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Hong Kong: Facebook, Google and Twitter among firms 'pausing' police help

Twitter and Telegram also put a halt to processing data requests, but Apple has not commented.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 7 Jul 2020 | 8:36 am

Nintendo condemns alleged abuse in Smash Bros community

The Super Smash Bros maker condemns 'absolutely impermissible' behaviour in its competitive scene.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 7 Jul 2020 | 2:36 am

Huawei: UK government weighs up ban of Chinese firm's telecoms kit

The National Cyber Security Centre has presented its report into the Chinese firm to government.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 7 Jul 2020 | 1:55 am

Drone and light aircraft in 'near miss' outside Perth

The drone put those on board the aircraft in danger as it flew in restricted airspace near Perth, police say.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 7 Jul 2020 | 1:30 am

Last of Us 2 developer condemns death threats and harassment

People who work for game developer Naughty Dog have revealed abusive messages they've received.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 6 Jul 2020 | 11:40 pm

Reddit and LinkedIn to stop copying iPhone clipboards

Both apps were found to be regularly looking at the clipboards.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 6 Jul 2020 | 11:18 pm

Robotic scientists will 'speed up discovery'

Robotic scientists could speed up scientific discovery, while human scientists work from home, developers say.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 6 Jul 2020 | 6:36 pm

Coronavirus: Fujitsu announces permanent work-from-home plan

The programme will offer "unprecedented flexibility" to 80,000 workers in Japan, says Fujitsu.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 6 Jul 2020 | 5:21 pm

Black Lives Matter: Can viral videos stop police brutality?

Do viral videos like the one captured of George Floyd's death actually reduce police abuse?

Source: BBC News - Technology | 6 Jul 2020 | 12:05 pm

Meet the socially distant robot scientist

While the research labs have been locked down, one robotic scientist has continued experimenting 24/7.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 6 Jul 2020 | 11:07 am

Huawei faces UK 5G ban within months - report

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is poised to begin phasing out the use of Huawei technology in Britain's 5G network as soon as this year, in a major about-turn, The Telegraph can disclose. Read More GCSB boss Andrew Hampton...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 6 Jul 2020 | 10:00 am

Extreme cameraman Geoff Mackley says he was 'left for dead' in Auckland home invasion

STAY IN THE KNOW. SIGN UP TO OUR DAILY NEWSLETTERS HERE. He's filmed erupting volcanoes, cyclones, fires and tsunami around the world, but it was a dangerous situation in his Auckland home that put extreme photographer/cameraman...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 3 Jul 2020 | 5:22 pm

Pacific Edge shares soar on milestone US regulation approval

Pacific Edge shares more than doubled in value on confirmation of acceptance under a key US medical regulation for its Cxbladder cancer test.The shares jumped as high as 68 cents from 27 cents yesterday, and closed the day at 55...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 3 Jul 2020 | 4:36 pm

Influencer Simone Anderson publicly denies allegations she did not make donations to charity

Influencer Simone Anderson is denying allegations she has not made donations to charity amid public scrutiny after she was found in breach of advertising standards for misleading Instagram posts. "This has been a week of increasingly...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 3 Jul 2020 | 4:01 pm

Apple iPhone 12 allegedly won't be released with charger, EarPods

Rumours are swirling that the new iPhone will be sold without a battery charger or earphones in a move sure to infuriate consumers.The iPhone 12 is expected to be released later this year and, according to renowned leakers on social...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 3 Jul 2020 | 3:23 pm

'Advertisers will be back soon enough': Mark Zuckerberg dismisses Facebook boycott

Mark Zuckerberg has dismissed a hate speech boycott by some of its biggest advertisers - saying it threatens only "a small per cent" of the company's revenue and firms will come back "soon enough".In his most direct response so...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 3 Jul 2020 | 11:17 am

Sky reaches better satellite deal

Sky says it has renegotiated its contract with satellite provider Optus in a deal that adds flexible capacity to save costs and includes new features.The pay-TV broadcaster would not put a number on possible cost-savings, but satellite...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 3 Jul 2020 | 5:54 am

Spark warns about billing scam

A scam email circulating, impersonating Spark and requesting people to pay their outstanding balance on their Spark bill via a "Pay Now" option, is a scam, the telco warns."This is not a legitimate communication from Spark and we...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 2 Jul 2020 | 12:30 pm

Spark warns of scam bill email

Spark is warning customers of a new scam doing the rounds.The email purports to be from Spark and encourages people to pay their "bill"."We are aware that there is a scam email circulating, impersonating Spark and requesting people...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 2 Jul 2020 | 12:02 pm

Facebook bans 220 'Boogaloo' groups as ad boycott snowballs

Facebook says it has removed 220 "Boogaloo" groups from its social network, and 95 from its fully-owned subsidiary Instagram.The announcement , this morning NZT, came as Ford, Clorox and Denny's joined an ad boycott by companies...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 1 Jul 2020 | 8:58 am

Amazon, Valentino file joint lawsuit over shoes counterfeiting

Italian luxury brand Valentino and Internet giant Amazon have filed a joint lawsuit against New York-based Kaitlyn Pan Group for allegedly counterfeiting Valentino's shoes and offering them for sale online.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 2:48 am

DC superheroes coming to your headphones as Spotify signs podcast deal

Podcasts featuring Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman will soon stream on Spotify as the Swedish music streaming company has signed a deal with AT&T Inc's Warner Bros and DC Entertainment.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 2:44 am

UK ditches COVID-19 app model to use Google-Apple system

Britain on Thursday said it would switch to Apple and Google technology for its test-and-trace app, ditching its current system in a U-turn for the troubled programme.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 2:42 am

Russia lifts ban on Telegram messaging app after failing to block it

Russia on Thursday lifted a ban on the Telegram messaging app that had failed to stop the widely-used programme operating despite being in force for more than two years.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 1:54 am

Europe threatens digital taxes without global deal, after U.S. quits talks

The European Union said on Thursday it could impose taxes on digital giants such as Google , Amazon and Facebook even without a global agreement by the year-end, after Washington quit talks and stoked fears of a new trade war.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 1:37 am

Germany wants to rescue talks with U.S. on digital services tax

Germany wants to rescue talks with the United States on how to tax big digital firms such as Google , Amazon and Facebook , the finance ministry said on Thursday after Washington pulled out of the negotiations.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 1:35 am

Shunning international tax talks could trigger trade war: OECD

Failure to work towards an international deal on taxing big digital companies could trigger a dangerous trade war, the OECD said on Thursday, urging countries to remain engaged in talks after Washington announced it was pulling out of them for now.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 1:30 am

Reliance says Saudi's PIF to invest $1.49 billion in Jio

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) will buy a 2.32% stake in Reliance Industries' digital unit Jio Platforms for 113.67 billion rupees ($1.49 billion), the Indian conglomerate said on Thursday.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 12:58 am

Kenya video-conference platform elbows its way into crowded field

Tiny Kenyan start-up Gumzo is a minnow on the booming teleconferencing scene but its creators hope the platform will help companies spend more of their cash in Africa rather than on foreign technology companies.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 12:12 am

Thai central bank to develop payment system prototype for business using digital currency

Thailand's central bank unveiled on Thursday plans to build a prototype of a payment system for businesses using central bank digital currency (CBDC), or traditional money but in digital form being developed by monetary authorities around the world.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 18 Jun 2020 | 11:46 pm















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