Regulators begin probe into Google-Ascension cloud computing deal: WSJ

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12th November

A U.S. federal regulator has initiated an investigation into a cloud computing deal between Alphabet Inc’s Google and Ascension Health [ASCNH.UL] which would give Google access to detailed health information of millions of patients, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.


U.S. judge rules suspicionless searches of travelers’ digital devices unconstitutional

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12th November

A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that U.S. border agents need “reasonable suspicion” but not a warrant to search travelers’ smartphones and laptops at airports and other U.S. ports of entry, a practice that has been growing in recent years.


Alibaba-backed EV startup XPeng says raises $400 million for growth

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12th November

Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer XPeng, backed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, said on Wednesday it has raised $400 million from investors including Xiaomi Corp to fund its growth.