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Mark Zuckerberg navigates through his first congressional hearing without making promises on regulation of Facebook
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Mark Zuckerberg navigates through his first congressional hearing without making promises on regulation of Facebook

During the nearly five hours of questioning, Mark Zuckerberg repeated apologies he had previously made for a range of problems that have beset Facebook.

Facebook says Cambridge Analytica data leak hit about 87 million users including 5.6 lakh Indians
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Facebook says Cambridge Analytica data leak hit about 87 million users including 5.6 lakh Indians

Facebook first acknowledged last month that personal information about millions of users wrongly ended up in the hands of Cambridge Analytica.

Suspended Cambridge Analytica CEO confirms that campaign by consultancy firm did influence the US elections
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Suspended Cambridge Analytica CEO confirms that campaign by consultancy firm did influence the US elections

Cambridge Analytica’s board of directors suspended CEO Alexander Nix on Tuesday, shortly before the second part of British broadcaster Channel 4’s expose.

EU is expected to impose a hefty fine on Qualcomm for anti-competitive practices
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EU is expected to impose a hefty fine on Qualcomm for anti-competitive practices

Apple and Qualcomm are engaged in a wide-ranging legal battle over Qualcomm’s business practices which started a year ago.

Broadcom's engagement in anti competitive practices being investigated by US Federal Trade Commission
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Broadcom's engagement in anti competitive practices being investigated by US Federal Trade Commission

The investigation comes as Broadcom pursues a hostile takeover of Qualcomm in a $103 billion deal

National Medical Commission Bill would give licence to quackery and result in a public healthcare disaster
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National Medical Commission Bill would give licence to quackery and result in a public healthcare disaster

Any professional body performs three key functions: Advancing knowledge, regulating conduct and maintaining a standard of entry. However, if the National Medical Commission Bill 2017 becomes law, this may change.

Apple is being fined $25,000 dollars per day for missing deadline to produce evidence in the lawsuit against Qualcomm
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Apple is being fined $25,000 dollars per day for missing deadline to produce evidence in the lawsuit against Qualcomm

If Apple hasn’t produced all documents covered by an order issued in October, US Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins intends to increase the fine.

FCC prepares to hand over oversight of internet service providers to FTC ahead of net neutrality vote
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FCC prepares to hand over oversight of internet service providers to FTC ahead of net neutrality vote

On Monday, the FCC and Federal Trade Commission said they plan to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding to coordinate efforts under the new rules.

Uber to be investigated by at least five states in the US for concealing 2016 data breach
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Uber to be investigated by at least five states in the US for concealing 2016 data breach

After Uber disclosed the data breach, regulators of at least five states in the US said they will question the company for staying silent after the hack.

Governments across the globe have launched investigations against Uber after it revealed about the data breach
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Governments across the globe have launched investigations against Uber after it revealed about the data breach

Uber said on 21 November that in late 2016 it had paid hackers $100,000 to destroy data on more than 57 million customers and driver stolen from the company

Qualcomm faced with $774 million fine for antitrust violations of chip technology in Taiwan
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Qualcomm faced with $774 million fine for antitrust violations of chip technology in Taiwan

The Taiwan Fair Trade Commission said on Wednesday it would fine Qualcomm T$23.4 billion ($774.14 million) for anti-trust violations of its chip technology.

US FTC send letters to Instagram elite demanding information on their undisclosed, paid endorsements
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US FTC send letters to Instagram elite demanding information on their undisclosed, paid endorsements

Instagram, which is owned by Facebook Inc, has seen a sharp increase in recent years in promotions of products and services by famous people.

Lenovo agrees to pay $3.5 million to settle the allegation of using software compromising user security
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Lenovo agrees to pay $3.5 million to settle the allegation of using software compromising user security

Lenovo has agreed in order to settle allegations that it sold devices with pre-loaded software that compromised users’ security protections.

Facebook's 'People You May Know' feature is borderline creepy, here's another account
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Facebook's 'People You May Know' feature is borderline creepy, here's another account

In a bid to know their user base better social media websites, like Facebook, have been trying its level best to get as close as possible to their users.

Seller accuses Amazon of misleading customers before sales in the US; here's what we found in India
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Seller accuses Amazon of misleading customers before sales in the US; here's what we found in India

Amazon is under investigation by the FTC for misleading consumers in the US courtesy of its pricing strategies, we find how Indian customers are a target.

A group of Democrats urge US Department of Justice to review Amazon's Whole Foods deal
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A group of Democrats urge US Department of Justice to review Amazon's Whole Foods deal

Amazon's plan announced in June to buy premium grocer Whole Foods roiled the grocery industry and sparked worries the deal could raise prices.

US FTC to probe allegations of Amazon misleading customers over pricing discounts
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US FTC to probe allegations of Amazon misleading customers over pricing discounts

An analysis found that in 61 percent of products with reference prices, Amazon's reference prices were higher than it had sold the same product

Retail workers union opposing the purchase of Whole Foods by Amazon
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Retail workers union opposing the purchase of Whole Foods by Amazon

Amazon has said previously that it has no plans to automate the jobs of Whole Foods cashiers and plans no job cuts.

Federal Trade Commission's antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm to proceed
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Federal Trade Commission's antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm to proceed

The Federal Trade Commission's antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc can proceed, a federal judge ruled late on Monday, meaning the iPhone chip supplier must now wage a fight with U.S. regulators even as it contests a separate $1 billion lawsuit filed by Apple Inc.

Instagram to add 'paid partnership' for sponsored endorsements to improve transparency
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Instagram to add 'paid partnership' for sponsored endorsements to improve transparency

Photo sharing platform Instagram will roll out a feature that allows the use of a 'paid partnership' subheading to reveal sponsored posts and stories.