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Nokia to slash a third of jobs at Alcatel-Lucent

PARIS (FRANCE) – Finland’s Nokia Oyj plans to go ahead with 1,233 job cuts at its French subsidiary Alcatel-Lucent International, which is equivalent to a third of the local workforce, the group said on Monday. Nokia, which competes with Ericsson and Huawei for work on lucrative 5G networks, said in a statement the staff cut […]
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China relaxes green rules for petrol-electric hybrids

BEIJING (CHINA) – China re-classified petrol-electric hybrid vehicles on Monday to enable them to get more favourable treatment than all-petrol or diesel counterparts. This makes it easier for automakers to meet environment quotas and offer more choice. The nation has some of the world’s strictest regulations with regard to the production of fossil-fuel
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Facebook sues individuals for offering data scraping

WASHINGTON (US) – Facebook Inc said on Thursday it filed lawsuits against individuals in Europe and the United States for abusing its platforms to offer automated tools for scraping users’ personal data and gathering likes. The social network site said the defendant in the US lawsuit operated a data scraping service called “Massroot8”, which
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Massive spying on Google Chrome users exposes chinks in armour

SAN FRANCISCO (US) – A newly discovered spyware effort attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google’s Chrome web browser, researchers at Awake Security revealed. This highlights the tech industry’s failure to protect browsers as they are used more for email, payroll and other sensitive functions. Alphabet Inc’s Google said it