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Google has 'no plans' to launch Chinese search engine: CEO12/11/2018 9:53:40 PM Google has "no plans" to relaunch a search engine in China though it is continuing to study the idea, Chief Executive Sundar Pichai told a U.S. congressional panel on Tuesday amid increased scrutiny of big tech firms.Defunct startup Sidecar sues Uber: 'hell-bent on stifling competition'12/11/2018 9:22:43 PM Defunct startup Sidecar Technologies Inc, which pioneered on-demand ride-hailing, is suing Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], alleging it engaged in predatory pricing and anticompetitive practices that ultimately put Sidecar out of business.Apple launches payments service in Germany following delay12/11/2018 8:56:53 PM Apple has launched its mobile payments service in Germany, four years after its start in the United States and trailing Google, which started its payments app in the country in June.U.S. to use sanctions, indictments over China hacking, economic espionage: report12/11/2018 8:28:08 PM The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump will condemn China over hacking and economic espionage, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing U.S. officials, and will take action against the Asian nation using sanctions and indictments.Chinese hacking against U.S. on the rise: U.S. intelligence official12/11/2018 7:52:43 PM A senior U.S. intelligence official warned on Tuesday that Chinese cyber activity in the United States had risen in recent months, and the targeting of critical infrastructure in such operations suggested an attempt to lay the groundwork for future disruptive attacks.Uber's dominant size may rob smaller Lyft of its IPO oxygen12/11/2018 7:19:29 PM Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] and smaller rival Lyft are driving side-by-side on the road to a stock market debut, and that may not bode well for Lyft as investors decide where to place their bets in the ride-hailing sector.Russia fines Google for not complying with search results law: TASS12/11/2018 2:03:21 PM Russia fined Google 500,000 roubles ($7,530) on Tuesday for failing to comply with a legal requirement to remove certain entries from its search results, Russia's communications watchdog was quoted as saying by TASS news agency.Uber plans to integrate London bus, Tube timetables into its app: FT12/11/2018 7:52:29 AM Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is planning to integrate into its app the bus and Tube timetables of Transport for London, the government body in charge of the capital's transport network, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.EU's Vestager may investigate Apple Pay if there are formal complaints12/11/2018 5:15:40 AM EU regulators looked into Apple's mobile payment service and found it was not market dominant but they could review it again if they receive formal complaints, Europe's antitrust chief said on Monday.Google CEO defends 'integrity' of products ahead of testimony12/11/2018 2:58:13 AM The chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc's Google on Monday defended the integrity of the company's products a day ahead of a congressional hearing where he is expected to face tough questions from U.S. lawmakers.Instagram promotes Vishal Shah as head of product12/11/2018 1:06:08 AM Facebook Inc's photo-sharing app Instagram said on Monday it promoted its director of product management Vishal Shah as the head of product, effective immediately.Saipem servers suffer cyber attack in Middle East12/10/2018 11:19:47 PM Italian oil services company Saipem said it had identified a cyber attack out of India on Monday that had primarily affected its servers in the Middle East.Google+ shutdown speeds up, new privacy bug affected 52.5 million users12/10/2018 10:33:48 PM Alphabet Inc's Google said on Monday it would shut down its Google+ social media service in April, four months ahead of schedule, after finding a software flaw for the second time this year that allowed partner apps to access its users' private data.Bangladesh briefly shuts dozens of online news sites, citing security concerns12/10/2018 8:03:55 PM Bangladesh's telecoms regulator shut down dozens of online news portals for several hours on Monday, citing security reasons, as officials scrutinize hundreds of sites before a parliamentary election this month.FACC sues former CEO, CFO for $11 million over cyber fraud failings12/10/2018 5:01:44 PM Chinese-owned plane parts maker FACC is suing its former chief executive and ex finance chief who it alleges failed to do enough to protect it from a cyber fraud costing tens of millions of euros, an Austrian court said.Austrian retailers file antitrust complaint against Amazon12/10/2018 4:59:52 PM Austrian retailers have filed a complaint against Amazon with their national competition authority over the U.S. e-commerce giant's dual role as a retailer and a marketplace.Twitter CEO criticized for no mention of Rohingya plight in Myanmar tweets12/10/2018 1:33:57 PM Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has come under fire for tweets about his meditation retreat in Myanmar and encouraging people to visit the country without mentioning what the United Nations has described as "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya Muslim minority.China sets up online games review panel, raises approval resumption hopes12/10/2018 9:16:32 AM Chinese regulators have set up an online video games ethics committee that has already reviewed 20 titles, state media said, raising hopes the government was preparing to resume an approval process that has been frozen for most of this year.Jordan to rethink controversial cybercrimes law12/9/2018 6:53:31 PM Jordan is to withdraw proposed amendments to a cybercrimes bill submitted to parliament that rights activists say would stifle freedom of expression, the government spokesman said on Sunday.Chinese police shut down 1,100 social media accounts: Xinhua12/8/2018 6:17:13 PM Chinese police said on Saturday that it has closed 1,100 social media accounts, along with 31 websites, this year for unlawful activities such as trolling or blackmailing, the official Xinhua news agency reported.