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EU accuse Apple of abusing market position for contactless smartphone payments

The European Commission has accused Apple of abusing its market position for contactless smartphone payments. In a preliminary finding, it said the US company may have broken competition law by preventing rivals from accessing its “tap and go” technology. Apple denies the charge and has promised to engage with the Commission. If the charges are […]

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Top EU lawmakers warn Elon Musk against relaxing Twitter’s content moderation

European Union’s top lawmakers have issued a warning to Elon Musk over his takeover of Twitter. Twitter agreed to Elon Musk’s offer to buy it for $44 billion on Monday. The billionaire has publicly stated his interest in buying the social media platform is rooted in his idea of “free speech.” Musk has previously described […]

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Twitter board reportedly met Elon Musk to discuss takeover offer: Report

The board of Twitter reportedly met Elon Musk over the weekend to explore his $43 billion takeover offer for the social media platform. After the Tesla boss first revealed his bid, Twitter’s management announced a so-called “poison pill” strategy to fend off a potential hostile buyout. Mr Musk plans to finance his bid with the […]

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Brazilian court orders Apple to pay $1,081 for not including power adapter with new iPhone

A Brazilian judge has ordered Apple to pay 5,000 Brazilian reals, or $1,081, to a man for not including a power adapter with the sale of his new iPhone. Judge Vanderlei Caires Pinheiro of a civil court in the city of Goiânia ruled the practice a “tie sale,” or a situation in which a company […]

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Netflix hints at password sharing crackdown, free ad-supported service as subscribers fall sharply

Netflix has hinted it will crackdown on households sharing passwords as it seeks to sign up new members following a sharp fall in subscribers. It was also hit after it raised prices in some countries and left Russia. Pulling out of Russia in March in response to the Ukraine war had cost it 700,000 subscribers. […]

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Elon Musk sees his proposed acquisition of Twitter as a turning point for human civilization

Elon Musk has offered to purchase Twitter on Thursday, saying during an on-stage interview at the TED conference that he sees the acquisition as nothing less than a turning point for civilization. Musk said the proposed deal is not about the economics of Twitter’s business, but about ensuring Twitter remains a trusted platform for democracy […]

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Germany’s cyber-security authority warns against using Russian anti-virus software Kaspersky

Germany’s cyber-security authority has warned against using anti-virus software from Russian headquartered company Kaspersky. The Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) issued the statement in light of the conflict in Ukraine. Russian information-technology businesses could be spied on or forced to launch cyber-attacks, it said. The BSI made no allegation of current problems with Kaspersky’s […]

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Android users in Ukraine will receive air raid warnings directly on their smartphones: Google

Google has announced that Android users in Ukraine will receive air raid warnings directly on their smartphones before they happen. The feature was developed in collaboration with the Ukrainian government for the purpose of introducing a warning system for telephones. “Millions of people in Ukraine are relying on air raid warnings to try to escape […]

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YouTube blocks channels funded by the Russian state

YouTube has blocked access around the world to channels associated with Russian state-funded media, it said on Friday, citing a policy barring content that denies, minimizes or trivializes well-documented violent events. The world’s most used streaming video service, which is owned by Alphabet Inc’s. Google, said Russia’s invasion of Ukraine now fell under its violent […]

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Apple unveils 5G enabled iPhone SE, iPad Air. Upgrades desktop computers

At the first product event of the year on Tuesday, Apple unveiled an upgraded iPad Air, new desktop computer and a powerful new Mac chip and a new budget iPhone with access to 5G networks. Apple’s new iPhone SE, only the third version since the model launched in 2017, runs on the company’s faster A15 […]

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TikTok limits services in Russia following its invasion of Ukraine

Video-sharing site TikTok has limited and cut its services respectively in Russia following its invasion of Ukraine. TikTok said it had suspended live streaming and new content from its platform as it assesses tough new laws to crack down on “fake news” about Russia’s armed forces. TikTok, which has around 36 million users in Russia, […]

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Google pauses all advertising in Russia amid invasion of Ukraine

Google has suspended all advertising in Russia, the company said on Friday. “In light of the extraordinary circumstances, we’re pausing Google ads in Russia,” the company said in a statement. “The situation is evolving quickly, and we will continue to share updates when appropriate.” The decision covers all Google’s ad surfaces in Russia including Google […]