India rolls back privacy bill that alarmed big tech companies, works on new law

India rolls back privacy bill that alarmed big tech companies, works on new law

NEW DELHI, Aug 3 (Reuters) – India’s government on Wednesday withdrew a controversial data protection and privacy bill that was first proposed in 2019 and alarmed big tech companies such as Facebook and Google , announcing that he was working on a comprehensive new law. The 2019 law had proposed tough regulations on cross-border data … Read more

Bhutan mulls steps to avoid fallout from dwindling foreign exchange reserves – minister

Bhutan mulls steps to avoid fallout from dwindling foreign exchange reserves – minister

A girl checks her mobile phone as her mother prepares vegetables at the market in the capital Thimphu, Bhutan December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KATHMANDU/NEW DELHI, July 28 (Reuters) – Bhutan is considering several measures to contain negative impacts on the economy from falling foreign … Read more

Apple predicts faster sales growth and strong iPhone demand despite sluggish economy

Apple predicts faster sales growth and strong iPhone demand despite sluggish economy

July 28 (Reuters) – Apple Inc. (AAPL.O) Thursday said parts shortages were easing and demand for iPhones was unrelenting despite other consumer spending tightening, helping it beat Wall Street expectations and forecast faster revenue growth. upcoming sales. Shares of the Silicon Valley giant rose 2.6% after hours following the earnings release. Apple said it was … Read more

TSMC Sees Resilient Chip Sales Boost Q3; the electronics require cooling

TSMC Sees Resilient Chip Sales Boost Q3;  the electronics require cooling

The logo of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) is pictured at its headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan January 19, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register See third quarter revenue up to $19.8 billion – $20.6 billion from $14.88 billion year-over-year Confident in long-term chip demand Q2 profit of T$237.0 billion … Read more

Apple soars above competition even as smartphone market stumbles, sources say

Apple soars above competition even as smartphone market stumbles, sources say

July 13 (Reuters) – The global smartphone market may be in the toilet, but the iPhone 13 continues to sell well, and Apple Inc (AAPL.O) expects its upcoming iPhone 14 to do even better at launch. Apple’s slightly higher expectations for the upcoming iPhone 14 underscore a growing belief among Wall Street analysts that the … Read more

Lebanon’s telecommunications mark-up threatens migrants’ link to jobs and security

Lebanon’s telecommunications mark-up threatens migrants’ link to jobs and security

BEIRUT, July 11 (Reuters) – Kenyan cleaner Noel Musanga has survived Lebanon’s economic collapse, waves of COVID-19 and the Beirut port explosion. But when her internet service provider announced that rates would double, she feared her last lifeline for her family and her job would be shattered. The self-employed migrant worker was already earning barely … Read more

Rogers network outage hits millions of Canadians, sparks outrage

Rogers network outage hits millions of Canadians, sparks outrage

Rogers dominates the telecommunications sector in Canada Banking services down, transportation disrupted The outage renews criticism of competition in the telecommunications sector TORONTO/OTTAWA, July 8 (Reuters) – A major network outage at one of Canada’s largest telecom operators shut down access to banking, transportation and government for millions of people all day Friday , sparking … Read more

Twitter promises legal battle after Musk pulls out of $44 billion deal

Twitter promises legal battle after Musk pulls out of  billion deal

July 8 (Reuters) – Tesla CEO Elon Musk (TSLA.O) and the world’s richest person, said Friday he was ending his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter (TWTR.N) because the social media company breached several provisions of the merger agreement. Twitter Chairman Bret Taylor said on the microblogging platform that the board plans to take legal … Read more

Japanese KDDI shares fall nearly 4% after giant mobile network outage

Japanese KDDI shares fall nearly 4% after giant mobile network outage

A man wearing a mask checks his mobile phone at a shopping district amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan, May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Nearly 40 million users affected by the outage; data service largely restored Stocks recoup some losses after an opening … Read more

It’s alive! How Belief in AI’s Sensitivity Becomes a Problem

It’s alive!  How Belief in AI’s Sensitivity Becomes a Problem

OAKLAND, California, June 30 (Reuters) – Artificial intelligence chatbot company Replika, which offers its customers bespoke avatars that talk to and listen to them, says it receives a handful of messages almost daily from users who think their online friend is sensitive. “We’re not talking about crazy people or people who have hallucinations or delusions,” … Read more