Brazil Anti-Trust Watchdog to Investigate Actions Against Uber

Brazil’s anti-trust watchdog Cade said on Friday it would investigate anti-competitive actions by some cab drivers and taxi groups against ride-sharing software Uber. Some cab companies have used “abusive means to block the entry of Uber in the market” that includes violence against Uber drivers and passengers, the watchdog said in a statement. As long as controversy over the legality of Uber in the country is not resolved, the software…

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China Reportedly Mulling Its Own ‘Secure’ Smartphones

As China, the world’s largest smartphone market, grows wary of US surveillance, it is mulling its own “secure” smartphones in an attempt to insulate them from surveillance. The effort – another step in the country’s quest to build a homegrown tech industry – would involve state-owned companies as well as some of the private players, the Wall Street Journal reported. Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has joined with…

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