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TikTok: Trump says Oracle deal for video app 'has my blessing'

The president says the bid by Oracle and Walmart would protect the data of TikTok users in the US.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 20 Sep 2020 | 12:45 pm

Friend challenges Facebook over Ronnie McNutt suicide video

Videos of army veteran Ronnie McNutt's online suicide are still accessible on the internet.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 20 Sep 2020 | 11:32 am

Dream job? Netflix's harsh work rules include brutal honesty

Working for Netflix may seem like a dream job but founder Reed Hastings has revealed the brutal rules employees need to follow if they want to succeed.Hastings' unusual approach was developed after he was forced to fire 40 employees,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 20 Sep 2020 | 11:05 am

Trump backs proposed TikTok deal with Oracle, Walmart

President Donald Trump said Saturday he's given his "blessing" to a proposed deal between Oracle and Walmart for the US operations of TikTok, the Chinese-owned app he's targeted for national security and data privacy concerns.Trump...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 20 Sep 2020 | 10:16 am

US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens shutdowns

The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will bar the apps from accessing essential internet services in the U.S. — a move that could effectively wreck...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 19 Sep 2020 | 9:03 am

PS5 vs Xbox Series X: How do they compare?

Who will win the console war this Christmas? We take a look at the new Xbox and Playstation.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 19 Sep 2020 | 3:38 am

Tech Tent: ARM, TikTok and the battle for tech supremacy

Two tech giants caught up in the trade war between the US and China.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 19 Sep 2020 | 3:07 am

Lockdown 'sexting' blackmail concerns for young people sharing images

One victim was duped into sending nude photographs to someone she later found out was an adult.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 19 Sep 2020 | 3:06 am

Google and Facebook under pressure to ban children's ads

An open letter from academics and politicians also targets Amazon, Apple and Microsoft.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 19 Sep 2020 | 1:33 am

Twitter beefs up security for US election candidates

The social network has activated password reset protections and is demanding stronger passwords.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 18 Sep 2020 | 11:34 pm

Police launch homicide inquiry after German hospital hack

Woman dies being transferred from German hospital which is hit by hackers.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 18 Sep 2020 | 10:45 pm

Google’s zero carbon footprint and other tech news

BBC Click’s Paul Carter reports on some of the best technology news stories this week.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 18 Sep 2020 | 6:57 pm

Stock market cyber attacks: NZX launches alternative site

After being subject to cyber attacks over a three week period, the NZX has launched a backup site, announcements.nzx.com , which features the 200 most recent market announcements.The move follows the model adopted earlier by Metservice,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 18 Sep 2020 | 3:01 pm

Disney+ trials new 'group watch' feature in NZ

Unlike gathering around a TV, streaming is often a solo experience - especially if you're viewing via a phone or iPad.But it's just got a bit more communal.Disney has today started trialing a new GroupWatch feature for its Disney+...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 18 Sep 2020 | 1:15 pm

'They used my picture and I should've got paid for it'

Some call them copyright trolls, but these companies say they defend photographers' rights.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 18 Sep 2020 | 11:12 am

Māori Language Week 2020: Te reo meets gaming - Dean Mahuta

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Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 18 Sep 2020 | 5:00 am

Facebook's $140m Covid relief fund finally reaches NZ: How to get a slice

Kiwis can finally apply for a slice of Facebook's $140 million (US$100m) fund - which involves cash grants and ad credits. Read More Money is the only language Facebook understands - and our Super Fund is not talking it Vote...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 17 Sep 2020 | 2:29 pm

Apple iOS 14 surprise release brings Widgets, shocks developers

Apple has surprised customers with the announcement that a new operating system update will roll out this week that will change the way your iPhone or iPad look.Ordinarily a new version of iOS would come out around this time of...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 17 Sep 2020 | 1:50 pm

Thousands of Kiwis are paying too much for mobile - regulator

The Commerce Commission says thousands of Kiwis are paying too much for their mobile phone bill.The market watchdog says it commissioned analysis of 80,000 phone bills that found:• a quarter of post-paid (contract) consumers...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 17 Sep 2020 | 10:05 am

US charges five Chinese with hacking 100 companies worldwide

The US Justice Department has charged five Chinese citizens with hacks targeting more than 100 companies and institutions in North America and around the world, including social media and video game companies, universities and telecommunications...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 17 Sep 2020 | 7:16 am

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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