US mulls retaliation to French tech tax

  The US is preparing tariffs on $2.4bn (£1.85bn) worth of French exports as retaliation against the country's new digital services tax. The top US trade official said the new tax, which France approved in July, unfairly targets …

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China due to introduce face scans for mobile users

    People in China are now required to have their faces scanned when registering new mobile phone services, as the authorities seek to verify the identities of the country's hundreds of millions of internet users. The regulation, …

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Spying tools website taken down after UK raids

  A website selling hacking tools that let attackers take over victims' computers has been closed down after an international investigation. The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) said 14,500 people had bought spying tools from the …

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Sham news sites make big bucks from fake views

  Forbes and Business Insider are both well-known news sites. So is forbesbusinessinsider.com a new spin-off? No. It has nothing to do with either Forbes or Business Insider. In fact, it's a site that copies and pastes entire …

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Apple to take 'deeper look' at disputed borders

  Apple says it is taking "a deeper look" at how it handles disputed borders. Ukraine criticised the tech giant for showing Crimea as part of Russia's territory on its Maps and Weather apps. An Apple spokeswoman says the company …

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Twitter prepares for huge cull of inactive users

  Twitter will begin deleting accounts that have been inactive for more than six months, unless they log in before an 11 December deadline. The cull will include users who stopped posting to the site because they died - unless someone …

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Huawei: Trouble overseas but boom time in China

  un Yu can't resist gadgets. More than 20 smartphones, old tablets and other devices lurk in a corner of his Beijing home - an ever-growing tech junkyard. His apartment also boasts a Google Home smart assistant and an Amazon …

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