Tag: Internet / World Wide Web

Amazon to use AI tech in its warehouses to enforce social distancing

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Tuesday launched an artificial intelligence-based tracking system to enforce social distancing at its offices and warehouses to help reduce...

China set to complete Beidou network rivalling GPS in global navigation

BEIJING (Reuters) – The Chinese Beidou navigation network will be complete this month when its final satellite goes into orbit, giving China greater independence from...

Facebook fires employee who protested inaction on Trump posts

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc fired an employee who had criticized Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s decision not to take action against inflammatory posts by...

U.S. lawmakers ask Zoom to clarify China ties after it suspends accounts

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Three U.S. lawmakers asked Zoom Video Communications Inc (ZM.O) to clarify its data-collection practices and relationship with the Chinese government after the...

Chinese users saw Zoom as a window through the ‘Great Firewall’

BEIJING (Reuters) – Zoom Video Communications (ZM.O) has gained a following in China in recent months from users ranging from underground churches to feminists who...

Exclusive: Netflix in talks to source Indian content from Reliance affiliate Viacom18 – sources

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – U.S. video streaming company Netflix is in talks with Viacom18, part of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries’ media unit Network18, about...

Twitter takes down Beijing-backed influence operation pushing coronavirus messages

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter (TWTR.N) on Thursday said it removed more than 170,000 accounts tied to a Beijing-backed influence operation that deceptively spread messages...

Twitter suspends Chinese operation pushing pro-Beijing coronavirus messages

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter (TWTR.N) on Thursday said it was removing hundreds of thousands of accounts tied to a Beijing-backed influence operation that deceptively...

Italians embrace coronavirus tracing app as privacy fears ease

ROME (Reuters) – Italy, the first major European country to roll out a smartphone app to trace COVID-19 infections that does not rely on a...

Zoom suspends U.S.-based activists’ account after Tiananmen event

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Zoom Video Communications temporarily shut the account belonging to a group of U.S.-based Chinese activists after they held an event to commemorate...

Amazon pauses police use of its facial recognition tech for a year

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Wednesday said it was implementing a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition software, halting a business...

Congress seeks answers on Juniper Networks breach amid encryption fight

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A group of U.S. lawmakers preparing to fight a legislative attack on encrypted communications is trying to establish what happened when...

NATO chief says on Huawei: UK review of 5G security is important

LONDON (Reuters) – The head of the NATO military alliance said on Wednesday that the West could not ignore the rise of China and so...

U.S. student’s app offers roadmap to Singapore contact tracing tech

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Singapore kicked off a global rush to develop contact tracing apps for the novel coronavirus when the city-state launched an apparently...

Republican senators push FCC to act on Trump social media order

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Four Republican U.S. senators on Tuesday urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to review whether to revise liability protections for internet companies...

Exclusive: Obscure Indian cyber firm spied on politicians, investors worldwide

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A little-known Indian IT firm offered its hacking services to help clients spy on more than 10,000 email accounts over a period...

Israel’s NSO showcases drone tech, pushes to counter rights abuse allegations

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel’s NSO Group showcased a new anti-drone defence on Monday, giving the public a rare look at its technology as it...

Facebook limits spread of ‘Boogaloo’ groups amid protests

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc is making it harder to find user groups associated with the term “Boogaloo,” which refers to a potential U.S....

Facebook to apply state media labels on Russian, Chinese outlets

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) will start labeling Russian, Chinese and other state-controlled media organizations, and later this summer will block any ads...

Reddit co-founder Ohanian resigns from board, wants a black candidate to take over

(Reuters) – Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on Friday resigned from the social network firm’s board and sought to be replaced by a black candidate. FILE...

Twitter, Facebook disable Trump video tribute to Floyd over copyright complaint

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Instagram disabled President Donald Trump’s campaign tribute video to George Floyd on their platforms on Friday, citing copyright...

Tech drives Nasdaq to all-time high as signs of recovery emerge from coronavirus pandemic

(Reuters) – The heavyweight technology and growth stocks that drove Wall Street higher in recent years are again fueling a surge that has taken the...

Chinese and Iranian hackers targeted Biden and Trump campaigns, Google says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – State-backed hackers from China have targeted staffers working on the U.S. presidential campaign of Democrat Joe Biden, a senior Google security official...

Facebook places state media labels on Russian, Chinese outlets

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will start labeling Russian, Chinese and other state-controlled media organizations, and later this summer will block any ads from...

Snapchat removes Trump account from curated promotional section

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Snap Inc said it would no longer promote U.S. President Donald Trump’s account in Snapchat’s Discover section, saying his incendiary comments...