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French watchdog slaps Google with $57M fine under new EU law.

PARIS (AP)—France's data privacy watchdog fined Google 50 million euros ($57 million) on Monday, the first penalty for a U.S. tech giant under new...

PH mobile and data services becoming more affordable—ITU study

Mobile cellular, and mobile and fixed broadband services in the Philippines have become more affordable in recent years and also compare favorably with prices in...

Portability: Keeping your mobile number (First of two parts)

Some 60 million of the country’s 100 or so million citizens own mobile phones, and about half that number of mobile phone users are...

Security just got ‘smarter’

In the digital age, artificial intelligence (AI) is technology that has begun to revolutionize how we live, work and play. AI is offering businesses...

AMPLiFieD System to ease bottleneck in COVID-19 testing

As the Philippines hopes to transition from the COVID-19-induced community quarantine to the new normal, it is imperative that targeted mass testing is in place in order to contain further spread of the SARS-CoV2 virus.

India election body struggles with scale of fake information

BHIMTAL, India (AP) — When India's Election Commission announced last month that its code of conduct would have to be followed by social media companies as well as political parties, some analysts scoffed, saying it lacked the capacity and speed required to check...

Head of UN women: Technology revolution must benefit women

UNITED NATIONS (AP)—The head of the U.N. women’s agency is calling for the revolution in technology to be used to benefit the world’s poor, and especially women, who will not achieve gender equality without “the giant leap that 21st century innovations can bring.” Phumzile...

How humans fit into Google’s machine future

In 1998, Google began humbly, formally incorporated in a Menlo Park garage, providing search results from a server housed in Lego bricks. It had a straightforward goal: make the poorly indexed World Wide Web accessible to humans. Its success was based on an algorithm...

Malware, malicious insiders created one-third of all cybercrime costs in 2018—report

The cost to companies from malware and “malicious insider”-related cyberattacks jumped 12 percent in 2018 and accounted for one-third of all cyberattack costs, according to new research published today by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Ponemon Institute. Based on interviews with more than 2,600 security...

China accuses US of trying to block its tech development

BEIJING (AP) — China's government has accused the United States of trying to block its industrial development after Vice President Mike Pence said Chinese equipment poses a threat to countries that are rolling out next-generation mobile communications. And in a potential blow to U.S....

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