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TikTok denies sharing Indian user data with Chinese govt

TikTok denies sharing Indian user data with Chinese govt

TikTok denied Tuesday sharing Indian users' data with the Chinese government, after New Delhi banned the wildly popular app in a sharp deterioration of relations with Beijing two weeks ...

Qatari IT experts laud Ehteraz app

Qatari IT experts laud Ehteraz app

The Ehteraz app is meant to protect the society and the individuals against any further spread of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) as it is directly linked to the health information of the users ...

Trump, Johnson talk telecoms security ahead of Huawei decision

Trump, Johnson talk telecoms security ahead of Huawei decision

Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China's Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

Apple, Google, Amazon eye common standard for smart home devices

Apple, Google, Amazon eye common standard for smart home devices

Amazon, Apple and Google announced plans Wednesday to develop a common technology standard for smart home products, in a move aimed at enabling more connected devices to speak to each other.

IBM: face recognition tech should be regulated, not banned

IBM: face recognition tech should be regulated, not banned

IBM weighed in Tuesday on the policy debate over facial recognition technology, arguing against an outright ban but calling for ‘precision regulation’ to protect privacy and civil liberties.

Apple offers $2.5 bn to address California housing crisis

Apple offers $2.5 bn to address California housing crisis

Apple said Monday it would commit $2.5 billion over the next two years to help address the shortage of affordable housing in California and reduce homelessness.

Antitrust probe of Facebook may be first step against Big Tech

Antitrust probe of Facebook may be first step against Big Tech

A coalition of US states unveiled on Friday an antitrust investigation of Facebook, the first of what is expected to be a wave of action against dominant technology firms.

On face recognition, Americans trust police over private firms

On face recognition, Americans trust police over private firms

A majority of Americans trust law enforcement to use facial recognition technology responsibly but fewer are comfortable about its deployment by the private sector, a poll showed Thursday.

Fake Facebook accounts: a never-ending battle against bots

Fake Facebook accounts: a never-ending battle against bots

The staggering figure of more than three billion fake accounts blocked by Facebook over a six-month period highlights the challenges faced by social networks ...

Microsoft tops trillion-dollar mark for first time

Microsoft tops trillion-dollar mark for first time

Microsoft hit the trillion-dollar value mark on Thursday for the first time, becoming the third technology giant to reach the symbolic milestone.

New Australian laws could see social media execs jailed over terror images

New Australian laws could see social media execs jailed over terror images

Australia pledged Saturday to introduce new laws that could see social media executives jailed and tech giants fined billions for failing to remove extremist material from their platforms.

UN eyes rule for automatic emergency braking systems in new cars

UN eyes rule for automatic emergency braking systems in new cars

Dozens of countries have come out in favour of fresh international regulation requiring all new cars and lighter motor vehicles to be equipped with automatic emergency braking systems, the UN said Tuesday.