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Day: January 23, 2019

Huawei Chairman Warns of End to Global ‘Partnerships’

The chairman of Chinese tech giant Huawei has warned that his company could shift away from Western countries if it continues to face restrictions. Huawei has been under scrutiny by Western governments, which fear its products could be used for spying. Speaking at the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Mr Liang Hua said his firm […]

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Google Hit with £44m GDPR Fine Over Ads

Google has been fined 50 million euros (£44m) by the French data regulator CNIL, for a breach of the EU’s data protection rules. CNIL said it had levied the record fine for “lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding ads personalisation”. The regulator said it judged that people were “not sufficiently […]

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Huawei Chairman Warns of End to Global ‘Partnerships’

The chairman of Chinese tech giant Huawei has warned that his company could shift away from Western countries if it continues to face restrictions. Huawei has been under scrutiny by Western governments, which fear its products could be used for spying. Speaking at the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Mr Liang Hua said his firm […]

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WhatsApp Restricts Message-Sharing to Fight Fake News

WhatsApp is limiting all its members to forwarding any single message up to five times in an effort to tackle the spread of false information on the platform. The Facebook-owned business had already introduced the policy in India six months ago. The move followed a number of mob lynchings that were blamed on fake reports […]

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Amazon, Apple and Google Face Data Complaints

Entertainment streaming giants including Amazon, Apple, Google, Netflix and Spotify have been accused of breaking the EU’s data regulations. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules say EU customers have the right to access a copy of the personal data companies hold about them. However, privacy group noyb said it found that most of the big […]

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US Government v Silicon Valley: Oracle Said to Owe $400m to Women and Minorities

The US Department of Labor (DoL) has accused the tech firm Oracle of widespread discrimination against women and people of color, including more than $400m in lost wages and rampant exclusion of black and Hispanic people in hiring. A federal complaint filed Tuesday said that out of roughly 500 people hired into technical jobs over […]

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U.S. to Pursue Extradition of Huawei CFO from Canada

The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday that it will pursue the extradition of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s [HWT.UL] chief financial officer, arrested in Canada in December on allegations that she participated in a conspiracy to defraud banks. Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou faces accusations in the United States that she misrepresented her company’s links to […]

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Tesla Reverses Charging Prices Hike

Electric-car maker Tesla has reversed a decision to drastically increase prices for its charging stations, following a backlash from customers. Owners had complained the price rise – estimated to be around 30% – would mean electric cars risked becoming far less competitive than petrol ones. The planned price rises will now be reduced by an […]

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