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Technology

GoatChat AI founder believes technology has ‘limitless’ potential

Artificial intelligence, including generative AI systems based on models that include ChatGPT, has grown rapidly and opened up immeasurable opportunities for businesses, better governance,...

New study finds strong public support for advanced nuclear energy

A new, multinational report released today found that there is widespread public support for using advanced nuclear energy technologies to generate electricity. Based on...

A new research and innovation agenda is needed for the Mediterranean

There is no doubt that innovation is a necessity in contemporary economies. Investment in research and development (R&D) is essential for firms and countries...

Interview: Information Technologies to drive Uzbekistan’s development, attract foreign investors

Uzbekistan’s Development of Information Technologies Minister Shermatov Sherzod, in an exclusive interview with NE Global during the first Tashkent International Investment Forum, presented different...

EU Russia sanctions close in on finance, trade, aviation, media

Russia’s military advance across Ukraine has galvanized global public opinion to the point that timid EU governments and the Brussels bureaucracy have been forced...

The Digital Markets Act is a security nightmare

In their zeal to curb big tech through the Digital Markets Act, the European legislators are risking the privacy and security of all Europeans....

The virtuous circle of what’s needed to trigger Europe’s digital sovereignty

Like a prism that changes according to the perspective through which it is observed, there are many possible interpretations of the concept of digital...

Denmark is leading the race against Russian hackers

‘Don’t open this e-mail from “McDonald’s”.’ The word ‘Warnings’ white against the green background, screams at me from the top of the mobile phone...

Only a fully digital Europe can keep up with China and the US

While Europe’s vaccination campaigns are only just getting into full swing, the global race towards post-Covid economic recovery is already underway – and as...

EU Space Agency’s next shot: Pow, right to the Moon!

After working with NASA on designing a human habitation on Mars as part of the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, international design practice Hassell will...

Democracies must hold their companies to higher standards in China

Earlier this month, the New York Times published the findings of its multi-year investigation into how Apple has risked Chinese customers’ data and the...

Colonial Pipeline Darkside ransom hack shows nobody safe

The largest pipeline system for refined oil products in the US, the Colonial Pipeline, was shut down last week after a ransomware cyberattack. On...

Amazon wins EU court appeal in Luxembourg tax case

An EU Court said on Wednesday that the Commission failed to prove that Amazon was granted an illegal tax advantage, annulling the EU Executive's...

France fines Google €1.1 million over ‘misleading’ hotel ranking practices

France has fined Google €1.1 million for allegedly "misleading" consumers with their rankings of hotels and other tourist accommodations on its search engine, the...

Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO

Jeff Bezos will step down as CEO of Amazon and will become the executive chair of the company's board by the third quarter, kickstarting...

DJI partners with Rosenbauer to integrate drone data into fire service systems

A new strategic partnership between DJI, a leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, and Rosenbauer International AG, one of the world’s largest...

Facebook, Microsoft partner with WHO for coronavirus hackathon

The World Health Organization announced a joint initiative with Facebook, Microsoft and several other tech companies, aiming to promote the development of software to...

Hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks spike

The World Health Organization’s chief information security officer Flavio Aggio said that hackers tried to break into the WHO earlier this month. Aggio added that...

Google developing coronavirus website

Google said on Saturday that it was working with the US government to develop a nationwide website that would help Americans with questions about...

A Chinese virus has shown why telecom networks are a vital infrastructure for modern society

Over the past two years, much has been written about the use of Chinese equipment in modern telecommunications networks. Huawei, given its cosiness with...

France fines Apple $1.2 bln for anti-competition acts

France’s Competition Authority fined Apple a staggering €1.1 billion on Monday for striking deals to keep prices high, saying that its operations hurt consumers. The...

Bill Gates leaves Microsoft board

Microsoft on Friday announced that its co-founder Bill Gates has left its board of directors to devote more time to philanthropy. He served as...

Swedish authority fines Google €7 mln for breaching 'right to be forgotten' under GDPR

The Swedish Data Protection Authority (DPA) is imposing a fine of SEK 75 million (€7 million) on Google for its failure to comply with...

UK lawmakers challenge government over Huawei

The Conservative UK government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson narrowly defeated an attempt led by some of its own lawmakers to ban Chinese tech...

France says Huawei’s investments will not influence its 5G position

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said that investments by the Chinese tech giant Huawei will not influence France’s 5G expansion plans. Last week, Huawei...

Twitter tells staff to work from home due to virus fears

Twitter told its more than 4,800 employees around the world to work from home, amid fears of the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. “Beginning today,...

ICT industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030

The new standard developed by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is expected to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 45% from 2020 to...

Facebook cancels F8 conference due to coronavirus

Facebook on Thursday canceled its annual F8 developers conference over coronavirus fears. The company’s biggest annual event had originally been scheduled for early May. "In...

Privacy is the EU’s distinct business and technology doctrine

What expectations for privacy might an individual have and what expectations should an individual have in the digital age? People proclaim that they do...

Tech platforms free to censor content under US constitution

A US court ruled Wednesday that tech giants are free to censor content as they wish. The claims of the news outlet PragerU, that Google-owned...

EU urged to launch own OS, web browser

Finnish finance minister Katri Kulmuni  on Wednesday urged the European Union to develop its own computer operating system and internet browser, and to reduce...

Internet giants fight spread of coronavirus disinformation

Internet companies are stepping up their fight against the spread of disinformation about the coronavirus, after new cases and fatalities outside China have seen...

US military adopts new ethical guidelines for using AI in war

The US military announced Monday it has adopted new ethical principles for the use of artificial intelligence in warfare. The move comes after 15 months...

New Mexico sues Google for collecting children’s personal data

New Mexico’s attorney general Hector Balderas announced on Thursday that it sues Google. The lawsuit was filed in US District Court in Albuquerque. It...

Boeing says it found debris in fuel tanks on grounded 737 Max jets

Boeing announced it has ordered inspections of its grounded 737 Max series jets, after it found foreign objects in the fuel tanks of some...

Airbus announces 2,300 job cuts in defense and space division

European planemaker Airbus announced that it plans to cut 2,362 jobs across several countries by the end of next year. Its Germany-based subsidiary, Defence and...

IRS sues Facebook for $9b over Irish offshore deal

Facebook and US tax authorities are beginning a multi-billion dollar dispute over profits shifted to an Irish subsidiary by the social media giant. The US...

France steps up Ghosn probe into misuse of funds at Renault

French prosecutors have stepped up their investigation into alleged misuse of funds at Renault by former boss Carlos Ghosn. A judge had  been assigned...

China prepares to launch new satellite, role not revealed

China’s space program is expected to soon launch its Long March 7A rocket from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center. The official acknowledgement of a mission...

Spain moves forward with new digital tax on tech giants despite US warning

Spain’s government approved the introduction of new taxes on digital business and stock market transactions. The move has angered United States’ authorities and brought...

US House speaker Pelosi warns allies against working with Huawei

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi warned NATO allies against allowing Chinese tech giant Huawei into their 5G networks. During her visit to Brussels,...

Zuckerberg calls on Europe to better regulate social networks

During meetings with European officials in Brussels, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg urged the EU to better regulate political advertisements on social media and take...

Zuckerberg welcomes new framework for digital tax

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg backed the OECD moves, saying he accepts he may have to pay more taxes under the proposed digital tax reforms. The...

Boeing vows to rebuild public trust

Boeing says it is working to rebuild trust in its brand, even as it struggles to bring its 737 Max back into service. The plane...

UK to hold social media companies responsible for harmful content

The UK government has announced it will appoint media watchdog Ofcom as an online regulator that will have power to hold social media companies...

EU and Google go to court over €2.4bn fine

Google on Wednesday sought to overturn a €2.4 billion EU antitrust fine at the EU's General Court. The EU’s antitrust office, headed by competition Commissioner...

US orders Facebook, Amazon and others to reveal details of years of acquisitions

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced it has ordered Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple and Facebook to provide detailed information on their acquisitions of...

Lawyers say Ghosn used Nissan-Mitsubishi venture to inflate pay

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn used a joint venture between Nissan and Mitsubishi to inflate his pay and to cover a personal tax debt,...

Facebook demands Clearview stop scraping images for facial recognition tech

Facebook has warned US-based tech company Clearview AI to stop using data scraped from its social networks for its facial recognition database. “Scraping people’s information...

Boeing finds new software flaw on grounded 737 MAX jet

Flight testers have found another flaw in the software of Boeing's grounded 737 MAX plane. Boeing as well as the top US aviation regulator...

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