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Reuters:
Russia's parliament passes a bill requiring search engines to remove users' personal information from their results upon request   —  Russian parliament approves Internet privacy bill  —  Russia's parliament gave its final approval on Friday to a law that would require Internet search engines …
Jul 3, 2015, 12:55 PMIn context
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Ex-DEA agent Carl Force pleads guilty to stealing bitcoins during Silk Road investigation   —  Former U.S. agent pleads guilty to bitcoin theft in Silk Road probe  —  A former federal agent pleaded guilty on Wednesday to stealing bitcoins during the government's investigation of Silk Road …
Jul 2, 2015, 1:25 PMIn context
Reuters:
Sources: FCC to approve AT&T's $48.5B DirecTV acquisition with conditions as soon as next week   —  U.S. approval of AT&T-DirecTV deal expected as soon as next week: sources  —  AT&T Inc's (T.N) proposed $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV (DTV.O) is expected to get U.S. regulatory approval …
Jul 1, 2015, 10:40 PMIn context
Joseph Ax / Reuters:
U.S. judge signs off on Sprint's $50 million ‘cramming’ settlement   —  A U.S. judge signed off on Tuesday on a $50 million settlement between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Sprint Corp over claims the mobile carrier added unauthorized charges to customer phone bills.
Jul 1, 2015, 4:35 PMIn context
Se Young Lee / Reuters:
Samsung says it sold 1M Z1 Tizen phones, will launch several more in 2015 according to source   —  Samsung Electronics plans more Tizen smartphones this year: source  —  Leading smartphone maker Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to launch more handsets running on its own Tizen operating system later …
Jun 29, 2015, 2:30 PMIn context
Nandita Bose / Reuters:
Amazon expands business loan program for small sellers to China, India, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain   —  Amazon to offer loans to sellers in China, 7 other countries  —  Amazon.com Inc will launch its business loan program for small sellers later this year in eight …
Jun 29, 2015, 12:30 PMIn context
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
European Commission gives Google until August 17 to respond to antitrust charges   —  Google given more time to reply to EU antitrust charges  —  Google (GOOGL.O) has been given six more weeks to reply to EU antitrust charges of abusing its market power in a dozen EU countries …
Jun 29, 2015, 11:35 AMIn context
Dominique Vidalon / Reuters:
Amid Paris protests, police seize Uber vehicles on sight, and the French Interior minister targets local managers in effort to shut down Uber nationwide   —  French government files legal complaint against UberPOP  —  French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Friday …
Jun 26, 2015, 1:05 PMIn context
Yasmeen Abutaleb / Reuters:
Google starts testing its own prototype self-driving cars on public Mountain View roads with safety drivers on board   —  Google starts road tests of new self-driving car prototypes  —  Google Inc (GOOGL.O) said on Thursday it had started testing the latest prototypes of its self-driving cars …
Jun 25, 2015, 3:55 PMIn context
Reuters:
French minister urges UberPOP ban as taxi protest blocks airports   —  French police in riot gear used tear gas as French taxi drivers stepped up protests against U.S. online ridesharing service UberPOP on Thursday, blocking road access to airports and train stations in Paris and other cities.
Jun 25, 2015, 9:45 AMIn context

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