In the trading session on Friday, Facebook, Inc. (FB) increased to $251.36, up +2.33 percent. Met with the uproar among Internet users over WhatsApp’s decision to amend its terms of use, the subsidiary of Facebook had to withdraw, declaring on Friday the postponement of its terms of use for three months, from 8 February to 15 May. The new criteria include exchanging data from users of encrypted instant messaging with other businesses in the community, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO) improved by +1.25% to $503.14. The pioneer in medical instruments has announced the purchase of EUR 725 million from the Belgian group Henogen, a specialist of viral vectors.

General Electric Company (GE) fell in the session by -2.83% to $11.33. The U.S. industrial giant has lodged a lawsuit against Siemens Energy, a subsidiary of Germany, suspected of manipulating classified details to distort gas turbine tenders.

Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) was stable at $1727.62, down -0.19 percent. A judicial proceeding against the execution of Google’s $2 billion Fitbit takeover is being discussed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. The ACCC dislikes the fact that, due to the conclusion of its strategic analysis, the search engine concluded the reconciliation.

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) lost but overall stabilized by -0.74% at $3104.25. By agreeing with the five major American publishers, the action is being taken against the U.S. e-commerce giant, accused of falsely inflating costs on e-books.

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