Opinion: Use of algorithms can perpetuate bias
For most of us, the word “algorithm” is fairly new to our vocabulary. But badly designed decision-making algorithms have a growing impact on our lives and can do a great deal of damage.
Healthcare bore brunt of cyberattacks in 2020, study says
The global health care and pharmaceutical industries bore the brunt of cyberattacks in 2020 as nation-state hackers and criminals targeted companies looking for information on Covid-19 as well as vaccine development, cybersecurity research firm CrowdStrike said in a report made public Monday.
And the latest TikTok trend is... personal finance
Dances and lip-syncs aren’t the only trends on TikTok these days. Now, the Chinese social network is attracting a new breed of influencers offering advice on how best to invest money and boost your personal finances.
The dark side of ‘buy now, pay later’
25-year-old Stefanie Yeo tried a buy now, pay later (BNPL) offer for the first time last year on a set of invisible braces which cost US$1,500. At that price point, the option to pay in three interest...
LinkedIn says tech issue on platform resolved
(Reuters) - LinkedIn, Microsoft Corp's professional networking site, said on Tuesday it had resolved a technical glitch on its platform, after thousands of users reported difficulties in accessing the website.
SolarWinds, Microsoft, FireEye, CrowdStrike executives face Senate grilling
(Reuters) - Top executives at Texas-based software company SolarWinds, digital giant Microsoft and cybersecurity firms FireEye and CrowdStrike are expected on Tuesday to defend their companies' responses to a sprawling series of breaches blamed on Russian hackers when they face the U.S. Senate's Select Committee on Intelligence.
Zomato banks $250m in pre-IPO round
Indian restaurant discovery and food delivery platform Zomato has closed a US$250 fundraise from five different investors, according to an Info Edge filing.
Gojek and Bukalapak: The origin story
Southeast Asia’s tech scene is maturing, and this could be a year when many of the region’s largest internet companies offer their shares to the public.
Australia closer to passing watershed Google, Facebook laws
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia's lawmakers on Tuesday inched closer to passing landmark laws that would force Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google to pay news outlets for content and could set a precedent for tighter regulation in other nations.
Chinese spyware code was copied from America's NSA - researchers
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chinese spies used code first developed by the U.S. National Security Agency to support their hacking operations, Israeli researchers said on Monday, another indication of how malicious software developed by governments can boomerang against their creators.
Facebook takes down pages of Myanmar state TV
(Reuters) - Facebook took down the pages of Myanmar's state-run television on Monday, a day after the channel had warned anti-coup protesters against taking action and said that confrontation could put lives at risk.
Remote work gains ground in Cuba amid Covid-19 pandemic
Yeni Hechavarria, a 34-year-old interpreter and translator who used to commute from her house on the outskirts of the Cuban capital to her workplace in the city’s entertainment district, has changed her routine after the Covid-19 outbreak.
Citizens band radio from trucks may have a future in autonomous cars
Citizens band radio, the beloved means of communication for truckers all over North America, Europe and elsewhere, is nowadays rarely used by motorists. And yet the old technology is still highly valued by professional tractor-trailer drivers, who not only want information, but a little company too.
Baidu-Geely EV venture names Mobike co-founder as chief
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Baidu Inc and automaker Geely hired Mobike co-founder and former chief technology officer Xia Yiping as chief executive of their new electric vehicle venture, the search engine giant said on Monday.