Sunday, 24 March 2019

Tech

EU to slap Google with fresh fine

BRUSSELS: The EU’s anti-trust regulator is to slap tech giant Google with a new fine over unfair competition practices, sources told AFP. Brussels has targeted the Silicon Valley firm’s AdSense advertising service, saying it restricts some client websites from displaying ads from third parties. The decision in the long-running case, ...

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Samsung Galaxy S10 has the worst face unlock flaw

LONDON: Face unlock is the security mode that many smartphones feature today. While most brands have a simple face unlocking mechanism that senses a lot of parameters before unlocking the phone, it is not as secure as the fingerprint sensor. However, Apple had shown the world that face unlocking can ...

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Mozilla Launches Firefox Send, Its Very Own File Transfer Service

LONDON: It is clear that Mozilla is moving towards a better and secure future with the upgrades and features it is incorporating into Firefox. After the announcement of letterboxing as a part of the tor uplift project, Mozilla has now introduced a private file sharing feature called Firefox Send. The ...

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US warns Huawei ‘embedding itself’ into internet undersea cable systems

WASHINGTON has repeatedly accused Huawei, the world’s biggest telecoms equipment supplier, of stealing commercial information and spying on behalf of the Chinese government. The company vehemently denies the accusations, saying that there is no reason why it should be restricted from building 5G infrastructure in any country. US security officials ...

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After global outage, Instagram is back now

Instagram services have been restored hours after the photsharing app suffered global outage on Wednesday . The Instagram used its  official Twitter account to  inform the users about restoration of the services. Users were not able to access  Facebook and its main products Whatsapp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger most of ...

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UN says North Korea defied sanctions with luxury vehicles

UNITED NATIONS: UN sanctions monitors are investigating Kim Jong Un s luxury purchases of a Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz limousines and Lexus four-wheel-drive vehicles rolled out during the North Korean leader s recent international meetings, the head of the panel told AFP Tuesday. Kim drew the attention of sanctions experts when he ...

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World’s most expensive car unveils costing almost $19mn

PARIS: Marking its 110th anniversary, French automobile manufacturer Bugatti has unveiled its new car, which is the world’s most expensive car ever made, costing a whopping $18.9 million including taxes. Bugatti revealed its all new La Voiture Noire car at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Apart from being the most ...

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Facebook’s ‘Workplace’ claims two million users

SAN FRANCISCO: A version of Facebook tailored for businesses collaboration announced Thursday that it has more than two million paying subscribers “Workplace by Facebook” is an enterprise-oriented version of the social network that, instead of distracting workers, lets them connect and collaborate. The software-as-a-service business began as an internal collaboration ...

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Huawei Mate X – World’s fastest 5G foldable Phone

BARCELONA: Chinese telecoms giant Huawei unveiled a phone with a folding screen, just four days after rival Samsung became the first major handset maker to offer the feature. The phone, Mate X, will be compatible with the new fifth-generation wireless networks which are starting to be installed around the world, ...

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BMW and Daimler join forces to develop self-driving cars

FRANKFURT: German high-end car giants BMW and Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler said they would work together to develop automated driving and driver assistance systems, the latest cooperation for the historically fierce rivals. The two manufacturers have sealed a “long-term, strategic cooperation… to make next-level technologies widely available” by around 2025, they ...

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