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WhatsApp says Brazil's central bank willing to restore payments service

WhatsApp says Brazil’s central bank willing to restore payments service

Facebook messaging service WhatsApp has said that Brazil’s central bank had said it intended to find a way to restore the payments service in the country by working with Visa...

Brazil suspends WhatsApp's new payments system

Brazil suspends WhatsApp’s new payments system

Brazil’s central bank effectively suspended a newly-launched system allowing users of Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service to send money via chats, ordering Visa and M...


German court reimposes data curbs on Facebook

Facebook must comply with an order by Germany’s antitrust watchdog to curb data collection from users, a top German court ruled on Tuesday, in a setback for the US social net...


Big Tech takes aim at Trump’s H1B visa decision

US President, Donald Trump has suspended the entry of some foreign workers in a bid to boost domestic hiring, sparking opposition from corporate America and tech sector executives.

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Google faces employee petition to end tech sales to police

More than 1,600 workers at Alphabet are petitioning its Google unit to stop selling email and other services to police departments, a source familiar with the matter has said.

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Biden campaign asks Twitter and Facebook to remove Trump posts

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s political campaign has asked social media giants Facebook and Twitter to remove posts by Republican President Donald Trump on Mo...


Snapchat removes Juneteenth photo filter after backlash

Snapchat took down a “Juneteenth”-themed filter and apologised to users for the lens, which drew criticism for being insensitive, the photo messaging app’s parent...

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Twitter labels Trump’s tweet as ‘manipulated media’

Twitter added a ‘manipulated media’ label on a video posted on US President Donald Trump’s Twitter feed on Thursday that showed a doctored news clip with a mis-sp...


Twitter tests innovative new voice tweeting feature

Twitter Inc has said it is testing a new feature that will allow users to tweet using their voice, capturing up to 140 seconds of audio in a single tweet.

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Trump administration proposes rolling back protections for big tech

The US Justice Department has proposed that Congress take up legislation to curb protections big tech platforms like Google and Facebook have enjoyed for decades, following through...


Facebook’s WhatsApp brings digital payment to users in Brazil

WhatsApp has rolled out a system across Brazil that will allow users to send money to individuals or local businesses within a chat, attaching payments as they would a photo or vid...


Anti-China group urges Trump to block Chinese companies from US markets

An anti-China advocacy group that includes former White House adviser Steve Bannon is calling on the Trump administration to exclude Chinese companies from US financial markets, as...


Chinese users saw Zoom as a window through the ‘Great Firewall’

Zoom Video Communications has gained a following in China in recent months from users ranging from underground churches to feminists who saw it as a rare way to connect with the wo...


US lawmakers ask Zoom to clarify its ties to China after it suspends accounts

Three lawmakers in the US have asked Zoom to clarify its data-collection practices and relationship with the Chinese government after the firm said it had suspended user accounts t...