Thu05242018

LAST_UPDATEThu, 24 May 2018 8am

Uber To Update 'Bug Bounty' Policies After 2016 Data Breach: Executive

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Uber on Thursday plans to announce changes to how it rewards cyber researchers who report flaws in its software, a company executive told Reuters, as part of the ride-hailing firm’s response to concerns raised about the way it handled a data breach in 2016.

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Facebook Slammed By UK Lawmakers As CTO Promises Transparency Overhaul

Pic: ReutersLONDON: A top Facebook executive apologized for errors made by the firm and vowed to do more to improve transparency during a four-hour grilling on Thursday from British lawmakers who insisted the company’s response to a data scandal had been inadequate.

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EU Piles Pressure On Social Media Over Fake News

Pic: ReutersBRUSSELS: Tech giants such as Facebook and Google will have to decisively step up their efforts to tackle the spread of fake news online in six months or potentially face further regulation from the European Union.

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Electric Taxis To Transform Kuala Lumpur Taxi Scene In 2020

KUALA LUMPUR -- The country's public transportation system is set to be transformed with the introduction of electric-powered taxis, the first in the world for right-hand drive vehicles.

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WhatsApp Raises Minimum Age In Europe To 16 Ahead Of Data Law Change

Pic: ReutersLONDON: WhatsApp, the popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc, is raising its minimum age from 13 to 16 in Europe to help it comply with new data privacy rules coming into force next month.

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Facebook Will Not Testify At U.S. House Hearing On Social Media

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it has declined an invitation to testify at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing Thursday on filtering practices by social media companies, a company spokesman said.

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Google Overhauls Gmail To Lure Businesses Away From Microsoft

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc’s Google unveiled on Wednesday its first Gmail redesign since 2013, capping what the company says was an expensive overhaul two years in the making to adopt security and offline functionality and better resemble Microsoft Outlook.

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The OnePlus 6 Is Coming On May 16th

Despite official confirmation of its display notch, its internals, and even its Avengers special edition, the OnePlus 6 hasn’t actually been announced yet.

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Police In Chinese City Seize 600 Computers Used To Mine Bitcoin

Pic: ReutersBEIJING: Police in the north China city of Tianjin confiscated 600 computers used to mine bitcoin cryptocurrency after the local power grid operator reported abnormal electricity usage, Xinhua reported Wednesday.

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Amazon Boss Bezos Supports Scrutiny Of Big Companies

Pic: ReutersBERLIN: Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said on Tuesday that it was right that big companies are scrutinised and said his firm would respond to any new regulations by finding new ways to please its customers.

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