Illinois users reach $550M settlement with Facebook over illegal collection and storage of biometric data

In a statement Facebook Inc said, it has in principle reached a $550 million settlement related to a lawsuit that claimed the social media giant had illegally collected and stored biometric data for millions of users without their consent. The lawsuit was filed in 2015 with Illinois users dragging Facebook to court for violating the…

Britain allows Huawei to play limited role in its 5G networks

On Tuesday, in a statement the British government stated, it will allow China’s Huawei a limited role in building its 5G networks. The statement also mentions, high-risk vendors would be excluded from sensitive core parts of networks, and that there would a 35% cap on their involvement in the non-sensitive parts. The development is likely…

Tata Group launches electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem in India

India’s steel-to-autos conglomerate Tata Group, is making a big effort towards clean vehicles; it plans on producing electric cars and batteries, build recycling plants and set up charging stations around the country, said senior executives said on Tuesday. They went on to add, more than half a dozen companies, including Tata Chemicals, Tata Motors, Tata…

One idiot moment can impact decades of due diligence

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is scheduled to meet senior ministers on Tuesday to decide on whether the UK will allow China’s Huawei to participate in building the country’s critical 5G mobile infrastructure. The United States views Huawei as a company of particular concern and it sees Huawei’s participation in building a critical infrastructure as…

State Attorney Generals to meet and coordinate with Justice Department over Google probe

According to two sources familiar with the matter at hand, U.S. state attorneys general are scheduled to meet Justice Department attorneys later this week to share information on their investigations into Alphabet Inc’s Google. Their probe revolve around Google’s monopolistic behavior that could harm consumers through its control of search traffic and online advertising markets.…