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Lawmakers Press Facebook Over Chinese Data Sharing

WASHINGTON - Two key U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday rebuked Facebook Inc for not being more transparent over its data sharing after the social media company said it had collaborated with at least four Chinese companies, including a smartphone maker that has raised U.S. security concerns.

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WhatsApp Founders May Have Left $1.3 Billion Behind In Their Facebook Breakup

WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton reportedly left $1.3 billion behind by leaving Facebook.

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iOS 12 Connects AirPods To Apple's Built-In Hearing Aid App

Pic: AppleiOS 12 will apparently have a lot more more to offer other than what was announced on stage at Apple's annual developers conference.

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Microsoft Launches Program For Women Returning To Work

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft Corp is stepping up its hiring of women seeking to rejoin the workforce, following a rash of complaints about sexual harassment and gender discrimination at the world’s largest software company.

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Addicted To Your iPhone? Apple Screen Time Will Tell You

Apple today unveiled new features coming in that are intended to protect its users' digital wellbeing.

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John Mcafee Vows To 'Serve The Crypto Community' When He Runs For President In 2020

Cybersecurity guru and cryptocurrency enthusiast John McAfee has announced plans to run for the US presidency in 2020 as part of a broader agenda to “best serve the crypto community.”

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Southeast Asia's Grab Launches Innovation Arm To Develop Tech Start-Ups

Pic: ReutersSINGAPORE: Southeast Asia’s Grab on Tuesday launched Grab Ventures, its innovation arm to develop technology start-ups in sectors such as transport, food services, logistics and financial services, further expanding beyond ride-hailing.Grab, which made its start as a taxi-booking app six years ago, has ventured into areas including payments and food delivery. Earlier this year, it bought Uber Technologies’regional operations.

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U.S. Senate Panel To Seek Answers From Facebook About Data Access Report

WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee said on Monday he planned to ask Facebook Inc (FB.O) about a New York Times report that the social media company allowed Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and other device makers to have “deep” access to users’ personal data without their consent.

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Apple Jams Facebook's Web-Tracking Tools

Apple will attempt to frustrate tools used by Facebook to automatically track web users, within the next version of its iOS and Mac operating systems.

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Washington State Sues Facebook, Google Over Election Ad Disclosure

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: The state of Washington said on Monday it had sued Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google for allegedly violating state campaign finance law by failing to maintain information about who buys election ads.

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