Security

Cybersecurity seen as rising risk for airlines after 9/11

After remaking their security procedures following the 9/11 attacks to stop airline hijackings, carriers are now faced with rising threats targeting computers and electronic equipment critical to their operations and safety.

Business

China's Alibaba promises $15.5B for development initiatives

E-commerce giant Alibaba Group said Friday it will spend $15.5 billion to support President Xi Jinping's campaign to spread China's prosperity more evenly, adding to pledges by tech companies that are under pressure to pay ...

Business

Irish watchdog fines WhatsApp $267M after EU privacy probe

Ireland's privacy watchdog has fined WhatsApp a record 225 million euros ($267 million) after an investigation found it breached stringent European Union data protection rules on transparency about sharing people's data with ...

Business

Apple announces App Store concessions as pressure grows

Apple has agreed to loosen payment restrictions on its App Store, a major change announced in a settlement with small developers as the US technology giant faces growing scrutiny and legal challenges over its tightly controlled ...

Business

China state firms invest in TikTok sibling, Weibo chat app

The Chinese government has made investments in two of the nation's most significant technology firms—ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns global video app TikTok, and Weibo, China's version of Twitter—in a move apparently ...

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