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UPDATE 4-'A coward's palace': Australian PM slams social media amid defamation law controversy
SYDNEY, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Australia's prime minister lambasted social media on Thursday as "a coward's palace," saying platforms should be treated as publishers when defamatory comments by unidentified people are posted, pouring fuel on a raging debate over the country's libel laws.
Google rivals want EU lawmakers to act via new tech rules
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - DuckDuckGo and three other search engine rivals to Google on Thursday urged EU lawmakers to take action against the Alphabet unit via new tech rules, saying they have yet to see positive results from an antitrust ruling against Google.
BRIEF-Twitch Update On The Twitch Security Incident
Oct 7 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc:
Exclusive-Northvolt plots EV battery grab with $750 million Swedish lab plan
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Northvolt plans to invest $750 million expanding its laboratory facility in Sweden, a top executive said, to meet soaring demand for lithium-ion batteries as carmakers go electric.
Twitter to sell mobile ad unit MoPub for $1 billion
(Reuters) -Twitter Inc said on Wednesday it has agreed to sell mobile ad company MoPub to AppLovin Corp for $1.05 billion in cash, as the microblogging platform looks to focus more on advertisements on its own app and website.
Australian law chief wants defamation rules fixed for the internet age - letter
SYDNEY, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Australia's top law officer has written to her state counterparts urging them to redraft the country's defamation law after a High Court ruling that publishers of social media posts are liable for reader comments sent shockwaves through the media sector.
U.S. Justice Dept antitrust nominee says he is eager to tackle more than just Big Tech
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Jonathan Kanter, the third of three progressives named to top U.S. antitrust posts by President Joe Biden, pledged on Wednesday to enforce antitrust law in agriculture, pharmaceutical prices and the labor market, as well as in Big Tech.
How AT&T helped build far-right One America News
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) -One America News, the far-right network whose fortunes and viewership rose amid the triumph and tumult of the Trump administration, has flourished with support from a surprising source: AT&T Inc, the world's largest communications company.
UPDATE 3-Twitter to sell mobile ad unit MoPub for $1 bln
Oct 6 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc said on Wednesday it has agreed to sell mobile ad company MoPub to AppLovin Corp for $1.05 billion in cash, as the microblogging platform looks to focus more on advertisements on its own app and website.
UPDATE 2-U.S. to tell critical rail, air companies to report hacks, name cyber chiefs
Oct 6 (Reuters) - The Transportation Security Administration will introduce regulations that compel the most important U.S. railroad and airport operators to improve their cybersecurity procedures, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said on Wednesday.
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