Uber faces EU-wide privacy probes into hidden hacking attack

2017-11-23 13:30

Uber faces privacy probes across the European Union from regulators who vowed to look into the huge data breach that the company hid for more than a year.

Uber concealed hack that exposed 57 million people’s data

2017-11-22 09:13

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber, a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year.

Bitcoin soars past $8 000 as tech worry vanishes

2017-11-20 09:29

Bitcoin has topped $8 000 for the first time, as investors set aside technology concerns that had derailed its advance earlier this month.

Block porn or be blocked, nation warns Google and Twitter

2017-11-17 11:26

Indonesia has threatened to bar leading social-media providers from operating in the country unless they comply with stringent demands to filter pornography and other content deemed obscene.

Twitter cracks down on verified accounts with new policy

2017-11-16 09:58

Twitter says it’s in the process of reviewing current verified accounts to make sure users meet the new guidelines for behaviour.

Google pays to put search back on Firefox browser in US

2017-11-15 10:39

Mozilla has rolled out a major update to its Firefox web browser with a bevy of new features, and one old frenemy: Google.

Apple targets rear-facing 3D sensor for 2019 iPhone

2017-11-14 14:49

Apple is working on a rear-facing 3D sensor system for the iPhone in 2019, another step toward turning the handset into a leading augmented-reality device.

Bitcoin tumble erases $38bn as rival cryptocurrency gains

2017-11-13 10:32

Bitcoin has slumped as the cancellation of a technology upgrade prompted users to switch out of the cryptocurrency, spooking speculators who had profited from a more than 500% surge this year.

Facebook said to move to London office, close to Google HQ

2017-11-10 11:44

Facebook is in negotiations to lease a new London office close to the planned headquarters of Google, according to people with knowledge of the talks.

Blockchain becoming the rage at US business schools

2017-11-09 11:20

US business schools are beefing up training in the software that underlies digital currency bitcoin, a technology expected to be a game changer in many industries.


Uber is facing yet another irate UK regulator after hack

2017-11-23 10:00

The UK regulator in charge of data privacy is looking into the major hack of Uber’s user data, opening up yet another front in the firm’s battle to manage one of its most successful markets.

Blockchain gets a Wall Street win: 'We know the thing works now'

2017-11-21 07:00

The prospect of blockchain technology remaking financial services have just moved a step closer to reality after a successful six-month test in the $2.8trn equity swaps market.

BIG READ: Inside Google's struggle to filter lies from breaking news

2017-11-17 15:17

Facebook has a fake news problem. Google has an evil unicorn problem.

'Fake news' has become a business model, researchers say

2017-11-16 16:18

Cyber criminals have latched onto the notion of fake news and turned it into a profitable business model, with services starting at under $10, according to security researchers.

Bitcoin is going wild in Zimbabwe

2017-11-15 13:26

Bitcoin has climbed as much as 10% on Zimbabwe’s Golix exchange after the country’s armed forces seized power.

Naspers CEO marks 'several billion' for tech investments

2017-11-15 08:22

Naspers is keen to continue its search for e-commerce and tech investments, with Africa’s biggest company happy to deploy a sizable war chest in its hunt for deals.

Vodacom falls after cutting dividend amid economic weakness

2017-11-13 12:20

Vodacom shares have fallen the most in more than a month after reducing its first-half dividend amid weaker economic conditions in some of its key markets.

Over half of Cape Town Airbnb hosts use it to cover bills

2017-11-10 11:54

Up to 52% of Cape Town Airbnb hosts use the online home sharing service in order to afford their homes, the company has revealed.

Airbnb guns for China to become leading source of travellers

2017-11-10 11:31

Airbnb is opening more offices in China and expects the country to be its leading source of customers by 2020.

Apple said to plan 2018 iPad redesign with facial recognition

2017-11-09 10:43

Apple is working on a redesigned, high-end iPad for as early as 2018 that incorporates key iPhone X features such as slimmer edges and facial recognition.

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