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British Airways CFO Steve Gunning to take over as IAG finance chief

IAG said on April 15 British Airways’ finance chief Steve Gunning will replace company veteran and chief financial officer Enrique Dupuy de Lome, who steps down after more than eight years in the role. Gunning, who joined British Airways in 1998 and has been its CFO since January 2016, will take over from de Lome at IAG’s annual general meeting ... Read More »

Telangana State Real Estate Regulatory Authority to crack whip on over 700 erring developers

HYDERABAD: The Telangana State Real Estate Regulatory Authority (TSRERA) has decided to initiate stringent action against those erring real estate builders from the State who have failed to register their projects. From next week onwards, two TSRERA teams consisting of three members each will inspect the real estate projects in the jurisdiction of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and Hyderabad ... Read More »

iPhone XR to Account for Over Half of New Model Shipments in 2018, Apple Watch Series 4 Shipments to Reach 18 Million: Ming-Chi Kuo

HIGHLIGHTS Apple Watch Series 4 to reach 18 million shipments by 2018 end iPhone XS Max popular in China due to dual-SIM, large screen iPhone XR to account for 55-60% of total new iPhone shipments A week after the launch of the Apple Watch Series 4, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, TF Industries analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is back with his shipment ... Read More »

Facebook to Pull Onavo Protect VPN App From Apple’s App Store Over Data Worry

Facebook will pull Onavo Protect virtual private network application from the App Store after getting word that it violates Apple’s data collection rules, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The free application creates an encrypted VPN connection that routes internet activity through computer servers managed and secured by Facebook. The app also alerts users when sites they visit might be malicious. Facebook is able to gather ... Read More »

Facebook Suspends Over 400 Apps Over User Data Misuse Concerns

Facebook on Wednesday said it has suspended more than 400 of thousands of applications it has investigated to determine whether people’s personal information was being improperly shared. Applications were suspended “due to concerns around the developers who built them or how the information people chose to share with the app may have been used,” vice president of product partnerships Ime Archibong ... Read More »

Facebook Says Bug Unblocked Connections for Over 800,000 Users

Facebook on Monday said it is notifying more than 800,000 users that a software bug temporarily unblocked people at the social network and its Messenger service. The glitch active between May 29 and June 5 has been fixed, according to Facebook, which has been striving to regain trust in the aftermath of a Cambridge Analyticadata privacy scandal. “We know that the ability to block ... Read More »

US Congress Spars Over Social Media Filtering; Companies Skip Hearing

HIGHLIGHTS Republicans suggested that content from conservatives are being censored Lawmakers agreed tech companies must remove illegal content Members differed on whether objectionable content should be removed Democrats and Republicans in the US House of Representatives on Thursday sparred over the role of social media platforms Facebook, Google and Twitter in filtering content after representatives of the tech companies skipped a hearing. Republicans repeatedly suggested at ... Read More »

US Congress Spars Over Social Media Filtering; Companies Skip Hearing

Democrats and Republicans in the US House of Representatives on Thursday sparred over the role of social media platforms Facebook, Google and Twitter in filtering content after representatives of the tech companies skipped a hearing. Republicans repeatedly suggested at a House Judiciary Committee hearing that Facebook, Alphabet’s Google and Twitter are censoring or blocking content from conservatives, a charge the companies denied. Lawmakers from both parties agreed ... Read More »

Apple Being Investigated by Israeli Agency Over Handling of iPhone Slowdown

Israel’s consumer protection bureau said on Tuesday it was investigating Apple over a failure to disclose to consumers that its software could slow performance in some iPhones. The Consumer Protection and Fair Trade Authority said in a statement it had questioned the head of Apple in Israel, Rony Friedman. A spokesman at the Authority said it had the power to levy significant fines in civil ... Read More »

Facebook Pressed Over Role in People Smuggling

A United Nations migration official called Thursday for Facebook to police its site and its WhatsApp messaging subsidiary for use by abusive human smugglers. Leonard Doyle, director of media and communication at the UN International Organisation for Migration, said that Facebook and WhatsApp have become the media of choice for people smugglers in the Middle East and Africa to advertise their services and make arrangements with ... Read More »