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Under Fire Tech Sector Gathers in Portugal

Europe’s largest tech event, the Web Summit, gets underway in Lisbon on Monday amid a backlash over internet firms' role in spreading "fake news" and how they use consumer data.

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Mosques Seek Twitter Ban on Dutch Populist Geert Wilders

A body representing 144 Turkish mosques in the Netherlands has asked Twitter to block the account of anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders for inciting hatred.

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Inventor of Worldwide Web Wants New 'Contract'

The inventor of the worldwide web, Tim Berners-Lee, on Monday announced plans for a "contract" to ensure the internet remains "safe and accessible" for all.

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Twitter Removed Thousands of Accounts Discouraging U.S. Vote Participation

Twitter has deleted thousands of automated accounts, many posing as Democrats, that were posting tweets encouraging US voters to sit out Tuesday's crucial midterm elections, according to media reports.

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Google Employees to Walk Out to Protest Treatment of Women

Hundreds of Google engineers and other workers are expected to walk off the job Thursday morning to protest the internet company's lenient treatment of executives accused of sexual misconduct.

It is the latest expression of a backlash against men's exploitation of female subordinates in a business, entertainment and politics. In Silicon Valley, women also are becoming fed up with the male-dominated composition of the technology industry's workforce — a glaring imbalance that critics say fosters unsavory behavior akin to a college fraternity house.

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Facebook Shares Roller Coaster as It Rides Change

Facebook announced plans Tuesday to adapt to users sharing more privately as the leading social network pours money into an ongoing battle with "bad actors" out to misuse its service.

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Facebook Blocks Iran-Linked Bid to Sway U.S., British Politics

Facebook said Friday it had blocked an Iran-linked effort to influence U.S. and British politics with posts about charged topics such as immigration and race relations.

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Trump Complains about Twitter Removing His Followers

U.S. President Donald Trump complained Friday that Twitter is removing some of his followers and has made it harder to join, an apparent critique of the social network's efforts to weed out fake and abusive accounts.

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British Airways: 185,000 More Customers Affected in Cyber Attack

British Airways owner IAG on Thursday said that a further 185,000 customers may have had their personal details stolen in a cyber attack earlier this year.

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Italy Fines Apple, Samsung for Slowing Phones

Italy's competition authority on Wednesday said it was fining Apple and Samsung 10 and five million euros ($11.5 and $5.7 million) respectively for the so-called "planned obsolescence" of their smartphones.

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