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HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s Huawei, hit by crippling U.S. sanctions, could see shipments decline by as much as a quarter this year and faces the possibility that its smartphones will disappear from international markets, analysts said. FILE PHOTO: A salesman turns on a new Huawei...read more
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Almost exactly one year after the stringent European General Data Protection Regulation came into effect (May 25, 2019), the Supreme Court of the state of Georgia has ruled (May 20,  2019) that the state government does not have an inherent obligation to protect citizens' personal information ...read more
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Microsoft-owned GitHub on Thursday announced the introduction of several new security tools and features designed to help developers secure their code. The code hosting service in 2017 launched a new security feature designed to warn developers if the software libraries used by their projec...read more
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Microsoft’s unified endpoint security solution is now publicly available for Mac users, following two months of limited preview.  Dubbed Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac, the tool has seen great response from users since the limited preview kicked off in March, and Microsoft is ready to make ...read more
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The EU's strict data laws have set the global benchmark for protecting personal information online since coming into force a year ago, but some worry that many users have barely noticed the change. The "General Data Protection Regulation" (GDPR), launched on May 25 last ye...read more
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The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) this week announced that it has launched a new cybersecurity division whose role is to protect consumers and financial services organizations from cyber threats. According to the DFS, this is the first time a banking or insurance reg...read more
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LONDON — Europe has been one of Huawei’s biggest success stories. Now it is on the front line of the trade and technology war between China and the United States. The move by Google this week to cut off Android support to phones made by Huawei, the Chinese telecom giant, will hobble their...read more
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LONDON — Europe has been one of Huawei’s biggest success stories. Now it is on the front line of the trade and technology war between China and the United States. The move by Google this week to cut off Android support to phones made by Huawei, the Chinese telecom giant, will hobble their...read more
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ALBANY, Calif. — On a recent afternoon at the Lao Thai Kitchen restaurant, the telephone rang and the caller ID read “Google Assistant.” Jimmy Tran, a waiter, answered the phone. The caller was a man with an Irish accent hoping to book a dinner reservation for two on the weekend. This was...read more
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SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook, facing withering criticism from governments around the world, said Thursday that it had been more aggressive in recent months about scrubbing its platform of hate speech. In a report the company releases biannually, Facebook also said its automated detection soft...read more
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Each week, we review the week’s news, offering analysis about the most important developments in the tech industry. Want this newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here. Hi, I’m Jamie Condliffe. Greetings from London. Here’s a look at the week’s tech news: President Trump’s latest swipe at...read more
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SAN FRANCISCO — First American Financial Corporation, a provider of title insurance, said Friday that it had fixed a vulnerability in its website that exposed 885 million records related to mortgage deals going back 16 years. The vulnerability would have allowed anyone to gain access to S...read more
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(Reuters) - U.S. real estate title insurance company First American Financial Corp said on Friday it had learned of a design defect in one of its production applications that had made possible unauthorized access to customer data. The statement was sent in response to a report by security n...read more
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A tax withholding plan in Mexico for drivers at ride-hailing firms envisaged as voluntary when it was unveiled earlier this week could become obligatory in 2020, Spanish company Cabify said on Friday. Mexico’s government on Monday outlined the scheme due to be implem...read more
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(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc shareholders overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that the company stop selling facial recognition technology to government agencies, while a resolution to audit the service drew more support, a regulatory filing on Friday showed. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is s...read more
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FILE PHOTO: Uber Technologies Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi (2nd from R) and co-founder Ryan Graves (R) ring a bell on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) during the company's IPO in New York, U.S., May 10, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters)...read more
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About 5% of Facebook’s monthly active users are fake. The figure may not sound like much, but given Facebook’s 2.4 billion monthly active users, that’s an astounding 120 million active users on the platform who are not who ― or even what ― they claim to be. The social media platform in...read more
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A superseding indictment returned by a U.S. federal grand jury on Thursday charges WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with 18 counts related to illegally obtaining and disclosing classified information. Assange was arrested by British authorities on April 11 after Ecuador, which had allowed h...read more
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Facebook on Thursday said it recently disabled billions of bogus accounts set up by "bad actors" and that five percent of active accounts are likely fakes. An estimate of how many of the online social networks accounts are fake and actions taken against the creation of mor...read more
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The hacking of U.S. election systems, including by foreign adversaries, is inevitable, and the real challenge is ensuring the country is resilient enough to withstand catastrophic problems from cyber breaches, government officials said Wednesday. The comments by representatives from the dep...read more
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SandboxEscaper, the security researcher who posted a claimed zero-day Windows 10 vulnerability on GitHub Tuesday, has now posted the remaining four exploits (two yesterday and the final two today) that he or she (we'll say 'she') said she possessed.  This is not the first time that Sandbox ...read more
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Instagram on Thursday said it was not the source of private contact information for millions of influential users of the service recently found in an unguarded online database. The online cache of data, which was discovered by a security researcher, was written about Monday by news site Tec...read more
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One of the accepted truths of the contemporary human condition is that talking on the phone is awful. No one likes it. If you answer your phone, people might be scared and wonder what’s wrong with you. And what kind of deranged individual would actually leave a voice mail message, let alone ...read more
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ALBANY, Calif. — On a recent afternoon at the Lao Thai Kitchen restaurant, the telephone rang and the caller ID read “Google Assistant.” Jimmy Tran, a waiter, answered the phone. The caller was a man with an Irish accent hoping to book a dinner reservation for two on the weekend. This was...read more
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Qualcomm abused its position as a giant of the semiconductor industry to harm competition and overcharge cellphone makers, a federal judge has ruled, striking at the heart of the company’s business and sending shock waves through the smartphone industry. In a decision issued late Tuesday,...read more
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