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TECH 11 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Amazon workers are listening to what you tell Alexa

Tens of millions of people use smart speakers and their voice software to play games, find music or trawl for trivia. Millions more are reluctant to invite the devices and their powerful microphones into their homes out of concern that someone might be listening.

TECH 01 Apr 2019 | 4:31 AM

Facebook to tighten live stream access after mosque attacks

Facebook on March 29 said it is tightening live video streaming rules in response to the service being used to broadcast deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand.

TECH 25 Mar 2019 | 7:59 AM

Facebook is accused of knowing Cambridge mined its user data

Facebook Inc employees knew the Cambridge Analytica political-consulting firm had mined users’ personal data but didn’t tell those users before the news became public, an attorney for the District of Columbia said in court.

TECH 18 Mar 2019 | 4:42 AM

Facebook turns tables on bikini app maker over document leaks

Facebook Inc has turned the tables on a company that it accuses of leaking confidential documents that portray the social networking giant exploiting user data to bolster its bottom line.

TECH 13 Mar 2019 | 2:30 AM

When should your child be allowed their own smartphone?

Smartphones, tablets and consoles are on many children's wish lists, but not every device is suitable for all ages. And some parents wonder at what age kids should be allowed their own phone.

TECH 12 Mar 2019 | 8:18 AM

Google’s Page allegedly gave Rubin US$150mil stock award

Alphabet Inc chief executive officer Larry Page didn’t get board approval when he awarded a US$150mil (RM612.22mil) stock grant to Andy Rubin, the creator of the Android mobile software who was under investigation by the company for sexual harassment at the time, according to a lawsuit.

TECH 07 Mar 2019 | 9:58 AM

Huawei’s efforts to derail US prosecutions facing steep odds

Huawei Technologies Co, China’s biggest smartphone maker, is using its financial and political clout to fight US allegations that the company was involved in bank fraud, technology theft and spying.

TECH 07 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

China's Huawei opens its gates in widening PR assault

Chinese telecom giant Huawei gave foreign media a peek into its state-of-the-art facilities on March 6 as the normally secretive company steps up a counter-offensive against US warnings that it could be used by Beijing for espionage and sabotage.

TECH 04 Mar 2019 | 4:14 AM

Facebook sues China-based companies for selling fake accounts

Facebook Inc and its Instagram unit sued four companies and three people based in China for promoting the sale of fake accounts, likes and followers that the social network giant says can be used for nefarious purposes.

TECH 21 Feb 2019 | 6:00 AM

Nepal social media bill sparks freedom of speech concerns

Nepal’s government on Feb 20 tabled draft legislation that would impose harsh penalties for “improper” social media posts, igniting concerns it could be used to suppress freedom of speech and stifle dissent.