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Facebook sues individuals for offering to extract data, gather likes

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it filed lawsuits against individuals in Europe and the United States for abusing its platforms to offer automated tools for scraping users' personal data and gathering likes.

Posted on 18 June 2020 | 12:18 pm

Kenya video-conference platform elbows its way into crowded field

Tiny Kenyan start-up Gumzo is a minnow on the booming teleconferencing scene but its creators hope the platform will help companies spend more of their cash in Africa rather than on foreign technology companies.

Posted on 18 June 2020 | 11:58 am

Amazon and Valentino file joint lawsuit over shoe counterfeiting

Italian luxury brand Valentino and Internet giant Amazon have filed a joint lawsuit against New York-based Kaitlyn Pan Group for allegedly counterfeiting Valentino shoes and offering them for sale online.

Posted on 18 June 2020 | 11:41 am

UK ditches COVID-19 app model to use Google-Apple system

Britain will switch to Apple and Google technology for its COVID-19 test-and-trace app, ditching its homegrown system which was not working well enough on Apple's iPhone, the government said on Thursday.

Posted on 18 June 2020 | 11:32 am

DC superheroes coming to your headphones as Spotify signs podcast deal

Podcasts featuring Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman will soon stream on Spotify as the Swedish music streaming company has signed a deal with AT&T Inc's Warner Bros and DC Entertainment.

Posted on 18 June 2020 | 10:44 am

Russia lifts ban on Telegram messaging app after failing to block it

Russia on Thursday lifted a ban on the Telegram messaging app that had failed to stop the widely-used programme operating despite being in force for more than two years.

Posted on 18 June 2020 | 9:54 am

Europe threatens digital taxes without global deal, after U.S. quits talks

The European Union said on Thursday it could impose taxes on digital giants such as Google , Amazon and Facebook even without a global agreement by the year-end, after Washington quit talks and stoked fears of a new trade war.

Posted on 18 June 2020 | 9:37 am

Germany wants to rescue talks with U.S. on digital services tax

Germany wants to rescue talks with the United States on how to tax big digital firms such as Google , Amazon and Facebook , the finance ministry said on Thursday after Washington pulled out of the negotiations.

Posted on 18 June 2020 | 9:35 am

Shunning international tax talks could trigger trade war: OECD

Failure to work towards an international deal on taxing big digital companies could trigger a dangerous trade war, the OECD said on Thursday, urging countries to remain engaged in talks after Washington announced it was pulling out of them for now.

Posted on 18 June 2020 | 9:30 am

Reliance says Saudi's PIF to invest $1.49 billion in Jio

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) will buy a 2.32% stake in Reliance Industries' digital unit Jio Platforms for 113.67 billion rupees ($1.49 billion), the Indian conglomerate said on Thursday.

Posted on 18 June 2020 | 8:58 am