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TECH 19 Feb 2019 | 3:00 AM

For sake of pupils’ pupils, China to ban homework on apps

An eastern Chinese province plans to ban teachers from assigning homework to be completed on cellphone apps as part of efforts to preserve students’ eyesight.

TECH 18 Feb 2019 | 5:12 AM

Australia accuses foreign government of cyberattack on lawmakers

A cyberattack on Australian lawmakers that breached the networks of major political parties was probably carried out by a foreign government, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Feb 18, but did not name any suspects.

TECH 18 Feb 2019 | 4:55 AM

Huawei crackdown exposes Europe as laggard in global 5G race

When UK Prime Minister Theresa May flew to China last February looking for business deals to cushion the fallout from Brexit, Huawei Technologies Co delivered with a multibillion-dollar commitment to help keep Britain “at the very forefront of the digital age”.

TECH 15 Feb 2019 | 8:11 AM

Seizing on Huawei’s troubles, Samsung bets big on network gear

Samsung Electronics is pouring resources into its telecom network equipment business, aiming to capitalise on the security fears hobbling China's Huawei, according to company officials and other industry executives.

TECH 08 Feb 2019 | 8:00 AM

Amazon calls for transparent use of facial ID tech by law enforcement agencies

Amazon.com Inc joined the call for transparency in the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement agencies, and said it supports an 'appropriate' legislative framework on the technology to protect civil rights.

TECH 31 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Reboot: Tonga hopes to restore Internet access by weekend

Authorities in Tonga said they're hoping people will be able to visit Facebook and YouTube again by the weekend as experts repair the vital undersea cable that connects the Pacific nation to the rest of the world.

TECH 25 Jan 2019 | 7:22 AM

Singapore proposes stricter rules for ride-hailing operators

Singapore is proposing to step up regulation of ride-hailing companies such as Grab and Go-Jek, bringing rules for the services in line with taxi operators in a bid to better protect the safety of commuters and drivers.

TECH 03 Jan 2019 | 8:05 AM

Iran extends social media crackdown with move to bar Instagram

Authorities in Iran are preparing to block access to Instagram, extending their crackdown on social media to the only major platform still freely available.

TECH 20 Dec 2018 | 7:42 AM

Facebook sued over Cambridge Analytica data scandal

Facebook Inc was sued by the District of Columbia over a privacy breach in which personal information of millions of Americans was transferred by an app developer to Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm that worked for president Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.

TECH 21 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Alphabet chairman struggles with Google CEO’s China strategy

Alphabet Inc chairman John Hennessy is unsure about a banner strategy of the company’s most-important executive.