Disney sued for collecting kids data
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Thursday, 10 August 2017 11:48

Disney sued for collecting kids data


Mobile apps facilitate "commercial exploitation" of children


Mickey Mouse outfit Walt Disney has been secretly collecting personal information on children which it shares illegally with advertisers without parental consent, according to a federal lawsuit filed late last week in California.

Android co-creator raises $300 million
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 10 August 2017 11:41

Android co-creator raises $300 million


Essential Products will have a new product soon


The smartphone startup founded by a co-creator of the Android mobile operating system, has raised $300 million in new funding and signed up retailers to sell its first device.

China sends unbreakable cat code from space
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Thursday, 10 August 2017 11:39

China sends unbreakable cat code from space


Uses the power of potentially dead or alive cats


China has managed to harness the power of cats who may or may not be dead to send an unbreakable quantum code from space.

Kaspersky withdraws Microsoft antitrust complaint
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Vole agrees to change how it delivers security updates to Windows users


Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab has withdrawn antitrust complaints against Microsoft.

Toshiba avoids delisting
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Thursday, 10 August 2017 11:22

Toshiba avoids delisting

 

Auditor signs off on financial results

Toshiba has  avoided immediate delisting after its auditor signed off on its financial results albeit with criticism of its governance.

Assange wants fired Google employee to work for him
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Birds of a feather in Wikileaks

Feeling he is not in the media enough again, Julian Assange has offered the Google developer James Damore a job in Wikileaks.

Google cuts SSD cloud prices
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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 06:00

Google cuts SSD cloud prices


Cheaper faster cloud

Google is cutting the price for high speed storage attached to its cloud virtual machines.

Big Blue has a deep learning breakthough
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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 12:29

Big Blue has a deep learning breakthough


Slashes processing time

Big Blue Boffins claim to have developed technology that dramatically cuts the time it takes to crunch massive amounts of data and then come up with useful insights.

Disney walks away from Netflix
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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 06:00

Disney walks away from Netflix


Starts its own mickey mouse outfit 

Disney announced today that it will end its distribution deal with Netflix and launch its own streaming service in 2019.

Illinois worried about Fox-con
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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 11:42

Illinois worried about Fox-con


It will be 25 years before there are any benefits

The “great deal” which would see Foxconn open a show factory in the US is laced with so many sweeteners it looks like it will be a quarter of century before Illinois will see any benefit.