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India investment body backs incentives for $706 million Samsung display plant: letter

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics should get tax and other incentives from India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh as the South Korean company looks...

Germany launches coronavirus app as EU eyes travel revival

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany appealed to the public on Tuesday to download a new smartphone app to help break the chain of coronavirus infections, one...

Apple’s App Store, Apple Pay targeted by EU antitrust regulators

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Apple on Tuesday found itself the target of two EU antitrust investigations into its App Store and Apple Pay as the bloc...

U.S. companies can work with Huawei on 5G, other standards: Commerce Department

(Reuters) – The United States on Monday confirmed a Reuters report that it will amend its prohibitions on U.S. companies doing business with China’s Huawei...

Huawei CFO raises new argument to fight U.S. extradition in Canada court

VANCOUVER/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou is raising a new argument in a Canadian court in a bid to fight extradition...

Exclusive: U.S. companies can work with Huawei on 5G standards – Commerce Department

(Reuters) – The United States on Monday confirmed a Reuters report that it will amend its prohibitions on U.S. companies doing business with China’s Huawei...

Crunch time for China’s robot startups as pandemic brings pain and opportunities

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) – With glowing blue eyes and trusting feline features, a new robot cat by Chinese startup Elephant Robotics seems happily oblivious to...

Canada spy agency warned of ‘shock waves’ from arrest of Huawei founder’s daughter

FILE PHOTO: Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to attend a court hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada May 27, 2020....

Facebook fires employee who protested inaction on Trump posts

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc fired an employee who had criticized Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s decision not to take action against inflammatory posts by...

U.S. lawmakers ask Zoom to clarify China ties after it suspends accounts

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Three U.S. lawmakers asked Zoom Video Communications Inc (ZM.O) to clarify its data-collection practices and relationship with the Chinese government after the...

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

BEIJING (Reuters) – Zoom Video Communications (ZM.O) has gained a following in China in recent months from users ranging from underground churches to feminists who...

Exclusive: Netflix in talks to source Indian content from Reliance affiliate Viacom18 – sources

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – U.S. video streaming company Netflix is in talks with Viacom18, part of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries’ media unit Network18, about...

Twitter takes down Beijing-backed influence operation pushing coronavirus messages

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter (TWTR.N) on Thursday said it removed more than 170,000 accounts tied to a Beijing-backed influence operation that deceptively spread messages...

Outside panel to review Samsung heir Lee’s case: Seoul prosecutors

SEOUL (Reuters) – An outside panel will weigh the validity of an investigation into Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee over a 2015 merger and...

Amazon pauses police use of its facial recognition tech for a year

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Wednesday said it was implementing a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition software, halting a business...

NATO chief says on Huawei: UK review of 5G security is important

LONDON (Reuters) – The head of the NATO military alliance said on Wednesday that the West could not ignore the rise of China and so...

Exclusive: Obscure Indian cyber firm spied on politicians, investors worldwide

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A little-known Indian IT firm offered its hacking services to help clients spy on more than 10,000 email accounts over a period...

U.S. failed to properly oversee Chinese telecom carriers: Senate panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Senate report released Tuesday says the U.S. government failed to properly oversee Chinese-owned telecommunications companies for nearly two decades. FILE...

South Korean court denies arrest warrant request for Samsung heir

SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean court on Tuesday denied an arrest warrant request for Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee after prosecutors accused him...

Samsung leader appears in court, waits to hear if he’ll be jailed again

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Group’s leader, Jay Y. Lee, appeared before a South Korean court on Monday, awaiting a ruling on whether new allegations including...

Court to decide whether to jail embattled Samsung heir again

SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean court will rule as soon as Monday whether to send Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee back to jail...

Facebook to apply state media labels on Russian, Chinese outlets

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) will start labeling Russian, Chinese and other state-controlled media organizations, and later this summer will block any ads...

Twitter, Facebook disable Trump video tribute to Floyd over copyright complaint

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Instagram disabled President Donald Trump’s campaign tribute video to George Floyd on their platforms on Friday, citing copyright...

Twitter disables Trump video tribute to Floyd over copyright complaint

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc has disabled U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign tribute video to George Floyd on its platform, citing a copyright complaint. The clip,...

Chinese and Iranian hackers targeted Biden and Trump campaigns, Google says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – State-backed hackers from China have targeted staffers working on the U.S. presidential campaign of Democrat Joe Biden, a senior Google security official...