Huawei showcases chip for new smartphone despite uncertainty over Google Android

Friday, 6 September 2019

Huawei Technologies showcased its chipset for a new high-end smartphone on Friday, pressing ahead with plans to launch its Mate 30 range, despite uncertainty about whether the new phones will be able to run Google’s Android operating system and apps. The Chinese tech giant bills the Kirin 990 chipset as the first all-in-one 5G system on a chip, describing it as superior to alternatives from Qualcomm and Samsung that, it says, graft 5G modems on to 4G chips. The ...

Amazon’s Ring doorbell cameras attract congressional concern

Friday, 6 September 2019

Amazon-owned doorbell camera company Ring is facing questions from a US senator over its partnerships with police departments around the country. Senator Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, sent a letter on Thursday to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos raising privacy and civil liberty concerns about Ring cameras that are capturing and storing footage of US neighborhoods. Markey is seeking more information from Bezos about Ring's video-sharing agreements with law enforcement agencies. The lawmaker says ...

Huawei denies US allegations of technology theft

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Beleaguered Chinese telecom giant Huawei on Tuesday denied accusations reported in the Wall Street Journal that it stole technology from a Portuguese inventor, accusing him of “taking advantage of the current geopolitical situation.” The US Department of Justice is looking into the claim, potentially adding to existing criminal cases against Huawei, the WSJ reported last week.Huawei -- considered the world leader in superfast 5G equipment and the world’s number two smartphone ...

American Airlines delays Boeing Max return

Sunday, 1 September 2019

American Airlines says it is delaying the expected return date for its Boeing 737 Max jets.The airline said on Sunday that while it “remains confident” that coming software updates and training will mean recertification of the aircraft this year, it is extending cancellations for Max flights through Dec. 3.The airline says this means about 140 flights per day will be canceled through Dec. 3.Not all flights scheduled on the Max will be canceled, though.The airline says it will use ...

Apple to stop default practice of keeping Siri recordings

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Apple Inc on Wednesday said it would quit its default practice of retaining audio recordings of the requests users make to its Siri personal assistant and limit human review of what audio it does collect to its own employees rather than contractors. The changes come after Apple earlier this month paused a program called Siri grading in which humans listened to audio recordings of users to determine whether the assistant had responded appropriately to requests to do things like read ...

France, Germany to propose public investment in data centers for AI

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

France and Germany are to make proposals in the coming months to invest public money in data storage facilities to wean Europe off foreign centers and spur artificial intelligence investment, France’s finance minister said on Wednesday.               France’s Bruno Le Maire said the investments would be based on a recent joint initiative to finance the development of batteries, which France and Germany want to avoid ...

Ex-Google engineer charged in Uber self-driving theft case

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

A former Google engineer was charged Tuesday with stealing self-driving car technology from the company shortly before he joined Uber’s efforts to catch up in the high-stakes race to build robotic vehicles. The indictment filed by the US attorney’s office in San Jose, California, is an offshoot of a lawsuit filed in 2017 by Waymo, a self-driving car pioneer spun off from Google.  Uber agreed to pay Waymo $245 million to settle the case last year, but the federal judge ...

US tech industry group denounces Trump deal on France digital tax

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

A US trade group representing major technology firms on Tuesday denounced an agreement on France's digital tax announced by Presidents Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron that leaves the levy in place until a new international taxation plan takes effect.The Computer & Communications Industry Association reacted a day after Trump and Macron agreed on a plan that would (CCIA) see France scrap its digital tax once a new international levy being discussed is in place.“France's unilateral ...

US, France reach deal on taxing online companies

Monday, 26 August 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that France and the US have reached a “very good agreement” defusing tensions over a French tax on online giants like Google. The tax had prompted threats from US President Donald Trump of heavy tariffs on French wine. Speaking Monday alongside Trump, Macron said they made “considerable headway in the spirit of unity” at the Group of Seven summit in Biarritz, France. Macron said France would reimburse ...

Ransomware modifications double in Q2 2019 year-on-year: Report

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Cybersecurity company Kaspersky announced that it had detected 16,017 new ransomware modifications and eight new malware families in Q2 2019, more than double the number of new samples detected in Q2 2018.A trojan-ransom is a cyberattack wherein the user’s files are encrypted and a ransom is demanded for their release. These attacks have been successful on both individuals and corporates.Kaspersky stated that the increase in malicious modifications and appearance of new families is a sign ...

How are we doing?

How are we doing?

Name Name *
Email Email *
Country Country
Message Message *
Maximum 550 words allowed