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China's first video game approvals in months don't include Tencent

A week after China approved its first batch of video games in nine months, the list is finally available… and who's not included may be more notable than who is. The country's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television… Source: Engadget | China's first video game approvals in months don't include Tencent

FCC will allow carriers to block spam text messages

The FCC has rubber-stamped wireless carriers' ongoing efforts to block spam text messages. The regulator voted in favor of a ruling that labels SMS and MMS as information services under the Communications Act, giving telecoms permission to block unw… Source: Engadget | FCC will allow carriers to block spam text messages

Justice Department investigates fake net neutrality comments

The scrutiny over fake net neutrality comments appears to be intensifying. Sources talking to BuzzFeed News said the Justice Department is investigating whether or not there were crimes when people posted millions of bogus comments on the FCC's net n… Source: Engadget | Justice Department investigates fake net neutrality comments

China forms video game ethics committee as part of crackdown

China's freeze on game approvals is winding down, although gamers and developers might not like what the thaw entails. The country has revealed the existence of an Online Game Ethics Committee that will screen games to ensure they're "healthy and be… Source: Engadget | China forms video game ethics committee as part of crackdown

China pulls approval for Facebook startup incubator

So much for Facebook making inroads into China. Mere hours after regulators gave Facebook permission to open a startup incubator in the province of Zhejiang, the approval has disappeared — and a New York Times source claims officials have formally… Source: Engadget | China pulls approval for Facebook startup incubator

Daimler may be the next automaker embroiled in a diesel scandal

VW might not be the only German car maker that has to deal with a full-fledged diesel emissions scandal. To start, Germany has ordered Daimler to recall Mercedes-Benz Vito diesel vans for allegedly cheating on emissions tests limiting nitrogen oxide… Source: Engadget | Daimler may be the next automaker embroiled in a diesel scandal

Apple, Alphabet and Fitbit test FDA fast track for health apps

A few of the tech giants you know are about to get fast-track approval for their digital health efforts. The US Food and Drug Administration has named the companies involved in a recently-instituted "pre-certification" program that determines whethe… Source: Engadget

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