India bans 43 more Chinese apps in latest salvo at Beijing
India banned 43 more Chinese apps on Nov 24, including some from e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying they threatened its "sovereignty and integrity" as tensions remain high between the nuclear-armed neighbours following a deadly border clash.
Poco M3: The new entry-level king?
Poco has just launched a brand new entry-level smartphone, the Poco M3. Building on the popularity of the Poco X3 NFC, the M3 is designed to be even more affordable but come with a massive battery.
Ibrahimovic feels his image abused by video game
AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has complained about the use of his name and image by video game producer Electronic Arts, who, however, have signed a partnership deal with the striker’s club.
Report: Mobile fingerprinting a core tool in US deportations
A mobile fingerprinting app US immigration agents use to run remote ID checks in the field has become a core tool in President Donald Trump’s deportation crackdown, a pair of immigration rights groups say in a new report based on a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.
Any which way you look at it, E-Nation 2020, rocked
It can be tricky to gauge the effectiveness and impact of online conferences which lack the high touch element and that opportunity for a chance discussion that can lead to unexpected collaborations o...
Snapchat challenges TikTok with curated video feed
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 24 — Snapchat yesterday unveiled a new curated short-form video feed in a stepped up challenge to social media rivals like TikTok. The new format called Spotlight will allow Snapc...
Cut off: School closings leave rural students isolated
The closing of classrooms and the switch to remote learning because of the coronavirus have left students in this school district on the sparsely populated fringe of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico profoundly isolated.
US moves to ban tech exports to 89 Chinese firms, Reuters says
The Trump administration is close to issuing a list of 89 Chinese aerospace and other companies that would be unable to access US technology exports due to their military ties, Reuters reported, a move that could escalate tensions as the Biden administration prepares to take over.
Ever heard of Yubo, the latest social app that’s a hit with teens?
Ever heard of Yubo? This social networking application lets users chat about all kinds of topics and hang out live via video. Largely used by Gen Zers, the platform is winning over more and more investors thanks to significant growth driven by lockdowns and stay-at-home mandates.
Tracing the growth of the World Wide Web
Now entering its third decade of existence, the Web has grown from simply a way to find and edit information to something beyond what its inventor Tim Berners-Lee had intended.
Internet Archive keeps Flash games alive... without Flash
Fans of online Flash games can breathe a sigh of relief. Although the technology will reach the end of its life Dec 31, it will still be possible to enjoy the finest of Flash thanks to Internet Archive, which has opened a dedicated section and has already managed to emulate hundreds of Flash games and animations.
Apple to AT&T wary of full disclosure in Google antitrust case
Apple Inc and other technology companies said confidential material they provided for the US government’s antitrust probe of Alphabet Inc’s Google should not be shared with the search giant’s in-house lawyers because the information is too sensitive.
Digerati 50: Making an imprint on bitcoin market
Digital News Asia (DNA) continues its series that profiles 50 influencers who are helping shape Malaysia’s Digital Economy, from Digerati50 2020-2021 (Vol 4), a special biennial print publication re...
Maxis slapped with RM140 million tax bill by LHDN
Maxis’ wholly-owned subsidiary Maxis Broadband Sdn Bhd (MBSB) has been served with a RM140 million tax bill by the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN). This is due to notices of additional assessment with p...
Facebook probe in final stages as FTC, US states prepare lawsuits
The US Federal Trade Commission and a bipartisan group of dozens of state attorneys general are in the final stages of filing one or more major antitrust complaints against Facebook Inc in early December, according to four sources familiar with the situation.
New Internet rules to give Pakistan blanket powers of censorship
Pakistan is all set to roll out new Internet rules that critics say will give the government wide powers of censorship after rejecting requests from social media companies for consultation.ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan is all set to roll out new internet rules that critics say will give the government wide powers of censorship after rejecting requests from social media companies for consultation.
New contact tracing apps stir hope for virus fighters in US states
A new wave of mobile apps that help track exposure to the coronavirus is coming to US states ahead of the holidays as public health officials bet that recently introduced features from Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google will significantly boost adoption and impact.
Russia proposal threatens to silence YouTube, Facebook
Russia would be able to restrict access to Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s YouTube under a draft law aimed at punishing what backers call is censorship by the US platforms of Russian state-backed media.