• Germany blocks WhatsApp data transfers to Facebook

    German data protection authorities on Tuesday said they had blocked Facebook from collecting subscriber data from its subsidiary WhatsApp, citing privacy concerns. Facebook and WhatsApp promised in the wake of the Silicon Valley giant's 2014 acquisition of the messaging app that they would not share

    AFP News
  • BRIEF-Jiangsu Protruly Vision Technology to set up industry fund, buy internet firm

    Sept 27 (Reuters) - Jiangsu Protruly Vision Technology GroupCo Ltd * Says it plans to invest up to 800 million yuan ($119.98million) to set up industry investment fund * Says it plans to acquire an internet firm in Shenzhen for390 million yuan Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/2dz5W2i;http://bit.ly

  • German regulator orders Facebook to delete WhatsApp user data

    A German privacy regulator ordered Facebook on Tuesday to stop collecting and storing data of German users of its messaging app WhatsApp and to delete all data that has already been forwarded to it. The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information said Facebook was infringing

  • German carmakers and technology firms form 5G telecoms association

    German car makers Audi, BMW and Daimler on Tuesday launched an alliance with mobile telecoms network equipment firms Ericsson , Huawei [HWT.UL], Intel , Nokia and Qualcomm to accelerate development of the infrastructure needed for self-driving cars. The new alliance, branded the 5G Automotive Association

  • Ultra-high definition the star of Photokina 2016

    The new cameras and lenses presented at Photokina 2016 -- the biannual photography trade fair in Cologne, Germany -- showcased new technologies that once again push back the industry's limits, with 6k photos, 4k video, interchangeable viewfinders and 360-degree video. New products from camera-world

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  • Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo

    As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo's massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password data could be used to open locks ...

    Associated Press
  • Germany orders end to Facebook/WhatsApp data sharing project

    German data protection authorities have ordered Facebook to delete data, such as phone numbers, it has received from its subsidiary WhatsApp. Facebook acquired the global messaging service two years ago ...

    Associated Press
  • WHO: Excessive air pollution affects 92 percent of people

    GENEVA (AP) — More than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to strokes, heart disease, lung cancer and other problems, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

    Associated Press
  • BRIEF-Aishida Electric signs agreement to acquire 51 percent stake in robot maker

    Sept 27 (Reuters) - Zhejiang Aishida Electric Co Ltd * Says it signs agreement to acquire 51 percent stake inZhejiang Qianjiang Robot Co Ltd Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/2cRYA66 Further company coverage: (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)

  • This Singaporean startup finds free parking lots using data from phones, LTA and URA

    The founders believe that the product’s data science and design approach will set it apart from existing solutions Locating a vacant parking lot in an urban jungle such as Singapore can cause even the most mild-mannered person to burst a blood vessel. Just last weekend, my friend drove me to Changi Village

  • Thailand investigates four cases of suspected Zika-linked microcephaly

    By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Pracha Hariraksapitak BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand is investigating four suspected cases of Zika-related microcephaly in three babies and a 36-week old unborn baby, the public health minister said on Tuesday, in what could be the first cases of Zika-linked microcephaly in

  • German minister sets March deadline for fight against online hate

    (This version of the September 26th story has been refiled to add dropped word "social" in paragraph 11) BERLIN (Reuters) - Justice Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday the German government could take legal action against Facebook and other social media groups if they do not intensify their

  • Chinese user says new Samsung Note 7 exploded

    A Chinese user of the Samsung Note 7 said Tuesday his device exploded while charging, raising fears of fresh battery issues hitting the South Korean company's phones after a massive recall. The news comes after Samsung was forced to recall 2.5 million Note 7 handsets shipped to the US, South Korea

    AFP News
  • Happy Birthday Google: the search engine celebrates 18 with a new doodle

    You might have noticed a new birthday doodle from Google Tuesday as the internet search engine turns 18. Designed by Gerben Steenks, one of the team's illustrators -- better known as doodlers at Google HQ -- Tuesday'ss logo celebrates the company's coming of age with the Google "G"

    AFP Relax
  • Intex launches affordable smartphone 'Cloud Q11' at Rs 4,699

    New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Domestic smartphone-maker Intex technologies on Tuesday launched a new device with 3D-content functionality and in-house feature at Rs 4,699.

    IANS India Private Limited
  • 2016 prosumer camera shootout: Canon EOS 80D vs. Nikon D500 vs. Sony A6300

    Before we begin our shootout, let us answer the question on what is the mark of a prosumer camera? You may recall that we put the Canon EOS 80D and the Sony A6300 against each other here, and that we’ve done a hands-on with the Nikon D500 here, so this article really pits all three against one another

  • Robo de contraseñas podría tener efectos más allá de Yahoo

    LONDRES (AP) — Expertos en seguridad de información temen que el botín récord de datos de contraseñas en Yahoo pueda utilizarse para abrir cerraduras en toda clase de servicios y sitios web.

    Associated Press
  • Vietnamese fishermen sue Taiwan steel firm over fish deaths

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Hundreds of Vietnamese fishermen have filed claims seeking compensation from a Taiwanese steel company that acknowledged its toxic chemicals caused a massive fish kill, a local priest helping the fishermen said Tuesday.

    Associated Press
  • Samsung recovers over 60 percent of recalled Note 7s in South Korea, U.S.

    Samsung Electronics Co said on Tuesday it has got back more than 60 percent of recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold in South Korea and the United States, suggesting it is making progress in its attempts to recover from the crisis. In a statement, Samsung said it was focused on replacing all affected

  • Google launches service to take internet to India malls, cafes

    Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc, said on Tuesday it launched Google Station in India, a service that aims to deepen its reach across the country, as the search giant seeks to bring more people on to its Google platform. Under the service, Google will roll-out Wi-Fi hot spots in places frequented by a

  • Gionee S6s smartphone: A delight for selfie lovers

    New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) "Selfies" have come of age and smartphone makers the world over are building devices that help users record the best-looking self-portraits in a jiffy. Here is what works for the device: The smartphone sports a metal body design, giving it a premium look and feel

    IANS India Private Limited
  • BRIEF-China Unicom expands partnership with Nokia for high capacity metro core routers

    Sept 27 (Reuters) - Nokia Corp : * Says China Unicom expands partnership with Nokia for highcapacity metro core routers to cover 10 provincesSource text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

  • APNewsBreak: Firm hopes to be 1st with skill-based slots

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New York firm hopes to be the first in the world to install skill-based slot machines on casino floors in which the main determining factor in how much a player can win is his or her ability to play the game.

    Associated Press
  • BRIEF-Shenzhen Huiding Technology sets IPO pricing for its Shanghai IPO

    Sept 27 (Reuters) - Shenzhen Huiding Technology Co Ltd * Says it sets IPO price at 19.42 yuan ($2.91) per share,aiming to raise 873.9 million yuan Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/2dnCy0b($1 = 6.6694 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)

  • This Singaporean app wants to keep you healthy through Traditional Chinese Medicine

    The app is meant to provide users with an every day diagnosis so minor sub-health conditions can be diagnosed Marrying the age-old concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with modern technology, a Singapore startup is developing a health-monitoring mobile app based on TCM concepts for everyday



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