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Facebook, Google, Twitter Deliberately Fail to Tackle Terrorism: British Panel

In the first-ever widespread criticism of US technology giants and social media platforms, the British Home Affairs select committee has slammed the internet behemoths of becoming a “recruiting platform for terrorism” and “passing the buck”. Led by Keith Vaz, the British parliament’s longest-serving Indian-origin MP, the panel rapped Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube, saying the companies were deliberately failing to stop terrorists from using their platforms to promote their sinister agenda, The Telegraph reported on Thursday. “Huge corporations like Google, Facebook and Twitter, with their billion-dollar incomes, are consciously failing…

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China’s ZTE Said to Appeal US Export Ban After Lobby Efforts Fail

China’s ZTE Corp will appeal tough US export restrictions imposed last week, according to a person familiar with the matter, after the telecom equipment maker’s costly lobbying effort failed to allay concerns about its business. The US Commerce Department imposed restrictions on US suppliers providing crucial components to ZTE for alleged Iran sanctions violations, a move likely to disrupt its global supply chain. “The US Department of Commerce and ZTE Corp are in ongoing discussions,” a senior Commerce Department official told Reuters. “These discussions have been constructive, and we will…

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