Western companies that rely on products from China’s Xinjiang region have turned to supply-chain auditing firms amid concerns about the use of forced labor. But some auditing services are stopping their work in the region, pointing to a lack of access and transparency as a barrier to properly vetting labor practices.
Deal talks for TikTok’s U.S. operations have been complicated by the key question of whether the app’s core algorithms can be included as part of a deal, according to people familiar with the matter.
A small U.S. company with ties to the U.S. defense and intelligence communities has embedded its software in numerous mobile apps, allowing it to track the movements of hundreds of millions of mobile phones world-wide.
Three of the nation’s largest pay-TV companies are taking joint ownership of a platform designed to make it easier for brands to harness data to serve targeted ads to people watching cable TV, a move that comes as cost-pressured ad buyers are increasingly turning to targeted advertising.
Saudi Arabian authorities took into custody two of the kingdom’s most prominent figures, clearing away key rivals to the throne for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and further consolidating his power.