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New Zealand privacy watchdog seeks greater power over Facebook

New Zealand privacy watchdog seeks greater power over Facebook

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s top privacy enforcer is seeking greater powers to regulate Facebook Inc as the social media giant grapples with a tough new privacy regime in Europe and investigations around the globe over its handling of personal data. New Zealand Privacy Commissioner John Edwards said he was seeking new enforcement provisions as [...]

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Amazon geoblocks Australia from U.S. site as tax change kicks in

Amazon geoblocks Australia from U.S. site as tax change kicks in

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it will force Australians to use its Australian website instead of its much larger U.S. site to avoid a new sales tax, setting the stage for a showdown with rival eBay Inc in the No. 12 economy. FILE PHOTO: A web page featuring Amazon’s Australian URL is [...]

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Google launches second app in China, woos top smartphone market

Google launches second app in China, woos top smartphone market

BEIJING (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google has launched a file managing tool in several Chinese app stores as it looks for fresh inroads into the world’s biggest smartphone market, where most of the internet giant’s top products remain banned. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Google is pictured during the Viva Tech start-up and technology [...]

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