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WhatsApp raises minimum age in Europe to 16 ahead of data law change
LONDON (Reuters) - WhatsApp, the popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc , is raising its minimum age from 13 to 16 in Europe to help it comply with new data privacy rules coming into force next month.

To beat porch thieves, Amazon slips packages in car trunks
(Reuters) - Not content to stop at slipping packages inside customers' front doors, Inc on Tuesday started a new program to deliver packages to its members' parked cars.

YouTube deletes 5 million videos for content violation
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - YouTube, owned by Alphabet Inc's Google , deleted about 5 million videos from its platform for content policy violations in last year's fourth quarter before any viewers saw them, it said in a new report that highlighted its response to pressure to better police its online community.

Researcher in Facebook scandal says: my work was no good for targeted advertising
LONDON (Reuters) - A researcher at the center of a scandal over the alleged misuse of the data of nearly 100 million Facebook users said on Tuesday the work he did was not useful for micro-targeted adverts that would be needed to sway an election.

U.S. regulator fines Altaba $35 million over 2014 Yahoo email hack
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. regulators fined Altaba Inc, the company formerly known as Yahoo! Inc, $35 million on Tuesday to settle charges that kept its massive 2014 cyber security breach a secret from investors for more than two years.

Twitter improves user data policy ahead of new European privacy laws
(Reuters) - Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it is updating its privacy policy to allow users to view information they share with the microblogging service and show how its being used, ahead of new regulatory guidelines on European data privacy laws.

Microsoft denies auditing partner KPMG's anti-piracy work in India
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is not auditing how its partner KPMG cracks down on illegal use of Microsoft software in India, the companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday.

Verizon first-quarter results beat estimates

U.S. Supreme Court upholds legality of patent review process

Ireland expects Apple EU tax appeal to be heard before end of year