Saudi Justice Ministry to begin video recording court proceedings

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Justice Minister Waleed Al-Samaani has revealed that the ministry is currently working on a project to document judicial hearings in pictures and video. On the basis of public hearings, and in order to protect the rights of the judge and the parties of the lawsuit in general, the project will also work to make all judicial records digitalized, as well as adding a translation feature. All of this will be within the framework of transparent governance, aimed at improving the ...

Google CEO Pichai : ‘No plans’ to launch Chinese search engine

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai told a US congressional panel on Tuesday that the Alphabet Inc unit currently has “no plans” to launch a search engine in China but did not rule out a future launch. Pichai, who testified before the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, had told US lawmakers in a letter in August that providing such a search engine would give “broad benefits” to China but that it was unclear whether Google could launch the service there. ...

Detention of Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn extended through Dec. 20

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

A Tokyo court ruled Tuesday that Nissan Motor Co.’s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, and another executive will remain in custody through Dec. 20, more than a month after their arrest. Their detention could continue for months more under the Japanese legal system.Ghosn’s lawyer filed a protest with the court against the prolonged detention, the Tokyo District Court said. The court decision comes a day after Ghosn, fellow Nissan executive Greg Kelly and Nissan Motor were charged with ...

Apple-Qualcomm global battle: China court bans sales of older iPhone models

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

A Chinese court has ordered a sales ban of some older Apple Inc iPhone models in China for violating two patents of chipmaker Qualcomm Inc, though intellectual property lawyers said enforcement of the ban was likely still a distant threat.The case, brought by Qualcomm, is part of a global patent dispute between the two US companies that includes dozens of lawsuits. It creates uncertainty over Apple’s business in one of its biggest markets at a time when concerns over waning demand for new ...

Latest Saudi civil aviation survey shows increase in customer satisfaction

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation has found that passengers are becoming increasingly satisfied with services at several airports throughout the kingdom.In its latest consumer survey, 496,000 passengers evaluated the quality of services at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, King Fahd International Airport in Dammam, and Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah.It showed that the percentage of ...

More than half of global population now online: UN

Friday, 7 December 2018

Some 3.9 billion people are now using the Internet, meaning that for the first time more than half of the global population is online, the United Nations said on Friday.The UN agency for information and communication technologies, ITU, said that by the end of 2018 a full 51.2 percent of people around the world will be using the Internet.“By the end of 2018, we will surpass the 50/50 milestone for Internet use,” ITU chief Houlin Zhou said in a statement.“This represents an ...

EKG, other heart health features come to Apple Watch

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Apple Watch is now fulfilling its promise to let people take EKGs of their heart and notify them of any irregular heartbeat. Apple announced the heart features in September, but didn’t make them available until Thursday. The new features have been given clearance by the US Food and Drug Administration and are for US customers only. The watch can intermittently check the wearer’s heart rhythm in the background and send a notification if it detects irregular heart rhythm. That can ...

CFO of China’s Huawei arrested in Canada, may be extradited to the US

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Canadian authorities said Wednesday that they have arrested the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies for possible extradition to the United States. China demanded her immediate release, and a former Canadian envoy to China warned the case might lead to retaliation by the Chinese against American and Canadian executives. Justice Department spokesman Ian McLeod said Meng Wanzhou was detained in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday. The arrest took place on the same day ...

About 100 mln Quora website users hit by security breach

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

About 100 million users of Quora were affected by unauthorized access to one of its systems by a “malicious third party,” the knowledge-sharing website said on Monday. Account information, including name, email address, encrypted password and data imported from linked networks when authorized by users may have been compromised, it said. The company said it is logging out all Quora users who may have been affected to prevent further damage. ...

General Motors says cutting 15 percent of workforce to save $6 bln

Monday, 26 November 2018

In a massive restructuring, auto giant General Motors announced Monday it would cut 15 percent of its workforce to save $6 billion and adapt to “changing market conditions.”The moves include shuttering three North American auto assembly plants next year: the Oshawa plan in Ontario, Canada; Hamtramck in Detroit, Michigan and Lordstown in Warren, Ohio.In addition, it will close propulsion plans in Baltimore, Maryland and Warren, Michigan, and two more plants outside of North America.GM ...

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