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Zuckerberg to face pressure on taxes in meeting with Macron – Tech News

PARIS: Fresh from saying “sorry” to European lawmakers, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg holds talks with Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday where he will face renewed pressure over his company’s tax policies.  Zuckerberg apologised to...

Australia probes claim Google harvests data, consumers pay – Tech News

SYDNEY: Google is under investigation in Australia following claims that it collects data from millions of Android smartphones users, who unwittingly pay their telecom service providers for gigabytes consumed during the harvesting, regulators...

Apple CEO lauds gun-control activists; jabs at Google, Facebook – Tech News

Apple Inc chief executive officer Tim Cook waded into divisive political topics such as gun control and immigration during a commencement speech while continuing his criticisms of Internet companies over a lack of...

How has the Web shaped art? Boston museum asks – Tech News

The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston (ICA Boston) is planning what it is calling the first major US exhibition devoted to the impact of Internet culture on visual art, featuring works that...

Verizon’s Oath signs distribution deal with Samsung – Tech News

Verizon Communications Inc's Oath Inc subsidiary has signed a deal to place four of its most popular apps on millions of Samsung devices across the US and eventually globally, the company told...

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ speeds into theatres fall 2019 – Games

The Sonic movie, based on the Sonic the Hedgehog videogame, has been slated for release Nov 15, 2019, in US theatres, with Deadpool director Tim Miller executive producing, Paramount Pictures has announced.  After...

How to cancel app subscriptions – Tech News

App subscriptions are easy to start, but not always quite so easy to stop. How exactly can users cancel their subscription to an app?In the Google Play Store, users can simply click on...

Tesla crash highlights a problem: When cars are partly self-driving, humans don’t feel responsible...

SAN FRANCISCO: Was Autopilot on when a Tesla Model S smashed into the back of a parked Culver City fire truck on the 405 Freeway on Jan 22 in broad daylight? That's what the...

Social media firms are like irresponsible landlords: UK counter-terrorism police head – Tech News

LONDON: Technology and social media firms are allowing extremists to act with impunity and lack commitment in tackling the online terrorist threat, a senior British police officer said on Tuesday. Mark Rowley, Britain's top...

Petition asks cities to avert bidding war, refuse tax breaks for Amazon’s HQ2 –...

Dozens of economists and academics who study cities are asking the finalists for Amazon's second headquarters to call a cease fire and forgo the use of tax breaks to lure the retail giant. ...