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Netflix says it does not agree with Chinese author's views on Uighur Muslims

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc , in a response to U.S. senators' concerns over the company's plans to adapt a Chinese science-fiction book trilogy, said on Friday it did not agree with the Chinese author's views on the Chinese government's treatment of Uighur Muslims. Read More


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Judge to hold hearing Sunday on planned TikTok U.S. app store ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judge will hold a hearing on Sunday on whether to allow a Commerce Department ban on new TikTok downloads from Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc Google app stores from taking effect. More »


Hungary hit by large cyber attack from Asia: Magyar Telekom

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian financial institutions and telecoms infrastructure were hit with a powerful cyber attack on Thursday from computer servers located in Russia, China and Vietnam, telecoms firm Magyar Telekom said. More »


EV maker Xpeng, its CEO invest in air taxi startup

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker Xpeng Inc said on Saturday that along with its CEO, He Xiaopeng, it has invested in air taxi startup Xpeng Heitech, as the global auto industry explores future mobility. More »


Google to block U.S. election ads after polls close

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google will block election-related ads on its platforms after polls close in the U.S. election on Nov. 3, the company told advertisers in an email on Friday. More »


Justice Department asks judge to allow U.S. to bar WeChat from U.S. app stores

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal judge in San Francisco on Friday to allow the government to bar Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google from offering WeChat for download in U.S. app stores pending an appeal. More »


Twitter aims to label more state-affiliated accounts worldwide

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said on Friday the social media platform plans to expand its labeling of state-affiliated accounts worldwide, even as he defended its policy of allowing leaders of countries like Iran and China to use Twitter. More »


Beijing autoshow: Demand rebound, EV boom mix with murky outlook

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's auto market has rebounded smartly from the COVID-19 crash in recent months, especially for high-end cars, but questions about the durability of that recovery hung over the Beijing autoshow that started on Saturday. More »


Alphabet settles shareholder suit over sexual misconduct cases

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc on Friday settled a shareholder lawsuit that accused the Google parent of covering up lavish exit packages to executives found responsible for sexual misconduct, saying it would overhaul workplace policies and increase oversight of its diversity efforts. More »


FAA chief set to conduct 737 MAX evaluation flight next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Aviation Administration Chief Steve Dickson is set to conduct an evaluation flight at the controls of a Boeing 737 MAX next week, a key milestone as the U.S. planemaker works to win approval to resume flights, the agency told lawmakers. More »


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