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In China, Yellow Robots Deliver Snacks to Your Home

Along a quiet residential street on the outer edges of Beijing, a yellow and black cube about the size of a small washing machine trundles leisurely to its destination.

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Google Hit with Record 4.3-Bn-euro EU Fine over Android

The European Union slapped Google with a huge 4.34-billion-euro fine for abusing the dominance of its Android operating system on Wednesday in the biggest antitrust penalty in the bloc's history.

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Apple Launches $300 mn 'Green' Fund for China Suppliers

Apple said on Friday it has established a fund to invest nearly $300 million over the next four years to connect its Chinese suppliers to renewable energy as Beijing pushes an anti-pollution drive.

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Britain to Fine Facebook over Data Breach

Britain's data regulator has said it will fine Facebook half a million pounds ($660,000) for failing to protect users' data, in an inquiry into whether personal information had been misused by campaigns on both sides of Britain's 2016 EU referendum.

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Trump Doubles Up as Most Followed World Leader on Twitter

US President Donald Trump is by far the most followed world leader on Twitter, with the Pope trailing him by some 4.5 million followers, a study showed Tuesday.

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As Facial Recognition Use Grows, So Do Privacy Fears

The unique features of your face can allow you to unlock your new iPhone, access your bank account or even "smile to pay" for some goods and services.

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Facebook Bug Unblocks Unwanted Connections For a Bit

Facebook on Monday said it is notifying more than 800,000 users that a software bug temporarily unblocked people at the social network and its Messenger service.

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Apple and Samsung Settle Lengthy iPhone Patent Battle

Apple and Samsung have ended a years-long patent battle over copied iPhone design with an undisclosed settlement, according to a US court filing Wednesday.

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Facebook, Google 'Manipulate' Users to Share Data Despite EU Law

Facebook and Google are pushing users to share private information by offering "invasive" and limited default options despite new EU data protection laws aimed at giving users more control and choice, a government study said Wednesday. 

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Twitter to Confirm New Accounts in Spam Fight

Twitter on Tuesday said it will begin asking for email addresses or phone numbers to confirm new accounts as part of a battle against manipulation, particularly by automated bots.

Adding a way to check that a real person is behind new accounts was described by Twitter as being among measures to fight abuse, trolls, and hateful content.

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