major outage” in equities and options trading, as well as “degraded performance” in cryptocurrency trading.

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Facebook sues individuals for offering to extract data, gather likes

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it filed lawsuits against individuals in Europe and the United States for abusing its platforms to offer automated tools for scraping users’ personal data and gathering likes.

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Amazon and Valentino file joint lawsuit over shoe counterfeiting

Italian luxury brand Valentino and Internet giant Amazon have filed a joint lawsuit against New York-based Kaitlyn Pan Group for allegedly counterfeiting Valentino shoes and offering them for sale online.

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Facebook sues individuals for unauthorized use of automation tools

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it filed lawsuits against individuals in Europe and the United States for abusing its platforms by using unauthorized automation software.

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Amazon, Valentino file joint lawsuit over shoes counterfeiting

Italian luxury brand Valentino and Internet giant Amazon have filed a joint lawsuit against New York-based Kaitlyn Pan Group for allegedly counterfeiting Valentino’s shoes and offering them for sale online.

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UK ditches COVID-19 app model to use Google-Apple system

Britain on Thursday said it would switch to Apple and Google technology for its test-and-trace app, ditching its current system in a U-turn for the troubled programme.

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Russia lifts ban on Telegram messaging app after failing to block it

Russia on Thursday lifted a ban on the Telegram messaging app that had failed to stop the widely-used programme operating despite being in force for more than two years.

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DC superheroes coming to your headphones as Spotify signs podcast deal

Podcasts featuring Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman will soon stream on Spotify as the Swedish music streaming company has signed a deal with AT&T Inc’s Warner Bros and DC Entertainment.

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UK ditches COVID-19 app model to use Google-Apple system, BBC says

The British government will switch to Apple and Google technology for its test-and-trace app, ditching its current system in a U-turn for the troubled programme, the BBC reported on Thursday.

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Shunning international tax talks could trigger trade war: OECD

Failure to work towards an international deal on taxing big digital companies could trigger a dangerous trade war, the OECD said on Thursday, urging countries to remain engaged in talks after Washington announced it was pulling out of them for now.

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Germany wants to rescue talks with U.S. on digital services tax

Germany wants to rescue talks with the United States on how to tax big digital firms such as Google , Amazon and Facebook , the finance ministry said on Thursday after Washington pulled out of the negotiations.

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UK to use Google-Apple model for tracing app in U-turn: BBC

The British government will abandon the centralised model of its coronavirus test-and-trace app and switch to one based on technology provided by Apple and Google, the BBC reported on Thursday.

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Reliance says Saudi’s PIF to invest $1.49 billion in Jio

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) will buy a 2.32% stake in Reliance Industries’ digital unit Jio Platforms for 113.67 billion rupees ($1.49 billion), the Indian conglomerate said on Thursday.

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Thai central bank to develop payment system prototype for business using digital currency

Thailand’s central bank unveiled on Thursday plans to build a prototype of a payment system for businesses using central bank digital currency (CBDC), or traditional money but in digital form being developed by monetary authorities around the world.

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Italy wants a global agreement on digital tax by end of 2020: Economy Minister

Economy Minister Roberto Gualtieri said on Thursday Italy was still committed to a shared global deal on a tax on digital services, after the United States decided to quit global talks on how to tax sector giants.