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Google to acknowledge privacy mistakes as U.S. seeks input

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leading internet search engine Google will acknowledge that it has made "mistakes" on privacy issues in testimony an executive of the Alphabet Inc unit will deliver to a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday, according to a document reviewed by Reuters. Read More


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Instagram co-founders resign in latest Facebook executive exit

Rockville, MD (Reuters) - Instagram on Monday said co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have resigned as chief executive officer and chief technical officer of the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook Inc, giving scant explanation for the move. More »


Apple shaves cost from displays in newest iPhones: analyst firm

(Reuters) - Apple Inc shaved some parts from the display in its largest new iPhone, helping keep costs under control in what has become the priciest component of its phones in recent years, according to a new cost analysis of the device. More »


Facebook shares slip after Instagram founders quit

(Reuters) - Shares of Facebook Inc fell more than 2 percent in early trading on Tuesday after the two founders of photo-sharing app Instagram left the social networking giant under unexplained circumstances. More »


Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing its secrets to help Intel

(Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday accused Apple Inc of stealing its chip-making secrets and giving them to rival Intel Corp, paving the way for Apple to switch to Intel's improved semiconductors, which may have cost Qualcomm billions of dollars in lost sales. More »


Spotify, Deezer and others call for stronger EU action against U.S. rivals

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Music streaming services Spotify and Deezer joined European business and industry bodies in calling on EU regulators to take tougher action to curb what they say are the unfair practices of online platforms. More »


Google to allow certain cryptocurrency ads in U.S., Japan

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Tuesday it would allow certain regulated cryptocurrency exchanges to advertise in the United States and Japan, easing an earlier ban on all cryptocurrency ads. More »


No class action for unhappy Uber drivers: U.S. appeals court

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc won a legal victory on Tuesday as a federal appeals court said drivers seeking to be classified as employees rather than independent contractors must arbitrate their claims individually, and not pursue class-action lawsuits. More »


U.S. Justice Dept meeting with state officials focuses on data privacy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Justice Department "listening session" with state attorneys general on Tuesday focused on protecting consumer privacy when big technology companies amass vast troves of data, but came to no immediate conclusions, three participants said after the meeting. More »


A swipe is not enough: Tinder trials extra control for women

(Reuters) - The Indian edition of dating app Tinder is trialing a new feature which gives women an additional level of scrutiny before they allow men to start messaging conversations, with a view to rolling the function out globally. More »


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