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India's Antitrust Watchdog Fines Google For 'Search Bias'

Pic: ReutersNEW DELHI: India’s antitrust watchdog on Thursday imposed a 1.36 billion rupee ($21.17 million) fine on Google for “search bias”, in the latest regulatory setback for the world’s most popular internet search engine.

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Facebook Moderator: I Had To Be Prepared To See Anything

Pic: Getty Images"It's mostly pornography," says Sarah Katz, recalling her eight-month stint working as a Facebook moderator.

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MPs Travel To US On Fake News Mission

Pic: Getty ImagesMembers of the UK's Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Committee are in Washington to grill Facebook, Google and Twitter about fake news on their platforms.

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Reddit Bans Deep Fake Porn Videos

Reddit has banned "fake porn" - imagery and videos that superimpose a subject's face over an explicit photo or video without the person's permission.

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U.S. Shuts Down Cyber Crime Ring Launched By Ukrainian

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department announced one of its largest-ever takedowns of a global cyber crime ring on Wednesday, saying it had indicted 36 people accused of trafficking in stolen identities and causing more than $530 million in losses to consumers.

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Alphabet Shifts Thermostat Maker Nest Into Google

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO - Alphabet Inc merged smart thermostat maker Nest, which had operated as an independent unit, into its Google hardware group, the company announced in a blog post on Wednesday.

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Samsung Created A 3D Version Of Its 34-Foot Cinema LED Screen

Pic: SamsungLast year, Samsung unveiled its Cinema LED Screen, a giant, 34-foot screen that can be used in theaters in place of traditional projector systems. Now, Samsung has announced that it has created a 3D version of that screen and it brings all of the image quality benefits of the Cinema LED Screen as well as some added bonuses like less dizziness and fewer headaches compared to typical 3D cinema viewing experiences.

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Chinese Regulator Raps Internet Firms Over Vulgar Content

Pic: ReutersBEIJING/SHANGHAI: A Chinese content regulator has rapped major tech companies, including Alibaba Holding Ltd, Tencent Holdings Ltd and Baidu Inc, for not doing enough to root out “harmful information” published on their platforms.

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Japan's SoftBank Aims To List Domestic Telecoms Unit This Year

Pic: ReutersTOKYO - SoftBank Group Corp said on Wednesday that it wants to list its Japanese telecoms unit this year as CEO Masayoshi Son moves to complete the transformation of the company he founded from domestic telecoms upstart into one of the world’s biggest technology investors.

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Why Facebook Needs More Than A News Feed Facelift

The admission that something is wrong with Facebook is timely, but don't expect the changes to affect revenues, says Tom Cheshire.

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