• Chinese hackers who pursued Uighurs also targeted Tibetans: researchers
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    Chinese hackers who pursued Uighurs also targeted Tibetans: researchers

    Sophisticated Chinese hackers who used a previously unknown iPhone security flaw to target ethnic minority Uighurs also went after Tibetans in exile, according to a report published on Tuesday. It was the first detected use of malicious software against exiled Tibetans, who are protesting Chinese rule

  • EU top court rules in favor of Google on search engine issue
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    EU top court rules in favor of Google on search engine issue

    Google won a major case in the European Union on Tuesday, when the bloc's top court ruled that the U.S. internet giant doesn't have to extend the EU's "right to be forgotten" rules to its search engines globally. The European Court of Justice said there "is no obligation under

  • Google wins EU fight against 'right to be forgotten' worldwide
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    Google wins EU fight against 'right to be forgotten' worldwide

    Google is not required to apply an EU "right to be forgotten" to its search engine domains outside Europe, the EU's top court ruled Tuesday in a landmark decision. The European Court of Justice handed victory to Google in the case, seen as crucial in determining whether EU online regulation

  • Google wins in 'right to be forgotten' fight with France
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    Google wins in 'right to be forgotten' fight with France

    Google won its fight against tougher "right to be forgotten" rules after Europe's top court said on Tuesday it does not have to remove links to sensitive personal data worldwide, rejecting a French demand. The case is seen as a test of whether Europe can extend its laws beyond its borders

  • USM lecturer moots teaching cybersecurity in schools
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    USM lecturer moots teaching cybersecurity in schools

    GEORGE TOWN, Sept 24 ― A Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) professor has proposed that cybersecurity be incorporated into the national school syllabus. Associate Professor M. Selvakumar, a researcher...

  • Nintendo's Mario takes driving seat in race for mobile hit
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    Nintendo's Mario takes driving seat in race for mobile hit

    Nintendo Co Ltd is set to bring one of its most successful franchises to mobile for the first time on Wednesday with the global launch of Mario Kart Tour, in a test of the gaming firm's strategy to drive growth beyond consoles. Mario Kart Tour will feature gameplay familiar to longtime Nintendo

  • From U-Bahn to e-scooters: Berlin mobility app has it all
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    From U-Bahn to e-scooters: Berlin mobility app has it all

    A new app went fully live on Tuesday, offering travelers a one-stop choice of options ranging from U-Bahn to e-scooters, making the city of 3.6 million one of the first to offer such a joined-up 'mobility as a service'. The app, called Jelbi, is run by the BVG transport authority and runs on

  • Southeast Asian nations weigh unified approach to regulating Big Tech
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    Southeast Asian nations weigh unified approach to regulating Big Tech

    BANGKOK/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Southeast Asian governments are banding together to take on global tech giants on issues including "fake news" and taxation, marking a new stage in the region's approach to the internet's explosive growth. The stakes are high both for the governments, which

  • TomTom's car deals worth $1.76 billion in revenue boost
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    TomTom's car deals worth $1.76 billion in revenue boost

    TomTom said on Tuesday its deals with carmakers are worth about 1.6 billion euros ($1.76 billion), as the Dutch navigation company aims to accelerate revenue growth and considers a share buyback program. Earlier this year, the Amsterdam-based company said it would focus on growing its digital maps business

  • Mysterious AVID Issue Knocks Out Mac Pro Workstations Across Hollywood
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    Mysterious AVID Issue Knocks Out Mac Pro Workstations Across Hollywood

    Film and TV editors across Los Angeles were sweating Monday evening as their workstations were refusing to reboot, resulting in speculations about a possible computer virus attack. Social media reports suggested that the issue was widespread among users of Mac Pro computers running older versions of

  • NASA in megadeal with Lockheed for moon mission
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    NASA in megadeal with Lockheed for moon mission

    NASA on Monday earmarked almost $3 billion to Lockheed Martin to build three Orion capsules, to allow US astronauts to return to the moon by 2024. The megadeal calls for a first phase including three capsules for $2.7 billion, for Artemis missions III to V -- to take astronauts back to the moon. The

  • Facebook buys startup working on mind-control of machines
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    Facebook buys startup working on mind-control of machines

    Facebook on Monday said it had made a deal to buy a startup working on ways to command computers or other devices using thought instead of taps, swipes, or keystrokes. CTRL-labs will become part of Facebook Reality Labs with an aim at perfecting the technology and getting it into consumer products,

  • Tech giants beef up body to fight extremist content
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    Tech giants beef up body to fight extremist content

    Social media companies led by Facebook said Monday they were ramping up an industry body that aims to weed out extremist content, seeking to put procedures in place globally on how to handle crises. Facebook announced additional efforts at the United Nations during a meeting with New Zealand's Prime

  • New independent watchdog to keep extremists off internet
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    New independent watchdog to keep extremists off internet

    The leaders of New Zealand and France are backing a watchdog organization aimed at keeping internet platforms from being used by extremists — and preparing speedy responses to future attacks. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday the Global Forum to Counter Terrorism, which was established

  • Samsung Display plans $11 billion investment in South Korean LCD plant: report
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    Samsung Display plans $11 billion investment in South Korean LCD plant: report

    Samsung Display plans to spend 13 trillion won ($11 billion) to upgrade a South Korean liquid crystal display (LCD) plant so it can manufacture more advanced screens, Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday. Samsung Display, a unit of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and an Apple Inc supplier, will announce

  • Tech companies back independent watchdog to tackle online extremism
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    Tech companies back independent watchdog to tackle online extremism

    A global working group set up by Facebook , Twitter , YouTube, and Microsoft to remove extremist content will become an independent watchdog working "to respond quicker and work more collaboratively to prevent" attacks like Christchurch, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday

  • Australia audits Paypal for money laundering, terror law compliance
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    Australia audits Paypal for money laundering, terror law compliance

    Australia's financial intelligence agency on Tuesday ordered an audit of global money transfers by digital payments giant PayPal Holdings Inc amid concerns they are facilitating serious crimes, including child exploitation. AUSTRAC, which is tasked with ensuring compliance with the country's

  • Facebook to buy brain science start-up CTRL-labs
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    Facebook to buy brain science start-up CTRL-labs

    Facebook Vice President of AR/VR Andrew Bosworth announced the deal in a Facebook post. CTRL-labs will join Facebook Reality Labs team, Bosworth said, without giving any financial details. Facebook said it intends to use the neural interface technology of CTRL-labs in developing a wristband that connects

  • Apple keeps Mac Pro assembly in Texas after tariff relief
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    Apple keeps Mac Pro assembly in Texas after tariff relief

    Apple will continue manufacturing its Mac Pro computers in Texas after the Trump administration approved its request to waive tariffs on certain parts imported from China. The commitment announced Monday clears up several months of uncertainty while Apple mulled shifting production of the Mac Pro from

  • Can a new space race connect the world to the internet?
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    Can a new space race connect the world to the internet?

    It's a 21st century space race: Amazon, SpaceX and others are competing to get into orbit and provide internet to the Earth's most remote places. More than a dozen companies have asked U.S. regulators for permission to operate constellations of satellites that provide internet service. "

  • Japan roboticists predict rise of the machines
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    Japan roboticists predict rise of the machines

    Highly intelligent, self-aware and helpful around the house -- the robots of the future could look and act just like humans and even become their friends, Ishiguro and his team predict. "I don't know when a 'Blade Runner' future will happen, but I believe it will," the Osaka University

  • Israel's Cellcom to cut jobs as competition heats up
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    Israel's Cellcom to cut jobs as competition heats up

    Israel's largest mobile phone operator said the steps would strengthen the company as it faces continued competition and low prices in the Israeli telecommunications market. The company did not specify how many jobs it would cut, but said at this point it would not include sale and service customer

  • Amazon smart display 'eyes' aid visually impaired
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    Amazon smart display 'eyes' aid visually impaired

    Amazon on Monday added a feature enabling its Echo Show smart screens to recognize household pantry items as part of an effort intended to help the blind and visually impaired. Echo Show screens built with camera capabilities use computer vision and machine learning technology to recognize what people

  • Google’s VR180 Format Stalls After Camera Manufacturers Pull Back
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    Google’s VR180 Format Stalls After Camera Manufacturers Pull Back

    Google’s plan to establish a new immersive media format on YouTube and beyond has hit a roadblock: VR180, the stereoscopic video format that Google launched with big fanfare in 2017, has lost some of its key supporters, Variety has learned. Camera maker Yi has all but given up on launching its long-promised

  • Honda to cease diesel vehicle sales in Europe by 2021
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    Honda to cease diesel vehicle sales in Europe by 2021

    Honda is the latest automaker cutting production of diesel cars to meet stringent global emissions regulations. The plan is part of its long-term goal to make electric cars, including all battery-electric vehicles, to account for two-thirds of its line ups by 2030 from less than 10% now. For Honda,