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Huawei founder says Huawei CFO arrest was politically motivated: BBC2/19/2019 4:35:18 AM Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said on Monday that the arrest of his daughter, Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, was politically motivated.Britain does not support total Huawei network ban: sources2/19/2019 4:34:16 AM British security officials do not support a full ban of Huawei from national telecoms networks despite U.S. allegations the Chinese firm and its products could be used by Beijing for spying, people with knowledge of the matter said.Uber agrees to pay VAT in Egypt: tax chief2/18/2019 9:36:30 PM Uber has agreed to pay value-added tax on its services in Egypt, Egyptian officials said on Monday, a move that may help resolve a long-simmering feud with traditional taxi drivers.Ahead of EU polls, Facebook voids accounts targeting Moldovan election2/18/2019 7:07:50 PM (This February 14 story corrects to make clear Ukraine is not an EU member)Facebook broke rules, should be regulated: UK lawmakers2/18/2019 5:09:48 PM Facebook intentionally breached data privacy and competition law and should, along with other big tech companies, be subject to a new regulator to protect democracy and citizens' rights, British lawmakers said on Monday.Facebook says it is 'open to meaningful regulation'2/18/2019 3:26:26 PM Facebook is "open to meaningful regulation", it said on Monday after British lawmakers said that big technology companies should be subject to a compulsory code of ethics to tackle the spread of fake news and abuse of users' data.Israeli cyber-hotline offers help for the hacked2/18/2019 12:54:05 PM Israel has launched a cyber hotline, staffed mostly by veterans of military computing units, to enable businesses and private individuals to report suspected hacking and receive real-time solutions.Australia accuses foreign government of cyber attack on lawmakers2/18/2019 12:47:48 PM A cyber attack on Australian lawmakers that breached the networks of major political parties was probably carried out by a foreign government, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, but did not name any suspects.New Zealand to target online giants with digital tax2/18/2019 8:13:20 AM New Zealand said on Monday that it plans to update its laws so it can tax revenue earned by multinational digital firms such as Google, Facebook and Amazon, extending a global effort to bring global tech giants into the tax net.Israel trims funds to Palestinians over militant stipends2/17/2019 9:39:26 PM Israel will cut around 5 percent of the tax handovers to the Palestinian Authority over its financial support for jailed Palestinian militants, the Israeli security cabinet said on Sunday, following similar U.S. legislation last year.Germany sees big rise in security problems affecting infrastructure2/17/2019 7:13:07 PM Germany has experienced a big increase in the number of security incidents hitting critical infrastructure such as power grids and water suppliers, the BSI cybersecurity agency said on Sunday, adding however that they were not all due to hacking.China surveillance firm tracking millions in Xinjiang: researcher2/17/2019 3:14:35 PM A Chinese surveillance firm is tracking the movements of more than 2.5 million people in the far-western Xinjiang region, according to a data leak flagged by a Dutch internet expert.Mueller says searches yielded evidence of Stone-WikiLeaks communications2/16/2019 6:01:02 AM U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller disclosed for the first time on Friday that his office has evidence of communications between Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to President Donald Trump, and WikiLeaks related to the release of hacked Democratic Party emails.Lyft to woo investors with fast U.S. growth in IPO race with Uber2/16/2019 2:34:17 AM Lyft Inc will pitch investors on its fast growth in the United States as it seeks to beat out Uber Technologies Inc to become the first publicly listed ride-hailing company, according to people familiar with the matter.How Amazon scrapped its plans for a New York headquarters2/16/2019 1:28:57 AM More than a year of work to bring Inc's headquarters and tens of thousands of jobs to New York City ended on Thursday with a couple of phone calls.Private equity firms win over Scout24 with improved $6.4 billion bid2/15/2019 9:57:38 PM Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone have won over Scout24 after raising their offer for the online classifieds group to 5.7 billion euros ($6.4 billion) including debt, setting up the biggest takeover of a listed German company by private equity.Visa, Mastercard mull increasing fees for processing transactions: WSJ2/15/2019 9:41:45 PM Visa Inc and Mastercard Inc, the two biggest U.S. card networks, are preparing to raise certain fees levied on U.S. merchants for processing transactions from this April, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.Russian search engine Yandex expects 2019 revenue to rise up to 32 percent2/15/2019 6:54:20 PM Russia's biggest internet search engine Yandex said on Friday it expects its revenue, excluding Yandex.Market, to rise by between 28 and 32 percent this year.Germany looks into tax move on foreign internet firms: report2/15/2019 10:55:16 AM Germany's finance ministry is looking into the possibility of a 15 percent special tax on online advertising revenue collected by foreign internet companies such as Google or Facebook from German operators, Wirtschaftswoche magazine reported on Friday.Exclusive: Alibaba in talks on stake in China operations of Germany's Metro - sources2/15/2019 9:45:42 AM Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is in talks with Germany's Metro about taking a stake in the German wholesaler's China operations, three sources told Reuters on Thursday.