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Zuckerberg's European Parliament testimony criticised

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Zuckerberg stayed beyond the allotted 75 minutes but did not answer all questions put to him Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has apologised to EU lawmakers for the company’s role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal and for allowing fake news to proliferate on its …

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Sony buys controlling stake in EMI record label

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sony is set to announce its latest strategic plan for growth later on Tuesday Sony says it has agreed to buy a controlling stake in EMI Music Publishing for $2.3bn (£1.71bn) as it looks to boost its music portfolio. The deal would mean Sony would …

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Apple Powerbeats headphones in 'sweat-proof' legal action

Image copyright BeatsbyDre Image caption The Powerbeats headphones’ advertising showed images of people using them while working up a sweat A US judge has ruled legal action against Apple over its Powerbeats headphones can go ahead “in part”. Seven customers, from various US cities, say the headphones do not hold …

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Cambridge Analytica starts bankruptcy proceedings in US

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cambridge Analytica’s name has been taken down from the wall of the London office it occupied Cambridge Analytica has filed for bankruptcy in the US. The consultancy was at the centre of the Facebook data-sharing scandal in which it was accused of improperly obtaining information …

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Tomorrow's cities: Park with four seasons under one roof

Image copyright Carlo Ratti Associati Image caption Winter, spring, summer or autumn? Take your pick in Milan’s Four Seasons garden Everyone has a favourite season but if you visited Milan last month, you could have experienced all four in one place. The brainchild of Italian architect Carlo Ratti, the garden …

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Airbnb to report homeowners' income to Danish tax authorities

Image copyright Getty Images Airbnb will automatically report homeowners’ income to tax authorities in Denmark under a landmark move. It will make it easier to spot tax evasion by homeowners renting out rooms and properties via the site. Danish tax minister Karsten Lauritzen said the country wants a “sharing economy” …

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US mugshot website owners face criminal charges

Image copyright wademcmillan Image caption Photos are typically taken soon after people are arrested The four alleged owners of a website which publishes photos of people taken soon after they have been arrested, have been arrested themselves. The alleged owners of the mugshots.com website have been accused of extortion and …

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Smart luggage firms close because of airline battery rules

Image copyright Raden Two smart luggage firms have closed in May, with both blaming changes to airline policies regarding how lithium batteries can be taken on board planes. Raden and Bluesmart said the changes, by several major airlines in December 2017, had made business impossible. The new rules meant that …

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Expensive remittances

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Migrants send more than $600bn to their families back home each year Technology has made it easier and cheaper to send money home to relatives round the world. But what if you don’t trust your Dad not to squander it? No problem – now …

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Ocado shares rocket on Kroger tech deal

Image copyright Newscast Shares in online grocer Ocado have surged by 60% after it struck a deal with US retail giant Kroger. Ocado’s technology will be used in the US exclusively by Kroger, which is one of the world’s biggest grocery chains with annual sales of $122bn (£90bn). Under the …

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