Facebook told to stop tracking in Belgium

Image copyright Getty Images Facebook has been ordered to stop tracking people without consent, by a court in Belgium. The company has been told to delete all the data it had gathered on people who did not use Facebook. The court ruled the data was gathered illegally. Belgium’s privacy watchdog said the website had broken privacy laws by placing tracking code – known as cookies – on third-party websites. Facebook said it would appeal against the ruling. The social network faces fines of 250,000 euros (£221,000, $311,000) a day ifRead More

Wall Street opens lower as financial, tech stocks weigh

(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes opened lower on Friday, led by losses in financial and technology stocks, but are on course to end with strong weekly gains as they rebound from last week’s sell-off. The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI fell 51.11 points, or 0.2 percent, to 25,149.26. The S&P 500 .SPX lost 6.09 points, or 0.22 percent, to 2,725.11. The Nasdaq Composite .IXIC dropped 20.97 points, or 0.29 percent, to 7,235.47. Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D’Souza Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. SourceRead More

Call for women-only Uber Pools for London

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There is a call for Women Only Uber Pool cars in London Transport for London (TfL) says ride-sharing apps should offer women-only cars. The suggestion is outlined in a policy statement issued by TfL. This could affect services such as Uber Pool. It states: “Operators should provide mechanisms to allow passengers to choose who they share vehicles with (e.g. women-only vehicles) and establish how passengers might be able to decide… before accepting a ride.” The idea is listed under a section on “improving customerRead More

Anger at Google image search ‘peace deal’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Getty Images sells photographers’ work Google has made it more difficult for people to save pictures from its image search product, as part of a “peace deal” with photo library Getty Images. In 2017, Getty Images complained to the European Commission, accusing Google of anti-competitive practices. Google said it had removed some features from image search, including the “view image” button. Getty Images said it was a “significant milestone” but critics said the move was “a step backwards”. Why did Getty Images complain? GettyRead More

Robots compete in skiing challenge and other news

BBC Click’s Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best technology stories of the week including: Robots get the chance to compete in a skiing competition in South Korea Some pig farmers in China are using artificial intelligence in the hope it will improve farming efficiency The search for extra-terrestrial life could be hindered by the crypto-currency mining craze, a radio astronomer says See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick. Source link قالب وردپرس

A tale of two Indian tech cities

For years, Bangalore has enjoyed a reputation as the darling of India’s tech industry. However, growing problems with congestion and infrastructure have pushed start-ups to look for new alternatives. Hyderabad is increasingly being named as the new city of choice, so how well does it rate against Bangalore? Producers: Medhavi Arora and Pamela Parker Source link قالب وردپرس

Is boasting good or bad for business?

Image copyright Maddy Savage Image caption Are, with a population of just 5,000, has become a Swedish start-up hub Sweden is one of the most innovative countries in the world, yet has a business culture that discourages bragging about its success. So is this humility a help or a hindrance when it comes to start-ups? From household names such as Spotify and Skype, to gaming leaders King and Mojang and cashless payment companies iZettle and Klarna, Sweden is a hotspot for industry-changing new technologies. Despite just 10 million inhabitants occupyingRead More

Instagram submits to Russia censor’s demands

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Navalny has criticised Instagram for meeting Russia’s internet censor’s demand Instagram has blocked posts in Russia relating to corruption claims made by the country’s most prominent opposition leader. It follows a demand by the country’s internet censor that the Facebook-owned service restrict access to posts on its platform connected to allegations made by Alexei Navalny. Its response contrasts with that of Google’s YouTube service. It had been ordered to block several clips before the end of Wednesday. But it has taken no suchRead More

Peter Thiel, retreating from Silicon Valley’s tech scen…

Peter Thiel, retreating from Silicon Valley’s tech scene, is moving to LA  Los Angeles Times Silicon Valley made Peter Thiel billions, now he leaves it for LA  Ars Technica Peter Thiel Is So Over Silicon Valley  Vanity Fair Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand  The Guardian Full coverage Source link قالب وردپرس

‘Phenomenal’ robot surgery speeds up man’s recovery

A man who became one of the first people in the UK to undergo robotic heart surgery has said the treatment was “phenomenal”. Owen Veldhuizen said he was “a bit anxious” before the operation at Liverpool Chest and Heart Hospital, which saw surgeons guide a robot to carry out the procedure. The use of a robot meant Mr Veldhuizen’s recovery time was cut from eight weeks to three. Source link قالب وردپرس