Google Collects 20 Times More Data on Android Than Apple Does on iPhone: Study

Google and Apple both collect data from Android and iOS every 4.5 minutes on average. Google collects more data from Android users than Apple does from iOS users, a new research report states. Researchers from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, compared the data that a Pixel phone shared with Google with what iPhones share with Apple … Read more

YouTube Will Lift Ban on Trump Channel When Risk of Violence Decreases: CEO

Alphabet Inc’s YouTube will lift its suspension on former U.S. President Donald Trump’s channel when it determines the risk of real-world violence has decreased, the company’s CEO, Susan Wojcicki, said on Thursday. YouTube suspended Trump’s channel for violating policies against inciting violence after the assault on the U.S. Capitol by the former president’s supporters in … Read more

South Africa’s Information Regulator Says WhatsApp Cannot Share Users’ Contact Information

JOHANNESBURG – Facebook Inc cannot share any contact information it collects from WhatsApp users in South Africa with its other properties without first obtaining authorisation from the country’s Information Regulator (IR), the agency said on Wednesday. In January, the Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp informed users it was preparing a new privacy policy, under which it … Read more

Russia Rebukes Facebook for Blocking Some Media Posts

MOSCOW – Russia accused Facebook on Monday of violating citizens’ rights by blocking some media outlets’ content in the latest standoff between a government and Big Tech. Communications watchdog Roskomnadzor at the weekend threatened Facebook with a minimum 1 million rouble ($13,433) fine and demanded it restore access to content posted by TASS news agency, … Read more

Britain Must Boost Cyber-Attack Capacity, PM Johnson Says

LONDON – Britain needs to boost its capacity to conduct cyber attacks on foreign enemies, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said before the publication of a national security review next week. “Cyber power is revolutionising the way we live our lives and fight our wars, just as air power did 100 years ago,” Johnson said in … Read more

Proxy Advisers ISS, Glass Lewis Recommend LG Shareholders Reject Spinoff Plan

BOSTON – Proxy advisers Institutional Shareholder Services Inc and Glass Lewis & Co recommended separately that LG Corp shareholders vote against the South Korean company’s plan to spin off five affiliates, arguing there is no “compelling” reason for the proposed transaction. LG announced in November that it would spin off a new holding company and … Read more

Amazon Canada Asked to Shut Brampton Facility on COVID-19 Concerns

Amazon.com Inc’s Canada division has been ordered to close its Brampton facility in southern Ontario, with workers being asked to self-isolate for 14 days, according to a statement from Peel Public Health on Friday. Over the past few weeks, the rate of COVID-19 infection across Peel has been decreasing while the rate inside Amazon’s fulfillment … Read more

UK Urges Organisations to Install Microsoft Updates Urgently

LONDON –┬áBritain’s cyber security body urged organizations to install the latest Microsoft updates as a matter of urgency on Friday, after the company became aware of flaws that make email servers vulnerable. “We are working closely with industry and international partners to understand the scale and impact of UK exposure, but it is vital that … Read more