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Facebook says some Russian ads during U.S. election promoted live events

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Some of the ads bought by Russians on Facebook last year promoted events during the U.S. presidential campaign, Facebook Inc said on Tuesday, indicating that alleged meddling ahead of the 2016 election went beyond social media.

EU web tax plans go beyond French 'quick fix' turnover levy

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's plans to raise more tax from major internet companies such as Google and Amazon are more ambitious than the levy on turnover proposed by France, the EU presidency said, warning of the possible drawbacks of "quick fix" solutions.

Key U.S. senators demand answers on Equifax hacking

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two key U.S. senators on Monday asked Equifax Inc to answer detailed questions about a breach of information affecting up to 143 million Americans, including whether U.S. government agency records were compromised in the hack.

Google challenges record EU antitrust fine in court

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Alphabet unit Google appealed against a record 2.4-billion-euro ($2.9 billion) EU antitrust fine on Monday, its chances of success boosted by Intel's partial victory last week against an EU sanction.

Facebook fined 1.2 million euros by Spanish data watchdog

MADRID (Reuters) - Facebook has been fined 1.2 million euros ($1.4 million) for allegedly collecting personal information from users in Spain that could then be used for advertising, the national data protection watchdog said on Monday.

David v Goliath: Deezer seeks musical edge on Spotify

LONDON (Reuters) - From Brazilian gospel to Puerto Rican reggaeton and Dutch hip-hop, music streaming company Deezer is scouring the globe for gaps in the market where it can survive and thrive against Spotify and Apple.

China's bitcoin exchanges await clarification, markets subdued for now

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China's largest bitcoin exchanges are awaiting clarification from the government following more media reports that Beijing is planning to ban trading of virtual currencies on domestic exchanges, but markets were largely subdued on Monday.

High-speed 4G mobile internet to come into effect in Egypt this month: minister

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's telecoms operators will begin offering high-speed 4G mobile broadband services in September, the telecoms minister said on Monday.

Criticism of Equifax data breach response mounts, shares tumble

(Reuters) - Equifax Inc faced a storm of criticism on Friday over a hack that may have compromised personal data for some 143 million Americans, with consumers clamoring for answers and cyber security experts questioning the response to the massive breach.

Son of Russian lawmaker pleads guilty in cyber crime cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The son of a Russian lawmaker accused of stealing credit card data and other personal information has pleaded guilty in two criminal cases stemming from a probe into a $50 million online identity theft scheme, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.

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