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Huawei shipments could fall by up to a quarter this year: analysts

China's Huawei, hit by crippling U.S. sanctions, could see shipments decline by as much as a quarter this year and faces the possibility that its smartphones will disappear from international markets, analysts said.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 25 May 2019 | 3:40 pm

Four times more data breaches logged in UK

No companies have been fined in the first year of tough new data laws, despite a sharp rise in breaches.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 25 May 2019 | 2:36 pm

First American says product defect could have caused customer data exposure

U.S. real estate title insurance company First American Financial Corp said on Friday it had learned of a design defect in one of its production applications that had made possible unauthorized access to customer data.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 25 May 2019 | 1:17 pm

Mexico tax plan for riding hailing firms may soon be mandatory: Cabify

A tax withholding plan in Mexico for drivers at ride-hailing firms envisaged as voluntary when it was unveiled earlier this week could become obligatory in 2020, Spanish company Cabify said on Friday.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 25 May 2019 | 1:11 pm

Amazon facial recognition ban won just 2% of shareholder vote

Amazon.com Inc shareholders overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that the company stop selling facial recognition technology to government agencies, while a resolution to audit the service drew more support, a regulatory filing on Friday showed.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 25 May 2019 | 12:41 pm

Whoa, dude: From child actor to cult teen movie star: Alex Winter on his latest New Zealand-bound project

Alex Winter is a director, writer and actor. He entered show business as a child actor with co-starring roles on Broadway in The King & I and Peter Pan, and came to prominence in movies such as Warner Bros' hit The Lost Boys and the...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 25 May 2019 | 12:08 pm

Shoppers turning their backs on Huawei following Google ban

Shoppers both here and abroad are turning their backs on Huawei's handsets in the wake of Google suspending its hardware and software business with the Chinese mobile giant.Huawei's handset popularity has plummeted by more than...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 25 May 2019 | 10:35 am

Uber's first employee, Ryan Graves, resigns from board

Uber's first employee and one-time chief executive Ryan Graves will step down from the company's board of directors, Uber said on Friday.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 25 May 2019 | 10:26 am

Musk's SpaceX raised over $1 billion in six months: filings

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX has raised more than $1 billion in financing in the last six months as it aims to roll out an ambitious high-speed internet service by using a constellation of satellites to beam signals from space.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 25 May 2019 | 10:20 am

Slack registers 117 million shares for direct listing

Slack Technologies Inc, the owner of the workplace instant messaging app, said https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1764925/000162828019007058/slacks-1a2.htm on Monday it had registered about 117 million of its Class A shares, which is an estimate for the number of shares that will be needed when the stock begins to trade.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 25 May 2019 | 8:09 am

Global Payments nearing $20 billion deal to buy Total System: source

Payment technology company Global Payments Inc is nearing a deal to acquire peer Total System Services Inc (TSYS) for about $20 billion in an all-stock deal, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 25 May 2019 | 6:46 am

South Korea orders further arrests at Samsung Electronics over accounting scandal

A South Korean court approved arrest warrants on Saturday for two executives at Samsung Electronics Co Ltd over their alleged roles in a suspected accounting fraud at the biotech arm of Samsung Group.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 25 May 2019 | 5:47 am

U.S. startup accuses Huawei executive of involvement in trade-secrets theft: Wall Street Journal

A Silicon Valley chip startup has accused a top executive of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, Deputy Chairman Eric Xu, of participating in a conspiracy to steal its trade secrets, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing court documents.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 25 May 2019 | 5:33 am

Mona Lisa 'brought to life' with deepfake AI

Samsung makes a moving Mona Lisa from a single photo using AI technology.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 24 May 2019 | 11:25 pm

Pushpay, PredictHQ among big winners at 2019 Hi-Tech Awards

Pushpay (Company of the Year), PredictHQ (three awards) and Robotics Plus (two awards) were the big winners at the 2019 Hi-Tech Awards, announced in Auckland this evening. See the full list of winners below.The event also saw entrepreneur...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 24 May 2019 | 11:00 pm

Texting while crossing road may be banned, and other news

BBC Click's Paul Carter looks at some the week's best technology stories.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 24 May 2019 | 10:45 pm

Google thwarts Baltimore ransomware fightback

City set up GMail accounts to thwart hackers but Google suspended them, fearing spammers were at work.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 24 May 2019 | 10:18 pm

Lift off for SpaceX rocket carrying 60 satellites

A Falcon-9 rocket launches from Florida, packed with 60 satellites capable of giving users on the ground high-speed connections to the internet.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 24 May 2019 | 6:52 pm

SpaceX puts up 60 internet satellites

The California firm launches the first spacecraft in its multi-billion-dollar broadband project.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 24 May 2019 | 4:44 pm

Bargaining chip? Trump says Huawei could be part of China trade deal

COMMENT: US President Donald Trump today dropped another strong hint that his country's ban on Huawei could be a trade war bargaining chip.At a press conference to announce US$16 billion in aid for US farmers hit by Chinese...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 24 May 2019 | 2:38 pm

Trump says Huawei could be part of trade deal

Huawei could feature in a US-China trade pact despite being "very dangerous", says the US president.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 24 May 2019 | 1:51 pm

Is Facebook undermining democracy in Africa?

Critics say the social media giant has allowed its platform to be weaponised during elections on the continent.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 24 May 2019 | 11:20 am

Five tech trends shaping the beauty industry

Five tech trends shaping the beauty industry

Source: BBC News - Technology | 24 May 2019 | 11:08 am

The ultimate footpath machine? BMW releasing an e-scooter

BMW says it will release an e-scooter in September - though at US$890 ($1364), it will be sold at a premium price for its modest speed and range.Could it be the ultimate scooting machine?Not going by its specs .The German car...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 24 May 2019 | 9:21 am

A teen texted a graphic video of herself to friends. A court said she'd shared child pornography.

The three teenagers regularly shared silly videos, trying to one-up each other and trusting the group text messages would remain private.But one especially sensitive text did not stay among them - landing the teen who first sent...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 24 May 2019 | 9:00 am

Facebook: Another three billion fake profiles culled

Mark Zuckerberg hits back at calls to break up Facebook, as it reveals it removed a record number of hateful posts.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 24 May 2019 | 7:06 am

Facebook removed 3 billion fake accounts over 6 months

Facebook said it had removed more than 3 billion fake accounts between October and March, a spike in inauthentic activity that the tech giant attributed to "unsophisticated" bad actors that are caught while creating scores of fake...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 24 May 2019 | 6:14 am

Commerce Commission warns Spark for misleading customers

Spark has been warned by the Commerce Commission for likely breaching the law - in the regulator's view - when it notified customers of a broadband price rise. The warning follows Spark emails in August and September 2018, notifying...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 23 May 2019 | 11:13 am

Facial-recognition will get 'out of control' - experts

Facial-recognition technology endured fierce resistance on both coasts Wednesday, as federal lawmakers and Amazon investors questioned whether the artificial-intelligence software already is posing a clear danger to American privacy...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 23 May 2019 | 8:44 am

Christchurch massacre game, including shooting footage, found on Facebook

New York-based researcher Eric Feinberg has located a "game" on Facebook that is based on the Christchurch mosque massacres - but a few frames in, it switches from game action to raw footage of the shootings, taken by the alleged...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 23 May 2019 | 8:37 am















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