HONG KONG — Jack Ma’s Ant Group is being forced by Beijing into a comprehensive overhaul after a significant tightening of regulations around China’s top online financial platform halted plans for the world’s largest initial public offering. Ant, which was set to raise up to $39.6 billion this week in Shanghai and Hong […]
Critics want Twitter to halt its trending lists. Instead, Twitter will make tweaks.
Twitter announced Tuesday that it plans to make a series of small changes to its trending topics feature to try to improve the quality of information users see, a decision that sidesteps growing calls for Twitter to remove the lists altogether for fueling hoaxes and conspiracy theories. To start, Twitter […]
Britain presses France to halt ‘unacceptable’ migrant crossings
A British minister on Tuesday pressed France to intensify efforts to halt the “completely unacceptable” numbers of migrants crossing the English Channel in often unseaworthy small boats. Immigration Minister Chris Philp met French officials in Paris as concern grows in London over the numbers of migrants entering British waters from […]
Halt ‘failing’ Serco’s new contract to run test-and-trace services, Labour says
Getty Images A new lucrative contract for private giant Serco to run test-and-trace services should be stopped, Labour says – arguing the stakes are too high to “tolerate failure”. The government is urged not to shell out a further £300m in a decision due later this month, amid rising criticism […]