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Police urge people to stop sharing that Christchurch shooter video online

03.15.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

In a clear act of terror, multiple people have died after gunmen opened fire at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday. New Zealand Police said four suspects are in custody, and that the situation is ongoing. The city is in lockdown, and the ... ...

Google has quietly added DuckDuckGo as a search engine option for Chrome users in ~60 markets

In an update to the chromium engine, which underpins Google’s popular Chrome browser, the search giant has quietly updated the lists of default search engines it offers per market — expanding the choice of search product users can pick from in markets around the world. Most notably it’s expanded search engine lists to include pro-privacy ...

Transportation Weekly: Waymo unleashes laser bear, Bird spreads its wings, Lyft tightens its belt

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch . This is the fifth edition of our newsletter and we love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Catch up here, here and here. As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow ...

Yet another study shows that the most effective “anti-piracy” strategy is good products at a fair price

It's been 20 years since Napster burst on the scene, and after decades of lawsuits, draconian criminal penalties, even no-knock gunpoint search warrants, there remains no evidence that "copyright enforcement" has a measurable impact on copyright infringement -- and at the same time, there's persistent, credible evidence that infringement goes down when product offerings get ...

Europe is prepared to rule over 5G cybersecurity

The European Commission’s digital commissioner has warned the mobile industry to expect it to act over security concerns attached to Chinese network equipment makers. The Commission is considering a defacto ban on kit made by Chinese companies including Huawei in the face of security and espionage concerns, per Reuters. Appearing on stage at the Mobile ...

A te reo Māori cover of “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

"William Waiirua got more help from Hātea Kapa Haka than he bargained for when his car broke down..."

NZ Herald:

The harmonic voices of Hātea Kapa Haka took to the stage yesterday with their rendition of Freddie Mercury's Bohemian Rhapsody.

The group, from Whangārei, have found online ...

‘There’s no way the US can crush us,’ Huawei founder claims

Huawei’s founder has come out fighting against the U.S. government after he claimed that “there’s no way the US can crush us.” Ren Zhengfei, who founded the telecom company in 1987, doesn’t often make public statements, but, in a rare interview with the BBC, he defiantly claimed that Huawei’s business is growing stronger amid pressure ...

Scientists are looking for the owner of a USB drive which was found in seal ****

02.06.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

USB drives are unfortunately small and easy to lose. If you happened to misplace one on the southern tip of New Zealand's South Island, scientists from the country's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) are looking for you. SEE... ...

Canada’s Telus says partner Huawei is ‘reliable’: reports

The US-China tension over Huawei is leaving telecommunications companies around the world at a crossroad, but one spoke out last week. Telus, one of Canada’s largest phone companies showed support for its Chinese partner despite a global backlash against Huawei over cybersecurity threats. “Clearly, Huawei remains a viable and reliable participant in the Canadian telecommunications ...

India’s Ola is adding a monthly billing option for its ride-hailing customers

Ola, the ride-hailing service battling Uber in India, is introducing credit services to its users as it moves closer to a major new funding round. Today the company took the wraps off Ola Money Postpaid, a service that builds on Ola’s existing payment service — which can be used to pay rides and also third-party ...