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Chipmaker Infineon raises 1.06 billion euros with capital increase

The German chipmaker Infineon Technologies has raised about 1.06 billion euros (approximately $1.16 billion) by issuing new shares to partially finance its $10 billion acquisition ...


Data puzzle as Spanish government tweaks coronavirus tracking system

Spain’s Health Ministry has defended changes to its methodology for recording coronavirus data that have led to wild fluctuations in daily statistics and provoked sharp criti...


Softbank Group’s Arm releases chip tech for high-end Android devices

Arm Ltd, the semiconductor firm owned by Japan’s Softbank Group Corp released new technology aimed at helping Android devices catch up to Apple Inc’s iPhones for certai...


Apple to reopen about 100 stores in the US, most with curbside pickup

Apple plans to reopen about 100 stores in the United States, mostly with curbside pickup but some with walk-in service, the company said on Tuesday.

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China’s COVID-19 campaign offers glimpse into extensive surveillance systems

The coronavirus outbreak in China has given unprecedented glimpses into how an extensive system of surveillance cameras works, as monitoring stations are re-branded epidemic “...


In the land of big data, China sets privacy rights for individuals

Communist China is poised to enshrine individuals’ rights to privacy and personal data for the first time, a symbolic first step as more of the country of 1.4 billion people ...

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Volunteer army in Indonesia helps fight coronavirus with big data and web

As Indonesia’s most populous province weighed tough movement restrictions to stop the new coronavirus, it turned to a loosely-knit volunteer group of data scientists and heal...


Smartphone data shows America’s cautious comeback

Data from millions of mobile phones shows varying behaviour across the United States in May as people responded to the loosening of stay-at-home orders, analysis from the news agen...


US strikes at a Huawei prize: chip juggernaut HiSilicon

The latest US action against Huawei Technologies takes direct aim the Chinese giants HiSilicon chip division, a business that in a few short years has become central to China’...


Senate Democrats call for Trump White House to unveil details of TSMC deal

Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday urged the Trump administration to answer “serious questions” about Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co’s plans to build a US-bas...


Financial gain trumps espionage as top motivator in cyber attacks: report

Money trumped spying as the top motivator for data breaches last year, according to Verizon’s annual report on cyber crimes published on Tuesday.

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White House panel: Build new tech infrastructure for future jobs

A White House advisory panel will call for the government and private industry to work together to build new technological infrastructure to support future jobs and provide the und...

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SoftBank’s Vision Fund tumbles to $18 billion loss in ‘valley of coronavirus’

Japan’s SoftBank reported a stunning $18 billion loss at its giant Vision Fund, pushing Masayoshi Son’s conglomerate to a record loss and highlighting the deepening cri...


US moves to cut Huawei off from global chip suppliers as China eyes retaliation

The Trump administration has moved to block global chip supplies to blacklisted telecoms equipment giant Huawei Technologies, spurring fears of Chinese retaliation and hammering sh...