My data security is better than yours: tech CEOs throw shade in privacy wars

Apple, Google and Facebook are racing to embrace the latest buzzword, and taking swipes at each other in the process“Privacy cannot be a luxury good offered only to people who can afford to buy premium products and services,” declared Sundar Pichai, th…

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Alleged Huawei router ‘backdoor’ is standard networking tool, says firm

Media reports of a secret spying device in millions of domestic routers are ‘misleading’ says under-fire Chinese telcoVodafone discovered security failings in Huawei internet routers used by millions of people almost a decade ago.Europe’s biggest mobil…

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Big tech must get its house in order or risk stronger regulation | Michael Boskin

Governments had to act on Facebook, Google and Amazon – but they could stifle innovationTwo years ago, it seemed clear that a combination of factors would lead to increased calls to regulate technology companies, especially the big tech giants Amazon, …

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Microsoft becomes third listed US firm to be valued at $1tn

Company beat sales and profit expectations to join Apple and Amazon in prestigious clubMicrosoft has become the third publicly listed US company, after Apple and Amazon, to boast a market value of more than $1tn after bumper quarterly results boosted i…

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Innovate? Big tech would rather throw us a broken Samsung Galaxy Fold | Charles Arthur

The saga of the malfunctioning $2,000 folding phone shows technology companies have a peculiar disregard for usersIf you ever wondered whether the tech business is thrashing around in search of something – anything – to make people Buy More Unneeded St…

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Amazon staff listen to customers’ Alexa recordings, report says

Staff review audio in effort to help AI-powered voice assistant respond to commands When Amazon customers speak to Alexa, the company’s AI-powered voice assistant, they may be heard by more people than they expect, according to a report.Amazon employee…

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