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Google to stop scanning Gmail for creating targeted ads

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:45:09 -0400

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Friday it would stop scanning Gmail content for creating personalized ads from later this year, bringing the widely-used email service in line with its enterprise offering, G Suite.(image)

U.S. Muslim group launches cellphone app to report hate crimes

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:09:30 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hoping to get an accurate count of anti-Muslim hate crimes in the United States, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Friday launched a mobile app allowing victims to report bias incidents.(image)

Facebook launches UK initiative to counter online extremist material

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:56:18 -0400

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc is launching a UK program to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist material online, as internet companies attempt to clamp down on hate speech and violent content on their services.(image)

Russia threatens to block Telegram messaging app

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:00:32 -0400

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's communications regulator Roskomnadzor on Friday accused the Telegram messaging app of violating Russian legislation and said it could be blocked if it did not provide it with information about the company that controls Telegram.(image)

China's authorities tighten noose around online video content

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:19:47 -0400

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing has shut down online video services of three popular Chinese media sites in a swift action that unleashed financial shockwaves and posed a firm warning to the country's online video industry: clean up, or close down.(image)

Canada's Supreme Court clears way for Facebook privacy lawsuit

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:19:59 -0400

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's top court cleared the way on Friday for a lawsuit against Facebook Inc over privacy rights to be heard in the province of British Columbia instead of California where the social media site is based.(image)

Axel Springer hopeful Facebook will make news pay

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:57:29 -0400

BERLIN (Reuters) - The chief executive of German publisher Axel Springer is confident that internet companies like Facebook, Snapchat and Google will help news providers make more money from their content.(image)

Leveraging big data, Mercado Libre offers loans in Brazil and Mexico

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:10:02 -0400

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Argentine online marketplace Mercado Libre Inc plans to provide working-capital loans to entrepreneurs in Brazil and Mexico this year, expanding on a program the company launched in its homeland last month.(image)

Exclusive: Amazon to charge $2.8 million for NFL ad packages - sources

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:38:15 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Inc is looking to charge advertisers $2.8 million for packages that include 30-second spots during the Thursday night National Football League games it will stream live to its Prime customers this coming season, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.(image)

CEO Zuckerberg tweaks Facebook mission to focus on groups

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:28:23 -0400

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg revised the world's largest online social network's mission statement on Thursday to emphasize support for hobby clubs, civil society organizations and other community groups.(image)