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Canada’s Telus says partner Huawei is ‘reliable’: reports – TechCrunch

Canada’s Telus says partner Huawei is ‘reliable’: reports – TechCrunch The US-China tension over Huawei is leaving telecommunications companies around the world at a crossroad, but one spoke out last week. Telus, one of Canada’s largest phone companies showed support for its Chinese partner despite a global backlash against Huawei …

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India’s Ola is adding a monthly billing option for its ride-hailing customers – TechCrunch

India’s Ola is adding a monthly billing option for its ride-hailing customers – TechCrunch Ola, the ride-hailing service battling Uber in India, is introducing credit services to its users as it moves closer to a major new funding round. Today the company took the wraps off Ola Money Postpaid, a …

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Facebook is launching political ad checks in Nigeria, Ukraine, EU and India in coming months – TechCrunch

Facebook is launching political ad checks in Nigeria, Ukraine, EU and India in coming months – TechCrunch Facebook is launching some of its self-styled ‘election security’ initiatives into more markets in the coming months ahead of several major votes in countries around the world. In an interview with Reuters the social …

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Ford is shutting down Chariot shuttle service – TechCrunch

Ford is shutting down Chariot shuttle service – TechCrunch Ford is shutting down Chariot, the shuttle startup that it purchased just two years ago that was supposed to be a part of the automaker’s fresh effort to move beyond the traditional business of buying and selling cars. Chariot will end …

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Badi gets $30M for AI-aided room rentals – TechCrunch

Badi gets $30M for AI-aided room rentals – TechCrunch Should you let AI help you pick your roommates? Barcelona-based urban room rental startup Badi thinks so, and it’s just closed a $30M Series B funding round less than a year after a $10M Series A — suggesting algorithm-aided matchmaking is resonating …

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Cambridge Analytica’s parent pleads guilty to breaking UK data law – TechCrunch

Cambridge Analytica’s parent pleads guilty to breaking UK data law – TechCrunch Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, SCL Elections, has been fined £15,000 in a UK court after pleading guilty to failing to comply with an enforcement notice issued by the national data protection watchdog, the Guardian reports. While the fine itself …

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Facebook and PayPal pull pages of far right British activist filmed intimidating public figures – TechCrunch

Facebook and PayPal pull pages of far right British activist filmed intimidating public figures – TechCrunch Facebook has confirmed it has removed the pages and profiles of a far right political activist in the UK after concerns were raised in parliament about aggressive intimidation of politicians and journalists trying to …

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Drone sighting halts flights at UK’s Heathrow Airport – TechCrunch

Drone sighting halts flights at UK’s Heathrow Airport – TechCrunch All flights departing Heathrow, the U.K.’s largest airport, have been suspended following a reported drone sighting. An airport spokesperson told TechCrunch that staff are “working closely” with London’s Metropolitan Police, “to prevent any threat to operational safety.” “As a precautionary …

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Mobileye is using its sensors to create detailed maps of the UK – TechCrunch

Mobileye is using its sensors to create detailed maps of the UK – TechCrunch Mobileye, the Israeli-based automotive sensor company acquired by Intel in 2017, is leveraging the huge amounts of data it can collect to help build precise maps of the UK’s roads and infrastructure. The company announced at …

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UK police to get more powers to curb drone misuse after Gatwick fiasco – TechCrunch

UK police to get more powers to curb drone misuse after Gatwick fiasco – TechCrunch The UK government has announced new powers for police to tackle illegal use of drone technology, including powers to land, seize and search drones. This follows the recent Gatwick drone fiasco when, just before Christmas, a spate of drone …

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