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Does Google harm local search rivals? EU antitrust regulators ask

Does Google harm local search rivals? EU antitrust regulators ask

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU antitrust regulators have asked Google’s rivals if the internet search giant unfairly demotes local search competitors, according to a questionnaire seen by Reuters, a move which could lead to a fourth case against the Alphabet (GOOGL.O) unit. Google has been fined a total 6.76 billion euros ($7.7 billion) in the last [...]

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Marriott’s Starwood hack hits up to 500 million customers

Marriott’s Starwood hack hits up to 500 million customers

(Reuters) – Marriott International Inc (MAR.O) said on Friday that hackers accessed up to 500 million customer records in its Starwood Hotels reservation system in an attack that began four years ago, exposing data including passport numbers and payment cards. Shares fell 6 percent on news of the hack, one of the largest in history, [...]

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Group of EU states reject compromise on digital tax as deadline looms

Group of EU states reject compromise on digital tax as deadline looms

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A group of European Union countries rejected on Friday a new compromise plan for the introduction of an EU-wide tax on digital revenues of large companies, diplomats said, making it increasingly difficult to meet a year-end deadline for a deal. Under a proposal from the EU’s executive Commission in March, EU states [...]

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