News highlights – 5 February

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News highlights for 5 February

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Ahead of French elections, Facebook cracks down on fake news

PARIS (Reuters) – Social media company Facebook launched on Monday an initiative to tackle fake news stories in France, with the media in the spotlight as the country’s presidential election approaches. Read more…

Tech giants get behind movement to overthrow visa ban

(Reuters) – Several technology giants, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, banded together on Sunday to file a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump’s temporary immigration ban, arguing that it “inflicts significant harm on American business.” Read more…

Google must comply with customer overseas data requests (unlike Microsoft)

(Reuters) – A U.S. judge has ordered Google to comply with search warrants seeking customer emails stored outside the United States, diverging from a federal appeals court that reached the opposite conclusion in a similar case involving Microsoft Corp. Read more…

Swedish Klarna to buy German BillPay

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish payments firm Klarna, one of Europe’s most highly valued tech startups, said on Monday it is buying German online payment company BillPay. Read more…

Data breach at 12 Inter-Continental hotels in the US

(Reuters) – InterContinental Hotels Group Plc on Friday confirmed a data breach from payment cards used at 12 of its hotels in the United States, a little over a month after it said it was investigating claims of a possible breach. Read more…

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