Tag: Software (TRBC)

Germany launches coronavirus app as EU eyes travel revival

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany appealed to the public on Tuesday to download a new smartphone app to help break the chain of coronavirus infections, one...

Apple’s App Store, Apple Pay targeted by EU antitrust regulators

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Apple on Tuesday found itself the target of two EU antitrust investigations into its App Store and Apple Pay as the bloc...

Explainer: Europe steps up tech battle vs. coronavirus with German app

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany on Tuesday becomes the latest European country to launch a smartphone app that seeks to break the chain of coronavirus infection...

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...

Sony calls on Spider-Man for PS5 year-end launch

TOKYO (Reuters) – Sony Corp on Friday unveiled more than two dozen titles for its upcoming PlayStation 5 console, including a sequel to its hit...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Twitter disables Trump video tribute to Floyd over copyright complaint

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc has disabled U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign tribute video to George Floyd on its platform, citing a copyright complaint. The clip,...

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...

WhatsApp, PayPal invest in Indonesian super app Gojek

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) messaging platform WhatsApp and PayPal Holdings Inc (PYPL.O) on Wednesday said they have invested in payment, food delivery and...

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...

Facebook, Snapchat join chorus of companies condemning George Floyd death, racism

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc and Snap Inc became the latest U.S. companies condemning racial inequality in the United States as violent protests flared up across...

Exclusive: Zoom plans to roll out strong encryption for paying customers

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Video conferencing provider Zoom (ZM.O) plans to strengthen encryption of video calls hosted by paying clients and institutions such as schools,...

Exclusive: Zoom plans to roll out strong encryption for paying customers only

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Zoom (ZM.O), the video conferencing provider whose business has boomed with the COVID-19 pandemic, plans to strengthen encryption on video calls...

Alibaba extends its reach in China as coronavirus outbreak opens doors

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is emerging as one of China’s biggest corporate winners of the coronavirus crisis, gaining the opportunity to expand...

Trump to sign executive order on social media on Thursday: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies on Thursday, White House officials said after Trump threatened...

Trump threatens social media shutdown over Twitter fact-check label

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to regulate or shut down social media companies for stifling conservative voices, a day after...

India makes source code of contact-tracing app public

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India said on Tuesday it was making public the source code of its coronavirus contact-tracing app Aarogya Setu for Google’s (GOOGL.O)...

Alibaba’s sales surge as people shop online during lockdown

(Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Friday reported forecast-beating fourth-quarter revenues and profits, as more people shopped online for essentials because of the coronavirus...