Facebook, Google has up to Nov. 2020 to comply to Australian competition rules

On Thursday, Australia made it lucidly clear to technology giants Facebook Inc and Google Inc that will have to agree and comply to Australia’s new rules, designed to ensure that they do not abuse their market power and damage competition, failing which the government will impose new controls on them. In a statement, Australian Prime…

Whitefly held responsible for last year’s cyberattack on Singapore

Whitefly is a state-sponsored espionage group that has been very active in Singapore and has actively targeted its engineering, healthcare, telecoms and media sectors. According to a statement from Symantec Corp, the worst ever cyberattack suffered by Singapore, which saw the personal information of more than 1.5 million people stolen including that of the Prime…

SAP to expand margins after closure of Qualtrics deal

SAP’s CFO, Luka Mucic stated, the German business software firm will be able to scale up growth and profitability at Qualtrics. On Friday, SAP’s Chief Financial Officer, Luka Mucic stated, the German business software company expects its margins to continue to expand despite its $8 billion acquisition of U.S. online consumer sentiment tracking company Qualtrics.…

Apple removes 25k apps from its App store to comply to Chinese regulations

The development underscores the strict rules companies have to comply in to operate in China with Beijing’s regulator trying to create a cyberspace with enhanced censorship policies. Apple has stated it has withdrawn lottery apps from its App Store in China midst tightening regulations and a barrage of criticism from China’s state media. According to…