Britain’s Telecommunications (Security) Bill bans Huawei Technologies Co Ltd

In a significant development, the British government is set to pass a bill which will see British telecoms companies facing a fine of up to 10% of their turnover or $133,140 (100,000 pounds) a day fine, if they contravene a ban on using equipment made by China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. The Telecommunications (Security) Bill…

Japan approves bill to develop 5G, drone technologies

On Tuesday, Japan’s cabinet approved a bill to support companies to develop secure 5G mobile networks and drone technologies midst a growing alarm from Tokyo policymakers over Chinese influence over the said technologies. The bill aims to provide companies, who want to develop the technologies, funds which will attract low-interest rate from government-affiliated financial institutions…

European Commission looking to set up ethical guidelines for AI

The European Commission is looking to setup ethical guidelines for artificial intelligence which should be transparent, secure, have human oversight and have reliable algorithms. They should also be subject to privacy and data protection rules. The European Commission stated, companies working with artificial intelligence need to install accountability mechanisms that prevent the misuse of AI.…

LG unveils 5G smartphone that can recognize gestures and is ultra secure

Unlike smartphones which recognize faces, LG’s offering can scan the vein structure of a user’s hands in 3D. In a first, South Korea’s LG Electronics has unveiled a 5G smartphone featuring a dual screen, underscoring new design efforts by the company to revive flagging sales. Both screens work independent to each other on the LG…

Amazon courts space industry, adds antenna service for satellites to its cloud business

The move is significant as it marks Amazon.com’s growing ambition to tap contracts from the U.S. Department of Defense. Amazon.com Inc, the world’s biggest online retailer and also the world’s top cloud computing company, stated it was starting a new antenna service for uploading and downloading data from satellites; the move underscores its efforts to…

EU must develop indigenous battery cell production facilities: Angela Merkel

With the automotive industry witnessing a shift towards greener, eco-friendly forms of mobility, the European Union must develop and ramp up the strategic production of battery cells productions to stay relevant and ahead of the competition, opined Merkel. On Tuesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, it is “extremely important” that the European Union develops its…

Hackers gains access to millions of payment card details from Hudson’s Bay Co

JokerStash, a well known criminal group, has managed to breach Hudson’s Bay Co’s security systems and gain access to its payment cards data. Having penetrated the security systems of Hudson’s Bay Co, hackers have gained access to data on payment cards used at Saks and Lord & Taylor stores in North America, said Hudson’s Bay…

Australia welcomes Britain joining the TPP once it leaves the European Union

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop made it lucidly clear that in any such deal, Australia would want to secure the rights for its citizens to work in Britain. On Monday, Julie Bishop, Australia’s Foreign Minister stated it would welcome Britain’s participation in the regional trade group, Trans-Pacific Partnership, after March 31, 2019. Earlier this year,…

Cryptocurrency investors file lawsuit against Coincheck Inc

While Coincheck wants to resume trading once it can guarantee the secure resumption of its operations, investors want to withdraw their holdings so that they can continue trading on other cryptocurrency exchanges. On Thursday, cryptocurrency investors in Japan launched a lawsuit against Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc in efforts aimed at forcing it to allow…