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Facebook Privacy Debate Is Tip Of The E-Commerce Iceberg, U.N. Says

Pic: ReutersGENEVA: The scandal over data privacy that is causing a headache for Facebook Inc shows just one aspect of the huge task of preparing the world for e-commerce, the United Nations trade and development agency UNCTAD said on Wednesday.

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Facebook To Change Privacy Controls In Wake Of Data Scandal

BRUSSELS - Facebook (FB.O) announced a series of changes on Wednesday to give users more control over their data, after a huge data scandal which has wiped more than $100 billion from its stock market value.

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Airbnb To Start Sharing Chinese Host Information With Government

Pic: ReutersBEIJING: U.S. short-term rental service Airbnb Inc said it would start disclosing host information to Chinese government agencies starting on Friday, as the San Francisco-based company complies with regulations in China.

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AirAsia Teams Up With Silicon Valley Start-Up Innovation Platform

KUALA LUMPUR – Low-cost carrier, AirAsia, is teaming up with Plug and Play Tech Centre, a global start-up innovation platform headquartered in Silicon Valley, to identify, observe and support relevant start-ups as they developed new products and technologies for the travel sector.

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Half A Million Infected With Malware Via Google Play QR Code Apps

Another day, some more Android malware, although this particular strain has a couple of ingenious tricks up its sleeve. A series of apparently innocent QR Code reader apps appear to have potentially compromised 500,000 users.

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Mideast Ride-Hailing App Careem Resumes Ramallah Services

FILE PHOTO: An employee shows the logo of ride-hailing company Careem on his mobile in his office in the West Bank city of Ramallah July 17, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamad TorokmanDUBAI - Middle East ride-hailing app Careem said on Wednesday it had resumed services in the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank after striking a deal with Palestinian transport authorities.

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New Zealand Privacy Commissioner Joins Criticism Of Facebook Data Handling

A figurine is seen in front of the Facebook logo in this illustration taken March 20, 2018. REUTERS/Dado RuvicWELLINGTON - New Zealand’s privacy commissioner joined international criticism against Facebook Inc, saying on Wednesday it has broken the law by declining a citizen access to personal information held on the accounts of other users.

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Three Facebook Users Sue Over Collection Of Call, Text History

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Three users of the Facebook Messenger app sued Facebook on Tuesday, saying the social network violated their privacy by collecting logs of their phone calls and text messages, in the latest legal challenge facing the company.

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Facebook Introduces Local News Boost, In All Languages And All Countries

KUALA LUMPUR: Facebook has announced local news boost internationally for people to connect to their communities about the issues that are closest to home.

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Jaguar Self-Drive Car Revealed In New York

Pic: Waymo (Test of the I-Pace are scheduled to start later this year)The first self-styled "premium" autonomous car has been unveiled in New York - and it's a Jaguar.

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