Amazon Calls for Transparent Use of Facial ID Tech by Law Enforcement Agencies

Amazon Calls for Transparent Use of Facial ID Tech by Law Enforcement Agencies

Amazon.com on Thursday joined the call for transparency in the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement agencies, and said it supports an “appropriate” legislative framework on the technology to protect civil rights. In the company’s most detailed blog yet...
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Google to Appeal EUR 50 Million French Data Consent Fine

Google to Appeal EUR 50 Million French Data Consent Fine

Google said Wednesday it would appeal a record EUR 50 million (roughly Rs. 405 crores) fine imposed by France’s data regulator for failing to meet the EU’s strict new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). “We’ve worked hard to crea...
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Google Shuts Down Censored ‘Dragonfly’ Chinese Search Engine Project After Internal Confrontation

Google Shuts Down Censored ‘Dragonfly’ Chinese Search Engine Project After Internal Confrontation

Facing widespread criticism over its “censored” Search engine for the Chinese market, Google has reportedly shut down a data collection system that was key to develop the search project code-named “Dragonfly”. According to a report in...
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Amazon Sees Antitrust Complaint Filed Against It by Austrian Retailers

Amazon Sees Antitrust Complaint Filed Against It by Austrian Retailers

Austrian retailers have filed a complaint against Amazon with their national competition authority over the US e-commerce giant’s dual role as a retailer and a marketplace. The European Commission and Germany’s antitrust authority are also loo...
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Starwood Data Breach: Clues in Marriott Hack Said to Implicate China

Starwood Data Breach: Clues in Marriott Hack Said to Implicate China

Hackers behind a massive breach at hotel group Marriott International left clues suggesting they were working for a Chinese government intelligence gathering operation, according to sources familiar with the matter. Marriott said last week that a hack that b...
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Cyber-Attacks Costing Large Indian Firms Over $10 Million in Losses Each Year

Cyber-Attacks Costing Large Indian Firms Over $10 Million in Losses Each Year

A large-sized enterprise in India loses an average of $10.3 million (roughly Rs. 72 crores) owing to cyber-attacks and a mid-sized organisation an average of $11,000 (roughly Rs. 7.75 lakhs) annually, a Microsoft-led study said on Wednesday. Cyber-attacks have...
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Amazon Black Friday Sale 2018: Workers in Spain Go on Strike

Amazon Black Friday Sale 2018: Workers in Spain Go on Strike

Workers at Amazon’s biggest logistics centre in Spain went on strike on the day of the online retailer’s “Black Friday” sales bonanza, a union and the company said. Employees at Amazon’s San Fernando de Henares facility near Mad...
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Visa, Mastercard Losing Out to RuPay and UPI in India: Jaitley

Visa, Mastercard Losing Out to RuPay and UPI in India: Jaitley

India’s finance minister said on Thursday that Mastercard and Visa were losing market share to domestic payments networks, months after Mastercard complained to the US government that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was using nationalism to promote a local ...
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Mastercard Says Storing India Payments Data Locally in Face of New Rules

Mastercard Says Storing India Payments Data Locally in Face of New Rules

Global card payments giant Mastercard is storing its new Indian transaction data locally, the company said on Tuesday, as it starts to comply with a regulatory directive which US companies unsuccessfully lobbied hard to dilute. The Indian central bank in Ap...
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PM Modi Says AI, Blockchain Will Change the Nature of Jobs

PM Modi Says AI, Blockchain Will Change the Nature of Jobs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday allayed fears of job loss due to technological development, saying artificial intelligence, blockchain, and other technologies will change the nature of employment and provide more opportunities. Speaking at the launch o...
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