Children prey to online ads of harmful products, regulation needed: U.N. study2/18/2020 11:31:45 PM Children and adolescents are being bombarded with ads on social media promoting harmful products from fast food to tobacco and alcohol, according to a United Nations-backed report on Wednesday that called for regulation.
Gyms in China livestream routines as coronavirus keeps patrons away2/18/2020 7:22:58 PM "Stand in front of a chair. Chest up, core tight and square your pelvis," said Heidi Liu, a pilates instructor at a studio in Shanghai, as she demonstrated a series of poses and stretches.
Israeli court orders Facebook to unblock account of NSO Group employee2/18/2020 6:28:55 PM A Tel Aviv court ordered Facebook Inc to unblock the private account of a worker at Israeli surveillance company NSO Group, and similar rulings are expected for other employees in the coming days, an NSO spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
Huawei role in Brazil 5G up to national security chief: regulator2/18/2020 2:05:23 PM The Brazilian telecoms regulator preparing to auction bandwidth for fifth-generation (5G) mobile data said any decision on the security risks of using Chinese technology will ultimately be taken by the president's national security advisor.
New Qualcomm chips aim to connect phones to disparate 5G networks2/18/2020 12:34:20 PM Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday introduced new chips designed to connect mobile phones to 5G networks that operate differently around the world.
Queen Elizabeth's nephew the Earl of Snowdon to divorce2/18/2020 9:48:24 AM The Earl of Snowdon, the nephew of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, and his wife of 26 years are to divorce.
Colombia tells Facebook to boost security for users' data2/18/2020 2:46:21 AM Colombia on Monday issued an ultimatum to Facebook, telling the Silicon Valley-based tech giant it must strengthen its security measures to better protect users' personal data in the Andean country.
EU industry chief tells Facebook to adapt to EU, not other way round2/17/2020 9:57:37 PM EU industry commissioner Thierry Breton said on Monday it was for Facebook to adapt to Europe's standards, not the other way round, as he criticized the U.S. social media giant's proposed internet rules as insufficient.
EU industry chief warns of more onerous tech rules by year end2/17/2020 3:42:37 PM The European Union will decide by the end of the year whether to impose rules reining in the market power of U.S. tech giants, the bloc's industry chief said on Monday as he criticised Facebook's proposals as insufficient to address EU concerns.
Amazon, Flipkart seek rollback of new Indian tax on online sellers2/16/2020 4:49:32 PM Amazon and Walmart's Flipkart are among online retailers demanding that India scale back a proposed tax on third-party sellers on their platforms, saying the burden of compliance will hurt the fledgling industry, according to documents seen by Reuters.
Treat us like something between a telco and a newspaper, says Facebook's Zuckerberg2/16/2020 10:20:13 AM Online content should be regulated with a system somewhere between the existing rules used for the telecoms and media industries, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told global leaders and security chiefs on Saturday.
Twitter says Olympics, IOC accounts hacked2/15/2020 11:33:32 PM Twitter said on Saturday that an official Twitter account of the Olympics and the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) media Twitter account had been hacked and temporarily locked.
Facebook offers more data for research on impacts of social media2/15/2020 11:51:50 AM Facebook Inc said on Thursday it was providing academic researchers more data to study social media's impact on elections and democracy.
Tech firms must do more on child abuse, European police chiefs say2/15/2020 11:50:25 AM European police chiefs have thrown their support behind British demands for technology companies to urgently transform how they operate to prevent access to child sex abuse, Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Friday.
Google in talks with publishers to pay for premium news content: WSJ2/14/2020 9:03:48 PM Alphabet Inc's Google is in talks with publishers on paying a licensing fee for content that would be packaged in a premium news product, the Wall Street Journal reported https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-in-talks-to-pay-publishers-for-content-in-premium-news-product-11581689169, citing people familiar with the matter.
Google protests 'eye-catching' $2.6 billion EU fine, judge disagrees2/14/2020 8:04:48 PM Google on Friday attacked what it called an eye-catching 2.4 billion euro ($2.6 billion) EU antitrust fine, prompting a judge to ask how a rich company can miss a relatively paltry amount.
Iranian hackers targeted Western universities: report2/14/2020 9:19:09 AM Government-backed Iranian hackers have targeted universities in Europe, the United States and Australia in recent months, consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers has found, Dutch broadcaster NOS reported on Friday.
Chinese property firms bank on virtual reality as virus fears hit market2/14/2020 8:04:43 AM China's property developers and realtors are turning to virtual reality salesrooms and livestream marketing to thaw a frozen market as the coronavirus epidemic keeps physical offices shut and potential buyers are afraid to leave their homes.
British network Three joins 5G mobile club2/14/2020 12:29:42 AM British network Three is rolling out 5G mobile to major cities including London, Glasgow and Birmingham from the end of the month, joining its larger rivals in offering next-generation services on new 5G-enabled handsets.
Fake news makes disease outbreaks worse, study finds2/14/2020 12:28:13 AM The rise of "fake news" - including misinformation and inaccurate advice on social media - could make disease outbreaks such as the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic currently spreading in China worse, according to research published on Friday.