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Tesla to recall 14,000 Model S cars in China over faulty Takata airbags

China’s top market regulator said on Friday that Tesla will recall a total of 14,123 imported Model S vehicles in the country over potentially deadly airbags. The recall is part of an industry-wide crackdown on Takata-made front passenger airbags, which involves roughly 37 million vehicles including more mainstream brands such as Toyota and Ford, as noted by the United States Department of Transportation. These defective airbags use a propellant that might rupture the airbag and cause serious in...
Tags: Asia, China, Cars, US, Tech, Tesla, Model, Palo Alto, Beijing, Automotive, United States, Airbags, Ford, Shanghai, Transport, Automotive Industry


Motorola Razrs Are Coming Back, So Remind Me What Year It Is Again?

We may no longer be sporting low-rise jeans, peasant tops, and Juicy tracksuits, but if the rumors are true, then we should all be prepared to feel like it's 2005 again pretty soon. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Motorola Razr - the flip phone that became one of the most popular phones of the early 2000s thanks to its super slim design - is making a comeback. Motorola's parent company, Lenovo, is apparently coming out with an updated version of the classic phone that will be sold exc...
Tags: Verizon, Motorola, Religion, US, Tech News, Lenovo, Wall Street Journal, Nostalgia


Netflix adds 8.8M paid subscribers globally, says it now accounts for 10 percent of US TV screen time

Netflix just released its , which looks mixed compared to Wall Street expectations. The company added 8.8 million subscribers, well above the 7.6 million that it had predicted at the beginning of the quarter. It also beat estimates for earnings per share — analysts had predicted EPS of 24 cents, but actual EPS came in at 30 cents. However, revenue was a bit lower than expected — $4.19 billion, compared to predictions of $4.21 billion. As of 4:50pm Eastern, Netflix shares were down about 2 pe...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Media, US, Tech, Netflix, Fortnite, Bird Box, Eastern Netflix


Oxford places ban on donations and research grants from Huawei

Decision on Chinese telecoms firm comes as national security concerns mount in the westThe University of Oxford has placed an indefinite ban on accepting research grants or donations from the Chinese telecoms firm Huawei, which is already facing mounting concerns from several governments about whether it poses a risk to national security.The decision emerged the day after the US prosecutors reportedly opened an investigation into Huawei for alleged theft of trade secrets from American firms. Con...
Tags: Technology, Education, China, US, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Higher Education, Oxford, University of Oxford, Huawei, westThe University of Oxford


Apple boss Tim Cook attacks 'shadow economy' of data in call for new privacy law

Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook has called for the US to introduce a national privacy law, attacking a “shadow economy” in which people’s personal data is bought and sold without their knowledge. Mr Cook said companies should have to collect as little data as possible and make it easy for people to delete the information that is held about them. It is the latest attempt from Apple to position itself as the steward of consumers’ privacy, and to draw a line between itself and companies such as Fa...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, UK, Cook, News, US, Tim Cook, US Congress, Federal Trade Commission, GDPR Facebook Amazon


These are all the federal HTTPS websites that’ll expire soon because of the US government shutdown

We like to think of ourselves as nerds here at TechCrunch, which is why we’re bring you this. During the government shutdown, security experts noticed several federal websites were throwing back browser errors because the TLS certificate, which lights up your browser with “HTTPS” or flashes a padlock, on many domains had expired. And because so many federal workers have been sent home on unpaid leave — or worse, working without pay but trying to fill in for most of their furloughed department — ...
Tags: Security, Python, Internet, Congress, Government, Senate, White House, US, Tech, Url, Fbi, United States, House, Food Safety, Securities And Exchange Commission, Federal Aviation Administration


These are all the federal HTTPS domains that’ll expire soon because of the US government shutdown

We like to think of ourselves as nerds here at TechCrunch, which is why we’re bring you this. During the government shutdown, security experts noticed several federal websites were throwing back browser errors because the TLS certificate, which lights up your browser with “HTTPS” or flashes a padlock, on many domains had expired. And because so many federal workers have been sent home on unpaid leave — or worse, working without pay but trying to fill in for most of their furloughed department — ...
Tags: Security, Python, Internet, Congress, Government, Senate, White House, US, Tech, Url, Fbi, United States, House, Food Safety, Securities And Exchange Commission, Federal Aviation Administration


Akai Force: hands-on preview of the post-PC live-in-a-box music tool

The leak was real. Akai have a standalone box that can free you from a laptop, when you want that freedom. It works with your computer and gear, but it also does all the arranging and performance (and some monster sounds and sequencing) on its own. It’s what a lot of folks were waiting for – and we’ve just gotten our hands on it. Akai have already had a bit of a hit with the latest MPCs, which work as a controller/software combo if you want, but also stand on their own. The Akai Force (it’s no...
Tags: Music, Usa, Hardware, Fcc, Berlin, US, Tech, Usb, Previews, Gear, MPC, Force, Sata, Hands-on, Grid-controllers, Ableton Live


Quantum Computing, Capabilities and Limits: An Interview with Scott Aaronson

Scott Aaronson GigaOm CEO Byron Reese recently sat down with  Scott Aaronson to discuss Quantum Computing. Aaronson is the David J. Bruton Jr. Centennial Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas in Austin, where he also directs the UT Quantum Information Center. Prior to UT, he taught Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Aaronson’s research focuses on the capabilities and limits of quantum computers and computational complexity. Byron Reese: Welcome Scott. Sco...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, Technology, Maryland, China, US, Blog, Seo, Eu, Earth, Austin, Beijing, United States, Netherlands, Shanghai


How to Implement a National Tracking Strategy

Posted by TheMozTeamGoogle is all about serving up results based on your precise location, which means there’s no such thing as a “national” SERP anymore. So, if you wanted to get an accurate representation of how you’re performing nationally, you’d have to track every single street corner across the country. Not only is this not feasible, it’s also a headache — and the kind of nightmare that keeps your accounting team up at night. Because we’re in the business of making things easy, we devised ...
Tags: Google, Disney, US, Seo, Google Analytics, Austin, Yonkers, TheMozTeam, TheMozTeamGoogle


US CEOs Are More Worried About Cybersecurity Than a Possible Recession

With markets uncertain, many onlookers might think a recession is on the way, whether that's most CFOs in the world or voters in the United States. But domestic CEOs don't find heavy economic headwinds their biggest external business worry, according to a new survey by the Conference Board. Instead, it's cybersecurity followed by new competitors. Risk of a recession is third. From a report: After high-profile data breaches experienced over the last two years by such companies as Marriott, Equifa...
Tags: Europe, Japan, US, Tech, United States, Latin America, Japan China, Marriott Equifax, Conference Board Instead


Acxiom, a huge ad data broker, comes out in favor of Apple CEO Tim Cook's quest to bring GDPR-like regulation to the United States

On Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook called for sweeping regulation of advertising data brokers— essentially, an American version of the EU's GDPR data regulation law.  One of those data brokers is Acxiom, which said in a statement to Business Insider that the company also wants a national privacy law in the US. The company said that it is "actively participating in discussions with US lawmakers" around the issue. Acxiom, a large data brokerage, has come out in support of Apple CEO Tim Cook's ques...
Tags: Apple, Google, UK, Cook, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, United States, Tim Cook, Time Magazine, Iab, DMA, Acxiom, DPIA, America Acxiom


Amazon investors are cranking up the pressure on Jeff Bezos to stop selling facial recognition tech to government agencies

Amazon shareholders with shares worth $1.32 billion have filed a resolution aimed at stopping the company selling its controversial facial recognition technology to government agencies. The five investors want Amazon's board to investigate the technology and conclude it "does not cause or contribute to actual or potential violations of civil and human rights." It is the first time an investor proposal has been put forward on the Rekognition software, and could be the first of its kind at any U...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Florida, Microsoft, Oregon, US, America, Trends, Aclu, Xiaomi, Ice, SEC, Catholic, Jeff Bezos, Long Island


VC-backed BYJU’S buys Osmo for $120 mln

BYJU’S has acquired Osmo for $120 million. Based in Palo Alto, California, Osmo is a provider of digital games for children. BYJU’S is backed by Naspers, CPPIB, General Atlantic, Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, Tencent, Sequoia Capital, Sofina, Verlinvest, IFC, Aarin Capital, Times Internet and Lightspeed Venture Partners. PRESS RELEASE PALO ALTO, Calif., and BANGALORE, India (Jan. 16, 2019) — Today, Osmo, the award-winning playful learning system for creating healthy screen time experiences, announ...
Tags: Google, India, US, Trends, M&a, Silicon Valley, Time Magazine, Cppib, Osmo, Bangalore India, Sharma, Palo Alto Calif, Byju, Naspers Ventures, Pramod Sharma, Byju Raveendran


Coursera moves into healthcare education with 100 courses and 2 masters degrees

Coursera, the online learning startup valued at $850 million, has made its name primarily around its classes and degrees in information technology, data science and business. Now nearly seven years into its life, it’s tackling a new vertical. To tap into shifting economic and societal trends, Coursera is moving into health, with around 100 courses in 30 areas, along with two master’s degrees in public health, to help train people to fill current and future talent shortages in health informati...
Tags: Google, TC, Stanford, US, Tech, Healthcare, World Health Organization, Coursera, E-learning, University Of Michigan, Mckinsey, Imperial, Koller, Andrew Ng, Daphne Koller Coursera, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers NEA GSV


Prices for Zero-Day Exploits Are Rising

Companies are willing to pay ever-increasing amounts for good zero-day exploits against hard-to-break computers and applications: On Monday, market-leading exploit broker Zerodium said it would pay up to $2 million for zero-click jailbreaks of Apple's iOS, $1.5 million for one-click iOS jailbreaks, and $1 million for exploits that take over secure messaging apps WhatsApp and iMessage. Previously, Zerodium was offering $1.5 million, $1 million, and $500,000 for the same types of exploits respect...
Tags: Apple, US, Zero-Day, Vulnerabilities, Zerodium, Exploits, Bruce Schneier, Dan Geer, Business of Security, GEER, Economics Of Security


Apple CEO Tim Cook blasted the invisible 'shadow economy' that profits off your information

Tim Cook published an op-ed in Time Magazine on Thursday arguing for the US to rein in data brokers in order to give people true privacy when it comes to their data. Data brokers are firms such as Experian or Oracle which collect huge amounts of information on consumers, then sell that data or insights based on the data to their customers. Most people aren't aware that data brokers exist, and how they hoover up online information. Cook called for new federal privacy regulation to shine a light...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Cook, China, US, Trends, Tim Cook, Brussels, Time Magazine, Las Vegas, Alex Stamos, Axciom Experian


The record-breaking government shutdown is putting the US at risk of a major cyberattack

Cybersecurity experts are warning that the US is at greater risk of attack during the record partial government shutdown. Thousands of workers who monitor the nation's defense systems are off work, and experts also worry that systems aren't being upgraded or repaired. Workers deemed essential are still in place, but the absence of so many others could still leave the US at risk. "In a stalemate over how best to secure America’s southern border, the Trump administration has endangered the integ...
Tags: Apple, Review, Obama, North Korea, Cbs News, Stanford, White House, US, America, Trends, Cbs, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Malley


The record-breaking government shutdown is putting the US at risk of a major cyber attack

Cybersecurity experts are warning that the US is at greater risk of attack as the record partial government shutdown continues. Thousands of workers that monitor the nation's defense systems are off work, and experts also worry that systems aren't being upgraded or repaired. Essential workers are still in place, but the absence of so many staff still leads the US at risk. MIT's Technology Review said: "In a stalemate over how best to secure America’s southern border, the Trump administration h...
Tags: Apple, Review, Obama, North Korea, Cbs News, Stanford, White House, US, America, Trends, Cbs, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Scythe, Juniper Networks


China accuses US of suppressing its high-tech companies

US said to be in ‘advanced’ stages of inquiry over alleged Huawei theft of trade secretsChina has accused the US of trying to suppress its high-tech companies, as US prosecutors reportedly investigate allegations that the company stole trade secrets from US businesses.Adding to pressure on the Chinese telecom giant, US lawmakers have proposed a ban on selling US chips or components to the company. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, China, US, World news, Asia Pacific, Huawei


Facebook finds and kills another 512 Kremlin-linked fake accounts

Two years on from the U.S. presidential election, Facebook continues to have a major problem with Russian disinformation being megaphoned via its social tools. In a blog post today the company reveals another tranche of Kremlin-linked fake activity — saying it’s removed a total of 471 Facebook pages and accounts, as well as 41 Instagram accounts, which were being used to spread propaganda in regions where Putin’s regime has sharp geopolitical interests. In its latest reveal of “coordinated inaut...
Tags: Security, Social, Facebook, Europe, Instagram, Putin, Russia, US, Social Media, Tech, Ukraine, United States, Nato, Kyrgyzstan, Sputnik, Moscow


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Federal prosecutors are investigating the Chinese electronics giant Huawei for allegedly stealing trade secrets from US companies. One such incident includes Huawei supposedly stealing robotic technology that T-Mobile uses to test its smartphones, according to the report. WeWork CEO Adam Neumann reportedly made millions of dollars by renting office space in buildings that he partially owns to his company, according to a Wall S...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Netflix, Tim Cook, Evan Spiegel, Lenovo, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Alexa, Adam Neumann, Niantic, Amazon Alexa, John Hanke


China's Huawei reportedly targeted in US criminal investigation

DoJ said to be in ‘advanced’ stages of inquiry over alleged theft of trade secretsHuawei has stated that a dispute with T-Mobile was settled in 2017 after a report said US authorities had opened a criminal investigation into the Chinese telecommunications company. Related: Huawei faces catastrophe in the technology cold war Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, China, US, World news, Asia Pacific, Huawei


Ciitizen raises $17 million to give cancer patients better control over their health records

Ciitizen, the company founded by the creators of Gliimpse (an Apple acquisition that’s been incorporated into the company’s HealthKit) which is developing tools to help patients organize and share their medical records, has raised $17 million in new funding. Ciitizen, like Gliimpse before it, is an attempt to break down the barriers that keep patients from being able to record, store, and share their healthcare information with whomever they want in their quest for treatment. The digitization of...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, California, US, Barack Obama, Tech, Andreessen, United States, President, Healthcare, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Head, Bill Maris, Alphabet


Former US Ambassador Ted Osius to head Google’s APAC public policy

Ted Osius, a US diplomat and the former US Ambassador to Vietnam (2014-17), is joining Google as its VP of public policy and government relations for APAC from next month, reports Public Affairs Asia. Osius has 30 years of government and private sector experience, including being an associate... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, News, Internet, US, Vietnam, APAC, Industry Moves, Ted Osius, Public Affairs Asia Osius


Motorola might bring the sexy back with a foldable Razr phone this February

Remember the Moto Razr? The iconic flip phone, which was released first in 2004, defined ‘sexy’ in the gadget world well before the iPhone was a thing. Now, according to a report from Wall Street Journal, Motorola is planning to bring it back in a new foldable avatar. Just know that you might have to shell out around $1,500 to get your hands on it. According to the report, Motorola’s parent company, Lenovo, is partnering with network provider Verizon to launch these devices in the US. We might g...
Tags: Startups, Verizon, Motorola, US, Lenovo, Insider, Plugged, Wall Street Journal Motorola


The EU's Copyright Directive charm offensive pats Europeans on the head and tells them leave it up to the corporations

When it comes to the new Copyright Directive, some in the EU would prefer that Europeans just stop paying attention and let the giant corporations decide the future of the Internet. In a new Q&A about the Directive, the European Parliament – or rather, the JURI committee, which, headed by Axel Voss, spearheaded the shepherding of Article 13 and 11 through a skeptical Parliament, sets out a one-sided account of the most far-reaching regulation of online speech in living memory, insisting that ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Post, Copyfight, News, US, America, Eu, Parliament, Big Tech, Juri, Axel Voss, Article 11, Article 13, Fixcopyright


US will reportedly seek criminal case against Huawei for stealing tech secrets

According to a , U.S. federal prosecutors are preparing a criminal indictment against Huawei for stealing trade secrets. The report, which cites sources with knowledge of the indictment, specifically mentions Huawei’s actions surrounding a T-Mobile smartphone testing tool known as “Tappy.” The report notes that the current investigation is far enough along that an indictment may come soon. This isn’t the first we’ve heard of Tappy. In 2014, T-Mobile sued Huawei for allegedly gaining access to a...
Tags: Apple, TC, Mobile, Business, US, Samsung, Tech, Smartphone, Canada, T-mobile, The Wall Street Journal, Seattle, Huawei, Mobile Device, Meng, Tappy


Steve Carell is coming to Netflix in a new comedy about the US government’s new Space Force

Steve Carell is coming back to small-screen comedy for a new Netflix series about the people tasked with creating the “Space Force” — the proposed sixth branch of the military. Details about the new show from Carell and Greg Daniels, who was the mind behind the American version of “The Office,” are sketchy. Netflix hasn’t given any specifics about the number of episodes or potential release date. What’s certain is that this Space Force is less likely to draw criticism and condemnation than...
Tags: Apple, TC, Television, Reese Witherspoon, US, Tech, Netflix, Jennifer Aniston, President, The Office, Steve Carell, Donald Trump, Pence, Carell, US Armed Forces, Greg Daniels


Wall Street expects Netflix to effectively battle competitors in 2019 and loves its biggest price increase ever

Wall Street expects Netflix to succeed in a crowded streaming market in 2019 even as more competitors, including Disney and AT&T, enter the field. Netflix announced a price increase this week, but some Wall Street analysts are optimistic that the price hike will be successful. Analysts said traditional TV viewership was declining and Netflix's push into international markets would give it a boost. But Netflix will also have to rely less on licensing agreements as original content becomes more ...
Tags: Google, Time Warner, Wall Street, China, India, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Credit Suisse, Ubs, Hulu, Morgan Stanley, Black Mirror, Rbc, Stifel



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