Human rights group Liberty has lost its High Court challenge against the government’s Investigatory Powers Act. Called the “Snoopers’ Charter” by its critics, the legislation allows for mass surveillance of electronic devices, allowing intelligence agencies to extract and store information. Liberty claimed the powers of “bulk hacking” were unlawfully... Read more
BANGALORE (BLOOMBERG) – India’s newest billionaire is a former classroom teacher who developed an education app that’s grown to a valuation of almost US$6 billion (S$8.2 billion) in about seven years. Byju Raveendran joined the rarefied club after his Think & Learn Pvt scored US$150 million in funding earlier... Read more
Few can resist the allure of a sequel. Not even, it seems, in the investing world. SoftBank announced on Friday that it was planning to create Vision Fund 2, a follow-up to the Japanese conglomerate’s nearly $100 billion vehicle for investing in the technologies that it believes will shape... Read more
Apple’s upcoming iPhone 11 line-up is expected to feature company’s new A13 chip, sport a new Taptic Engine and feature a lightning port for audio and charging. The iPhone maker would launch three iPhone 11 models this year. The D43 (internal name) would replace the iPhone XS Max, the... Read more
SEOUL (BLOOMBERG) – US technology companies urged Japan and South Korea to negotiate a resolution to a dispute that threatens to up-end the global supply chain that the world’s top electronics brands rely on make their products. Five of America’s largest tech industry groups including the Semiconductor Industry Association,... Read more
BEIJING/HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) – Huawei Technologies Co. quickened revenue growth to roughly 30 per cent in the first half after select teams secured critical supplies to keep production going despite US technology export restrictions, people familiar with the matter said. Two months into a Trump-administration ban that cut Huawei... Read more
WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) – Huawei Technologies, the Chinese tech giant embroiled in US President Donald Trump’s trade war with China and blacklisted as a national security threat, secretly helped the North Korean government build and maintain the country’s commercial wireless network, according to internal documents obtained by The Washington... Read more
  India has successfully launched its second lunar mission a week after it halted the scheduled blast-off due to a technical snag. Chandrayaan-2 was launched at 14:43 local time (09:13 GMT) on Monday from the Sriharikota space station. India’s space chief said his agency had “bounced back with flying... Read more
American Express Middle East has announced the introduction of contactless payment technology across cards issued starting this month. Contactless payment cards will be rolled out across all MENA markets, the company said in a statement. Hamad Hassani, head of Consumer Cards for American Express Middle East for American Express... Read more
Over 200 people have the chance to let their DNA determine the colour of their car. Launched by Nissan Middle East, the activation has been running in the United Arab Emirates with Al Masaood Automobiles in Abu Dhabi, and Arabian Automobiles Company in Dubai. Customers interested in the Nissan... Read more