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TECH 15 Apr 2014 | 12:09 PM

Google unveils e-mail scanning practices in new terms of service

Google Inc updated its terms of service on Monday, informing users that their incoming and outgoing e-mails are automatically analysed by software to create targeted ads.

Facebook 11 Apr 2014 | 12:00 PM

Facebook says WhatsApp deal cleared by FTC

Facebook Inc said US regulators have cleared its US$19bil (RM61.24bil) acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp, even as the Federal Trade Commission warned the two Internet companies on Thursday that they must not backtrack on commitments to user privacy.

TECH 29 May 2014 | 9:30 AM

EU drive to create its own Silicon Valley finds doubters

Europe needs to sort out its fragmented telecoms market and regulatory imbalances if it is to spur a new generation of technology start-ups and create its own version of America's Silicon Valley.

TECH 21 May 2014 | 3:00 PM

US companies may see China backlash over cyber spying charges

American technology companies appear most likely to feel any backlash that could come from China after the US government charged five Chinese army officers with cyber spying and stealing trade secrets.

TECH 30 May 2014 | 4:50 PM

Thai military seeks Facebook, Google cooperation with censorship

Thailand's military junta will send officials to Singapore and Japan in coming days to seek tighter censorship of social media from Facebook, Google Inc and instant messenger service Line, a government spokesman said on Thursday.

TECH 08 May 2014 | 3:45 PM

Japan makes first arrest over 3D printer guns: reports

A Japanese man suspected of possessing guns made with a 3-D printer has been arrested, reports said Thursday, in what was said to be the country's first such detention.

TECH 24 Jun 2014 | 4:56 PM

Russia asks Twitter to block a dozen accounts

Russia asked Twitter on Monday to block access to a dozen accounts it deems "extremist", the head of the country's telecoms watchdog said, as Moscow seeks greater control over Internet sites based beyond its borders.

TECH 24 Jun 2014 | 1:26 PM

Tech moguls raise cash to fight Washington's 'big money problem'

A group of influential Internet moguls aim to fix what they refer to as the "big money problem" in Washington politics by, well, raising cash.

TECH 26 Jun 2014 | 1:33 PM

US top court in major ruling to protect cellphone privacy

The US Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that police officers usually need a warrant before they can search an arrested suspect's cellphone, a major decision in favour of privacy rights at a time of increasing concern over government encroachment in digital communications.

TECH 06 Jun 2014 | 4:13 PM

How far will EU citizens' 'right to be forgotten' extend?

While Google may have been dismayed by the ramifications of a ruling in Europe's top court last month upholding the 'right to be forgotten' online, European authorities are also likely to be uncertain about how it will be implemented, privacy experts and lawyers say.