Brazil election battle rages over Facebook’s WhatsApp

Brazil election battle rages over Facebook’s WhatsApp

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) WhatsApp messaging service became the frontline in Brazil’s bitter presidential campaign on Friday, as front-runner Jair Bolsonaro angrily denied accusations he had encouraged widespread misinformation campaigns on the platform. On Thursday, newspaper Folha de S.Paulo had reported that supporters of the far-right candidate had funded mass messaging attacks against…

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EU Commission approves Microsoft’s acquisition of Github

EU Commission approves Microsoft’s acquisition of Github

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission approved on Friday the acquisition of software development tool maker GitHub by software giant Microsoft without conditions saying the purchase would not damage competition in the sector. “The Commission found that the combination of Microsoft and GitHub’s activities on these markets would raise no competition concerns because the merged…

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