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EU lawmakers want Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google CEOs at Feb. 1 hearing

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU lawmakers have invited the chief executives of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Alphabet to a Feb. 1 hearing in Brussels as they try to crack down on the powers of U.S. tech giants. Read More

 

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Amazon seeks to halt union election at Alabama warehouse

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has filed a motion asking the U.S. National Labor Relations Board to halt the union election at its Bessemer, Alabama warehouse, scheduled to start Feb. 8. More »

 

After big hack of U.S. government, Biden enlists 'world class' cybersecurity team

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - President Joe Biden is hiring a group of national security veterans with deep cyber expertise, drawing praise from former defense officials and investigators as the U.S. government works to recover from one of the biggest hacks of its agencies attributed to Russian spies. More »

 

Top Iran leader posts Trump-like image with drone, vows revenge

DUBAI (Reuters) - The website of Iran's Supreme Leader on Friday carried the image of a golfer resembling former President Donald Trump apparently being targeted by a drone alongside a threat of revenge over last year's killing of a top Iranian general in a U.S. drone attack. More »

 

Alphabet's Pichai to hold video call with EU antitrust chief Jan. 25

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Alphabet Chief Executive Sundar Pichai will hold a video-conference call with EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager on Jan. 25, according to a European Commission schedule published on Friday. More »

 

Italy's Mediaset wins two legal cases involving online piracy

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian broadcaster Mediaset said on Friday it had won two legal cases against French and U.S. portals involving online piracy. More »

 

Developer complains to EU over Apple, Google app rules after COVID game rejected

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A German app developer has filed a complaint with European Union antitrust authorities against Google and Apple which he said last year rejected a game aimed at encouraging compliance with government COVID-19 rules. More »

 

Russia says TikTok deletes some posts promoting illegal pro-Navalny protest

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Friday that TikTok had deleted some of what it called illegal posts promoting weekend protests aimed at securing the release of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. More »

 

Huawei founder praises U.S. tech in first word from company since Biden inauguration

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - The United States remains a "beacon of technology" to be emulated and China's Huawei Technology should consider cutting products in the wake of U.S. actions against it, the Chinese firm's founder Ren Zhengfei said in remarks made public on Friday. More »

 

Long road for Tesla in India with infrastructure, supply chain woes

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Tesla Inc is gearing up for an India launch but the U.S. electric carmaker is likely to remain a niche player for years, catering only to the rich and affluent in the world's second-most populous nation. More »

 

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