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Data dump: China sees surge in personal info up for sale

Posted by on 26/08/2018
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Data dump: China sees surge in personal info up for sale

Data dump: China sees surge in personal info up for sale

SHANGHAI: When William Zhang’s car insurance was about to expire in March, he didn’t need to look far for renewal options. In the two months before the policy was up Zhang received calls almost daily from insurers trying to sell him a new one. Since his initial policy was from Ping An Insurance Group , […]

Delayed wages and lower profits: Chinese gaming companies fret

Posted by on 26/08/2018
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Delayed wages and lower profits: Chinese gaming companies fret

Delayed wages and lower profits: Chinese gaming companies fret

Chinese gaming industry expected to rake in $37.9bn this year BEIJING/SHANGHAI: As a publisher of family-friendly games like “Gardenscapes” and “Toy Blast”, iDreamSky Technology never expected to get caught up in a tangle with Chinese regulators. But the Shenzhen-based gaming company is enduring an unprecedented wait for over a dozen of its games to be […]

US tech giants to fight India’s data localization requirements

Posted by on 20/08/2018
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US tech giants to fight India’s data localization requirements

US tech giants to fight India’s data localization requirements

Push comes amid rising global efforts to protect user data NEW DELHI: US technology giants plan to intensify lobbying efforts against stringent Indian data localization requirements, which they say will undermine their growth ambitions in India, sources told Reuters. US trade groups, representing companies such as Amazon, American Express and Microsoft, have opposed India’s push […]

Robot wars: China shows off automated doctors, teachers

Posted by on 19/08/2018
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Robot wars: China shows off automated doctors, teachers

Robot wars: China shows off automated doctors, teachers

China is deadly serious about riding the robotic wave BEIJING: Robots that can diagnose diseases, play badminton and wow audiences with their musical skills are among the machines China hopes could revolutionize its economy, with visitors to a Beijing exhibition offered a glimpse of an automated future. The popular stars of this year’s World Robot […]

Silicon Valley idealism at odds with China market

Posted by on 18/08/2018
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Silicon Valley idealism at odds with China market

Silicon Valley idealism at odds with China market

Google workers’ outrage over censoring searches SAN FRANCISCO: Google workers’ outrage over the notion of censoring searches to appease Chinese officials highlights the dilemma US tech companies face in accessing the lucrative market. Using technology to make the world better is a well-worn mantra in Silicon Valley, preached so strongly by internet companies such as […]

NASA launches historic probe to ‘touch Sun’

Posted by on 12/08/2018
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NASA launches historic probe  to ‘touch Sun’

NASA launches historic probe to ‘touch Sun’

TAMPA:  NASA yesterday blasted off its first-ever spaceship to explore the Sun, the $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe, on a strategic mission to protect the Earth by unveiling the mysteries of dangerous solar storms. The launch of the car-sized probe aboard a massive Delta IV-Heavy rocket lit the night sky at Cape Canaveral, Florida at […]

Researchers find WhatsApp flaw

Posted by on 08/08/2018
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Researchers find WhatsApp flaw

Researchers find WhatsApp flaw

PARIS: Researchers at Israeli cybersecurity firm said yesterday they had found a flaw in WhatsApp that could allow hackers to modify and send fake messages in the popular social messaging app. CheckPoint said the vulnerability gives a hacker the possibility “to intercept and manipulate messages sent by those in a group or private conversation” as […]

Ford celebrates 10 millionth Mustang car

Posted by on 08/08/2018
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Ford celebrates 10 millionth Mustang car

Ford celebrates 10 millionth Mustang car

DEARBORN, Michigan: The Ford Mustang – an iconic American brand and a symbol of cool – reached a major milestone yesterday as the 10 millionth vehicle rolled off an assembly line at a Detroit-area plant. Ford marked the occasion for the car, celebrated in American song and film and recognized the world over as a quintessentially American […]

NASA poised to launch first Sun-skimming spaceship

Posted by on 08/08/2018
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NASA poised to launch first Sun-skimming spaceship

NASA poised to launch first Sun-skimming spaceship

TAMPA: NASA is poised to launch a $1.5 billion spacecraft on a brutally hot journey toward the Sun, offering scientists the closest-ever view of our strange and mysterious star. After the Parker Solar Probe blasts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on August 11, it will become the first spacecraft ever to fly through the Sun’s […]

Chinese tech ‘wolf’ Huawei stalks Apple and Samsung

Posted by on 07/08/2018
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Chinese tech ‘wolf’ Huawei stalks Apple and Samsung

Chinese tech ‘wolf’ Huawei stalks Apple and Samsung

Huawei surpasses Apple, becomes world’s number two smartphone maker SHANGHAI: Ren Zhengfei, the founder of Chinese telecoms behemoth Huawei, likens the company to a ruthless “wolf” tirelessly running down its prey, an ethos that could soon make it the apex predator of the smartphone world. Despite being essentially barred from the critical US market, Huawei […]

Googlers bristle at censoring search for China

Posted by on 06/08/2018
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Googlers bristle at censoring search for China

Googlers bristle at censoring search for China

SAN FRANCISCO: Word that Google is crafting a search engine to meet China’s draconian censorship rules has sparked widespread employee anger at the company which has responded by limiting workers’ access to documents about the project, a report said Friday. Google was scurrying to stop leaks and quell outrage inside the company over what had […]

Huawei to open service centers in Kuwait

Posted by on 05/08/2018
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Huawei to open service centers in Kuwait

Huawei to open service centers in Kuwait

In an interview with Kuwait Times Huawei’s General Manager Peter Wu discussed about the various new features and the unparalleled AI capabilities of the new series. Kuwait Times: As the General Manager of Huawei Consumer Business Group, you are responsible of guiding the group’s brand strategy in Kuwait. How do you look at your experience […]