News highlights – 25 June

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News highlights for 25 June

Google to stop scanning Gmail for creating targeted ads

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Friday it would stop scanning Gmail content for creating personalized ads from later this year, bringing the widely-used email service in line with its enterprise offering, G Suite. Read more…

Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found. Read more…

Short of IT workers at home, Israeli startups recruit elsewhere

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – When Alexey Chalimov founded software design firm Eastern Peak in Israel four years ago he knew he would not find the developers he needed at home. He went to Ukraine and hired 120 people to develop mobile apps and web platforms for international clients and smaller Israeli startups. Read more…

Big Oil turns to big data to save big money on drilling

(Reuters) – In today’s U.S. shale fields, tiny sensors attached to production gear harvest data on everything from pumping pressure to the heat and rotational speed of drill bits boring into the rocky earth. Read more…

U.S. Muslim group launches cellphone app to report hate crimes

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hoping to get an accurate count of anti-Muslim hate crimes in the United States, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Friday launched a mobile app allowing victims to report bias incidents. Read more…

India’s Infosys says reassessing long-term goals due to tougher market

Bengaluru (Reuters) – Infosys Ltd, India’s second-biggest software services exporter, is re-evaluating its long-term targets because tougher market conditions have made them appear “daunting”, the company’s chairman said on Saturday. Read more…

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