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How tech companies and users can protect privacy

SENSITIVE MATERIAL. THIS IMAGE MAY OFFEND OR DISTURB Abortion rights protesters participate in nationwide demonstrations following the leaked Supreme Court opinion suggesting the possibility of overturning the Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision, in New York City, U.S., May 14, 2022. Caitlin Ochs | Reuters The Supreme Court’s decision on …

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Zendesk to be acquired by investor group for $10.2 billion

Zendesk co-founder and CEO Mikkel Svane Eric Piermont | AFP | Getty Images Customer experience software company Zendesk agreed to be acquired by an investor group in an all-cash transaction valuing it at around $10.2 billion, the company announced Friday. The deal, led by investment firms Permira and Hellman & …

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TikTok owner ByteDance sees $1 billion in player spend on its games

ByteDance has been investing in its mobile gaming business through key acquisitions and is finding success outside of China. Omar Marques | Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images Chinese internet giant ByteDance’s nascent foray into gaming is showing signs of promise with spending across its mobile titles growing over …

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GOP draft bill would tighten rules for finance firms using customer information

Rep. Patrick McHenry, a Republican of North Carolina and ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, speaks during a hearing in Washington, D.C. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images A new draft bill from House Financial Services Ranking Member Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., lays the groundwork for how the …

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Instagram testing new ways for teens to verify they’re 18 years old

A person using Instagram. Lorenzo Di Cola | NurPhoto via Getty Images Instagram announced Thursday that it’s testing new options in the U.S. to verify that users are 18 years old. To address the concerns of lawmakers and parents, Instagram is requiring users who attempt to edit their age from …

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China livestreamers need qualifications for certain topics: Regulators

Chinese regulators have been looking to clean up the country’s popular livestreaming industry. This includes rules around what online influencers can and can’t say and the topics that are off limits. Costfoto | Future Publishing | Getty Images Online influencers in China must now have a qualification to talk about …

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Mark Zuckerberg envisions 1 billion people in the metaverse

Meta Platforms CEO Mark Zuckerberg told CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Wednesday that the metaverse could be a considerable part of the social-network operator’s business in the second half of the decade. “We hope to basically get to around a billion people in the metaverse doing hundreds of dollars of commerce, …

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Tim Cook gives clearest hint yet that Apple’s building a headset

Apple CEO Tim Cook poses for a portrait next to a line of new MacBook Airs as he enters the Steve Jobs Theater during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) at the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California on June 6, 2022 . Chris Tuite | AFP | Getty Images …

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DOJ settles with Facebook over allegedly discriminatory housing ads

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee during An Examination of Facebook and Its Impact on the Financial Services and Housing Sectors hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct. 23, 2019. Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images The Department of Justice reached a settlement …

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Amazon announces Doug Herrington as CEO of Worldwide Amazon Stores

People walk past an Amazon Fresh store in Washington, DC, on August 26, 2021. Nicholas Kamm | AFP | Getty Images Longtime Amazon executive Doug Herrington will take over as the new chief executive of Worldwide Amazon Stores, CEO Andy Jassy announced Tuesday. Herrington has served on the high-level S-team …

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