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TECH 07 Nov 2018 | 4:35 AM

Intel-drafted US data privacy bill would protect firms from fines

Chipmaker Intel Corp said it is seeking a sponsor in Congress for a US data privacy bill it drafted that would shield companies from fines if they attest to the US Federal Trade Commission annually that they take strong measures to protect consumer data.

TECH 28 Oct 2018 | 3:00 AM

Google to protect Android user data from prying apps

Google is taking new measures to protect privacy and prevent the misuse of apps on Android smartphones.

TECH 21 Sep 2018 | 4:10 AM

White House pledges to step up cyber offense on hackers

The White House warned foreign hackers on Sept 20 it will increase offensive measures as part of a new national cybersecurity strategy.

Instagram 29 Aug 2018 | 4:16 AM

Instagram says users can now evaluate authenticity of accounts

Photo-sharing app Instagram's more than 1 billion users will now be able to evaluate the authenticity of accounts, weeks after parent Facebook Inc rolled out similar measures in a bid to weed out fake accounts on its social media platform.

TECH 26 Aug 2018 | 10:30 PM

A rideshare service just for women

Getting into a car with a stranger continues to be an iffy affair, even as ridesharing services improve safety measures. However, Carriage For Her attempts to make it more comfortable for women by ­making the service open only to them.

Internet 14 Aug 2018 | 7:30 AM

Govt may limit Internet access for teens under 17 after midnight

THE Government is looking into measures to limit Internet access for teenagers under 17 years old after midnight until 6am, as implemented in Japan and South Korea.

TECH 27 Apr 2018 | 4:42 AM

Facebook slammed by UK lawmakers as CTO promises transparency overhaul

A top Facebook executive apologised for errors made by the firm and vowed to do more to improve transparency during a four-hour grilling on April 26 from British lawmakers who insisted the company's response to a data scandal had been inadequate.

TECH 18 Apr 2018 | 6:12 AM

Facebook rolling out privacy choices under EU rules

Facebook announced it would begin rolling out changes to how it handles private data this week to comply with forthcoming EU rules, with European residents seeing the measures first.

TECH 30 Mar 2018 | 10:21 AM

Amazon in Trump’s crosshairs: Here’s what the US President could do

US President Donald Trump renewed his long-running assault on Amazon.com Inc with an early morning tweet on March 29. But what measures can he actually take against the online retail giant?

TECH 22 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

IBM presents the world’s smallest computer

At its Think 2018 conference, IBM has unveiled what has been hailed as ”the world’s smallest computer”, a unit that measures just 1mm x 1mm, which is about the size of a grain of salt.