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UK Lawmakers Calls on Zuckerberg for Testimony

UK Lawmakers Calls on Zuckerberg for Testimony

UK Conservative MP Damian Collins has invited Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before the Parliamentary Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee. Collins, who chairs the committee,
Cambridge Analytica Boasted of Disappearing Emails in Campaigns

Cambridge Analytica Boasted of Disappearing Emails in Campaigns

Senior executives of Cambridge Analytica were recorded on camera boasting about the research and analysis they did for Donald Trump.
Cambridge Analytica's Board Suspends CEO Nix Amid Inquiry

Cambridge Analytica's Board Suspends CEO Nix Amid Inquiry

Cambridge Analytica said it suspended Chief Executive Officer Alexander Nix after the executive was caught on camera boasting about the firm’s willingness to use bribes, entrapment with sex workers
Rep. Cuellar Says House 'Very Close' on Spending Deal

Rep. Cuellar Says House 'Very Close' on Spending Deal

Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Texas Democrat, discusses the federal government spending bill being debated in the House with Bloomberg's Shery Ahn and David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power."
Cambridge Analytica Suspends CEO Alexander Nix

Cambridge Analytica Suspends CEO Alexander Nix

Board of Cambridge Analytica suspended CEO Alexander Nix with immediate effect, pending a full, independent investigation, according to a statement from the company.
Morneau Says Canada Will Study Issue of Taxing Technology Giants

Morneau Says Canada Will Study Issue of Taxing Technology Giants

Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Canada recognizes the potential disruption major technology companies can have on government revenue and will study whether a new tax regime is required for the
Trump Gives Surprise Plug to Opioid Overdose Antidote Company

Trump Gives Surprise Plug to Opioid Overdose Antidote Company

Out of the blue, the small, closely held distributor of a nasal spray that reverses opioid overdoses got a major endorsement from the U.S. president.
Palestinians Plan Mass Gaza March Ahead of U.S. Embassy Move

Palestinians Plan Mass Gaza March Ahead of U.S. Embassy Move

As the transfer of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem approaches, Palestinians are planning to march by the tens of thousands to the fence that encloses the Gaza Strip to dramatize their plight.
AT&T Slams Theory Behind Time Warner Suit as ‘Preposterous’

AT&T Slams Theory Behind Time Warner Suit as ‘Preposterous’

AT&T Inc.’s attorney attacked the central claim in the government’s lawsuit to block its merger with Time Warner Inc., denying that the combined company could credibly threaten to deprive its
Facebook Working as It Was Intended, Wickr CEO Wallenstrom Says

Facebook Working as It Was Intended, Wickr CEO Wallenstrom Says

Wickr Chief Executive Officer Joel Wallenstrom discusses Facebook's handling of personal user data with Bloomberg's Shery Ahn and David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source:
Cambridge Analytica's History of Dubious Election Tricks

Cambridge Analytica's History of Dubious Election Tricks

“Right now we’re active in national campaigns in Asia, Africa and Europe and South America.”
Rep. Brat Says Omnibus Bill Will Surpass $21 Trillion Debt Levels

Rep. Brat Says Omnibus Bill Will Surpass $21 Trillion Debt Levels

Rep. Dave Brat, a Virginia Republican and member of the House Freedom Caucus, discusses the impact of the Omnibus bill. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of
Facebook Warns on Fake News in Mexican Presidential Campaign

Facebook Warns on Fake News in Mexican Presidential Campaign

After coming under fire for its role in the 2016 U.S. election, Facebook Inc. is taking steps to prevent what it calls fake news during Mexico’s presidential campaign.
Mnuchin Resists Pressure From G-20 Partners as U.S. Tariffs Loom

Mnuchin Resists Pressure From G-20 Partners as U.S. Tariffs Loom

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gave no ground on trade to policy makers from the world’s largest economies, saying America’s message was “loud and clear” on protecting its interests.
Trump Welcomes Saudi Crown Prince as Friend of U.S.

Trump Welcomes Saudi Crown Prince as Friend of U.S.

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters during a meeting with Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. (Source: Bloomberg)
Israel Warns Twitter of Legal Action Over Requests to Remove Content

Israel Warns Twitter of Legal Action Over Requests to Remove Content

Israel’s justice minister warned Tuesday that the government is considering taking “legal action” against Twitter for ignoring repeated requests to remove online content that was inciting or
Trump May Be Deposed in ‘Apprentice’ Groping Lawsuit

Trump May Be Deposed in ‘Apprentice’ Groping Lawsuit

As busy as Donald Trump is being president, he can’t avoid a former "Apprentice" contestant’s defamation lawsuit, a judge ruled.
American Tech Giants Face New Tax Grab in Europe

American Tech Giants Face New Tax Grab in Europe

The European Union’s executive arm has proposed an unusual new tax: a levy on the revenue (not the profit) of technology companies. Many EU countries say the tech industry isn’t paying its fair share
U.K. Wants ‘Police Powers’ to Go After Facebook as Scandal Grows

U.K. Wants ‘Police Powers’ to Go After Facebook as Scandal Grows

The U.K. lawmaker demanding answers from Facebook Inc. over allegations of election-rigging and illegal data-sharing called for the country’s data watchdog to be given “police powers” to probe
Russian Recovery Goes W-Shaped in Challenge for Putin's New Term

Russian Recovery Goes W-Shaped in Challenge for Putin's New Term

Russia is finding economic recoveries aren’t what they used to be back when President Vladimir Putin was just getting started.