Tag: Society / Social Issues

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...

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...

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...

Singapore plans wearable virus-tracing device for all

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore plans to give a wearable device that will identify people who had interacted with carriers of coronavirus to each of its...

Hackers and hucksters reinvigorate ‘Anonymous’ brand amid protests

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The amorphous internet activist movement known as Anonymous staged an online resurgence in the past week on the back of real-world...

Trump’s push to regulate social media faces uphill battle at FCC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s effort to regulate social media companies’ content decisions may face an uphill battle from regulators who have previously...

Trump’s social media regulation push faces key hurdle at the FCC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s effort to regulate social media companies’ content decisions may face an uphill battle from regulators who have previously...

As Chinese authorities expand use of health tracking apps, privacy concerns grow

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s health tracking QR codes, which have played a key part in the country’s successful containment of the coronavirus, now look set...

China’s coronavirus campaign offers glimpse into surveillance system

BEIJING (Reuters) – The coronavirus outbreak in China has given unprecedented glimpses into how an extensive system of surveillance cameras works, as monitoring stations are...

Lufthansa, German government agree on $9.8 billion rescue package: sources

FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government and the management of flagship carrier Lufthansa (LHAG.DE), which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, have reached...

UK’s COVID-19 tracking system under fire amid warning of second spike

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s system for tracing those with the novel coronavirus was under fire on Thursday as it grappled with the development of a...

Irish drone operator bins fast food for medical drops

Moneygall, IRELAND (Reuters) – Ireland’s Manna Aero should have been dropping off its first takeaway orders around a Dublin university campus by drone in March...

France to impose digital tax this year regardless of any new international levy

PARIS (Reuters) – France will tax big digital businesses this year whether there is progress or not towards an international deal on a levy, its...

Trump wants California to let automaker Tesla reopen assembly plant

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged that Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) be allowed to reopen its electric vehicle assembly plant in California,...

Trump ‘torn’ over U.S.-China trade deal as officials push to fulfill its terms

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was “very torn” about whether to end the so-called Phase 1 U.S.-China trade deal,...

‘The government is failing us’: Laid-off Americans struggle in coronavirus crisis

(Reuters) – For Claudia Alejandra, unemployment has become a full-time job. Since losing her position at the makeup counter at the Macy’s department store in...

White House adviser will not rule out more money for states, small businesses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Sunday he would not rule out anything in a new relief bill to ease...

India orders coronavirus tracing app for all workers

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India has ordered all public and private sector employees use a government-backed contact tracing app and maintain social distancing in offices...

India makes government tracing app mandatory for all workers

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India has mandated that all public and private sector employees use a government-backed Bluetooth tracing app and maintain social distancing in...

Trump threatens new tariffs on China in retaliation for coronavirus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his hard-fought trade deal with China was now of secondary importance to the coronavirus pandemic...

Trump threatens new tariffs on China as U.S. mulls retaliatory action over virus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his hard-fought trade deal with China was now of secondary importance to the coronavirus pandemic...

U.S. payroll protection program: What has changed in round two?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Small Business Administration on Monday began allowing lenders to process $310 billion in funds for the second round of its program...

Australia launches controversial COVID-19 tracking app as some states start easing rules

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The Australian government launched a controversial coronavirus tracing app on Sunday and promised to legislate privacy protections around it as authorities try...

More U.S. companies return payroll loans after new Treasury guidance

WASHINGTON/BOSTON (Reuters) – U.S. companies on Thursday began refusing government loans they were just awarded, after the Treasury Department said that publicly traded firms would...

U.S. judge blocks Twitter’s bid to reveal government surveillance requests

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc will not be able to reveal surveillance requests it received from the U.S. government after a federal judge accepted government arguments...