Thursday, 21 March 2019

Tech

German drone market to grow to 3b euros by 2030

BERLIN: The German drone market is expected to grow from 574 million euros (649.28 million US dollars) to 3 billion euros by 2030, which corresponds to an annual average growth rate of 14 percent, according to a report by the German Unmanned Aviation Association (VUL) published on Monday. VUL will ...

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Apple agrees 500-mln-euro tax settlement with France

PARIS: Apple said Tuesday it had reached an agreement with French authorities to settle 10 years of back taxes, becoming the latest US company to reach a deal with France which has led a European push for higher taxes on tech giants. French news weekly L’Express reported that Apple had ...

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Speak Up Trojan Targets Mac, Linux

LONDON: A malware campaign distributing a new Backdoor Trojan named SpeakUp is currently targeting servers running six different Linux distributions and macOS by exploiting a number of known security vulnerabilities, while also managing to evade all anti-malware solutions in the process. Backdoor Trojans are malware capable of providing attackers with access to compromised ...

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Facebook bans accounts tied to Indonesian fake news group

JAKARTA: Facebook has shut down hundreds of accounts and pages linked to an Indonesian group accused of spreading hate speech and fake news, the company said Friday. The world’s biggest social network said cyber group Saracen engaged in “coordinated abuse of the platform” by operating a network of hoax accounts ...

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Apple apologizes for FaceTime bug

LONDON: Apple recently acknowledged the Group FaceTime bug that allowed people to eavesdrop on others, and apologized for it. However, the fix, which was supposed to come this week, has been delayed to next week. The bug was discovered earlier this week after people caused uproar about privacy concerns. However, ...

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Nokia sees fast shift to 5G

HELSINKI: Telecom network equipment maker Nokia forecast stronger-than-expected 2019 and 2020 results thanks to fast-rising investments in 5G networks, after beating fourth-quarter sales and profit estimates on Thursday. “Over the longer-term, we expect a virtuous cycle of investment, where operators update their networks across multiple domains,” Nokia’s chief executive Rajeev ...

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Facebook profit climbs along with ranks of users

LONDON: Facebook said quarterly profit climbed to $6.9 billion as its ranks of users continued to grow despite scandals that have dented the leading social network’s image. Revenue soared 30 percent from a year ago to $16.9 billion while the number of people using it monthly rose nine percent to ...

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Russia to invest 7.78bn USD in space industry

MOSCOW: The Russian government is planning to allocate more than 515 billion rubles (7.78 billion US dollars) for the development of the country’s aerospace industry from 2019 to 2021, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday. “This money should be effectively used to build up our orbital capabilities, create a ...

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WhatsApp testing new feature

LONDON: Facebook-owned WhatsApp is currently testing a new feature update for its Android beta version making it much easier for users to manage media on the platform. According to a report by WABetaInfo, now, while browsing images in the media section of a chat users will see new options listed ...

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At Alibaba’s Futuristic Hotel FlyZoo, Robots Deliver Food, Towels

HANGZHOU: Gliding silently through Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s futuristic “FlyZoo” hotel, black disc-shaped robots about a metre in height deliver food and drop off fresh towels. The robots are part of a suite of high-tech tools that Alibaba says drastically cuts the hotel’s cost of human labor and eliminates the ...

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