U.S. International Trade Commission probing select devices made by Lenovo Group Ltd and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd

In a statement the U.S. International Trade Commission stated, it was probing certain LTE-compliant cellular devices made by China’s Lenovo Group Ltd owned Motorola Mobility and by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, following a complaint. On February 1, 2021, an investigation was launched following a complaint filed by Austin, Texas-based Evolved Wireless LLC alleging infringement of…

EU’s antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager eyes Amazon over usage of market sensitive merchant data

According to a source familiar with the matter at hand, online retail giant is set to face antitrust charges from the European Commission over its usage of merchant data, said EU’s antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager. The European Commission has been investigating the online retailer’s dual role, of that of a marketplace for merchants as well…

Alleged hacker puts up Tokopedia’s user details for sale on darknet

Indonesia’s largest e-commerce platform, Tokopedia said, it is investigating an attempted cyber attack and claims that details of millions of its users had been leaked online. “We found that there had been an attempt to steal data from Tokopedia users,” said Tokopedia’s spokesman. “However, Tokopedia ensures that crucial information such as passwords remains successfully protected…

Defense data may have been stolen in cyberattack on Mitsubishi Electric Corp: Japan Defense Ministry

In a statement, Japan’s defense ministry stated, a cyber attack on Mitsubishi Electric Corp, a major supplier of the country’s defense and infrastructure systems, has led to a breach of sensitive data on defense equipment. The potentially stolen data included requirements for defense equipment that Japan’s Defense ministry specified for contract bidders in October 2018,…

European Commission scrutinizing how FB and Google monetizes data, leverages it to expand, block competitors

In a statement, the European Commission said, it is investigating how Facebook collects and monetizes its data. The development signals the opening of a second front, on top of an existing investigation, into Facebook’s marketplace. As part of preliminary investigations into both Facebook and Google, the EU executive said, it had sent out questionnaires to…

Russian antitrust authorities investigating Apple Inc over abusing its market dominance

The development revolves around a highly invasive technology called Mobile Device Management. On Thursday, antitrust authorities in Russia disclosed, they have begun investigating Apple Inc following a complaint from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab that Cupertino may be abusing its dominant market position. Russia’s FAS stated it was investigating why a new version of Kaspersky Lab’s…

Huawei helped North Korea in building its wireless network: Washington Post

The report adds to the growing number of supporting documents to U.S. claims that China’s Huawei has violated in multiple instances US export control rules. According to a report from the Washington Post citing sources and internal documents, China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has secretly helped North Korea to build and maintain its commercial wireless…