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Google Fine to Escalate US-EU Tension?  Analyses & Assessments

Google Fine to Escalate US-EU Tension?

Google has been fined with a record €4.34 billion ($5 billion) by the European Union antitrust regulators over “serious illegal behaviour” to secure...

Hong Kong’s Blockchain Trading Platform Analyses & Assessments

Hong Kong’s Blockchain Trading Platform

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the autonomous Chinese territory's de facto central bank, is set to launch a live blockchain trade finance...

The Fake News Algorithm Analyses & Assessments

The Fake News Algorithm

The advent of fake news across the world can be linked to algorithms used by search engines, websites and social media. This results in false or...

Northern Aerospace Op-Eds

Northern Aerospace

The UK Government has put the takeover of Durham-based manufacturer, Northern Aerospace, to Derby’s Gardner Aerospace Holdings on hold for ‘national...

Microsoft goes Underwater Op-Eds

Microsoft goes Underwater

Microsoft is leveraging technology from submarines and working with pioneers in marine energy for the second phase of its moonshot to develop self-...

2 Minutes to Midnight Op-Eds

2 Minutes to Midnight

The Doomsday Clock has moved closer to midnight, from two-and-a-half minutes to two minutes. In announcing the decision, the Bulletin of the Atomic...

The world's first family to live in a 3D-printed home Analyses & Assessments

The world's first family to live in a 3D-printed home

With the rise of new digital industrial technology, known as industry 4.0, manufacturers across industry verticals have started becoming more...

Google, Facebook exploit dark patterns Analyses & Assessments

Google, Facebook exploit dark patterns

According to a report funded by the Norwegian Consumer Council, tech giants Facebook and Google rely on “dark patterns” to discourage users from...

Protecting digital privacy Analyses & Assessments

Protecting digital privacy

The US Supreme Court, in a 'narrow' 5-4 decision, has held that the government and law enforcement need a warrant to gain access to cell phone...

Bithumb Loses $31.5 Million Analyses & Assessments

Bithumb Loses $31.5 Million

South Korea’s leading crypto exchange Bithumb lost 35bn won ($31.5m) worth of virtual coins in a recent hack. The incident has been the second time...

China-based hacking group targets satellites Analyses & Assessments

China-based hacking group targets satellites

US-based cybersecurity firm Symantec Corp has alleged that a China-based hacking group has used malware to extract data from sensitive systems such...

Autonomous Robots - Friend or Foe? Analyses & Assessments

Autonomous Robots - Friend or Foe?

Some of the world’s leading robotics and artificial intelligence pioneers are calling on the United Nations to ban the development and use of killer...

Google invests half a billion dollars Analyses & Assessments

Google invests half a billion dollars

Tech giant Google said it will invest $550 million in China's second-largest e-commerce firm, JD.com. With this, Google aims to push deeper into...

Cryptocurrency and the SEC Analyses & Assessments

Cryptocurrency and the SEC

Crypto coins surged in valuation after a top US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulator said crypto transactions aren’t subject to federal...

Mercari Inc Analyses & Assessments

Mercari Inc

Mercari Inc, a Japanese start-up, has emerged as the most successful start-up of 2018. It is the first company in Japan to achieve the “unicorn”...

Vietnam: security or surveillance? Analyses & Assessments

Vietnam: security or surveillance?

Vietnamese legislators have passed a new cybersecurity law that will require tech companies to open offices in the country, localise data, and give...

Tesla cuts 9% of workforce Analyses & Assessments

Tesla cuts 9% of workforce

Electric car maker Tesla Inc CEO, Elon Musk, has announced that the company is laying off about 9% of its workforce as part of a comprehensive...

Automation’s big threat Analyses & Assessments

Automation’s big threat

Citibank has suggested that in the span of next five years, it will be letting go of nearly half of its technology and operations staff. This is...

World’s most powerful supercomputer Analyses & Assessments

World’s most powerful supercomputer

The world’s most powerful supercomputer, Summit, is now functional in the United States. Built as a joint collaboration between Nvidia and IBM,...

Google and the Business of War Analyses & Assessments

Google and the Business of War

Google Inc. will bar AI development in any weaponry or surveillance. CEO Sundar Pichai released the statement following staff protests against...