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Federal safety regulators scolded Musk over ‘misleading statements’ on Tesla safety

Joe Young, of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, drives a 2018 Tesla Model 3 at the IIHS-HLDI Vehicle Research Center in Ruckersville, Va., in July. (Amanda Voisard/Reuters) Faiz Siddiqui San Francisco-based tech reporter covering automation and the future of transportation, including Tesla, Uber and Lyft August 7 at 4:17 PM Federal safety regulators accused […]

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Netflix lost US subscribers in Q2 over price hikes; how can it win them back?

Enlarge / Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. re:publica If you’ve been grumbling about the rising cost of your Netflix account, it seems you’re not alone. Netflix shared its second-quarter financial results and the company indicated that higher prices may have led to dips in the platform’s subscriber counts. Revenue for the video streaming service totaled $ […]

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Australian watchdog sues Samsung over misleading waterproof phone ads

(Reuters) — Australia’s consumer watchdog has sued Samsung Electronics’ Australian unit for allegedly misleading consumers by promoting water-resistant Galaxy smartphones as suitable to use in swimming pools and the surf. The world’s largest smartphone maker did not know or sufficiently test the effects of pool or saltwater exposure on its phones when ads showed them […]

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U.S. Blacklists More Chinese Tech Companies Over National Security Concerns

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration added five Chinese entities to a United States blacklist on Friday, further restricting China’s access to American technology and stoking already high tensions as President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China prepare to meet in Japan next week. The Commerce Department announced that it would add four Chinese companies […]

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YouTube under federal investigation over allegations it violates children’s privacy

YouTube is considering changes to how it delivers children’s content. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images) June 19 at 8:41 PM The U.S. government is in the late stages of an investigation into YouTube for allegedly violating children’s privacy, according to four people familiar with the matter, in a probe that threatens the company with a potential fine […]