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Google Wins EU Fight against Worldwide 'Right to Be Forgotten'

Google is not required to apply an EU "right to be forgotten" to its search engine domains outside Europe, the EU's top court ruled Tuesday in a landmark decision.

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Facebook Buys Startup Working on Mind-Control of Machines

Facebook on Monday said it had made a deal to buy a startup working on ways to command computers or other devices using thought instead of taps, swipes, or keystrokes.

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Facebook Auto-Generating Pages for Islamic State, al-Qaida

In the face of criticism that Facebook is not doing enough to combat extremist messaging, the company likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it's reported.

But a whistleblower's complaint shows that Facebook itself has inadvertently provided the two extremist groups with a networking and recruitment tool by producing dozens of pages in their names.

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Google Will Promote Original Reporting with Algorithm Change

Original reporting will be highlighted in Google's search results, the company said as it announced changes to its algorithm.

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Google Agrees 945-Million-Euro Tax Settlement with France

U.S. internet giant Google has agreed a settlement totaling 945 million euros ($1.0 billion) to end  a tax dispute in France under an agreement announced in court on Thursday.

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Netanyahu Bot Gets Facebook 'Hate Speech' Suspension

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party was found Thursday to have violated Facebook's hate-speech policy after a post from his account saying Arabs "want to destroy us all".

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New iPhones Woo Users to Apple Television and Games

Apple on Tuesday played to its strengths with powerful new iPhone and iPad models able to serve as stages for its new game and television services.

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In Electrification Race, VW Launches Mammoth Bet at IAA Car Show

With a new electric car and range sporting a spruced-up logo, German car giant Volkswagen enters the Frankfurt IAA car show hoping bets worth tens of billions of euros will pay off.

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Antitrust Probe of Facebook May Be First Step against Big Tech

A coalition of US states unveiled on Friday an antitrust investigation of Facebook, the first of what is expected to be a wave of action against dominant technology firms.

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Facebook Launches Dating Service for U.S.

Facebook rolled out its online dating service for the United States on Thursday, a move taking on rivals such as smartphone app Tinder.

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