Japanese antimonopoly watchdog drafts guidelines to regulate IT giants

Business Jul 17, 2019

Japanese antimonopoly watchdog drafts guidelines to regulate IT giants

The Fair Trade Commission has drafted guidelines stipulating that it can consider cases where information technology giants obtain personal data without consent as violations of the country's antimonopoly law, it was learned Tuesday. The antimonopoly watchdog will shortly compile a final draft of the guidelines ...

Attacks on Big Tech likely at White House social media 'summit'

Business Jul 9, 2019

Attacks on Big Tech likely at White House social media 'summit'

President Donald Trump is gearing up for a fresh assault on Silicon Valley this week with a "social media summit" — inviting conservative critics of Big Tech but excluding the big online platforms themselves. The White House offered few details on its gathering set for ...

Baidu CEO soaked by stage-invader during keynote speech

Business Jul 3, 2019

Baidu CEO soaked by stage-invader during keynote speech

A routine keynote address by Baidu Inc. chief Robin Li morphed into a public humiliation when an unidentified man jumped onstage and doused him in water. The billionaire founder was 10 minutes into introducing an AI-powered valet parking service when a man in a black ...

Asia Pacific Jun 29, 2019

Vanuatu nabs six Chinese nationals for allegedly running internet scam

Authorities in Vanuatu have arrested six Chinese nationals following Chinese complaints they were operating an internet scam from the Pacific island, media reported Saturday. Chinese law enforcement officials arrived in Vanuatu shortly before the late Thursday raid in which the six were detained, and helped ...