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Activist hackers from the Anonymous collective have claimed responsibility for bringing down five government websites in Iceland in a protest against whale-hunting by the North Atlantic nation.
The European Union's proposal for a temporary ban on facial-recognition technology got a cool response from Microsoft President Brad Smith.
MaGIC: An estimated 40% of local tech startups will not survive if the Covid-19 crisis continues after May
Though some startups have been quick to adapt to the movement control order, others are in urgent need of capital injection to stay afloat.
The pandemic is playing to the strengths of the biggest digital players, as seen in their earnings results for the quarter ending in March.
A boy’s suicide in India after his mother scolded him for playing the popular online game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has inflamed a debate across the country over whether the game should be banned.
Chicago taxi and ride-share drivers, bitter rivals on the road, have joined forces to seek legislation to limit the number of Uber and Lyft cars in the city.
New York’s city council dealt a political blow to Uber Technologies Inc and other app-based car-for-hire companies by approving a one-year industry-wide cap on new licenses and giving the city Taxi & Limousine Commission authority to set minimum pay standards for drivers.
New York City Council leaders are seeking a one-year halt on issuing new licenses for Uber and similar ride-hail vehicles, while a comprehensive study proceeds into their relationship to traffic congestion, industry economics, driver working conditions and passenger service.
Microsoft Corp, which has come under fire for a US government contract that was said to involve facial recognition software, said it will more carefully consider contracts in this area and urged lawmakers to regulate the use of such artificial intelligence to prevent abuse.
Malaysia is studying monopoly risk in the ride-hailing market in the country triggered by the merger of Grab and Uber, and is bringing the service under some existing regulations, the transport ministry said on July 11.