Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Business

Amazon Ring’s Neighborhood Watch App Is Making Police Requests Public

AP Blog Image NEW YORK – Amazon Inc’s camera unit, Ring, is planning to make police requests for users’ video footage through its neighborhood watch app more transparent, the company said, a move that follows criticism that its products facilitate surveillance and profiling. Public safety agencies such as police and ...

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India to Twitter: Last chance to comply with IT rule

(Source: Reuters) NEW DELHI – India has told Twitter Inc it has one last chance to comply with new IT rules, or face “unintended consequences” according to a copy of an official letter seen by Reuters. The new rules – which were announced in February and which became effective at ...

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G7 nations reach agreement over global corporate tax

Rousseau/PA Wire/Pool via REUTERS LONDON – Finance ministers from wealthy G7 nations have endorsed a global minimum corporate tax of at least 15%, rallying behind a US-backed plan targeting tech giants and other multinationals accused of not paying enough. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen hailed the “unprecedented commitment”, saying in ...

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UK approves Pfizer, BioNTech vaccine for 12 to 15

LONDON – United Kingdom on Friday approved Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children aged between 12 and 15 years old. In March, Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE had begun testing their Covid-19 vaccine in children under 12, with hopes of expanding vaccination to that age range by early 2022, ...

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Dogecoin now on Coinbase

LONDON – Dogecoin’s price dropped significantly after setting an impressive record, trading at $0.73 in early May. The cryptocurrency is currently rated the sixth-largest crypto in the world with a market capitalization of $48.7 billion, per CoinDesk. The meme crypto Dogecoin has increased in price after exchange platform Coinbase added ...

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NASA announces new missions to Venus

Source: NASA/JPL WASHINGTON – NASA announced two new missions to Venus on Wednesday that will launch at the end of the decade and are aimed at learning how Earth s nearest planetary neighbor became a hellscape while our own thrived. “These two sister missions both aim to understand how Venus became an ...

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Talks to begin on Britain joining trans-Pacific trade pact

REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido/File Photo Members of the vast trans-Pacific trade deal agreed on Wednesday to start the process for Britain to join the pact as the country pursues its post-Brexit commerce strategy. Britain applied in February to join the 11-nation deal, signed in 2018 by countries including Japan, Canada, Mexico, Vietnam ...

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Huawei launches new operating system for phones

LONDON – China’s Huawei Technologies announced the launch of its proprietary Harmony operating system (HarmonyOS) for smartphones, as the embattled company looks to recover from U.S. sanctions that have hobbled its handset business. Huawei will start rolling out HarmonyOS on certain models of its smartphones from Wednesday evening, offering users ...

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EU set to unveil plans for bloc-wide digital wallet

LONDON – The European Union (EU) is set to unveil plans for a bloc-wide digital wallet on Wednesday, following requests from member states to find a safe way for citizens to access public and private services online, the Financial Times reported. The app will allow citizens across the EU to ...

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