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Indonesia e-commerce leader Tokopedia raises $1.1B from Alibaba and SoftBank’s Vision Fund – TechCrunch

Indonesia e-commerce leader Tokopedia raises $1.1B from Alibaba and SoftBank’s Vision Fund – TechCrunch Indonesia-based e-commerce firm Tokopedia is the latest startup to enter the Vision Fund after it raised $1.1 billion led by the SoftBank megafund and Alibaba. SoftBank and Alibaba are existing investors in the business — the …

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Audit Facebook and overhaul competition law, say MEPs responding to breach scandals – TechCrunch

Audit Facebook and overhaul competition law, say MEPs responding to breach scandals – TechCrunch After holding a series of hearings in the wake of the Facebook -Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal this summer, and attending a meeting with Mark Zuckerberg himself in May, the European Union parliament’s civil liberties committee …

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VP Pence calls on Google to end work on a search engine for China – TechCrunch

VP Pence calls on Google to end work on a search engine for China – TechCrunch On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence called for Google to end its development of a search engine custom built to accommodate China’s disposition for censorship. Pence gave the speech at conservative think tank in …

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ZTE hit with 2-year ‘monitoring’ extension after breaking probation terms – TechCrunch

ZTE hit with 2-year ‘monitoring’ extension after breaking probation terms – TechCrunch Embattled Chinese tech firm ZTE narrowly survived after the U.S. Department of Commerce hit it with a $1 billion fine and forced changes to its business earlier this year, and. Now it is back in the news for negative …

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Protesters call on Salesforce to end contract with border patrol agency – TechCrunch

Protesters call on Salesforce to end contract with border patrol agency – TechCrunch A dozen or so people accompanied by a 14-foot, 800-pound cage gathered in downtown San Francisco Tuesday morning to protest Salesforce’s contract with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), the agency within the Department of Homeland Security responsible …

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Trump’s new cyber strategy eases rules on use of government cyberweapons – TechCrunch

Trump’s new cyber strategy eases rules on use of government cyberweapons – TechCrunch The Trump administration’s new cyber strategy out this week isn’t much more than a stringing together of previously considered ideas. In the 40-page document, the government set out its plans to improve cybersecurity, incentivizing change, and reforming …

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U.S. targets 2020 for the creation of a Space Force – TechCrunch

U.S. targets 2020 for the creation of a Space Force – TechCrunch In a speech before the Department of Defense at the Pentagon today, Vice President Mike Pence outlined the broad contours of the new Space Force that the Trump Administration wants to create as the sixth branch of the …

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Washington hit China hard on tech influence this week – TechCrunch

Washington hit China hard on tech influence this week – TechCrunch After months of back-and-forth negotiations, Washington moved rapidly this past week to fend off the increasing transcendence of China’s tech industry, with Congress passing expanded national security controls over M&A transactions and the Trump administration heaping more pressure on …

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Facebook gets leave to appeal to Ireland’s Supreme Court after failing to block data transfer referral to CJEU – TechCrunch

Facebook gets leave to appeal to Ireland’s Supreme Court after failing to block data transfer referral to CJEU – TechCrunch Facebook has been given the go ahead to appeal to Ireland’s Supreme Court against an earlier High Court decision to refer key questions relating to the validity of EU-US data …

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Indian H-1B applicants face particular scrutiny in Trump’s work visa crackdown – TechCrunch

Indian H-1B applicants face particular scrutiny in Trump’s work visa crackdown – TechCrunch Coming to the U.S. on a work visa is getting harder across the board, but workers from India in particular are feeling the effects of recent policy shifts from the Trump administration. A new report from the …

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