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Singapore proposes stricter rules for ride-hailing operators

Singapore is proposing to step up regulation of ride-hailing companies such as Grab and Go-Jek, bringing rules for the services in line with taxi operators in a bid to better protect the safety of commuters and drivers.

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Iran extends social media crackdown with move to bar Instagram

Authorities in Iran are preparing to block access to Instagram, extending their crackdown on social media to the only major platform still freely available.

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Facebook sued over Cambridge Analytica data scandal

Facebook Inc was sued by the District of Columbia over a privacy breach in which personal information of millions of Americans was transferred by an app developer to Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm that worked for president Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.

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Alphabet chairman struggles with Google CEO’s China strategy

Alphabet Inc chairman John Hennessy is unsure about a banner strategy of the company’s most-important executive.

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Foldable phones are a chance for a tired industry: opinion

How does one make the folded gadget thin enough to fit into a jeans pocket and still pack a battery that can power a large screen long enough for heavy use? What kind of hinge would be needed to make sure the phone folds neatly and safely? How many times can a display be folded before it crumbles?

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US: Fake FB page used by cops for spying draws judge's rebuke

A federal judge ordered police officers in Memphis, Tennessee, to be trained on the do’s and don’ts of monitoring social media after the department admitted to creating a fake Facebook page to spy on Black Lives Matter activists.

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Let’s stop pretending that corporations have any ‘values’ beyond making money: opinion

The PR firm FleishmanHillard came out with a study the other day intended to help companies navigate “an issues-laden environment that quickly tests corporate values”.

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Self-driving cars may hit US roads in pilot programme: NHTSA

Fully self-driving cars may be on the fast lane to US roads under a pilot programme the Trump administration said it was considering, which would allow real-world road testing for a limited number of the vehicles.

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Twitter to ban 'dehumanizing' comments with user help

Twitter on Sept 25 reached out to users for help crafting a ban on comments that dehumanize people and set the stage for real-world violence.

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China pulls approval for Facebook’s planned venture: NYT

China has withdrawn its approval for Facebook Inc's plan to open a new venture in the eastern province of Zhejiang, the New York Times reported on July 25, citing a person familiar with the matter.