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Twitter launches competition to find biases in its image-cropping algorithm

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc said on Friday it will launch a competition for computer researchers and hackers to identify biases in its image-cropping algorithm, after a group of researchers previously found the algorithm tended to exclude Black people and men. Read More

 

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U.S. watchdog rejects Blue Origin protest over NASA lunar contract

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A U.S. government watchdog on Friday sided with NASA over its decision to pick a single lunar lander provider, rejecting a protest filed by Blue Origin and defense contractor Dynetics Inc. More »

 

Musk says "Epic is right," takes sides in battle with Apple

(Reuters) -Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk on Friday showed his support for "Fortnite" maker Epic Games that has challenged Apple Inc's fees on its App Store. More »

 

As scrutiny mounts, crypto exchange Binance to wind down derivatives in Europe

LONDON (Reuters) -Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance said on Friday it would wind down its futures and derivatives business across Europe, the latest move by the platform to dial back its product range as pressure grows from regulators across the world. More »

 

Amazon hit with record EU data privacy fine

(Reuters) -Amazon.com Inc has been hit with a record $886.6 million (746 million euros) European Union fine for processing personal data in violation of the bloc's GDPR rules, as privacy regulators take a more aggressive position on enforcement. More »

 

Russia opens case against WhatsApp for violating personal data law

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Friday launched administrative proceedings against Facebook's WhatsApp for what it said was a failure to localise data of Russian users on Russian territory, the Interfax news agency reported. More »

 

'Don't want to miss it': Robinhood IPO loyalists stay the course

(Reuters) - Rick Ornelas got into Robinhood Markets Inc's initial public offering (IPO) every way he could. More »

 

Pinterest shares slump as growth warning rattles investors

(Reuters) -Shares of Pinterest Inc fell over 18% on Friday to its lowest in over a year, after the company warned of slowing user growth in the United States, its largest market. More »

 

Malaysia regulator takes enforcement action against Binance

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has taken enforcement action against cryptocurrency platform Binance to stop it operating in the country, the Securities Commission said on Friday. More »

 

China to boost scrutiny of online ride hailing firms -ministry

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will ramp up its scrutiny of online ride-hailing firms under plans to strengthen the protection of worker rights and require firms to amend any non-compliant operations, the Ministry of Transport said on Friday. More »

 

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