Google has agreed to pay a nearly $550 million fine to settle an investigation in France over its tax practices, writes Colin Lecher. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/12/20862511/google-550-million-france-tax-settlement
The likely Israeli spying efforts were uncovered during the Trump presidency, several former top U.S. officials said, writes Daniel Lippman. Here is the link: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/12/israel-white-house-spying-devices-1491351
Edward Snowden in an interview with Ewen MacAskill. Here is the link: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2019/sep/13/edward-snowden-interview-whistleblowing-russia-ai-permanent-record
Uber has laid off 435 employees across its product and engineering teams, the company announced today, writes Megan Rose Dickey. Here is the link: https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/10/uber-lays-off-435-people-across-engineering-and-product-teams/
Daniel Zhang isn’t worried about replacing Jack Ma. He’s worried about replacing Alibaba, writes Peter Elstrom and Lulu Yilun Chen. Here is the link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-09/alibaba-s-new-chair-says-he-ll-find-the-way-to-kill-his-business
Last week, an unknown person or group transferred 94,505 bitcoins valued at over $1 billion USD in a single transaction, writes Edward Ongweso Jr. Here is the link: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/bjwjpd/someone-just-moved-a-billion-dollars-in-bitcoin-and-no-one-knows-why
Apple unveiled new iPhones, Apple Watches and an iPad at its annual September product launch on Tuesday, writes Annie Palmer. Here is the link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/10/apple-hardware-event-new-iphones-apple-watches-and-more.html
Fifty attorneys general are joining an investigation into Google over possible antitrust violations, writes Lauren Feiner. Here is the link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/09/texas-attorney-general-leads-google-antitrust-probe.html
Joichi Ito, the embattled director of the M.I.T. Media Lab, has stepped down according to a statement by MIT’s president, L. Rafael Reif, writes Brian Heater and Danny Crichton. Here is the...
How do you communicate when the government censors the internet, asks John Koetsier. Here is the link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkoetsier/2019/09/02/hong-kong-protestors-using-mesh-messaging-app-china-cant-block-usage-up-3685/#4728b254135a
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account was seemingly hacked on Friday afternoon by a group that calls itself the Chuckle Gang, writes Julie Alexander. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/30/20841288/jack-dorsey-ceo-twitter-account-hacked-chuckle-gang-shane-dawson-james-charles
The US president has not made an order as yet, only requesting for US companies to move out of China, writes Campbell Kwan. Here is the link: https://www.zdnet.com/article/white-house-officials-confirm-trump-can-block-us-companies-from-operating-in-china/
Apple said on Thursday it will start offering independent repair shops parts, tools and guides to help fix broken iPhones, writes Annie Palmer.
Federal prosecutors charged Anthony Levandowski, with 33 counts of theft and attempted theft of trade secrets from Google on Tuesday, writes Julie Carrie Wong. Here is the link: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/aug/27/anthony-levandowski-google-trade-secrets-theft
In China, scoring citizens’ behavior is official government policy. U.S. companies are increasingly doing something similar, outside the law; writes Mike Elgan. Here is the link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90394048/uh-oh-silicon-valley-is-building-a-chinese-style-social-credit-system