News highlights – 1 June

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News highlights for 1 June

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Google will be landed with hefty fine by EU, before the summer

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU antitrust regulators aim to slap a hefty fine on Alphabet unit Google over its shopping service before the summer break in August, two people familiar with the matter said, setting the stage for two other cases involving the U.S. company. Read more…

Putin says that patriotic Russians could be behind cyber attacks

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that patriotic Russian hackers may have staged cyber attacks against countries that had strained relations with Moscow on their own initiative, but said the Russian state had never been involved in such hacking. Read more…

Social media companies stepping up hate speech removals

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Social media companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube have stepped up both the speed and number of removals of hate speech on their platforms in response to pressure from the European Union to do more to tackle the issue, according to the results of an EU evaluation. Read more…

Vivendi CEO named chairman of Telecom Italia

MILAN (Reuters) – Telecom Italia appointed Vivendi’s chief executive Arnaud de Puyfontaine as its executive chairman on Thursday as the French media group further tightens its grip on Italy’s former monopoly telecoms network operator. Read more…

Chipmakers looking at cars, IoT for new opportunities

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Chipmakers switched focus at Taiwan’s top tech fair this week with bets on new areas such as driverless cars, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, shifting away from smartphones where intense competition has pushed down components prices. Read more…

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