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Former Uber self-driving head agrees to plead guilty

NEW YORK (US) – Former head of Uber’s self-driving technology unit, Anthony Levandowski, recently agreed to plead guilty in March for eliciting sensitive documents from his former employer Google before joining Uber. US prosecutors have been seeking imprisonment of 27 months for Anthony, ever since. According to the court papers filed in the US District […]
Tech

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
UK

UK bats for global digital tax as US quits discussions

LONDON (UK) – Britain will keep pushing for a global solution on taxing international digital companies such as Google and Facebook Inc after the United States left talks, a British Treasury spokesman said on Thursday. “We remain committed to a global solution,” the spokesman said. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin decided to pull out of […]