Technology News

Trump’s China Deal Creates Collateral Damage for Tech Firms

Micron secured some gains from the China deal but it may end up suffering bigger losses from the broader U.S.-China battle.

Unmasking a Company That Wants to Unmask Us All

I reported on an app, created by the company Clearview AI, that can identify people in seconds using a trove of photos collected from across the web.

Europe-wide traffic survey to recruit 'citizen scientists'

Unique vehicle-counting sensors will be placed in 1,500 homes across Europe.

EU industry chief: EU ready to act on digital tax, if OECD fails

European industrial policy chief Thierry Breton said on Monday that if discussions at the OECD level on taxation for digital companies such as Amazon or Google do not bear fruit, the European Union will take action.

Israel securities regulator eyes rule changes for digital platforms

Israel's markets watchdog said on Monday the authority would make regulatory changes to adapt to technological innovations such as digital markets.

France hoping to resolve digital tax spat this week: Le Maire

French economy minister Bruno Le Maire said he hoped to resolve a row with the United States over a planned French digital tax by Wednesday evening of this week.

Telecoms group Iliad formally launches 1.4 billion euro capital increase

French telecoms and media group Iliad formally launched on Monday its previously announced plan for a 1.4 billion euros ($1.6 billion) capital increase, which will be used to finance a share buyback offer.

Tencent says to step up investment overseas and in smart retail

Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings said it will step up its investment overseas and in industries such as "smart retail", having already invested in more than 800 companies.

Samsung Display says it is considering building a factory in India

Samsung Display, a flat-screen supplier to Samsung Electronics Co, said on Monday it was considering building a factory in India, without elaborating further.

Influencers 'being offered thousands for sex'

One influencer said social media had become "a catalogue" for men to select their next conquest.

Fines for European privacy breaches reach 114 million euros: report

European regulators have imposed 114 million euros ($126 million) in fines for data breaches since tougher privacy rules came into force in mid-2018, with approaches varying widely from country to country.

The Policing of the American Porch

Ring offers a front-door view of a country where millions of Amazon customers use Amazon cameras to watch Amazon contractors deliver Amazon packages.

Amazon warehouse one of Europe's 'most high-tech buildings'

Robots and people work alongside each other in the internet-giant's latest warehouse in Leicestershire.

AO Air's face mask uses fans for cleaner breathing

The fans de-pollute and cool the air meaning the mask does not need a tight seal against the face.

The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It

A little-known start-up helps law enforcement match photos of unknown people to their online images — and “might lead to a dystopian future or something,” a backer says.

Malvern's touchscreen tech secrets now on your radar

Hopes that a new science centre at one of Britain's most secret sites will inspire next generation.

Please Stop Big Tech, Small Rivals Tell Lawmakers

Until Friday, few executives had complained in public about how Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook hurt their businesses.

Break up big tech's 'monopoly', smaller rivals tell Congress hearing

In April 2019, Tile.com, which helps users find lost or misplaced items, suddenly found itself competing with Apple Inc, after years of enjoying a mutually beneficial relationship with the iPhone maker.

Netflix opens Paris office, plans new French-language series

U.S. television streaming company Netflix has opened a new Paris office and plans to develop more than 20 original French-language productions in 2020, it said on Friday.

UK's BT, Vodafone may seek PM Johnson's support for Huawei: sources

Britain's BT and Vodafone are considering urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to risk the rollout of next generation mobile networks by banning China's Huawei [HWT.UL], sources said, confirming a Sky News report on Friday.

An Old Army Myth That Went Unchallenged for Too Long

A Times reporter explains how he started investigating a gulf war-era tale of artillery superiority and its questionable origins.

TomTom closes deal with Huawei for use of maps and services: spokesman

Dutch navigation and digital mapping company TomTom on Friday said it has closed a deal with China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] for the use of its maps and services in smartphone apps.

Fiat Chrysler and Foxconn plan push into Chinese electric car market

Automaker Fiat Chrysler plans to set up a joint venture with the parent of iPhone assembler Foxconn to build electric cars and develop internet-connected vehicles in China, as it looks to make up ground in electric mobility.

Bloomberg plan would make all new U.S. cars electric by 2035

Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg unveiled a plan on Friday to slash greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by making electric vehicles accessible to even low-income families and improving access to public transit.

The Week in Tech: Does the F.B.I. Need Apple to Hack Into iPhones?

There are tools to crack into the phones at the center of a new dispute over encryption. But the F.BI. says it still needs Apple’s aide.

France tells U.S.: back a global digital tax or risk others going solo

The United States risks a proliferation of national taxes on tech giants if President Donald Trump rejects new international rules for taxing digital companies at next week's World Economic Forum, the French government said on Friday.

Girlsdoporn offline after losing legal battle

The site owners were ordered to pay $12.8m in damages to 22 women who appeared in videos it published.

Facial recognition: EU considers ban of up to five years

The European Commission wants time to work out how to prevent the technology being abused.

Spotify's personalised playlist for pets and other news

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

'Break up big tech's monopoly': Smaller rivals join growing chorus ahead of Congress hearing

In April 2019, Tile.com, which helps users find lost or misplaced items, suddenly found itself competing with Apple Inc, after years of enjoying a mutually beneficial relationship with the iPhone maker.