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TECH 03 Jul 2019 | 6:30 AM

How Facebook handles speech in ‘secret’ groups

US Border Patrol agents are under fire for posting offensive messages in a “secret” Facebook group that included sexually explicit posts about US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and dismissive references to the deaths of migrants in US custody.

TECH 10 Mar 2017 | 3:00 AM

eBay exports its Russian growth tactics to catch Amazon, Alibaba

eBay Inc is exporting a method to boost cross-border sales it pioneered in Russia to 120 territories, as the online marketplace seeks to recapture growth in the face of competition from Amazon and Alibaba.

TECH 26 Jun 2013 | 3:32 PM

Get ahead, go global

Cross border e-commerce and mobile transactions can help local small businesses flourish in a global marketplace.

TECH 12 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Tech issues plague US web portal tracking separated children

In late June, attorney Sebastian Harley tried to log into a US government web portal to check on a Guatemalan child who had been separated from his parent at the border. He got an error message saying there were too many users.

TECH 19 Jun 2018 | 8:09 AM

Microsoft removes mention of ICE cloud work after protests

Microsoft Corp scrubbed an online reference to its work for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement as the agency faces criticism for its role in separating families at the US-Mexican border.

TECH 13 May 2018 | 11:00 PM

US government picks San Diego to test autonomous drone deliveries

The futuristic possibilities associated with autonomous, commercial drone activity – think food and package delivery, medical supply transport or enhanced border security – will be realised in San Diego, and soon.

TECH 01 Apr 2018 | 11:00 PM

Videogames may help ageing pooches stay mentally nimble

At first sight, enthusiastic Border Collies Miley and Tiara may not appear to be providing insights into the deeper workings of the canine mind.

TECH 25 Aug 2017 | 5:00 AM

In wake of Foxconn deal, Wisconsin and Illinois vie for jobs

The pledge by Taiwan's Foxconn to build a US$10bil (RM42.7bil) factory in southern Wisconsin has ignited cross-border competition with Illinois over which state’s residents will get the jobs created by the project.

TECH 26 Feb 2015 | 9:37 AM

Alibaba targets those who fear Made In China goods

A Chinese government push to promote e-commerce has created a host of online retail rivals for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Inc catering to shoppers' fears about the quality and safety of local everyday goods.

Technology 08 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

A custom upgrade

RFID technology is set to play a major role in speeding up queue lines of goods at the border, thanks to a homegrown solution.