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Trump creates council to modernise Government IT systems

Trump creates council to modernise Government IT systems

Written by on May 2, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump announced on Monday he has signed an executive order creating a new technology council to “transfer and modernize” the U.S. government’s information technology systems. A White House official confirmed Monday that about 20 technology chief executives will attend meetings at the White House in early June to talk about […]

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News highlights – 27 April

News highlights – 27 April

Written by on April 28, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 27 April Alphabet’s profits surge 29% (Reuters) – Google parent Alphabet Inc posted a surge in profit and revenue on Thursday as its core advertising business continued to grow at an extraordinary rate and problems such as an advertiser boycott of YouTube had little impact. Read more… Microsoft profits surge 28% (Reuters) […]

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Facebook to fight false amplification by Governments

Facebook to fight false amplification by Governments

Written by on April 28, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc acknowledged on Thursday that it has become a battleground for governments seeking to manipulate public opinion in other countries and outlined new measures it is taking to combat what it calls “information operations” that go well beyond the phenomenon known as fake news. In a report and summary of […]

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Marks and Spencer fight back with online grocery shopping

Marks and Spencer fight back with online grocery shopping

Written by on April 28, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – British retailer Marks & Spencer is to trial an online grocery shopping service this year, it said on Thursday, conceding it could no longer ignore the fastest growing segment of the market. For years M&S has resisted giving its customers the option of ordering food online for home delivery, saying it did […]

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News highlights – 26 April

News highlights – 26 April

Written by on April 27, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 26 April Pai to reverse net neutrality rules, trouble ahead WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday proposed overturning the landmark 2015 Obama-era net neutrality rules that prohibit broadband providers from giving or selling access to certain internet services over others. Read more… Nokia reports slowing […]

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Microsoft wrongly reported sharp increase in security requests

Microsoft wrongly reported sharp increase in security requests

Written by on April 27, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp said this week it had wrongly reported that a sharp increase in U.S. government surveillance requests took place during the first half of 2016, revising its official numbers to show the amount remained flat over previous intervals. Microsoft on April 13 released its biannual transparency report stating the company received between […]

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Twitter reports better than expected user growth, shares rise

Twitter reports better than expected user growth, shares rise

Written by on April 27, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Shares of Twitter Inc jumped on Wednesday after the microblogging service reported better-than-expected user growth in the first quarter, although its revenue fell for the first time. The surprising acceleration, which Twitter attributed to new features and heightened user interest in political news, followed several quarters of stalled user growth that raised questions […]

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News highlights – 25 April

News highlights – 25 April

Written by on April 26, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 25 April Uber to launch flying taxis by 2020 (Reuters) – After upending the taxi market with its ride-hailing service, Uber Technologies Inc is now aiming for the skies with its flying taxis. The company expects to deploy its flying taxis in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, and Dubai by 2020. Read more… Swedish operators […]

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Jack Ma: the internet should be a utility to help fight poverty

Jack Ma: the internet should be a utility to help fight poverty

Written by on April 26, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

GENEVA (Reuters) – Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma said on Tuesday the Internet should be a utility available to the whole world, putting his weight behind a U.N. call for e-commerce to boost developing economies and help fight poverty. Ma, who advises the United Nations trade and development agency UNCTAD on small business and young […]

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Hyundai app lets their cars be started remotely, possibly stolen

Hyundai app lets their cars be started remotely, possibly stolen

Written by on April 26, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

TORONTO (Reuters) – Software vulnerabilities in a Hyundai Motor Co app that lets a car be started remotely made the company’s vehicles susceptible to theft from high-tech thieves for three months before the company fixed the bug in March, a cyber security firm said on Tuesday. Hyundai introduced a flaw in a Dec. 8, 2016 […]

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