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Google to stop scanning Gmail for creating targeted ads

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Friday it would stop scanning Gmail content for creating personalized ads from later this year, bringing the widely-used email service in line with its enterprise offering, G Suite.

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Russia threatens to block Telegram messaging app

MOSCOW Russia's communications regulator Roskomnadzor on Friday accused the Telegram messaging app of violating Russian legislation and said it could be blocked if it did not provide it with information about the company that controls Telegram.

Jun 23 2017

Facebook launches UK initiative to counter online extremist material

Facebook Inc is launching a UK program to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist material online, as internet companies attempt to clamp down on hate speech and violent content on their services.

Facebook Jun 23 2017

Canada's Supreme Court clears way for Facebook privacy lawsuit

OTTAWA Canada's top court cleared the way on Friday for a lawsuit against Facebook Inc over privacy rights to be heard in the province of British Columbia instead of California where the social media site is based.

Facebook Jun 23 2017

BlackBerry misses sales forecasts, shares tumble

WATERLOO, Ontario BlackBerry Ltd posted quarterly revenue that missed analysts' forecasts due to an unexpected sales decline, pushing shares down as much as 13 percent, which would be their biggest one-day drop in more than two years.

Jun 23 2017

China's authorities tighten noose around online video content

BEIJING Beijing has shut down online video services of three popular Chinese media sites in a swift action that unleashed financial shockwaves and posed a firm warning to the country's online video industry: clean up, or close down. | Video

Jun 23 2017

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