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Irish regulator nears end of first privacy probe, ruling to take months

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DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland’s data privacy regulator is close to concluding its first probe into a multinational company under the EU’s new privacy laws, likely to involve Facebook’s WhatsApp subsidiary, although a formal decision could take months. FILE PHOTO: The WhatsApp messaging application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/File Photo Read More

Microsoft’s latest privacy policy says vendors listen to voice data

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FILE PHOTO: The Microsoft sign is shown on top of the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 19,2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) said on Wednesday it updated its privacy policy to let customers know that it had been collecting voice data of its users with the help of employees Read More

Facebook employed contractors to listen to user recordings

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Facebook has admitted using contractors to listen to and transcribe recordings of users without their knowledge. The tech giant told Sky News it had now followed Apple and Google in stopping the practice, which was first reported after contractors who worked on the project spoke to Bloomberg. “Much like Apple and Google, we paused human Read More

Hong Kong protesters raise £1.5m in a day to fund global ad campaign

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By Rowland Manthorpe, technology correspondent A crowdfunding campaign launched by protesters in Hong Kong has raised more than £1.5m in less than 24 hours. Organisers say it will be used to raise awareness of the protests in the UK and the US. The campaign, which was started on 11 August, has raised $1,908,980 (£1,580,635) – Read More

Reliance-Microsoft cloud tie-up poses threat to Amazon, Google in India

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MUMBAI/COLOMBO (Reuters) – India’s Reliance Industries Ltd on Monday announced a partnership with Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, in a move that deepens the offerings of its Jio telecoms unit while posing a direct challenge to rival cloud services providers such as Amazon.com and Alphabet’s Google. FILE PHOTO: A man walks past a Reliance Industries Limited Read More

Automakers warm up to friendly hackers at cybersecurity conference

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LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – At a conference where hackers can try their hand at picking locks and discover cyber vulnerabilities in a makeshift hospital, they can also endeavor to break into the control units of cars and take over driving functions. FILE PHOTO: A row of Ford Focus (bottom) are displayed next to Ford F-Series Read More

Facebook loses facial recognition appeal, must face privacy class action

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(Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) effort to undo a class action lawsuit claiming that it illegally collected and stored biometric data for millions of users without their consent. FILE PHOTO: Attendees walk past a Facebook logo during Facebook Inc’s F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S., April Read More

Amazon’s Alexa comes under scrutiny of Luxembourg privacy watchdog

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FILE PHOTO: Mike George, VP Alexa, Echo and Appstore for Amazon, speaks during the LG press conference at CES in Las Vegas, U.S., January 4, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Luxembourg’s privacy regulator has asked Amazon (AMZN.O) for information regarding its Alexa voice assistant, an indication of rising regulatory unease over companies’ use Read More

Apple faces investigation for suspected unfair competition in Russia

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The logo of Apple company is seen outside an Apple store in Bordeaux, France, March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau MOSCOW (Reuters) – Apple (AAPL.O) is under investigation in Russia following a complaint from cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab and may be abusing its dominant market position, Russia’s anti-monopoly watchdog said on Thursday. Watchdog FAS said it Read More

Venture capital fuels Latam ‘unicorns’ expansion beyond borders

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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Surging venture capital investment in Latin American startups has financed international expansion across the region and beyond, as business models that do not require large amounts of capital have helped many firms avoid silos common in the region. FILE PHOTO: The logo of SoftBank Group Corp is seen at the company’s Read More