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Alphabet CEO backs temporary ban on facial-recognition technology over misuse worry

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The chief executive of Google parent company Alphabet on Monday backed an EU proposal to temporarily ban facial-recognition technology because of the possibility that it could be used for nefarious purposes. Read More

 

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We're getting better at protecting elections: Facebook's Clegg

MUNICH (Reuters) - Facebook will do a better job of preventing bad actors from abusing its platform to manipulate this year's U.S. presidential election than it did four years ago, its public affairs chief Nick Clegg said on Monday. More »

 

Apple's Cook says global corporate tax system must be overhauled

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Everyone knows that the global corporate tax system needs to be overhauled, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Monday, backing changes to global rules that are currently under consideration. More »

 

Merkel seeks to delay German Huawei position until after March EU summit: sources

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked her conservative lawmakers to wait until after a March EU summit before taking a position on whether China's Huawei can take part in the rollout of Germany's 5G network, sources involved in their talks said. More »

 

China repeats call on Canada to release Huawei CFO Meng

BEIJING (Reuters) - China repeated its call on Monday for Canada to release detained Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou as soon as possible, ahead of the executive's first extradition hearing later in the day. More »

 

Belgian labor authority launches court case against Deliveroo

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium's labor authority launched the first stage of a court case against British food delivery group Deliveroo on Monday, challenging working conditions for the firm's 3,500 riders in Brussels. More »

 

Austria to collaborate with EU partners on Huawei 5G decision

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz did not rule out deploying Huawei Technologies equipment in his country's future 5G networks on Monday but said the country would coordinate its decisions with European Union partners. More »

 

EU industry chief: EU ready to act on digital tax, if OECD fails

PARIS (Reuters) - European industrial policy chief Thierry Breton said on Monday that if discussions at the OECD level on taxation for digital companies such as Amazon or Google do not bear fruit, the European Union will take action. More »

 

France hoping to resolve digital tax spat this week: Le Maire

PARIS (Reuters) - French economy minister Bruno Le Maire said he hoped to resolve a row with the United States over a planned French digital tax by Wednesday evening of this week. More »

 

Tencent says to step up investment overseas and in smart retail

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings said it will step up its investment overseas and in industries such as "smart retail", having already invested in more than 800 companies. More »

 

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