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    Google Search Harming Local Search Rivals? EU Antitrust Regulators Ask

    EU antitrust regulators have asked Google’s rivals if the Internet search giant unfairly demotes local search competitors, according to a questionnaire seen by Reuters, a move which could lead to a fourth case against the Alphabet unit. Google has been fined a total EUR 6.76 billion ($7.7 billion) in the last 17 months for favouring its comparison shopping […]

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    Chinese Company Unveils First Satellite for Free Global Wi-Fi Service

    A Chinese company has unveiled the first satellite in a constellation plan to provide free Wi-Fi service worldwide. According to the company, LinkSure Network, the satellite will be launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China’s Gansu province next year and by 2020 there will be 10 satellites in space. The constellation will have […]

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    Facebook, Twitter Crack Down on AI Babysitter-Rating Service

    Facebook and Twitter are taking action against an automated babysitter-rating system reported on last week by The Washington Post, saying the service broke the social networks’ rules on user surveillance and data privacy. Predictim, a California-based start-up, analyses babysitters’ online histories, including on Facebook and Twitter, and offers ratings of whether they are at risk of drug […]

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    Airbnb Will Start Testing Prototype Homes as Soon as Next Year

    Airbnb announced Thursday that it will begin testing prototype homes as soon as next year to accommodate the needs of owners or occupants who rent and share living spaces. The new project, called Backyard, is “an initiative to prototype new ways that homes can be designed, built, and shared,” the company said in a news […]

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    Dell.com Resets All Customer Passwords After Cyber-Attack

    Dell said on Wednesday that it reset passwords for all accounts on its Dell.com online electronics store on November 14, five days after it discovered and stopped hackers who were attempting to steal customer data. The computer maker did not tell customers about the attack when it forced the password resets, according to a person familiar […]

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    Google News to Fund New Ideas for Quality Journalism in Asia-Pacific

    Google News has launched a new innovation challenge to help scribes and publishers in the Asia-Pacific region produce quality journalism in the digital age. The Asia-Pacific Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge will fund selected projects up to $300,000 (roughly Rs. 2.13 crores) and finance up to 70 percent of the total project cost, that inject new […]

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    India Among Top 4 Countries Targeted for Phishing Attacks: RSA Security

    India is among the top four nations targeted by phishing attacks, a new report said on Monday, adding that the country is also among the top hosting countries for such online frauds, second only to the US. The other three countries most targeted by phishing are Canada, the US and the Netherlands, showed research from […]

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    Google News May Shut Down in EU Over ‘Link Tax’

    Google may shut down its Google News service in the European Union (EU) if a proposed “link tax” for using news stories comes into force in member countries, The Guardian reported. According to the new copyright directive, adopted by the European Parliament on September 12, tech giants must pay for work of artists and journalists […]