Technology

US hedge fund wrests Telecom Italia control from Vivendi

May 4, 2018

Hedge fund Elliott Management has won a battle for control of the board of Telecom Italia, Italy's former telecoms monopoly, against majority stakeholder Vivendi of France.

EU gets ready to take on fake news

Apr 26, 2018

The EU wants online giants like Facebook, Twitter and Google to sign on to a special code of conduct to weed out fake news

EU wants 28-nation bloc to invest $24b in AI by end 2020

Apr 25, 2018

The European Union executive wants the public and private sectors in the bloc to invest at least $24 billion in Artificial Intelligence through 2020 in an attempt to remain globally competitive

EU launches probe of Apple's takeover of digital app Shazam

Apr 23, 2018

The European Union is opening a probe into the acquisition by Apple of song-recognition app Shazam because it wants to make sure consumers will still have a wide choice of streaming music

Belarus to require internet comments to be authorized

Apr 19, 2018

The parliament in Belarus has passed a measure prohibiting internet users from commenting on forums without authorization and requiring online publications to register with the government as mass media

VAR decisions at World Cup to be explained on giant screens

Apr 18, 2018

Fans attending World Cup matches in Russia won't be left wondering about the reasons behind decisions of the video assistant referee

EU renews call for Zuckerberg to testify over data scandal

Apr 18, 2018

The European Parliament is repeating a call for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify about the internet giant's data privacy scandal, after Zuckerberg offered to send someone else in his place

Suspect in Iceland's 'Big Bitcoin Heist' escapes prison

Apr 17, 2018

A prisoner in Iceland suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers used to mine bitcoin has managed to escape custody and flee the remote North Atlantic nation on a passenger plane

Facebook says up to 2.7 million EU users affected by leak

Apr 6, 2018

The European Union says that Facebook has told it that up to 2.7 million people in the 28-nation bloc may have been victim of improper data sharing with political data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica

Italy's robot concierge a novelty on the way to better AI

Apr 2, 2018

Robby Pepper, billed as Italy's first robot concierge, has been programmed to answer simple guest questions in Italian, English and German

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