U.S. objections to French tech tax overshadow G-7 finance meet

Business Jul 18, 2019

U.S. objections to French tech tax overshadow G-7 finance meet

The Trump administration is objecting to France's plan to tax Facebook, Google and other U.S. tech giants, a rift that's overshadowing talks between seven longtime allies this week on issues ranging from digital currencies to trade. As finance ministers from the Group of Seven rich ...

Japanese antimonopoly watchdog drafts guidelines to regulate IT giants

Business Jul 17, 2019

Japanese antimonopoly watchdog drafts guidelines to regulate IT giants

The Fair Trade Commission has drafted guidelines stipulating that it can consider cases where information technology giants obtain personal data without consent as violations of the country's antimonopoly law, it was learned Tuesday. The antimonopoly watchdog will shortly compile a final draft of the guidelines ...

Facebook site evacuated after mail tests positive for sarin

World Jul 2, 2019

Facebook site evacuated after mail tests positive for sarin

A Facebook mail processing warehouse was evacuated Monday as Silicon Valley officials work to determine what caused mail to test positive for the nerve agent sarin. Menlo Park Fire Marshal Jon Johnston said Monday that incoming mail undergoing routine processing by machine tested positive for ...

Facebook to ban 2020 U.S. census interference to allay worries

Business Jul 2, 2019

Facebook to ban 2020 U.S. census interference to allay worries

Facebook Inc. will ban content that misrepresents the 2020 U.S. census to suppress participation by minority communities, the latest step by the social media company to quell criticism from civil rights advocates. Facing accusations that it hasn't done enough to curb efforts aimed at discouraging ...

Facebook joins Keidanren, Japan's powerful business lobby

Business / Corporate Jul 1, 2019

Facebook joins Keidanren, Japan's powerful business lobby

As information technology giants come under increased regulatory pressure, the Japan unit of Facebook Inc. said Monday it has joined the country's most powerful business lobby. Joining Keidanren, also known as the Japan Business Federation, is seen as an attempt by Facebook to build ties ...