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Apple AirTags - "A perfect tool for stalking"

Apple’s AirTags are great for finding lost items. But they have a darker side.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 20 Jan 2022 | 1:13 pm

Major airlines cancel, change flights to US over 5G dispute

Major international airlines canceled flights heading to the US or changed the planes they're using on Wednesday, the latest complication in a dispute over concerns that new 5G mobile phone service could interfere with aircraft technology.Carriers...

Source: - Technology | 20 Jan 2022 | 10:03 am

MPs doubt government will meet 1Gbps broadband target

There is no detailed plan for remote areas commercial providers will not cover, a committee of MPs says.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 20 Jan 2022 | 6:25 am

Facebook Messenger: The battle over end-to-end encryption

The battle-lines have been drawn - but what is end-to-end encryption and why is it controversial?

Source: BBC News - Technology | 20 Jan 2022 | 3:43 am

5G phones: How serious is the threat to US flights?

Ten leading US airlines are warning that the expansion of 5G services could be disastrous.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 19 Jan 2022 | 10:56 pm

Sony slides on Microsoft-Activision Blizzard tie-up plan

The deal would be a major step for Microsoft's Xbox gaming brand in its battle against Sony's PlayStation.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 19 Jan 2022 | 8:23 pm

Should bad science be censored on social media?

A Royal Society report recommends against censoring scientific misinformation online.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 19 Jan 2022 | 1:08 pm

US telecoms pause 5G roll out at airports after airlines, FAA raise concern

Federal safety officials are directing operators of some Boeing planes to adopt extra procedures when landing on wet or snowy runways near impending 5G service because, they say, interference from the wireless networks could mean...

Source: - Technology | 19 Jan 2022 | 9:40 am

Gloucester Council cyber attack linked to Russian hackers

It is believed the malware made its way into the council's system embedded in an email.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 19 Jan 2022 | 9:21 am

Mobile firms agree another 5G delay at US airports

Airlines have pushed for postponement, saying risks from 5G will force them to cancel flights.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 19 Jan 2022 | 9:15 am

European Space Agency get closer to deciding next generation of space explorers

The European Space Agency has narrowed the candidate list for its next generation of astronauts, including dozens who have a physical disability.The agency announced last year that it had received a record number of 22,589 applications...

Source: - Technology | 19 Jan 2022 | 8:43 am

Microsoft buys game maker Activision Blizzard, riled by sexual misconduct allegations, for about US$70b

Microsoft is paying nearly $70 billion for Activision Blizzard, the maker of Candy Crush' and 'Call of Duty,' as it seeks an edge in the fiercely competitive businesses of mobile gaming and virtual-reality technology. Read More...

Source: - Technology | 19 Jan 2022 | 6:14 am

Love Island contestants called out over social media ads

Anna Vakili, Belle Hassan and Francesca Allen are named and shamed by the advertising watchdog.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 19 Jan 2022 | 5:15 am

New laws to tackle misleading crypto-asset adverts

The government is worried some consumers may not understand what they are buying.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 19 Jan 2022 | 5:04 am

Wellington wins $1million in global competition to tackle climate change with technology

A digital recreation of Wellington which aims to educate people about climate change is one of 15 innovative initiatives to be awarded US$1 million in the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge. Wellington is one of 15 cities worldwide to win...

Source: - Technology | 18 Jan 2022 | 7:00 pm

Supernova secrets: How are black holes born?

When it comes to grand exits, little compares with the dazzling death of massive stars.These gigantic explosions in space, which we know as supernovae, create a lightshow so bright they can be seen across the universe – sometimes...

Source: - Technology | 18 Jan 2022 | 6:05 pm

Westpac NZ warns of sophisticated new investment scam

Westpac NZ has warned New Zealanders to beware of a sophisticated new scam involving a fake Westpac investment prospectus.The prospectus, titled High Yield Fixed Return Emerging Market Fund, has been formatted to resemble a Westpac...

Source: - Technology | 18 Jan 2022 | 3:42 pm

Tonga eruption: Vodafone and Te Rourou pledge to match donations up to $200,000

Vodafone NZ's philanthropic wing has given $15,000 to the Red Cross for emergency Tonga eruption relief.And, with its parent, it has also pledged to match donations to a Givealittle page in a drive that could see up to $600,000...

Source: - Technology | 18 Jan 2022 | 12:09 pm

Tonga volcanic eruption: Looks like worst-case scenario for islands' internet cable

After conflicting reports, it now seems almost certain that the undersea eruption over the weekend did cause a break in the cable that connects Tonga to the outside world - and that it will likely take around two weeks or longer to...

Source: - Technology | 17 Jan 2022 | 9:46 am

Android earthquake alert system praised for accuracy after large quake strikes near Taranaki

In the minutes before a long rumbling earthquake struck Aotearoa just before midnight last night, hundreds of New Zealanders got the chance to prepare thanks to an "amazing" alert system pinging their cellphones. The 5.8 magnitude...

Source: - Technology | 13 Jan 2022 | 4:01 pm

Amazon, Valentino file joint lawsuit over shoes counterfeiting

Italian luxury brand Valentino and Internet giant Amazon have filed a joint lawsuit against New York-based Kaitlyn Pan Group for allegedly counterfeiting Valentino's shoes and offering them for sale online.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 2:48 am

DC superheroes coming to your headphones as Spotify signs podcast deal

Podcasts featuring Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman will soon stream on Spotify as the Swedish music streaming company has signed a deal with AT&T Inc's Warner Bros and DC Entertainment.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 2:44 am

UK ditches COVID-19 app model to use Google-Apple system

Britain on Thursday said it would switch to Apple and Google technology for its test-and-trace app, ditching its current system in a U-turn for the troubled programme.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 2:42 am

Russia lifts ban on Telegram messaging app after failing to block it

Russia on Thursday lifted a ban on the Telegram messaging app that had failed to stop the widely-used programme operating despite being in force for more than two years.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 1:54 am

Europe threatens digital taxes without global deal, after U.S. quits talks

The European Union said on Thursday it could impose taxes on digital giants such as Google , Amazon and Facebook even without a global agreement by the year-end, after Washington quit talks and stoked fears of a new trade war.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 1:37 am

Germany wants to rescue talks with U.S. on digital services tax

Germany wants to rescue talks with the United States on how to tax big digital firms such as Google , Amazon and Facebook , the finance ministry said on Thursday after Washington pulled out of the negotiations.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 1:35 am

Shunning international tax talks could trigger trade war: OECD

Failure to work towards an international deal on taxing big digital companies could trigger a dangerous trade war, the OECD said on Thursday, urging countries to remain engaged in talks after Washington announced it was pulling out of them for now.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 1:30 am

Reliance says Saudi's PIF to invest $1.49 billion in Jio

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) will buy a 2.32% stake in Reliance Industries' digital unit Jio Platforms for 113.67 billion rupees ($1.49 billion), the Indian conglomerate said on Thursday.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 12:58 am

Kenya video-conference platform elbows its way into crowded field

Tiny Kenyan start-up Gumzo is a minnow on the booming teleconferencing scene but its creators hope the platform will help companies spend more of their cash in Africa rather than on foreign technology companies.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 12:12 am

Thai central bank to develop payment system prototype for business using digital currency

Thailand's central bank unveiled on Thursday plans to build a prototype of a payment system for businesses using central bank digital currency (CBDC), or traditional money but in digital form being developed by monetary authorities around the world.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 18 Jun 2020 | 11:46 pm

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