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Facebook removes accounts advertising stolen identities

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc has removed a number of accounts and pages that advertised and sold social security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, and alleged credit card numbers of dozens of people, following a report by news website Motherboard. Read More

 

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Apple shares drop on more warnings from iPhone supply chain

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of Apple Inc dropped nearly 2 percent on Tuesday as investors worries intensified about soft demand for iPhones after a warning from a company that supplies components for smartphones. More »

 

YouTube deletes 5 million videos for content violation

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - YouTube, owned by Alphabet Inc's Google , deleted about 5 million videos from its platform for content policy violations in last year's fourth quarter before any viewers saw them, it said in a new report that highlighted its response to pressure to better police its online community. More »

 

Police in Chinese city seize 600 computers used to mine bitcoin

BEIJING (Reuters) - Police in the north China city of Tianjin confiscated 600 computers used to mine bitcoin cryptocurrency after the local power grid operator reported abnormal electricity usage, Xinhua reported Wednesday. More »

 

WhatsApp raises minimum age in Europe to 16 ahead of data law change

LONDON (Reuters) - WhatsApp, the popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc , is raising its minimum age from 13 to 16 in Europe to help it comply with new data privacy rules coming into force next month. More »

 

Google-owner Alphabet's shares fall on rise in costs

(Reuters) - Shares of Google parent Alphabet Inc lost more than 5 percent on Tuesday as a surge in costs drove what analysts said was its biggest ever contraction in gross margins, overshadowing strong first-quarter ad sales. More »

 

Protesters greet Amazon's Jeff Bezos in Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) - Hundreds of Amazon workers blew whistles and banged drums on Tuesday to protest against the presentation of a German award to Jeff Bezos, the ecommerce firm's chief executive. More »

 

G7 tells tech firms to boost efforts to combat extremism: Canada

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Group of Seven leading industrialized nations on Tuesday told leading tech and social media companies to ramp up efforts to combat the spread of extremism, a top Canadian official said. More »

 

South Korea's LG Display looks up after posting first loss in six years

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd forecast higher panel shipments and more stable prices in the second quarter as it reported its first operating loss in six years on Wednesday, hit by a flood of supply from Chinese rivals. More »

 

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