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Radio veterans podcast about Taiwan's martial law era

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new podcast from the former staff of Taiwan’s ICRT (International Community Radio Taipei) during the late martial law era takes listeners back to when Chiang Ching...

Asian stock markets advance after Wall St rises to record

Asian stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday as investors looked ahead to a Federal Reserve report for an update on when U.S. stimulus might start winding down. Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul advanced...

China launches 6-month campaign to clean up apps

BEIJING (AP) — China’s industry ministry has announced a 6-month campaign to clean up what it says are serious problems with internet apps violating consumer rights, cyber security and &ld...

Record-high electricity bills draw criticism to Spain's govt

MADRID (AP) — Spanish consumers are fretting over record-high power prices just as high summer temperatures are keeping air conditioning and cooling systems operating at full capacity. ...

WhatsApp targeted in EU consumer complaints over privacy changes

BRUSSELS, July 12 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's (FB.O) WhatsApp on Monday faced a barrage of complaints by the European Consumer Organisation and others over a privacy policy update, which has prompt...

WhatsApp faces EU consumer complaint over privacy update

LONDON (AP) — Facebook's WhatsApp faces a complaint from European Union consumer groups who say the chat service has been unfairly pressuring users to accept a new privacy update in what it calls a br...

Beijing warns fintech firms against anti-monopoly behavior

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese financial regulators have summoned 13 companies engaged in online finance services, including Tencent and Bytedance, and told them to strengthen anti-monopoly measures. ...

Alibaba shrugs off $2.75 billion antitrust fine, shares rally

SHANGHAI (Reuters) -Alibaba does not expect any material impact from the antitrust crackdown in China that will push it to overhaul how it deals with merchants, its CEO said on Monday, after regulator...

China regulators fine Alibaba $2.75 billion for anti-monopoly violations

Chinese regulators have fined Alibaba Group Holding Ltd 18 billion yuan ($2.75 billion) for violating anti-monopoly rules and abusing its dominant market position, marking the highest ever antitrust f...

China regulators held talks with Alibaba, Tencent, nine others on 'deepfake' tech

Chinese regulators recently summoned 11 domestic technology companies including Alibaba Group, Tencent, and ByteDance for talks on the use of "deepfake" technologies on their content platfor...

COVID tax break could open door to student loan forgiveness

The tax break on college debt cancellations in the COVID-19 relief package signed last week by President Joe Biden has removed a potential roadblock to forgiving student loan debt: taxes . ...

China market regulator fines 12 firms over illegal monopolistic behavior

China’s market regulator said on Friday it has fined 12 companies related to 10 deals that demonstrated illegal monopolistic behaviors. The companies included Baidu Inc, Tencent Holdings, Did...

Owner of Taiwan company accused of online mask scam dies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The owner of Wawa Culture & Creative Co., a Taiwanese trading company accused of swindling more than NT$23 million (US$814,490) from consumers in online mask sales, ha...

Europeans get 'right to repair' for some electrical goods

BERLIN (AP) — Companies that sell refrigerators, washers, hairdryers or TVs in the European Union will need to ensure those appliances can be repaired for up to 10 years, to help reduce the vast mount...

UK readies application to join Pacific trade partnership

LONDON (AP) — It may be on the other side of the world, but that's not stopping the U.K. from applying to join a trade partnership in and around the Pacific Ocean. A year after it f...