Russia is not alone in exploiting Africa | Letters | World news

Foreign involvement in Africa is far from unique to Russia (Leaked documents reveal Russia’s efforts to exert influence in Africa, 12 June). The new scramble for Africa involves more powers than the first round over a century ago. This time it’s in part about securing resources such as oil, gas and rare earth metals crucial […]

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Cybersecurity giant Symantec plays down unreported breach of test data | Technology

The American cybersecurity giant Symantec has downplayed a data breach that allowed a hacker to access passwords and a purported list of its clients, including large Australian companies and government agencies. The list extracted in the February incident, seen by Guardian Australia, suggests that all major federal government departments were among the targets of a […]

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Modern Building with GEZE Smart Façades at ZAK World of Facades, Egypt 2019

Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Monday 10 June 2019 [ AETOS Wire ] GEZE affirmed its leadership position in the building automation by introducing GEZE Cockpit, the first building automation system for smart door, window and safety technology at ZAK World of Facades Cairo, Egypt on 16th of April 2019. Zak World of Façades is an International conference series […]

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Google made $4.7bn from news sites in 2018, study claims | Technology

Google made $4.7bn in advertising from news content last year, almost as much as the revenue of the entire online news industry, according to a study released on Monday. According to the News Media Alliance, between 16% and 40% of Google search results are news content. Google’s revenue from its distribution of news content is […]

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Russia's Putin says Huawei is being unceremoniously pushed out of the global market

Russia’s Putin says Huawei is being unceremoniously pushed out of the global market

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Chinese telecom giant Huawei was at risk of being pushed out of the global market. Speaking at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) on Friday, Putin accused the U.S. of “trying to extend its jurisdiction” across the world. The U.S. has led allegations that Huawei’s equipment can be used […]

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China’s Huawei signs deal to develop 5G network in Russia | Technology

Huawei, the Chinese technology company considered a security threat by the US, has signed a deal with Russian telecoms company MTS to develop a 5G network in the country over the next year. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of a meeting between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian president Vladimir Putin in Moscow. […]

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US tech stocks slide as Google, Facebook and Apple fear antitrust investigations | Business

US tech stocks were dragged down on Monday amid fears US antitrust officials were preparing to investigate Apple, Facebook and Google parent Alphabet, as the political winds turn against the tech sector. Alphabet’s shares briefly fell into bear market territory, losing $52bn or 6.9% from its market value as its shares fell to $1,032.04 – […]

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Trump’s banning of Huawei could be the beginning of the biggest trade war ever | John Naughton | Opinion

Until recently, the only thing the average citizen could have told you about Huawei, the Chinese tech giant, was that s/he hadn’t the faintest idea of how to pronounce it (it’s “hwa-wei” btw, according to Wikipedia). And then, suddenly, this unpronounceable company seemed to be all over the news. Now it’s at the centre of […]

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Apple and WhatsApp condemn GCHQ plans to eavesdrop on encrypted chats | UK news

A GCHQ proposal that would enable eavesdropping on encrypted chat services has been condemned as a “serious threat” to digital security and human rights. In an open letter signed by more than 50 companies, civil society organisations and security experts – including Apple, WhatsApp, Liberty and Privacy International – GCHQ was called on to abandon […]

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Spies with that: police can snoop on McDonald’s and Westfield wifi customers | Technology

People accessing the internet at McDonald’s and Westfield could be targeted for surveillance by police under new encryption legislation, according to the home affairs department. A briefing by the department, obtained under freedom of information, reveals that police can use new powers to compel a broad range of companies including social media giants, device manufacturers, […]

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