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Global Internet Outage Analyses & Assessments

Global Internet Outage

Facebook, its family of apps and Google services have been affected by global outage triggering disruption to the online business. Outage duration is...

Berners-Lee urges data controls Analyses & Assessments

Berners-Lee urges data controls

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee on Monday slammed the increasing commodification of personal information and appealed for internet users to...

Big tech to break up : Elisabeth Warren Analyses & Assessments

Big tech to break up : Elisabeth Warren

A prominent Democrat senator, Elizabeth Warren has promised that she would break up the country’s biggest technology companies if she is elected...

App to monitor freshwater ecosystem Analyses & Assessments

App to monitor freshwater ecosystem

Google, UN Environment & European Commission’s Joint Research Centre have unveiled a web-based platform to monitor global freshwater ecosystem....

Zuckerberg changes Facebook? Analyses & Assessments

Zuckerberg changes Facebook?

Mark Zuckerberg has pinned the future of Facebook on a shift from its historic mission to make the world more “open and connected”, saying that “...

Mozilla fears DarkMatter misuse Analyses & Assessments

Mozilla fears DarkMatter misuse

Mozilla is considering the blocking of cybersecurity company DarkMatter over allegations of a cyber-espionage program. Mozilla is a free software...

One Web in midst of new space race Analyses & Assessments

One Web in midst of new space race

A rocket provided by Arianespace SA lifted off and thrust six satellites made by OneWeb Systems Inc. into orbit. The launch took place at Kourou, on...

Flying car - a reality? Analyses & Assessments

Flying car - a reality?

The Minister of Entrepreneur Development Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof of Malaysia is set to unveil the prototype of its first flying car prototype to the...

Israel’s Probe to reach the Moon Analyses & Assessments

Israel’s Probe to reach the Moon

SpaceIL’s project known as Beresheet will attempt a moon landing mission in April. The small Israeli spacecraft was part of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch...

Vertical Farms race to transform future of Food Growth Analyses & Assessments

Vertical Farms race to transform future of Food Growth

The idea of vertical farming has been around for a while now. In order to be economically viable, farmers need to work on a sustainable business...

WhatsApp bug causes Screen Lock Bypass Analyses & Assessments

WhatsApp bug causes Screen Lock Bypass

A security bug is allowing users to bypass new privacy controls introduced by WhatsApp on iPhones. The bug that only affects devices running iOS...

Russia votes to ban smartphones Analyses & Assessments

Russia votes to ban smartphones

Russia votes to prohibit the military from using smartphones or recording devices, a move intended to mask its soldiers’ digital trail. The Russian...

Europe’s 5G problem Analyses & Assessments

Europe’s 5G problem

Europe hasn't been at the forefront of 5G, even before the Trump administration began pushing allies to block Huawei over concerns that the Chinese...

Apple and Google to review Saudi App Analyses & Assessments

Apple and Google to review Saudi App

Apple and Google have been accused of aiding the enforcement of ‘gender apartheid’ in Saudi Arabia. They are hosting a controversial app called...

Russia to disconnect from Internet Analyses & Assessments

Russia to disconnect from Internet

Russia is considering a plan to temporarily disconnect from the Internet. The exercise follows aspiration of building an autonomous Internet...

China’s AI use spooks expert Analyses & Assessments

China’s AI use spooks expert

Yoshua Bengio, a Canadian computer scientist who helped pioneer the techniques underpinning much of the current excitement around artificial...

Japan to hack its citizens Analyses & Assessments

Japan to hack its citizens

Ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, Japanese government approved an amendment that will permit the government to hack devices owned by its...

EU to exclude Chinese firms from 5G? Analyses & Assessments

EU to exclude Chinese firms from 5G?

The European Union is considering proposals that would effectively amount to a de-facto ban on Huawei Technologies Co equipment for next-generation...

Saudi Arabia slashes exposure to Tesla Analyses & Assessments

Saudi Arabia slashes exposure to Tesla

Saudi Arabia's sovereign fund has cut its exposure to Tesla Inc via a hedging deal with J. P. Morgan bankers in a bid to protect against a stock...

Microsoft's Bing blocked in China Analyses & Assessments

Microsoft's Bing blocked in China

Microsoft’s search engine, Bing is the latest American technology service to be censored in China. It has been ordered by the government of China to...