Facebook Portal TV Now Supports Zoom, GoToMeeting Video Calls

Facebook Portal TV will now let you attend video calls from the comfort of your couch. Facebook’s Portal TV will now support Zoom and GoToMeeting. The two video conferencing services, along with BlueJeans and Webex, were already available on Portal, Portal Mini, and Portal+ devices. The new additions to Portal TV should make attending video … 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

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 – Britain’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

Korea’s LG to Invest $4.5 Billion in Its US Battery Business

LG Energy Solution says it will invest more than $4.5 billion in its U.S. battery production business by 2025 as automakers ramp up production of electric vehicles. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) — LG Energy Solution says it will invest more than $4.5 billion in its U.S. battery production business by 2025 as automakers … Read more

Netflix Tests Feature That Could Limit Password Sharing

NETFLIX INC is testing a feature that asks viewers to verify they share a household with the account holder, the company said on Thursday, a move that could lead to a clampdown on sharing of passwords. A small number of Netflix users are receiving a message asking them to confirm they live with the account owner … Read more

Apple to Set up Silicon Design Centre in Germany, Invest $1.2 Billion

BERLIN (REUTERS) – Apple said on Wednesday it would establish a European silicon design centre in Munich, Germany, and invest more than 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) over the next three years in expanding its team there and in research and development. Munich is already Apple’s largest engineering hub in Europe, with close to 1,500 engineers … Read more