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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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Apple Chief Pushes for US Privacy Law

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday said the United States needs a federal privacy law to protect the personal data of internet users.

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Facebook Closes 'Spam' Pages, Accounts Helping Brazil Presidential Candidate

Social media platform Facebook has closed 68 pages and 43 accounts linked to a marketing group believed to be promoting the chances of Brazilian right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro.

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Google Appeals Record 4.3 Billion Euro EU Fine over Android

Google on Tuesday appealed the biggest ever anti-trust fine by the EU, which imposed a 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) penalty on the U.S. tech giant for illegally abusing the dominance of its operating system for mobile devices.

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Google Launches Connected Speaker with Screen but No Camera

Google on Tuesday launched a new version of its connected speaker with a touchscreen display designed to be a hub for smart home devices but without a camera for privacy reasons.

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