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More bad news for Google as Indian media demand lion's share of ad revenue
An Indian media association has demanded Google pay more to local newspapers for using their content, just after Australia passed a hotly-contested law to compel global tech companies to fork out royalties for news.
Anti-Covid vaccine tweets face five-strikes ban policy
Twitter is to ban users who repeatedly tweet harmful misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines.
Twitter cracks down on COVID vaccine misinformation with strike system
Accounts with two strikes against them will be locked for 12 hours. Five strikes will get a user permanently banned from Twitter.
Twitter Now Labeling Content for 'Misleading Information' on COVID-19 Vaccines
Back in December, Twitter Safety announced the social media platform would begin prioritizing the "removal of the most harmful misleading information" from users' timelines. Twitter has since removed over "8,400 Tweets and challenged 11....
Health Secretary Matt Hancock and NHS Sued Over £23.5 Mln Contract With US Data Firm Linked to CIA
Palantir was set up in 2003 by German-born tech billionaire Peter Thiel and four business associates. It specialises in storing big data and allowing corporations and governments to visualise it to solve problems.
Oxford University COVID-19 Lab Reportedly Hacked by Cyber Gang
Researchers have been scrambling to learn more about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. So far, the deadly virus has infected more than 113 million people worldwide and killed more than 2.5 million others.
Opinion: Australia's Big Tech crackdown is no model to emulate
Australia's decision to make Google and Facebook pay for news has been hailed by many as a triumph for journalism. The reality is a bit more complicated, though, says Kate Ferguson.
Bitcoin set for worst week since March as riskier assets sold off
Bitcoin was headed on Friday for its worst week since March as a rout in global bond markets sent yields flying and sparked a sell-off in riskier assets.
Cyber fraudsters ditch big money scams in favour of 'silent stealing' during pandemic
A report says the shift to home working has exposed the country's vulnerability to cyber crime.
Shanghai holds mobile industry trade show amid COVID-19 restrictions
5G, IoT, AI, big data and beyond at Shanghai mobile show.
NHS faces legal action over data firm contract
The NHS is being taken to court over its contract with controversial US data firm Palantir.
Facebook in Australia: What happened after news was blocked?
Critics of Facebook say the company's ban on news appearing on its platform in Australia has made it more difficult for people to access reliable sources - and increased the influence of bad and misleading information.
"Look Forward To A World...": Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Bats For Global Regulation On Privacy
In a virtual interactive session with Telangana IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao in BioAsia 2021, Satya Nadella said the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe accelerated digital transformation.
U.S. bank software provider Alkami plans IPO at $3 billion valuation
****Can u put a picture please****Alkami Technology has chosen Goldman Sachs Group Inc to lead preparations for a planned initial public offering of the U.S. banking software provider later this year that may value it at $3 billion, peop...
Facebook, Robinhood, Uber: Tech companies feel the heat from regulatory threats
How Facebook, Uber and Robinhood run their businesses is under threat around the world, a warning sign for investors who have been all too willing to ignore regulatory risks for fast-growing tech companies in recent years.
Tech Tent: Facebook v Australia - two sides to the story
The battle between the Australian government and the tech giants over a law which would make them pay for news content has been rumbling on for a while.
Facebook exec Nicola Mendelsohn defends firm from 'school bully' accusations after it blocks Oz news media
The social media giant has blocked users on its platform from viewing or sharing links to domestic and international news content.
‘Can you hear us Angela?’ PM asks German Chancellor to mute on G7 call
Boris Johnson was forced to intervene and ask Angela Merkel to mute herself after she interrupted him during the G7 meeting.
China's New Year digital yuan tests hasten Asia e-currency race
The specter of COVID-19 looms over China's ongoing Lunar New Year holidays. The government discouraged the usual stampede of travelers heading home for family reunions. Businesses fear for their bottom lines. But 50,000 Beijingers receiv...
Bitcoin Market Hits $1 Trillion In Value
The digital unit zoomed to another record at $54,182, meaning that the combined value of all bitcoin now stands at $1.002 trillion according to data provider Coinmarketcap.com.
Nvidia limits crypto-mining on new graphics card
Graphics card-maker Nvidia says it will deliberately reduce the efficiency of its latest card by 50% when it is used to mine the crypto-currency Ethereum.
Facebook Australia: PM Scott Morrison 'will not be intimidated' by tech giant
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said his government will not be intimidated by Facebook blocking news feeds to users.
"Unfriending Australia Arrogant": PM Morrison On Facebook's News Blackout
The move was swiftly criticised by news producers, politicians and human rights advocates, particularly as it became clear that official health pages, emergency safety warnings and welfare networks had all been scrubbed from the site alo...
North Korea accused of hacking Pfizer for Covid-19 vaccine data
North Korea attempted to steal Covid-19 vaccine technology from US pharmaceutical company Pfizer, according to South Korean intelligence officials.
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