Internet News
Facebook's hidden data haul troubles German cartel regulator4/23/2018 1:37:07 PMBONN, Germany - That the personal data of tens of millions of Facebook users fell into the wrong hands is troubling politicians, but Germany's top competition regulator is questioning the sheer volume of information that the social network harvests.Amazon to double down on groceries; foray deeper into fresh produce in India4/22/2018 11:14:11 PMBENGALURU - Amazon.com Inc expects groceries and household products to account for over half of its business in India in the next five years, as it moves to broaden offerings in the segment and foray into areas such as fresh produce.Australian regulator flags scrutiny of Uber Eats4/23/2018 4:43:37 AMSYDNEY - The head of Australia's competition regulator said on Monday it will scrutinize contracts between Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] and restaurants that use its food delivery app Uber Eats.UK finance firms urged to work together to fight cyber crime4/23/2018 3:44:15 AMLONDON - Britain's financial firms need to pull together to fight cyber crime, working with government and law enforcement to attack criminals' infrastructure and put them out of business, a report by KPMG and industry body UK Finance said on Monday.In Japan, new rules may leave home-sharing industry out in the cold4/23/2018 6:40:34 AMTOKYO - Japan's new home-sharing law was meant to ease a shortage of hotel rooms, bring order to an unregulated market and offer more lodging options for foreign visitors ahead of next year's Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Iran central bank bans cryptocurrency dealings4/23/2018 12:46:33 AMDUBAI - Iran's central bank has banned the country's banks from dealing in cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, over money-laundering concerns, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday as the country tries to halt a currency crisis.Malaysia says will look into bot activity on Twitter, upon complaints4/22/2018 9:05:59 AMKUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian regulators will look into the activity of automated accounts on Twitter, known as bots, in the run-up to a general election if they get complaints about them, the communications and multimedia minister said.Britain says web firms "turning blind eye" to children, threatens regulation4/22/2018 4:38:01 PMLONDON - Britain's health minister Jeremy Hunt threatened to impose new regulations on social media firms unless they do more to protect young people using their services.China's Xi says internet control key to stability4/21/2018 3:22:43 PMSHANGHAI - China must strengthen its grip on the internet to ensure broader social and economic goals are met, state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday citing comments from President Xi Jinping, underlining a hardening attitude towards online content.Twitter bans ads from Russia's Kaspersky Lab4/21/2018 6:00:43 AM - Twitter Inc said on Friday that it has banned ads from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, saying the cyber-security company's business model conflicts with advertising rules and citing U.S. government claims that Kaspersky has ties to Russian intelligence agencies.