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Google Says Working On Policy Update To Restrict Ads On Fake News Sites

Pic: ReutersAlphabet Inc's Google said on Monday it is working on a policy update to restrict its ads from being placed on fake news sites as concerns mount about the rapid spread of inaccurate information online.

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U.S. Internet Firms Ask Trump To Support Encryption, Ease Regulations

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: U.S. internet companies including Facebook Inc and Amazon Inc have sent President-elect Donald Trump a detailed list of their policy priorities, which includes promoting strong encryption, immigration reform and maintaining liability protections from content that users share on their platforms.

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BMW Eyes 100,000 Electric Car Sales In 2017: Sueddeutsche

A vintage wheelcap of a BMW is picturesd before a news conference marking the company's 100th birthday festivities in Munich, southern Germany March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/File Photo

BMW wants to boost sales of electric cars by two-thirds next year to 100,000 vehicles as the luxury automaker is offering more battery-powered models, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported, citing Chief Executive Officer Harald Krueger.

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Facebook To Stop Ethnicity-Based Targeting For Some Ads

Pic: ReutersFacebook Inc said on Friday it would no longer allow certain advertisers to exclude racial or ethnic groups when placing ads on its service, following criticism that the practice was discriminatory.

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Facebook Fixes Glitch That Turned Profiles Into Memorial Pages

Pic: ReutersFacebook Inc said on Friday a glitch that changed profiles of several users, including that of Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, to memorial pages had been resolved.

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Twitter Impresses Advertisers With BuzzFeed U.S. Election Livestream

Pic: ReutersTwitter Inc said it was able to deliver more viewers than promised to advertisers on a U.S. election night livestream, good news for the microblogging site as it tries to ward off growing competition for ad dollars from Snapchat and Instagram.

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EU Questions U.S. Over Yahoo Email Scanning, Amid Privacy Concerns

Pic: ReutersBRUSSELS: The European Commission has asked the United States about a secret court order Yahoo used to scan thousands of customer emails for possible terrorism links, following concerns that may have violated a new data transfer pact.

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Tencent Splurges With $220 Million Worth Of Shares In Surprise Birthday Giveaway

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Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd is giving its employees more than HK$1.7 billion ($220 million) worth of company shares to help celebrate its 18th anniversary.

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Snap's Spectacles Make Their Debut In Wacky Vending Machine

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Snap Inc on Thursday debuted its video-camera sunglasses in its usual quirky style, setting up a big yellow vending machine on a beach boardwalk where fans could plop down $130 for the "Spectacles" glasses.

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Russia Upholds LinkedIn Ban Over Data Protection Fears

Pic: ReutersA Russian court on Thursday upheld a decision to block the website of social networking company LinkedIn Corp., Interfax news agency reported, setting a precedent for the way foreign internet firms operate in the country.

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