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No really, Europe is very serious about taxing tech companies.

EU members of the G20, plus Britain, say that "taxation of the digital economy" should be "the highest priority," according to a document seen by Reuters.


The G20 is set to meet on Feb. 22 to discuss efforts by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to stop tech firms from shifting their profits to tax havens. Fed up with waiting for international reform, France and Italy have already implemented a digital tax, and Britain plans to do so. The U.S., however, has opposed the move, threatening tariffs against France in retaliation.

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Mark Zuckerberg says regulate Facebook as something between a telco and a newspaper.

The Facebook CEO proposed a new framing for how he thinks regulators should treat his company during a speech at the Munich Security Conference in Germany today, Reuters reports.

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WHO enlists Facebook, Google to fight coronavirus fake news

Can some of the world's biggest tech companies work together to devise a plan to rein in misinformation about the coronavirus? The World Health Organization hopes so.

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The 5G rollout is reportedly slowing.

The Wall Street Journal reports that equipment makers are seeing a slowdown in infrastructure spending, including in the U.S.

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Mark Zuckerberg plans to say 'we want tax reform.'

POLITICO reports that on Saturday, the Facebook CEO will give a speech in Munich where he'll say the company is willing to pay more tax.

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Judge blocks Microsoft's JEDI contract.

Temporarily, at least.

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