Tag Archives: US

Facebook Says 10 Million US Users Saw Russia-Linked Ads

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook said US people saw ads bought in Russia on president’s elections 44 percent of the ads were seen before the November 2016 election Russia has denied any involvement with the Facebook ads Some 10 million people in the United States saw politically divisive ads on Facebook that the company said were purchased in Russia in the months before and after ... Read More »

Baidu Competitor Says to Focus on AI as It Plans US IPO

China’s second-largest mobile search engine Sogou, controlled by Sohu.com and 45 percent owned by Tencent Holdings, said it will focus on artificial intelligence (AI) as it aims to build a next-generation search engine. Chinese internet and gaming company Sohu on Monday announced the plan to float Sogou in the United States “as early as market conditions permit”, saying the search unit would make ... Read More »

Working in US likely to get easier for highly-educated Indians, IT professionals

After a long wait, President Donald Trump has recently come up with good news especially for Indian students and IT professions. Trump has backed a bill that would cut in half the number of legal immigrants allowed into the US. If the bill gets passed and signed in law, the country will move to a ‘merit-based ‘system supporting only English-speaking ... Read More »

US bans gadgets on flights from 10 nations

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has banned laptops, iPads, cameras and other electronic goods larger than a cell phone in carry-on (cabin) baggage for flights to the US originating from 10 Gulf/West Asia/North Africa airports. The ban is temporary, and all said items can be checked in the baggage that goes into the cargo hold. The ban will not apply to return flights ... Read More »

Overnight Markets: Technology, transport pressure US stocks

US stocks pulled back from their record highs on Thursday, led by technology and transportation shares, overshadowing another big day for telecoms. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 21 points, or 0.1%, to 21,732, the S&P 500 lost nine points, or 0.38%, to 2,469 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 58 points, or 0.9%, 6,365. The Dow Jones Transport Average, often ... Read More »

US, Chinese delegations cancel news conferences on economic talks

U.S. and Chinese delegations participating in an annual economic dialogue on Wednesday have both canceled news conferences scheduled for late afternoon following the conclusion of the talks, a U.S. Treasury spokesman said. The spokesman said there was no information on the cause of the cancellations. The Chinese embassy in Washington confirmed the cancellation of the Chinese press conference, also without explanation. Senior Trump administration ... Read More »

Tencent’s Honor of Kings to Launch in US, EU Amid Regulatory Chill in China

Chinese gaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd will launch its mega-hit smartphone game “Honor of Kings” in the EU and United States this year, a person familiar with the plans said, amid a backlash in China over its addictive features. The game has roughly 55 million daily active users and analysts estimate its monthly revenue is more than CNY 1 billion ($147.09 million), ... Read More »

US Tech Firms Give Up Security Secrets For Access To Russian Market

  U.S. technology companies routinely share sensitive product security secrets with Russian agencies in order to gain access to the country’s lucrative tech market, a compromise that could enable Moscow’s aggressive hacking efforts against Western governments and companies. Russian officials demand tech companies hand over source codes for security products such as firewalls, anti-virus applications, and encrypted software before they are ... Read More »

Sex Offenders Cannot Be Barred From Social Media, Top US Court Says

HIGHLIGHTS Packingham had been convicted of having sex with a 13-year-old girl He was barred for 30 years from using Facebook and other social media Packingham went to his Facebook page and wrote how relieved he was The US Supreme Court unanimously struck down Monday a North Carolina law that barred registered sex offenders from using social media. The suit ... Read More »

Facebook Wins Dismissal of US Lawsuits Linked to Terrorism

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed two lawsuits seeking to hold Facebook Inc liable for supporting terrorist groups by letting them use its social media platform to further their goals, including violence against Jews. US District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn dismissed a $3 billion (roughly Rs. 19,450 crores) damages lawsuit by relatives of American victims of Hamas attacks, saying the ... Read More »