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FTC Investigation

FTC chief says has ‘multiple’ investigations of tech platforms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday that his agency had multiple investigations of tech platforms, in addition to its known pro...

Interpol

Exclusive: Interpol plans to condemn encryption spread, citing predators, sources say

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The international police organisation Interpol plans to condemn the spread of strong encryption in a statement Monday saying it protects child sex p...

Google

Google antitrust probe to expand into Android – CNBC

Reuters – The several dozen attorneys general investigating advertising practices at Alphabet Inc’s Google are planning to expand their antitrust probe into the unit...

Big Tech

Where US presidential candidates stand on breaking up Big Tech

Reuters – In the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, America’s big tech companies are being challenged on many fronts from across the political spectrum, from ant...

Quantum Computing

Samsung, UAE funds lead $55 million investment in quantum computing startup

Reuters – US quantum computing startup IonQ said on Tuesday it raised $55 million in a funding round that was led by venture funds backed by Samsung Electronics and the gover...

Women in Tech

Getting better? More women in tech but not at the top

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Technology firms are hiring more women and narrowing the gender gap, a poll by Europe’s largest technology conference found on Wed...

Facial Recognition

Twitter wants your feedback on its deepfake policy plans

Reuters – Social media platform Twitter on Monday unveiled its plan for handling deepfake videos and other manipulated media, and called for feedback from the public.

Google

Google to offer checking accounts next year – source

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google will offer personal checking accounts from sometime next year in partnership with Citigroup Inc and a small credit union at Stanford U...

Google’s search for sales in cloud, hardware clip Alphabet profit

Reuters – Google parent Alphabet Inc reported quarterly results on Monday that show costs continue to rise faster than revenue as the web search leader seeks to broaden its b...