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TECH 02 Jul 2019 | 12:24 PM

UN draft text on digital rights ducks call for spyware moratorium

UN member states are set to sidestep a call for a moratorium on commercial spyware, deciding instead to commission a study of how digital technology affects human rights, according to a draft UN human rights resolution seen by Reuters.

TECH 13 May 2019 | 7:42 AM

San Francisco may ban police, city use of facial recognition

San Francisco is on track to become the first US city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies, reflecting a growing backlash against a technology that’s creeping into airports, motor vehicle departments, stores, stadiums and home security cameras.

TECH 24 Jan 2019 | 8:53 AM

US universities unplug from China’s Huawei under pressure from Trump

Top US universities are ditching telecom equipment made by Huawei Technologies and other Chinese companies to avoid losing federal funding under a new national security law backed by the Trump administration.

TECH 23 May 2018 | 8:22 AM

ZTE is said to face at least US$3bil in losses from US ban

ZTE Corp is estimating losses of at least 20bil yuan (RM12.47bil) from a US technology ban that’s halted major operations as clients pull out of deals and expenses mount, people familiar with the matter said.

TECH 30 Nov 2015 | 1:15 AM

Anonymous hackers target Iceland sites in whaling protest

Activist hackers from the Anonymous collective have claimed responsibility for bringing down five government websites in Iceland in a protest against whale-hunting by the North Atlantic nation.