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U.S. judge denies new government bid to remove China's WeChat from U.S. app stores

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge in San Francisco on Friday rejected a Justice Department request to reverse a decision that allowed Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google to continue to offer Chinese-owned WeChat for download in U.S. app stores. Read More


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U.S. may file antitrust charges against Facebook as soon as November: newspaper

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc may face U.S. anti-trust charges as soon as November, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing four people familiar with the matter. More »


Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify post-election: U.S. Senate panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said on Friday the chief executives of Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc will testify before the panel on Nov. 17 over their decision to block stories that made claims about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's son. More »


China says looking into unfair competition on e-commerce platforms: Xinuha

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's market regulator and other government departments have launched an exercise focused on e-commerce, with plans to crack down on areas such as unfair competition and the illegal trading of counterfeits or wildlife, state news agency Xinhua said. More »


U.S. sanctions Russian institute linked to dangerous malware

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington imposed sanctions on Friday on a Russian research institute tied to the development of a dangerous computer program capable of causing catastrophic industrial damage, a move that Russia called illegitimate. More »


Google must respond to U.S. antitrust lawsuit by Dec. 19

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google must respond to the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit by Dec. 19, according to a court filing on Friday. More »


Bulgaria signs 5G security declaration with U.S.

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria and the United States signed on Friday a declaration on security of next generation 5G mobile telecoms networks, which should ensure protected and clean communications, officials said on Friday. More »


Ant's record strategic allocation in Shanghai IPO fuels small investor scramble

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese fintech giant Ant Group's move to earmark a record 80% of the Shanghai leg of its $35 billion dual-listing for strategic investors has led to a scramble among smaller investors for what some see as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. More »


Exclusive: National Guard called in to thwart cyberattack in Louisiana weeks before election

(Reuters) - The Louisiana National Guard was called in to stop a series of cyberattacks aimed at small government offices across the state in recent weeks, according to two people with knowledge of the events, highlighting the cyber threat facing local governments in the run up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election. More »


Amazon refuses to appear before India panel on data privacy: lawmaker

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Representatives of Inc in India have refused to appear before a parliamentary panel reviewing the country's privacy bill, an Indian lawmaker said on Friday, an allegation the U.S. commerce giant said was a result of a misunderstanding. More »


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