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400 mn Facebook users' phone numbers exposed in privacy lapse: reports

Washington - Phone numbers linked to more than 400 million Facebook accounts were listed online in the latest privacy lapse for the social media giant, US media reported Wednesday.

Viral Chinese app loses face, but not fans, over privacy concerns

Shanghai - A Chinese face-swapping app that allows users to convincingly superimpose their own likeness over characters in movies or TV shows has rapidly become one of the country's most downloaded apps, but has triggered a backlash over privacy fears.

Confusion clouds China's social credit system

Bejing - From penalising irresponsible dog owners to blacklisting dissenters, critics warn China's social credit system enables authorities to define "desirable and undesirable behaviour" and could allow unprecedented control of citizen's lives.

Google to pay out $150-200m over YouTube privacy claims: reports

Washington - Google will pay $150-200 million to settle allegations YouTube violated a children's privacy law while gathering data to better target its adverts, US media reports said Friday.

Google reveals years-long 'indiscriminate' iPhone hack

Washington - Google security experts uncovered an "indiscriminate" hacking operation that targeted iPhones over a period of at least two years and used websites to implant malicious software to access photos, user locations and other data.

Apple expected to unveil new iPhone at Sept. 10 event

San Francisco - Apple sent out invitations on Thursday to a September 10 event at its Silicon Valley campus where it is expected to unveil a new-generation iPhone.

Ma vs Musk: tech tycoons spar on future of AI

Shanghai - Jack Ma believes artificial intelligence poses no threat to humanity, but Elon Musk called that "famous last words" as the billionaire tech tycoons faced off Thursday in an occasionally animated debate on futurism in Shanghai.

German army seeks out gamers in hunt for computer-savvy recruits

Cologne - Among countless stands of car manufacturers, software developers and engineering universities at Cologne's video games convention, the sight of fatigue-clad soldiers manning the German military's brightly-lit stall draws in the curious.

Google says YouTube campaign targeted Hong Kong protests

San Francisco - Google on Thursday said it disabled a series of YouTube channels that appeared to be part of a coordinated influence campaign against pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Google, Facebook, Amazon decry French digital tax as 'discriminatory'

Washington - American tech giants Amazon, Facebook and Google joined forces on Monday to decry the French digital tax as retroactive and discriminatory.

International launch set for Disney+ streaming service

San Francisco - The Walt Disney Company said on Monday its streaming television service will debut in November in the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the Netherlands.

US gives Huawei 90 day reprieve on ban

Washington - The Trump administration gave Huawei Technologies a 90-day reprieve Monday from a ban on doing business with US companies, as high-stakes trade talks between Washington and Beijing struggle to show gains.

US gives Huawei 90 day reprieve on ban: Ross

Washington - The United States gave Huawei a 90-day reprieve Monday on a ban against buying US technology, but added nearly four dozen subsidiaries of the Chinese telecoms giant to the prohibition.

Essential Science: Developing a smartphone-controlled brain

Scientists have fitted a wireless device to the brains of mice and can control the brain neurons via smartphone. It may have an ominous, dystopian sci-fi feel to it but there is a serious side too, with potential for healthcare.

Q&A: Cloud war alliances: Smart move or path to disaster? Special

From IBM’s purchase of Red Hat to the Microsoft-Oracle partnership, the so-called 'Cloud Wars' have seen major players pair up and pick sides. This is rare in the tech sector and a sign of a growing but uncertain market, says RackWare's Todd Matters.

Why businesses need to start focusing on cloud computer security

Cloud computing is providing businesses with many advantages and the technology is one of the fastest growing, led by the likes of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft. Businesses also need to be mindful of security matters, according to a new report.

Australian watchdog calls for controls on Facebook, Google

Sydney - Australia's competition watchdog on Friday recommended tighter controls on the use of personal data and measures to ease Facebook and Google's dominance of online advertising among a slew of measures to better police the internet giants.

Will you next computer be made using graphene and bacteria?

To develop more efficient computers, along with medical devices, scientists are examining nanomaterials. These are materials manipulated on the scale of atoms and which exhibit unique properties, opening a gateway to advanced technology.

Ransomware continues to be the major threat to businesses

A new report from CyberScout finds that businesses are still facing a major threats from online attacks. The biggest of these risks remains ransomware, and the weaknesses are both technological and cultural.

Musk shows off progress on brain-machine interface

San Francisco - Futurist entrepreneur Elon Musk late Tuesday revealed his secretive Neuralink startup is making progress on an interface linking brains with computers, and said they hope to begin testing on people next year.

'Alexa, my head hurts': UK health service signs up Amazon

London - "Alexa, what are the symptoms of flu?"The UK government said Wednesday that Britons will be able to get answers to this and other medical queries from the National Health Service (NHS) using their Amazon smart speakers.

'Alexa, my head hurts': UK health service signs up Amazon

London - "Alexa, what are the symptoms of flu?"The UK government said Wednesday that Britons will be able to get an answer to this and other simple medical questions from the National Health Service (NHS) using their Amazon smart speakers.

Can computer ‘time travel’ thwart ransomware attacks?

Computer scientists are experimenting with a ‘time travel’ feature in order to combat ransomware attacks. The new method makes use of stored copies of files which can then replace compromised files.

Automated forklifts elevate firms' profit hopes

Paris - A forklift winds its way through the cavernous warehouse in search of a pallet, which it then ferries to a truck, crossing along its way other forklifts and then the driver ... oh wait, there is no driver.

Trump hints at softer stance on China's Huawei

Osaka - President Donald Trump said on Saturday that US companies could sell equipment to Chinese telecom giant Huawei, indicating a potentially softer position on a key sticking point in the US-China trade war.

Spin migration raises prospects for zero-power computers

New research investigating the spin migration on electrons opens up the prospects for a new generation of zero-power computers.

Essential Science: The invention of universal computer memory

Technologists have created an alternative form of computer memory, designed to solve the digital technology energy crisis. This discovery turns decade old computer science theory into something practical.

Apple recalls Macbook Pros over battery fire risk

San Francisco - Apple has recalled a number of its older generation MacBook Pro because their batteries may overheat and "pose a fire safety risk.

British government invests $193 million in quantum computing

London - The quest for “quantum supremacy”, to develop 'true' quantum computers that can do anything far faster than an ordinary computer and more, is playing out on the global stage. The U.K. government, keen to be part of this, has pledged a considerable sum

Netflix gets its game on at E3 with 'Stranger Things'

Los Angeles - Netflix on Wednesday made its first formal appearance at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, showcasing plans for video games based on hit original shows such as "Stranger Things.
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