Tech giants face higher tax bills under shake-up

  New tax plans aimed at making global firms pay more tax have been published by an international economic body. The proposals would give governments more power to tax big technology firms such as Apple, Facebook and Google. The …

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Germany shooting: 2,200 people watched on Twitch

  About 2,200 people watched a gunman's video of his attack outside a synagogue in Germany before it was removed from video-streaming site Twitch. Twitch, which is owned by retail giant Amazon, said five people had watched the video as …

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Goldman Sachs reviews role in Chinese tech firm Megvii

  Goldman Sachs will review its involvement in the planned stock market listing of Chinese artificial intelligence firm Megvii. The US has blacklisted the company, alleging it is "implicated" in the repression of Muslim minorities. …

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Twitter 'inadvertently' used email addresses for ads

  Twitter has apologised for "unintentionally" using email addresses and phone numbers, provided by users for account security, to enable targeted advertising. The company said third-party marketers may have been able to reach specific …

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The secrets of controlling your internet profile

  "In the future, everyone will be anonymous for 15 minutes." So said the artist Banksy, but following the rush to put everything online, from relationship status to holiday destinations, is it really possible to be anonymous - even briefly - …

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eBay investigates topless-woman icon swap error

 Auction site eBay is investigating how its email icon was swapped for an image of a semi-naked woman. The image appeared at the top of eBay UK messages viewed by users of Microsoft's Outlook mobile app. The icon popped up on messages …

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Apple responds to iPhone factory criticism

  Apple has responded to a report by a campaign group which criticised working conditions at a factory where iPhones are made. According to the report, Foxconn workers were not getting bonuses, were being made to do overtime and too …

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Samsung Galaxy Fold UK launch date revealed

  Samsung's first foldable phone will go on sale on Friday after problems delayed its initial release. The Galaxy Fold will be available on 6 September in South Korea, with a UK launch following on 18 September. The release of …

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