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TECH 17 Jul 2019 | 4:28 AM

China gives school pupils smart watches to track their location using its satellite navigation system BeiDou

The watches send parents their children’s real-time movements, to within 10 metres. It is the latest application of the country’s self-developed navigation system that aims to rival the American-developed GPS.

TECH 21 May 2019 | 4:50 AM

Facebook, Google data collection under fire in new US privacy bill

A Republican senator plans to propose a bill that would let consumers block all websites from collecting unnecessary data, a measure that would likely hurt the data-powered advertising businesses of Alphabet Inc’s Google, Facebook Inc, and others.

TECH 04 Feb 2019 | 11:30 AM

How big security data is scanning the holiday crowds in China

Four years after tragedy struck in Shanghai, police throughout China are using new technology to keep track of crowds and individuals.

TECH 10 Jan 2017 | 9:07 AM

China not to license Pokémon Go, similar games as it weighs security risks

Nintendo's hit smartphone app, Pokémon Go, and other augmented reality games are unlikely to be rolled out in China any time soon, after the state censor said it would not license them until potential security risks had been evaluated.

TECH 29 Nov 2016 | 2:30 AM

Faking of GPS data a growing and potentially lethal danger, expert warns

With a plethora of location-based services hitting the market, GPS appears to be an essential feature in today's digitally driven world. But GPS data can be used to create serious problems if control falls into the wrong hands, an expert warns.

TECH 02 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

The other Yahoo: How protecting its core business doomed innovation

You've heard a lot about Yahoo's failed media ambitions – how it couldn't monetise a show like Community, how it had to sell ads for its NFL live stream on the cheap and how even Katie Couric didn't turn things around for the struggling company.

TECH 30 Mar 2016 | 1:00 AM

Tapping the power of connected data through the Cloud

The proliferation of connected devices is transforming the way we interact with each other and with objects around us.

Facebook 16 Nov 2015 | 7:00 AM

Rural folk ring in the profits with their mobiles

Rural folks harness the power of social media to sell everything from herbal soap to frozen food.