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The evolving use of mobile payment systems in Kuwait

Posted by on 23/04/2018
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The evolving use of mobile payment systems in Kuwait

The evolving use of mobile payment systems in Kuwait

The payment of goods and services has evolved over time from the physical exchange of coins and notes, cheque writing to online payment by transferring card details using devices such as mobile phones and personal digital assistant (PDA). Currently, the payment can now be made through mobile devices which is referred to as mobile payment. […]

Online myth busters fight tide of fake news in India

Posted by on 23/04/2018
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Online myth busters fight tide of fake news in India

Online myth busters fight tide of fake news in India

It is a herculean task exposing fake news before it spreads NEW DELHI: As grief and outrage over the rape and murder of an eight-year-old crescendoed in India last week, a wrenching video of the supposed victim singing “her last song” lit up phones across the country. But it was a hoax. The clip was […]

Ooredoo and Huawei discuss 5G, IoT and AI

Posted by on 22/04/2018
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Ooredoo and Huawei discuss 5G, IoT and AI

Ooredoo and Huawei discuss 5G, IoT and AI

KUWAIT CITY: Ooredoo Kuwait attended a special series of presentations organized by strategic partner Huawei. The “Ooredoo Huawei Mobile Kuwait Congress 2018” held at Huawei’s Head Office in Kuwait last week, was attended by Ooredoo’s Technology and Strategy Departments, and included in-depth discussions and live demonstrations on the latest industry trends and innovative technologies. As […]

Asian push to crack down on ‘fake news’ sparks alarm

Posted by on 21/04/2018
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Asian push to crack down on ‘fake news’ sparks alarm

Asian push to crack down on ‘fake news’ sparks alarm

Fake stories dressed up as fact can go viral overnight KUALA LUMPUR: Inflammatory stories masquerading as real news pose a particularly toxic threat in Asian countries with long-standing religious and ethnic divides, but promises by some regional leaders to tackle the problem carry equal menace. Borrowing from US President Donald Trump’s political playbook, government heads […]

Facebook rolling out privacy choices under European rules

Posted by on 18/04/2018
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Facebook rolling out privacy choices under European rules

Facebook rolling out privacy choices under European rules

‘It will be rolled out in the next weeks and months’ MENLO PARK: Facebook announced yesterday it would begin rolling out changes to how it handles private data this week to comply with forthcoming EU rules, with European residents seeing the measures first. The social network, which has been rocked by disclosures about the hijacking […]

Kaspersky Lab presents META cybersecurity trends

Posted by on 17/04/2018
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Kaspersky Lab presents META cybersecurity trends

Kaspersky Lab presents META cybersecurity trends

ISTANBUL: On April 11-14, Kaspersky Lab held its annual Cyber Security Weekend for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) in Istanbul to explore the evolution of the threat landscape both – globally and in the region, and find out which approaches businesses need to take in order to survive. Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research & […]

Tech dream still alive at TED despite Facebook debacle

Posted by on 15/04/2018
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Tech dream still alive at TED despite Facebook debacle

Tech dream still alive at TED despite Facebook debacle

Speakers remained upbeat over the numerous prospects VANCOUVER: A month after news of the data fiasco at Facebook dampened enthusiasm for the idea that innovation can cure all ills, the tech dream was still alive at the big-ideas TED Conference this week. TED attendees were keenly aware of recent tech troubles, from Facebook being called […]

What social media platforms and search engines know about you

Posted by on 11/04/2018
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What social media platforms and search engines know about you

What social media platforms and search engines know about you

NEW YORK: The Facebook scandal involving the harvesting of data from tens of millions of users has raised a lot of questions about social media and search engines. As Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the US Congress this week on protecting user data, here is a primer on what they know about […]

CEO Zuckerberg: Facebook could have done more to prevent misuse

Posted by on 09/04/2018
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CEO Zuckerberg: Facebook could have done more to prevent misuse

CEO Zuckerberg: Facebook could have done more to prevent misuse

WASHINGTON: Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg told Congress yesterday that the social media network should have done more to prevent itself and its members’ data being misused and offered a broad apology to lawmakers. His conciliatory tone precedes two days of Congressional hearings where Zuckerberg is set to answer questions about Facebook user data […]

Did Cambridge Analytica get your data? You’ll know soon

Posted by on 08/04/2018
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Did Cambridge Analytica get your data? You’ll know soon

Did Cambridge Analytica get your data? You’ll know soon

NEW YORK: Anyone who’s been wondering if their private Facebook data might have been swept up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal will soon get their first clues. Starting today, all 2.2 billion Facebook users will receive a notice on their feeds, titled “Protecting Your Information,” with a link to see what apps they use and […]

Facebook apologizes after Myanmar groups blast Zuckerberg

Posted by on 07/04/2018
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Facebook apologizes after Myanmar groups blast Zuckerberg

Facebook apologizes after Myanmar groups blast Zuckerberg

YANGON: Facebook apologized on Friday to Myanmar civil society groups who took issue with Mark Zuckerberg’s defense of the platform’s record on curbing hate speech roiling the country. Facebook has been battered by allegations that posts on its site have helped fuel communal bloodshed in Myanmar, a mainly Buddhist country accused of waging an ethnic […]

Huawei’s net profits jump 28% to $7.3 billion; revenue $92.5 billion

Posted by on 04/04/2018
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Huawei’s net profits jump 28% to $7.3 billion; revenue $92.5 billion

Huawei’s net profits jump 28% to $7.3 billion; revenue $92.5 billion

Huawei Consumer Business Group announces 2017 business results KUWAIT: Huawei released its audited financial results for 2017, reporting solid business growth. The company’s total annual revenue was CNY603.6 billion ($92.5 billion based on year-end exchange rates), an increase of 15.7 percent over 2016. Net profits were CNY47.5 billion ($7.3 billion), an increase of 28.1 percent […]