Tag: Technology (TRBC)

India investment body backs incentives for $706 million Samsung display plant: letter

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics should get tax and other incentives from India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh as the South Korean company looks...

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...

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...

U.S. companies can work with Huawei on 5G, other standards: Commerce Department

(Reuters) – The United States on Monday confirmed a Reuters report that it will amend its prohibitions on U.S. companies doing business with China’s Huawei...

Huawei CFO raises new argument to fight U.S. extradition in Canada court

VANCOUVER/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou is raising a new argument in a Canadian court in a bid to fight extradition...

Exclusive: U.S. companies can work with Huawei on 5G standards – Commerce Department

(Reuters) – The United States on Monday confirmed a Reuters report that it will amend its prohibitions on U.S. companies doing business with China’s Huawei...

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...

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...

Canada spy agency warned of ‘shock waves’ from arrest of Huawei founder’s daughter

FILE PHOTO: Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to attend a court hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada May 27, 2020....

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...

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...

Outside panel to review Samsung heir Lee’s case: Seoul prosecutors

SEOUL (Reuters) – An outside panel will weigh the validity of an investigation into Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee over a 2015 merger and...

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...

SoftBank’s Arm at loggerheads with Chinese venture over CEO

SHANGHAI/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp-owned Arm Ltd and its Chinese joint venture on Wednesday publicly disagreed over whether the unit’s chief executive officer...

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...

German government backs ‘electronics you can trust’

FILE PHOTO: German Minister of Education and Research Anja Karliczek attends a news conference on the 2020 report of the expert commission on research and...