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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...

GDPR strikes Google Analyses & Assessments

GDPR strikes Google

France fines the tech giant 50 billion Euros under the EU’s new privacy regulations, the General Data Protection Regulation, which was implemented in...

Monsanto wins crucial India casec Analyses & Assessments

Monsanto wins crucial India casec

The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Monsanto can claim patents on its genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds, a victory for the U.S. company that...

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Op-Eds

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

The accelerated development of artificial intelligence (AI) has brought it into the hands of the masses for everyday uses. AI-connected speakers...

Quantum Computers Threaten Security Analyses & Assessments

Quantum Computers Threaten Security

Research has shown that quantum computers pose a security threat to even the most sophisticated encryption algorithms. Some US experts think it could...

US Army’s Future “Supersoldiers” Analyses & Assessments

US Army’s Future “Supersoldiers”

B-TEMIA and Lockheed’s proprietary wearable technology provides users with robotised mechanical support to restore, maintain or enhance the mobility...

Australia’s new Media giant Analyses & Assessments

Australia’s new Media giant

One of Australia’s oldest newspaper owners, Fairfax Media ltd., was taken over by Nine Entertainment Co., forming the country’s largest media...

World’s first AI news anchor unveiled in China  Analyses & Assessments

World’s first AI news anchor unveiled in China

China’s state news agency unveiled the world’s first AI anchorman that can read the news in English and Chinese at the World Internet Conference....

Google CEO confirms DragonFly Project Analyses & Assessments

Google CEO confirms DragonFly Project

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said a censored version of its search engine being developed for China has undergone several successful internal tests. The...

IBM brings AI to the heart of cybersecurity strategies Analyses & Assessments

IBM brings AI to the heart of cybersecurity strategies

On Monday, the New York-based technology company, IBM launched it’s IBM Security Connect, a new platform designed to bring vendors, developers, AI...

Facebook purges over 800 US accounts spewing political spam Analyses & Assessments

Facebook purges over 800 US accounts spewing political spam

Facebook said it has removed hundreds of United States-based accounts and pages for violating its anti-spam policies. The social media giant’s...

Amazon discards ‘sexist’ AI recruiting tool Analyses & Assessments

Amazon discards ‘sexist’ AI recruiting tool

Amazon reportedly scrapped an internal recruiting tool that used artificial intelligence to sort through applications after the company’s machine-...

DARPA’s new defensive bioweapon Analyses & Assessments

DARPA’s new defensive bioweapon

The Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) wants insects to spread genetically modified viruses to save crops. According to the DARPA...

Google Confirms Project Dragonfly Analyses & Assessments

Google Confirms Project Dragonfly

After months of speculation about a search service specifically for China, Google has confirmed that this service – Project Dragonfly – has been...

Is Bitcoin Actually Innovative? Analyses & Assessments

Is Bitcoin Actually Innovative?

Bitcoin’s trading frenzy and rising prices have attracted a great deal of attention and lured an increasing number of investors. However, widespread...

Facebook could face Sanctions from EU Analyses & Assessments

Facebook could face Sanctions from EU

Facebook has yet to fully enact the stringent data protection regulations for its EU users. The EU Commission has threatened them with sanctions if...

EU Investigates Anti-Competitive Practices by Amazon Analyses & Assessments

EU Investigates Anti-Competitive Practices by Amazon

The EU Competition Commission has initiated an investigation into Amazon’s marketplace and the potential misuse of sales data from third party...

Franco Japanese auto major partners with Google Analyses & Assessments

Franco Japanese auto major partners with Google

Google will partner with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, the largest auto alliance in the world by vehicle sales, to put Android-based infotainment...