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The chief monetary officer of Chinese language tech and telecoms big Huawei has been arrested in Canada on the request of US authorities and faces extradition to the USA. Canadian authorities "provisionally detained" Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, whereas she was transferring flights within the nation.
- UK lawmakers used their parliamentary privilege to publish a cache of inside Fb paperwork and emails that had been below seal.The paperwork, that are a part of a US lawsuit between developer Six4Three and Fb, present Fb's discussions about charging builders for person knowledge within the run-up to 2015.
- The interior Fb paperwork revealed by UK Parliament on Wednesday present that CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally permitted the social community's determination to chop off video app Vine from accessing pal knowledge. Different emails present he oversaw an inventory of opponents that might be restricted from accessing Fb knowledge.
- Fb CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended his agency's inside discussions about earning money from builders, and mentioned the corporate by no means offered folks's knowledge. He added that the paperwork solely present a part of the corporate's discussions on the time.
- Google employees have written to CEO Sundar Pichai demanding higher remedy for contract employees, who don't obtain the identical advantages at full-time staff. The group of full-time and contract employees wrote an open letter asking that current modifications round sexual harassment coverage additionally apply to momentary, vendor, and contract employees.
- Fb's 12 months of distress has break up its staff into three totally different camps — those that help the management, those that suppose the corporate is in meltdown, and people who dislike media portrayals of the agency. In response to BuzzFeed, staff use burner telephones to speak in regards to the firm's woes.
- A distinguished British investor and entrepreneur, Mike Lynch, has stepped down from the board of promising safety startup Darktrace as he faces felony fees within the US. Lynch is accused of conspiracy and fraud over the $11 billion sale of his software program firm, Autonomy, to HP in 2011.
- Google plans to close down one more failed messaging app. Google Allo will go the identical means as Google Buzz and Google Wave after failing to realize traction.
- Fb's board has come out in help of COO Sheryl Sandberg, after ongoing media scrutiny over her efforts to research billionaire George Soros for his criticism of the corporate. "When a widely known and outspoken investor assaults your organization publicly, it's honest and acceptable to do that stage of diligence," the board mentioned.
- Russian search big Yandex has launched its first smartphone, the Yandex Telephone, for $270. It is a 5.65-inch Android cellphone that sports activities mid-range specs.
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