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Facebook's Zuckerberg to give 99 percent of shares to charity

Facebook's Zuckerberg to give 99 percent of shares to charity Wed, 02 Dec, 2015

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday he is a dad and pledged to give away his fortune to make the world a "better place" for baby daughter Maxima and others.
EU court rules against Facebook over transatlantic data deal

EU court rules against Facebook over transatlantic data deal Tue, 06 Oct, 2015

The EU's top court on Tuesday ruled that a key transatlantic data deal relied on by companies such as Facebook was invalid in the light of spying revelations in the Edward Snowden scandal.
Germany launches criminal probe against Volkswagen's ex-CEO

Germany launches criminal probe against Volkswagen's ex-CEO Mon, 28 Sep, 2015

German prosecutors on Monday announced a criminal investigation against Volkswagen's former chief executive as the government pressed the embattled auto giant to resolve a pollution cheating scandal that has rocked the auto sector.
Switzerland bans sale of Volkswagen cars

Switzerland bans sale of Volkswagen cars Sat, 26 Sep, 2015

Swiss authorities said Friday they had temporarily banned the sale of new Volkswagen brand diesel-engine models potentially equipped with software capable of tricking environmental tests.
Volkswagen CEO steps down, takes responsibility for scandal

Volkswagen CEO steps down, takes responsibility for scandal Wed, 23 Sep, 2015

Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn resigned Wednesday over a pollution cheating scandal that has sparked a US criminal investigation and worldwide legal action with unfathomable financial consequences for the auto giant.
Volkswagen admits 11 million vehicles involved in emissions scandal

Volkswagen admits 11 million vehicles involved in emissions scandal Tue, 22 Sep, 2015

German auto giant Volkswagen revealed on Tuesday that 11 million of its diesel cars worldwide are equipped with devices that can cheat pollution tests, a dramatic escalation of the scandal that has wiped over a third off the company's market value and now threatens to topple its chief executive.
Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.7 mn vehicles, mostly in US

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.7 mn vehicles, mostly in US Thu, 10 Sep, 2015

Fiat Chrysler's US arm announced Thursday the recall of more than 1.7 million cars and trucks on Thursday for problems including air bag risks, bad welds and electrical wiring risks.
Ashley Madison parent CEO quits after huge infidelity data hack

Ashley Madison parent CEO quits after huge infidelity data hack Fri, 28 Aug, 2015

The chief executive of infidelity website Ashley Madison's parent company Avid Life Media has left, just over a week after hackers leaked data about millions of its clients in a massive cyber assault.

Sweden, Ecuador aim to break deadlock in Assange case

Sweden, Ecuador aim to break deadlock in Assange case Wed, 12 Aug, 2015

Sweden and Ecuador have agreed to hold talks to break a deadlock over questioning Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, but investigations into three of four cases against him are likely to be dropped in the coming days due to statutes of limitation.
Morocco media boss to pay minister defamation damages

Morocco media boss to pay minister defamation damages Mon, 27 Jul, 2015

The director of Morocco's Arabic-language newspaper Al-Akhbar, Rachid Niny, said he was sentenced Monday to pay 400,000 dirhams ($41,000, nearly 37,000 euros) in defamation damages to a minister.
Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata dies

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata dies Mon, 13 Jul, 2015

Nintendo's chief executive has died of cancer at the age of 55, it said Monday, in an upheaval for the Japanese videogame giant just months after abandoning a consoles-only policy and launching a push into the booming smartphone games market.
U.S. spy agency tapped German chancellery for decades: WikiLeaks

U.S. spy agency tapped German chancellery for decades: WikiLeaks Thu, 09 Jul, 2015

The U.S. National Security Agency tapped phone calls involving German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her closest advisers for years and spied on the staff of her predecessors, WikiLeaks said on Wednesday.
Europe to end mobile roaming charges

Europe to end mobile roaming charges Tue, 30 Jun, 2015

The European Union has agreed to end mobile roaming charges within two years and allow travelers with European phone plans to pay the same price for calls, text messages and data anywhere in the 28 EU nations.
WikiLeaks says NSA spied on French business

WikiLeaks says NSA spied on French business Mon, 29 Jun, 2015

WikiLeaks has released documents that it says show that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on France's top finance officials and high-stakes French export bids over a decade in what the group called targeted economic espionage.

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