• India, China suffer new casualties in border flare-up 25 Jan 2021 19:49 Indian and Chinese troops clashed anew on their contested Himalayan border, resulting in injuries on both sides, officials said Monday, highlighting the fraught state of relations between the giant nuclear-armed neighbours. The fighting on January 20 came …
  • The Q’s Have It: CQQQ Joining the High-Flying QQQ Club 25 Jan 2021 18:04 The technology play doesn’t look to be letting up anytime soon, and that’s also the case for the world’s second largest economy. ETF investors should give the Invesco China Technology ETF (CQQQ) a closer look after its 20% start to 2021. CQQQ is based on …
  • Pinkerton: In Dealing With Big Tech, the American People Need a Seat at the Table 25 Jan 2021 17:04 On the Menu  There’s an old joke: If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.  That is, if you aren’t a player in the process, then you’re the one being played.  Just in the last three months, Americans have been played by Big Tech. Specifically, the …
  • America through the looking glass 25 Jan 2021 16:11 ANALYSIS/OPINION: So agape was the world at the Jan. 6 spectacle of conservatives setting themselves up for moral equivalence with the left that everyone forgot to invoke the invisible hand of Russia-Putin. Unless you count Hillary Clinton and Nancy …
  • Is Jack Ma Helping China Reinforce Communist Regime’s Digital Authoritarianism? 25 Jan 2021 16:10 TAIPEI, TAIWAN - China’s regulators have reiterated that their probe into financial technology giant Ant Group, founded by the beleaguered billionaire Jack Ma, would not undermine the company’s development and was not a move against private firms – a …
  • Apple Q1 Preview: Will The iPhone 12 Deliver For Apple Stock? 25 Jan 2021 16:01 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is slated to publish its Q1 FY’21 earnings on January 27, reporting on a quarter that saw the launch of its much anticipated 5G iPhone 12. We expect Revenues to come in at about $100 billion for the quarter, growing by about 9% versus …
  • IFO Trips Up Euro But Equities Hit All Time Highs 25 Jan 2021 15:54 IFO misses as lockdowns bite Equities at fresh highs Nikkei 0.67% DAX 0.02% UST 10Y 1.08 Oil $52.8 Gold $1855/oz. BTCUSD $33251/oz. Asia and the EU EUR EU IFO 90.1 vs. 98.1 US No Data The euro was hit by unexpectedly weak IFO readings while equity …
  • Govt to review social media regulations, IHC told 25 Jan 2021 15:48 ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Monday informed the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that it will review the social media regulations after consultation with relevant stakeholders. Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Khalid Javed said the above to IHC Chief …
  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks mixed with stimulus hopes offset by COVID concerns 25 Jan 2021 15:40 * Graphic: Global asset performance tmsnrt.rs/2yaDPgn * Graphic: World FX rates tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh NEW YORK/LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Global stock markets lacked direction on Monday, with optimism over a $1.9 trillion U.S. stimulus plan offset …
  • The global obsession TikTok, Triller, YouTube Shorts and Instagram Reels and their impact on African entertainment [Listen Africa] 25 Jan 2021 15:02 Once in a week, this boss buys Oyin a plate of chicken parmesan. But she sadly broke it to Oyin that if something didn’t happen by month’s end, Oyin’s salary would be slashed. A frustrated Oyin took to Twitter and kept seeing everybody get familiar with …
  • Nasdaq surges to intraday record but Dow skids lower in big tech earnings week 25 Jan 2021 15:01 Technology-related stocks surged to a record Monday morning but the Dow and broader market lagged behind at the start of a busy week of earnings that features results from tech giants Apple Inc., Tesla Inc. and Facebook Inc. What are major benchmarks doing …
  • Nasdaq touches record high but Dow lags in Monday morning trade as investors brace for busiest week of earnings 25 Jan 2021 14:52 Stock indexes traded mixed Monday, with tech-related shares surging ahead of a busy week of earnings that features results from tech giants Apple Inc. AAPL, +3.29%, Tesla Inc. TSLA, +3.90% and Facebook Inc. FB, +1.30%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average [: …
  • A Subdued Start To A Big Week 25 Jan 2021 14:24 Overview:  What promises to be an eventful week has begun off on a mostly subdued note. Asia Pacific equities moved higher, again led by Hong Kong and ostensibly mainland buying. The Hang Seng rose 2.4% to bring this year's gain to 10.75%. South Korea…
  • California Lockdown, Impeachment, Chinese Stock Mania - What's up in Markets 25 Jan 2021 14:23 By Geoffrey Smith  Investing.com -- California is set to lift its stay-at-home order, while national infection rates and hospital admissions hit their lowest in weeks. Donald Trump’s second impeachment reaches the Senate, while President Joe Biden is set …
  • China is joining the global push to rein in tech giants 25 Jan 2021 13:45 China recently joined the chorus of governments advancing plans to impose new competition obligations on a small cadre of large technology companies, including Amazon.com Inc., Facebook Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. In November, China unveiled its …
  • Dow futures sag ahead of big week for tech earnings 25 Jan 2021 13:25 Stock-index futures traded mixed Monday, with tech-related shares surging ahead of a busy week of earnings that features results from tech giants Apple Inc., Tesla Inc. and Facebook Inc. What are major benchmarks doing? Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial …
  • Indian and Chinese soldiers brawl on Himalayan border with casualties on both sides 25 Jan 2021 13:07 Indian and Chinese soldiers brawl on Himalayan border with casualties on both sides, six months after hand-to-hand combat left more than 20 dead Indian and Chinese troops fought last week in Naku La, in the remote Himalayas  Indian sources said fight …
  • Govt will review social media rules, IHC told 25 Jan 2021 13:04 IHC told that government will consult stakeholders and petitioners IHC CJP Athar Minallah appreciates government response Court says PBC and PFUJ are important stakeholders ISLAMABAD: The Attorney General said on Monday that the government will review the …
  • When it’s time to say goodbye to adland 25 Jan 2021 11:52 Starting a new job can be a slightly bewildering experience, but of late it has been less about finding the best sandwich bars near work or figuring out a new commute due to the Covid-19 crisis, which has changed the face of office work. For Katie Lee, add …
  • India says troops had 'minor face-off' with China in Sikkim border area 25 Jan 2021 11:38 Indian and Chinese troops were involved in another brawl on their contested Himalayan border, leaving injuries on both sides, military officials said on Monday. The fighting on January 20 came six months after a pitched battle which left at least 20 Indian …
  • Govt ready to review social media rules, IHC told 25 Jan 2021 11:38 The government is ready to review new social media rules introduced last year and will consult all stakeholders in this regard, Attorney General of Pakistan Khalid Jawed Khan told the Islamabad High Court (IHC) during a hearing on Monday. IHC Chief …
  • Data centers want to be a lot greener. One big problem is holding them back 25 Jan 2021 11:23 Since 2017, Google has been purchasing enough renewable energy to match how much the company consumes in electricity every year, effectively zeroing out the carbon footprint of its entire power use. Amazon has set the same objective for 2030; Facebook has …
  • Parler and the Far Right's Ever-Evolving Digital Ecosystem 25 Jan 2021 10:38 Since the Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol in Washington, right-wing extremists on social media continue to glorify violence, draw new adherents and forge fresh plans for mayhem. This ominous activity presents an urgent threat to the security and social …
  • India and China clash again on Himalayan border 25 Jan 2021 10:35 Indian and Chinese troops fought a new brawl on their contested Himalayan border that left injuries on both sides, officials said Monday, highlighting the fraught state of relations between the giant neighbours. The fighting on January 20 came six months …
  • Google to open up its office facilities for COVID-19 vaccine clinics 25 Jan 2021 10:18 Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.  Richard Nieva/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday said the company will make its office …
  • Facebook urges focus on Australian media concentration rather than 'well-trodden ground' of big tech 25 Jan 2021 08:45 Facebook has urged Australian senators to investigate concerns about the concentration of the country’s media ownership, rather than wasting time “re-examining well-trodden ground” regarding the impact of tech giants. The former prime minister, Malcolm …
  • Indian, Chinese troops in new border brawl: reports 25 Jan 2021 08:19 Indian and Chinese troops have fought a new brawl on their contested Himalayan border, leaving injuries on both sides, military officials said on Monday. The fighting on January 20 came six months after a pitched battle which left at least 20 Indian troops …
  • Business Maverick: Australia Says ‘Inevitable’ Google Will Have to Pay for News 25 Jan 2021 07:46 Google said Friday that a proposed law, intended to compensate publishers for the value their stories generate for the company, is “unworkable,” opposing the requirement it pay media companies for displaying snippets of articles in search results. As …
  • Is news worth a lot or a little? Google and Facebook want to have it both ways 25 Jan 2021 05:42 Mel Silva, Google Australia managing director Credit: Google Executives from Google and Facebook have told a Senate committee they are prepared to take drastic action if Australia’s news media bargaining code, which would force the internet giants to pay …
  • Josh Hawley: It’s time to stand up against the muzzling of America 25 Jan 2021 05:37 'Hannity' host responds after House Democrat suggests lawmakers could be put on the no-fly list Have you checked your social credit score lately? You might want to. Mine seems to have taken a nosedive this month. You might want to see how yours is …
  • Reforming capitalism 25 Jan 2021 02:08 Whether it is a clever gimmick or a serious attempt to produce structural changes in the organisation of global capitalism, the World Economic Forum’s initiative for “The Great Reset” has set off furious conspiracy theories on the right and contemptuous …
  • RUTH SUNDERLAND: Heading for tech trouble? 25 Jan 2021 00:35 RUTH SUNDERLAND: If US tech falls to earth, it will hurt a lot of people in the UK - many small investors are exposed through funds that hold these shares History tells us that small investors piling into a soaring stock market is a sign of trouble What …
  • Microsoft to announce whether it will further suspend PAC donations to those who voted against certification of the Electoral College 24 Jan 2021 23:44 Goya CEO Robert Unanue discusses how the U.S. economy and capitalism is in jeopardy moving into a Democrat administration. Microsoft says it will make a decision by Feb. 15 on whether it will continue to suspend PAC donations for lawmakers who voted …
  • As climate change push grows, Japanese firms accelerate shift to renewable energy 24 Jan 2021 22:36 With Japan announcing a goal to become carbon neutral by 2050 and President Joe Biden signing an executive order to bring the U.S. back into the Paris Agreement, a wave of momentum toward curtailing climate change is growing at home and abroad. And …
  • Federation, reflection days can mark progress, history 24 Jan 2021 20:35 Mr Morrison, where the bloody hell is the 12th boat? Helen Moran, Woollahra Australians like to be unique, but memorialising the occupation of your country as your national day occurs nowhere else in the world. Most national days celebrate a nation’s …
  • Big tech companies back in favour with hedge funds 24 Jan 2021 18:57 New York — Hedge funds have fallen back in love with technology giants after spending the final months of 2020 cutting back on these stocks. Just days before earnings land from the likes of Apple and Amazon, professional investors turned more upbeat on the …
  • It's blooming good to see a sign of spring 24 Jan 2021 17:36 I am puzzled as to why there have been no letters from readers making marmalade, considering the amount of correspondence last year. Am I to assume so much was made that supplies have not needed to be replaced? Or is there a shortage of Seville oranges in …
  • 3 Stocks To Watch In The Coming Week: Apple, Tesla, Advanced Micro Devices 24 Jan 2021 17:35 After this past week's peaceful inauguration of the US's new President, Joseph Biden, politics now moves to the background. For markets, the coming week will be all about corporate results and the financial health of America's publicly traded …
  • 3 Explosive IPO Stocks to Buy in 2021 24 Jan 2021 13:35 2020 was a record year for initial public offerings (IPOs), with 480 companies going public on U.S. stock exchanges, and more stocks doubling in their first day of trading than ever before. 2021 is on track to be another huge year for IPOs, and some …
  • Australia says ‘inevitable’ Google, others have to pay for news 24 Jan 2021 10:56 Australia’s Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said it’s “inevitable" that Google and other tech behemoths will have to eventually pay for using media content, responding to the internet giant’s threat to disable its search engine in the country if it’s forced …
  • Section 230's unconstitutional delegation of power to Big Tech 24 Jan 2021 03:56 In the frenzied days after Democrats won control of Congress and the presidency, and rioters invaded the Capitol, Big Tech, relying on section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, for immunity from civil suit, launched a surprise attack on web content …
  • Tech giants Apple, Microsoft and Tesla headline a busy earnings week 23 Jan 2021 21:12 Fox Business Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on FoxBusiness.com. Tech giants Microsoft Corp., Apple Inc. and Tesla Inc. will be among the companies headlining a busy earnings week, shedding more light on how businesses performed …
  • ETtech Bytes on 22 Jan. 2021: Top 5 Tech News Today, in 10 Minutes 23 Jan 2021 14:40 Good evening, ETtech Reader. Facebook’s oversight board has accepted a case referral to look into the deplatforming of Donald Trump. India may drop the proposed e-commerce policy as certain sections within the government have questioned its rationale. The …
  • ‘Big Tech in Bed With US Government’, Manipulating Policy Decisions Slammed as Travesty by Expert 23 Jan 2021 14:08 US 13:56 GMT 23.01.2021Get short URL Dave Clark, the incoming CEO of Amazon’s retail unit, earlier offered US President Joe Biden the e-commerce giant's ‘operational reach’ in his much-touted 100-day mission to boost COVID-19 vaccination across the …
  • What the Biden presidency could mean for the tech world 23 Jan 2021 04:57 For quite a while, U.S lawmakers have questioned whether Big Tech companies are too involved (or not enough) at curbing misinformation. Others have accused the big four: Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook, of antitrust behavior. This has led to several …
  • Big Tech's rise threatens country's future – beware the woke-industrial complex 23 Jan 2021 04:28 Roivant Sciences CEO Vivek Ramaswamy argues Big Tech companies should be treated as ‘state actors’ in court. Last month, Chinese leader Xi Jinping reportedly made China’s wealthiest man Jack Ma disappear. Here at home, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made the …
  • Tech companies hail Biden's day one immigration action 23 Jan 2021 02:32 Silicon Valley cheered President Biden’s executive action on immigration reform on his first day in office, marking a stark contrast with their criticism of the Trump administration's hard-line policies. Biden signed two executive orders and sent a …
  • Democrats urge tech giants to change algorithms that facilitate spread of extremist content 23 Jan 2021 02:31 House Democrats sent a letter to top social media platforms on Thursday urging the them to make permanent changes to algorithms that facilitate the spread of extremist and "conspiratorial" content. The letter from the lawmakers comes roughly two …
  • Big Tech hails President Biden’s immigration reforms 22 Jan 2021 22:45 San Francisco, Jan 21 (IANS) Tech giants like Apple and Google rallied behind the new US President Joe Biden as he signed two executive orders that extend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme for another four years and overturn the Trump …
  • U.S. Stock ETFs Dip on Lackluster Results from Tech Giants 22 Jan 2021 19:24 U.S. markets and stock exchange traded funds slipped Friday after disappointing earnings results out of Intel and IBM, along with growing concerns over the spike in coronavirus cases across the country. On Friday, the Invesco QQQ Trust (NASDAQ: QQQ) fell 0 …
  • Amazon, Facebook, other tech giants spent roughly $65 million to lobby Washington last year 22 Jan 2021 18:39 Amazon in 2020 spent roughly $18 million on lobbying, and Facebook spent nearly $20 million, marking the most that either company has ever devoted to pushing its political agenda in Washington, according to an analysis of federal lobbying disclosures that …
  • Lending Hands: Big Tech Pulls Strings as US Pushes Mass COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout 22 Jan 2021 18:21 At present, the US Food and Drug Administration has only issued two emergency use of authorizations for COVID-19 vaccines produced by companies Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, and has managed to distribute the candidates’ two-part doses under the Trump …
  • Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia over tech giants bill 22 Jan 2021 17:28 SYDNEY -- Google on Friday threatened to make its search engine unavailable in Australia if the government went ahead with plans to make tech giants pay for news content. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison quickly hit back, saying "we don't …
  • No more Google searching? Big tech and publishers reach for their guns 22 Jan 2021 13:46 Facebook says if the government was given the whip hand under current proposals, it would make sure all its 17 million Australian users were prevented from sharing any form of Australian news reports on their posts. Loading Google went full rogue and …
  • Texas Republicans are angry at big tech’s reaction to Capitol siege -- but few mention the GOP’s role in sowing election misinformation 22 Jan 2021 12:03 After major technology and social media companies this month banned former President Donald Trump from their platforms and dumped conspiracy peddling accounts and the app Parler over their respective roles in inciting the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol, …
  • Digital Brief, powered by Facebook: AI in EU, US tech rundown, Digital Euro plans 22 Jan 2021 11:46 Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We cannot rely on the decisions made by algorithms.” – Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. …
  • How COVID-19 Reshaped Investing and Made Tech and Entertainment Clear Winners 22 Jan 2021 07:15 As the whole of humanity has been dealing with a public health crisis and its financial fallout, something phenomenal has occurred: We have adapted to a so-called "new normal," resulting in our technologies and entertainment being thrust into a …
  • What’s Behind China’s Crackdown on Its Tech Giants 22 Jan 2021 06:40 Years of loose regulatory oversight in China helped Ant become a fintech giant, with businesses spanning payments, banking, wealth management and insurance. But just ahead of what was to be a $35 billion mega-listing in Shanghai and Hong Kong, Chinese …
  • Tech elite 'see things differently to other wealthy business leaders'  21 Jan 2021 22:03 Technology's elite sees the world in different light to other ultra-wealthy business leaders outside the tech industry, according to a new study.  German and US researchers investigated the worldviews of the 100 richest people in the tech world, as …
  • Biden selects Slaughter as acting chair of Federal Trade Commission, signaling new Big Tech scrutiny to come 21 Jan 2021 19:49 In those and other cases, Slaughter has supported enforcement even as she has joined the FTC’s fiercest critics in saying the commission should have acted more swiftly, and decisively, to penalize the tech industry for its missteps. She has called on the …
  • Tech giants, media to debate planned code 21 Jan 2021 18:56 Major media players along with Google and Facebook are set to appear before a parliamentary inquiry delving into Australia's proposed bargaining code. The tech giants face $10 million fines if they don't follow the rules of the proposed code, …
  • France hails US shift on tech tax 21 Jan 2021 18:49 France on Wednesday hailed a “real change” in Washington after US president-elect Joe Biden’s administration expressed support for a proposed global tax on digital giants that Donald Trump had bitterly opposed. Biden’s pick for Treasury secretary Janet …
  • So what can we expect from a Joe Biden White House when it comes to tech? We'll try to answer that right now 21 Jan 2021 12:26 It’s day one of President Biden's administration, prompting the question: what can we expect when it comes to technology over the next four years? As expected, the Trump White House website has been archived and replaced with a new, and largely empty, …
  • For What It’s Worth: Big tech companies setting the rules for online discourse 21 Jan 2021 11:21 By Medicine Hat News Opinion on January 21, 2021. There is no question that social media has become the primary medium for large scale discussion on societal issues. Almost everybody has access to the internet and therefore the ability to voice their …
  • Big Tech: Biden urged to protect consumers’ online privacy 21 Jan 2021 06:28 As Joe Biden was being sworn in as president of the United States, digital rights groups called on him and legislators to curb the power of technology firms and guard consumers’ online privacy. Advocacy groups want Biden to ban facial recognition …
  • How the Tech Valleys project is hoping to revitalise the south Wales region 21 Jan 2021 06:15 The Tech Valleys project has the bold aim of attracting investment and creating opportunities for the region. The scheme is particularly keen to attract businesses and jobs in the areas of 5G, battery technology, digital and cyber research and application. …
  • US, Web Inventor Oppose Australia’s Plan to Make Tech Giants Pay for Content 21 Jan 2021 01:56 SYDNEY – The government of the United States and the inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, asked Australia, in separate submissions, to reconsider a proposed bill to make tech giants including Google and Facebook to pay local media for …
  • Social media giants grilled on hate content 20 Jan 2021 21:15 Julian Knight MP, who chairs the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee, which is also scrutinising the big tech firms, asked Google's global director of information policy Derek Slater what it was doing to fight conspiracy theories.
  • Biden is sworn in as president: What it will mean for tech - CNET 20 Jan 2021 18:52 President Joe Biden took the oath of office Wednesday. Whitehouse.gov This story is part of Elections 2020, CNET's coverage of the voting in November and its aftermath. Joe Biden on Wednesday took the oath of office as the 46th president of the United …
  • President Biden’s Tech To-do List 20 Jan 2021 17:43 This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. President Biden is inheriting tricky tech questions including how to rein in powerful digital superstars, what to do about Chinese technology and how to bring more …
  • Von der Leyen: big tech firms need to be reined in despite Trump's exit 20 Jan 2021 17:43 The end of Donald Trump’s tenure in the White House was celebrated by the EU’s Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday, as she warned that the former US president’s rise highlighted the need to confront the internet giants who helped him spread “conspiracy …
  • Biden urged to protect consumers from tech giants 20 Jan 2021 14:54 By Avi Asher-Schapiro, Thomson Reuters Foundation BERLIN, Jan 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in as U.S. president, digital rights groups are calling on him and legislators to curb the power of tech firms and guard …
  • Biden and Big Tech: Silicon Valley may have more to worry about under Joe Biden than Donald Trump 20 Jan 2021 13:45 It is rare for Donald Trump and his liberal critics to agree on much. But in their distrust of Big Tech’s outsized influence on American life there may just be some common ground. Donald Trump’s dramatic muting by Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube …
  • Big Tech may soon ban Christians, church leader warns 20 Jan 2021 10:08 (Photo: Unsplash/Joshua Hoehne) Andrew Owen, pastor of Destiny Church in Glasgow, fears the clampdown by Facebook and other social media giants after the attack on the US Capitol will lead to the permanent exclusion of Christians from their platforms. …
  • EU hails Biden's 'new dawn' but wants tough tech rules 20 Jan 2021 09:32 * EU sees Biden as partner to combat climate change * EU still concerned about power of tech giants * U.S. is EU’s top trading partner, ally BRUSSELS, Jan 20 (Reuters) - The European Union hailed Joe Biden’s inauguration later on Wednesday as U.S. …
  • Long arm of Big Tech 20 Jan 2021 08:58 DONALD J. Trump spent the last days of his presidency sulking in the residential part of the White House. According to the White House press corps, he had isolated himself from nearly everyone and busied himself in making a list of his enemies, which …
  • Four questions on Parler, Trump and Big Tech 20 Jan 2021 05:00 No, I’m talking about the Parler versus Big Tech drama that unfolded in the days after Jan. 6. First, Twitter and Facebook banned Donald Trump from their platforms, citing his role in whipping up violence at the U.S. Capitol. Amid speculation that he would …
  • China begins anti-monopoly probe into tech giant Alibaba 20 Jan 2021 02:43 China has launched an anti-monopoly investigation into Alibaba, regulators said Thursday, sending the share price of the e-commerce giant tumbling and intensifying the troubles of its billionaire founder Jack Ma. Regulators will also hold "supervisory …
  • Aurora, Paccar Partner On Autonomous Tech For Big Rigs As Robotruck Race Intensifies 19 Jan 2021 21:31 A Peterbilt truck outfitted with lidar, sensors and other self-driving technology supplied by Aurora. Aurora Paccar, the maker of Kenworth and Peterbilt semi-trucks, is partnering with Silicon Valley startup Aurora Innovations to develop and commercialize …
  • Chinese State Media Suggest US Big Tech Censorship Proves Free Speech Is Unattainable 19 Jan 2021 20:01 Chinese state-run media condemned Twitter and Facebook’s censorship of President Donald Trump last week, suggesting that the U.S., which is generally thought to represent democracy, isn’t democratic, according to a New York Times report. “The banning of …
  • Creator Says GoFundMe Cancelled Fundraiser from Free Speech Tech Start Up 19 Jan 2021 17:04 Parler isn’t the only free-speech-friendly tech company facing backlash from the riot at the U.S. Capitol. A new tech startup created by former Republican candidate for Congress Elizabeth Heng, called “The New Internet,” has also been targeted, according …
  • Jedi Blue: A Scandal That Highlights, Yet Again, The Need To Regulate Big Tech 19 Jan 2021 10:54 getty The Jedi Blue case, exposed by The Wall Street Journal and followed up on by The New York Times, is a clear example of the abuse of Google and Facebook’s dominant positions, and definitive proof as to why the tech giants need regulating. It’s pretty …
  • Trump's love-hate relationship with tech that backfired 19 Jan 2021 07:49 Mandel Ngan/Getty Images For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. President Donald J. Trump will leave the White House on Tuesday with a legacy of railing against the tech world despite relying …
  • Optus warns not to punish whole economy for tech giant sins in Privacy Act changes 19 Jan 2021 05:53 Image: Optus Optus has said that any changes made to Australia's Privacy Act out of the review being conducted by the Attorney-General's Department (AGD) should not focus on problems relating to the power of tech giants in Australia. "Optus …
  • In China, tech-worker deaths spark online backlash 19 Jan 2021 04:23 “I want my blood- and sweat-money back," said the man, Liu Jin, covered in ash, as police officers tried to rush him to the hospital on Monday, a widely shared video posted on social media showed. Also Read | What 2020 did to India’s inequality The 48 …
  • US urges Australia to abandon news payment plan for tech giants 19 Jan 2021 01:33 The United States has urged Australia to abandon its plan to force Google and Facebook to pay media outlets for their news content, saying there could be "long-lasting negative consequences" for consumers and companies. Australia wants to force …
  • WSJ Opinion: Cutting the Tech Giants Down to Size 17 Jan 2021 20:48
  • Deaths, self-immolation draw scrutiny on China tech giants 17 Jan 2021 06:16 HONG KONG (AP) — E-commerce workers who kept China fed during the coronavirus pandemic, making their billionaire bosses even richer, are so unhappy with their pay and treatment that one just set himself on fire in protest.China’s internet industries …
  • Microsoft, Oracle and other tech giants team up COVID-19 vaccine 'passports' 16 Jan 2021 18:56 With coronavirus vaccines now rolling out across the United States, businesses and schools are considering how, and what it will take, to safely resume in-person operations. Some of the country's biggest tech firms and health care organizations have …
  • Microsoft, Oracle and and other tech giants team up Covid-19 vaccine 'passports' 16 Jan 2021 14:35 "A secure, convenient solution to verify Covid-19 vaccination will play an important role in accelerating a healthy and safe return to work, school and life in general," said Joan Harvey, president of care solutions at Evernorth, Cigna's …
  • Tech giants need to police child abuse 16 Jan 2021 09:31
  • Trump’s Twitter Ban May Be Justified, but That Doesn’t Mean Tech Giants’ Power Isn’t Scary 16 Jan 2021 04:58   EU commissioner Thierry Breton (Politico, 1/10/21):  “Regardless of whether silencing a standing president was the right thing to do, should that decision be in the hands of a tech company with no democratic legitimacy or oversight?” In the wake …
  • Health and tech giants meet for ‘vaccination passports’ 15 Jan 2021 18:22 To combat the pandemic in 2021, private industries and nonprofit organizations are developing vaccine passports or identification cards that can serve as proof of inoculation to governments and businesses, including airlines. The ID card targets both …
  • The Technology 202: Tech giants are teaming up to build digital vaccine records 15 Jan 2021 16:54 The companies — which otherwise fiercely compete — together unveiled the Vaccination Credential Initiative.  The group's goal is to help develop a secure copy of immunization records, which could be stored in the digital wallet feature on smartphones. …
  • Poland vows to stop social media tech giants censoring free speech 15 Jan 2021 16:46 Poland vows to stop social media tech giants censoring free speech in wake of Twitter's Donald Trump ban Social media sites would only be allowed to ban accounts for breaking Polish law Five-member 'freedom of speech council' would consider …
  • Ireland should be wary as tech giants cancel Trump 15 Jan 2021 07:39 The corporate cancellation of the US president Donald Trump in the dying days of his regime is in large parts entertaining and satisfying but also slightly worrying. If it is a harbinger of future corporate activism or large-scale political intervention by …
  • Big Tech giants need to ‘work together’ to unite country: ‘Social Dilemma’ star 14 Jan 2021 23:00 Former Google consultant Joe Toscano joins Dana Perino on ‘The Daily Briefing.’ The star of the Netflix documentary "The Social Dilemma" Joe Toscano said Thursday on "The Daily Briefing" that Big Tech companies need to "work …
  • Businessinsider.co.za | Health and tech giants, including Microsoft and Oracle, are creating 'vaccination passports' 14 Jan 2021 18:00 A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at the Park County Health Departments storefront clinic on January 5, 2021 in Livingston, Montana. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images Health and tech giants are together creating …
  • Tech Giants Can’t Be Trusted to Police Speech 14 Jan 2021 05:49 CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg appears on a monitor as he testifies remotely during the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing on October 28, 2020. (Michael Reynolds-Pool / Getty Images) Emergency measures, created under the …
  • Tech giants hope for US data privacy law 13 Jan 2021 21:09 Google, Twitter and Amazon are hopeful that Joe Biden's incoming administration in the United States will enact a federal digital data law, senior company officials said at CES, the annual electronics and technology show. "I think the stars are …