Friday, 26 April 2019

Toys ‘R’ Us lenders cancel auction, plan to revive brand

USA The top lenders of Toys ‘R’ Us have decided to cancel the bankruptcy auction of its brand name and other intellectual property assets and...

France builds WhatsApp rival due to surveillance risk

Mathieu Rosemain PARIS The French government is building its own encrypted messenger service to ease fears that foreign entities could spy on private conversations between top...

Russia starts blocking Telegram messenger

Maria Kiselyova, Jack Stubbs  MOSCOWRussia’s state telecommunications regulator said on Monday it had begun blocking access to Telegram messenger after the company refused to comply with...

Indonesia MPs grill Facebook officials on data breaches

Cindy Silviana JAKARTA A Facebook official apologised to Indonesian members of parliament on Tuesday during a five-hour grilling at a public hearing on issues ranging from...

More than 100 dismissed in Airbus compliance crackdown: sources

PARIS Airbus dismissed more than 100 people and issued more than 300 warnings for ethics or compliance reasons in 2018, two people familiar with the...

Oil prices dip on rising U.S. rig count

SINGAPORE Crude prices dipped early on Monday in Asia as U.S. drilling activity picked up and as Russia’s biggest oil producer pressured President Vladimir Putin...

Apple debuts biggest iPhone yet, health-oriented watch

CALIFORNIA Apple introduced its largest iPhone ever and a new line of watches that can detect heart problems on Wednesday as it looks to get...

Zuckerberg loses more than US$15 billion in record Facebook fall

BENGALURU / SAN FRANCISCO / NEW YORK Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s fortune took a more than US$15 billion hit yesterday, as the social media...

SEC to review decision rejecting bitcoin ETFs

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON The US Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday it will review a decision by its staff to block nine bitcoin-based exchange-traded funds...

Hacked, scammed and on your own: navigating cryptocurrency ‘wild west’

NEW YORK When Peggy and Marco Lachmann-Anke learned in January that hackers cracked a 40-character password and cleaned out their cryptocurrency wallet, they did not...

Facebook, Google defend efforts to remove hate speech before Congress

WASHINGTON Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google unit on Tuesday defended their efforts to remove hate speech from social media sites amid questions from lawmakers...

Ryanair strike hits 55,000 passengers across Europe

DUBLIN/BERLIN Ryanair endured its worst one-day strike today after a walk-out by pilots in five European countries disrupted the plans of an estimated 55,000 travelers...
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