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  • Self-driving Uber car 'Should have sensed woman' before fatal crash

    Self-driving Uber car 'Should have sensed woman' before fatal crash

    Video of a fatal crash involving a self-driving Uber suggests the pedestrian who was killed should have been within range of the car's laser and radar sensors, two experts have said. Authorities investigating the crash in a Phoenix suburb released...

  • Dutch vote in referendum on spy agency tapping powers

    Dutch vote in referendum on spy agency tapping powers

    Dutch voters will decide on Wednesday whether spy agencies should have the power to install bulk taps on Internet traffic, just as news of Facebook's 50 million user profile leak returns digital privacy issues to the fore. The referendum is...

  • Academic behind Facebook breach says he is a 'scapegoat'

    Academic behind Facebook breach says he is a 'scapegoat'

    A Cambridge University academic who harvested data on millions of Facebook users said he has been made a scapegoat by the social network and a UK-based political consultancy that is accused of trying to sway public opinion for Donald...

  • Microsoft hits back at claims it ignored sexual harassment

    Microsoft hits back at claims it ignored sexual harassment

    A senior executive said Microsoft Corp thoroughly investigates issues raised by women in the workplace and fired about 20 employees last year over complaints of sexual harassment as the company seeks to counter claims that it treats female workers...

  • Russian spy agency can demand access to Telegram app's user data

    Russian spy agency can demand access to Telegram app's user data

    Russia's top court has ruled that the Telegram messaging app can be forced to provide user data to security services. The Supreme Court threw out an appeal by Telegram protesting against demands from the Federal Security Service intelligence...

  • Walmart patents hint at future where its drones tend the farms

    Walmart patents hint at future where its drones tend the farms

    Walmart Inc's patent filings hint that it may see a future where farmers use its drones to not only spot crop problems but selectively apply chemicals or even disperse pollen to bring shoppers the freshest and cheapest food possible. The world's...

  • France to sue Google, Apple over developer contracts

    France to sue Google, Apple over developer contracts

    France will take Google and Apple to court over contractual terms imposed by the tech giants on startups and developers, said Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire. Speaking on RTL radio, Le Maire said on Wednesday he had become aware that Alphabet...

  • YouTube turns to Wikipedia to battle hoaxes and conspiracy theories

    YouTube turns to Wikipedia to battle hoaxes and conspiracy theories

    YouTube will begin displaying text from Wikipedia articles and other websites alongside some videos in a couple of weeks as the unit of Alphabet Inc's Google attempts to combat hoaxes and conspiracy theories on the service, its chief executive...

  • Google to ban ads on cryptocurrencies, related products

    Google to ban ads on cryptocurrencies, related products

    Google said on Wednesday it will ban advertisements for cryptocurrencies and related content starting in June. Under the new policy, the company will ban ads for unregulated or speculative financial products like binary options, cryptocurrency and...

  • Flying taxis could be possible within a decade, says Porsche

    Flying taxis could be possible within a decade, says Porsche

    Porsche is studying flying passenger vehicles but expects it could take up to a decade to finalise technology before they can launch in real traffic, its head of development said on Tuesday. Volkswagen's sports-car division is in the early stages...

  • BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram

    BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram

    BlackBerry on Tuesday filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook Inc and its WhatsApp and Instagram apps, arguing that they copied technology and features from BlackBerry Messenger. Litigation over patent infringement is part of...

  • Lego board game is police's latest weapon

    Lego board game is police's latest weapon

    Police have unveiled the latest weapon in the fight against cyber crime - a Lego board game. The "deliberately low-tech" toy is being used to teach businesses the potentially disastrous consequences of weak computer security measures, such as...

  • It's an interesting shot? - Google’s Clips camera will tell you

    It's an interesting shot? - Google’s Clips camera will tell you

    Babies, dogs and artificial intelligence. Google is betting this combination proves irresistible with the Tuesday launch of Google Clips, a pocket-sized digital camera that decides on its own whether an image is interesting enough to shoot. The...

  • Netflix to give parents more control over access to content

    Netflix to give parents more control over access to content

    Netflix Inc is rolling out features that will give parents more control over access to content allowing them to block individual movies and specific shows. Users can currently restrict content with only a specific maturity rating by using a...

  • Samsung's S9 could be a tough sell as smartphone innovation stalls

    Samsung's S9 could be a tough sell as smartphone innovation stalls

    Samsung’s latest flagship phone illustrates the difficulty of innovating in a smartphone market where big players are technologically closer than ever before. The S9 and larger-screened S9 plus will feature improved cameras and AI-powered...

  • Data leakage in your business

    Data leakage in your business

    Is your company’s e-mail system putting your sensitive information at risk, asks Curt Gauci, owner and managing director at Kinetix IT Solutions. The threat of attack from outside a company is real, and warrants significant concern and action from...

  • Positioning Malta as a blockchain destination

    Positioning Malta as a blockchain destination

    The Malta Blockchain Summit 2018, the first edition of our latest event, is on the books for November 1-2. Blockchain represents one of the most promising disruptive technologies we’ve seen in a long time, and Malta is positioning itself to be a...

  • The block behind the coin

    The block behind the coin

    Many have already heard of Bitcoin, and maybe even Ethereum, on a surging wave of mainstream media coverage. Not everyone fully understands what they are, and what it is that they exactly do, but they’re arguably doing a disservice to the...

  • Record fund raise

    Record fund raise

    SiGMA and The BiG Foundation have announced a record fund raise for charity at The BiG Sports Dinner at SiGMA Chairty Dinner and Awards evening on November 22, 2017, at SiGMA in Malta. “We are delighted to be able to announce the event raised over...

  • A step forward for the digital economy

    A step forward for the digital economy

    Following the Government’s launch of the consultation process on the setting up of a DLT Regulator with the proposed Malta Digital Innovation Authority, it is important to analyse the implications of a DAO on Distributed Ledger Technologies...

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