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TECH 05 Oct 2016 | 7:57 AM Premium

J&J warns diabetic patients: Insulin pump vulnerable to hacking

Johnson & Johnson is telling patients that it has learned of a security vulnerability in one of its insulin pumps that a hacker could exploit to overdose diabetic patients with insulin, though it describes the risk as low.

TECH 31 Oct 2016 | 4:07 AM Premium

EU data protection watchdogs warn WhatsApp, Yahoo on privacy

European privacy watchdogs warned WhatsApp over sharing user information with parent company Facebook, and cautioned Yahoo over a 2014 data breach and scanning of customer e-mails for US intelligence purposes.

TECH 22 Nov 2016 | 6:30 AM Premium

Airbnb eyes tax agreements with 700 cities

Home sharing site Airbnb aims to extend its network of tax agreements to 700 cities by the end of next year, the Financial Times has quoted its chief executive as saying.

TECH 22 Dec 2016 | 7:19 AM Premium

Sex and marriage with robots: Science fiction or new reality?

Sex with robots is “just around the corner”, an expert told a global conference in London this week featuring interactive sex toys and discussions on the ethics of relationships with humanoids.

TECH 29 Dec 2016 | 1:24 AM Premium

US set to announce response to Russian election hacking

The Obama administration plans to announce a series of retaliatory measures against Russia for hacking into US political institutions and individuals and leaking information.

TECH 06 Feb 2017 | 7:00 AM Premium

Spain buses lose competition case against ride-sharing

BlaBlaCar is not guilty of “unfair competition” as alleged by Spanish bus companies, a court ruled, in a first legal victory for the ride-sharing firm which has run into problems in the country.

TECH 16 Feb 2017 | 6:30 AM Premium

Tired of screen addicts, Vienna café says phone juice costs extra

Grumpy waiter service is as traditional as apple strudel in Vienna, but a café in one of the city's most recognisable landmarks has caused disquiet with what seems to be an Austrian first: charging customers for charging their phones.

TECH 12 Mar 2017 | 4:00 AM Premium

Silicon Valley firms imperilled by proposed import tariffs, ‘border adjustment tax’

That iPhone may say "assembled in China" on the back but its origins are scattered around the world: wafers from Taiwan, modem chips and batteries from South Korea, displays from Japan, components from Europe and raw materials from Africa, Asia, Europe and the US.

TECH 20 Mar 2017 | 5:06 AM Premium

Austria’s supreme court orders Amazon to pay copying levy

Austria's supreme court has ruled against Amazon.com in a decade-old dispute over a national levy on sales of blank data storage products, ordering it to pay the fee aimed at supporting musicians and other artistes.

TECH 03 Apr 2017 | 3:40 AM Premium

US trade barriers report slams China on overcapacity, tech transfer

The Trump administration on Friday slammed China on a range of trade issues from its chronic industrial overcapacity to forced technology transfers and longstanding bans on US beef and electronic payment services.