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Google ‘private browsing’ mode not really private, Texas lawsuit says

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – The Google search engine collects data on users who think they can be anonymous if they use a “private browsing” mode, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton claimed on Thursday, filing an amended privacy lawsuit against the Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) unit. Texas, Indiana, Washington State and the District of Columbia filed …

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EXCLUSIVE Malaysia’s biggest telcos seek majority stake in 5G agency – document

People use their mobile phones at a university in Semenyih, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia November 3, 2017. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Four telcos seek at least 51% of 5G agency DNB – letter to govt Telcos say majority shareholding ‘most viable’ for agreement Telcos want review …

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Samsung leader Lee excused from trial hearing as Biden to tour S.Korea chip plant

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman, Jay Y. Lee, leaves the Seoul high court in Seoul, South Korea, October 25, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, May 20 (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee has been excused from attending an accounting fraud trial hearing on Friday, a …

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EXCLUSIVE TikTok plans big push into gaming, tests in Vietnam -sources

TikTok app is seen on a smartphone in this illustration taken, July 13, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG/HANOI, May 19 (Reuters) – TikTok has been tested so users can play games on its video-sharing app in Vietnam, part of plans for a major push into …

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Canada to ban Huawei/ZTE 5G equipment, joining Five Eyes allies

OTTAWA, May 19 (Reuters) – Canada on Thursday said it plans to ban the use of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd (HWT.UL) and ZTE Corp (000063.SZ) 5G gear to protect national security, joining the rest of the so -called Five Eyes intelligence-sharing network. “We intend to exclude Huawei and ZTE from our 5G networks,” Industry …

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Microsoft seeks to dodge EU cloud computing probe with changes

BRUSSELS, May 18 (Reuters) – Microsoft (MSFT.O) will revise its licensing deals and make it easier for cloud service providers to compete, its president Brad Smith said on Wednesday, as the US software giant sought to dodge a lengthy EU antitrust probe into its cloud computing business. Microsoft was fined 1.6 billion euros ($1.7 billion) …

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Performing artists push for copyright protection from AI deepfakes

AI is common in entertainment, audio Performers fear losing work and rights to tech Calls for new legal protections over performances TBILISI, May 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When a friend messaged voice actor Bev Standing to ask whether she was the voice of TikTok’s text-to-speech feature, the Canadian performer’s surprise soon turned into irritation. …

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Self-driving startup Wayve taps Microsoft for ‘supercomputer muscle’

General view of Microsoft Corporation headquarters at Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris, France, April 18, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Platiau Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) – British startup Wayve said on Wednesday it will use supercomputer infrastructure designed for the firm by its investor Microsoft (MSFT.O) to process vast amounts of …

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Musk shelves $44-billion Twitter deal ‘temporarily’, shares slump

May 13 (Reuters) – Elon Musk put his $44-billion deal for Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) “temporarily on hold” on Friday while he awaits data on the proportion of its fake, sending the shares in the social accounts media platform plunging . Twitter shares fell 17.7% to $37.10 in premarket trading, their lowest level since Musk disclosed …

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Musk’s delay in disclosing Twitter stake triggers SEC probe – WSJ

Elon Musk’s Twitter profile is seen on a smartphone placed on printed Twitter logos in this picture illustration taken April 28, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 11 (Reuters) – US regulators are investigating Elon Musk’s delayed disclosure of his sizable stake in Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) last month, …

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