11/05/2021

Electronics & Semiconductors

New tech coalition seeks US aid to respond to chip shortage

A newly formed coalition of technology firms called Tuesday for $50 billion in US government aid to boost incentives for domestic semiconductor manufacturing in the face of a deepening chip shortage.

Energy & Green Tech

US approves its biggest offshore wind farm yet

The US announced on Tuesday that it had granted final approval for its biggest wind power project yet, which will be located off the coast of the eastern state of Massachusetts.

Security

Security researcher manages to jailbreak the Apple AirTag

After Apple's recent release of the AirTag for locating misplaced items, security researchers have just succeeded in jailbreaking the new tagging device. The German researcher, stacksmashing, reported hacking into, dumping ...

Business

German watchdog bans Facebook from processing WhatsApp data

A German privacy watchdog banned Facebook on Tuesday from gathering data on users of its WhatsApp chat app, citing an update to its privacy policy that it said breaches stringent European data protection rules.

Security

Ransomware gang threatens release of DC police records

A Russian-speaking ransomware syndicate that stole data from the Washington, D.C., police department says negotiations over payment have broken down, with it rejecting a $100,000 payment, and it will release sensitive information ...

Business

Samsung won't attend global telecoms meet in-person

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it won't be physically present at Mobile World Congress, the telecoms industry's biggest annual gathering, next month in Barcelona due to the pandemic.

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