The United States is going ahead with a plan to impose tariffs of about US$880 million (A$1.2 billion) annually on goods from six countries that have levied taxes on digital companies.
Shipments of traditional PCs — notebooks, desktops and workstations — in Europe, the Middle East and Africa will come to 82.7 million units this year, a 12.7% increase year-on-year, the technology analyst firm IDC says, adding that with the effect of the pandemic not expected to lessen in any way, the demand for devices that could be used for working from home would be strong through 2020 and into the first half of 2021.
A cyber-espionage campaign that is targeting entities around the globe has been discovered by the Blackberry Research and Intelligence Team, which says it appears to operated by attackers for hire.
Germany's Dussmann Group, which offers services ranging from technical management, catering, security and cleaning to commercial property management, appears to have taken a hit from a gang of malicious attackers who have used the Nefilim Windows ransomware to stage the attack.
Windows ransomware attacks cost Australia about US$39.8 million (A$60.4 million) in ransom demand costs in 2019 at the minimum, a study by the security firm Emsisoft has found. The estimated cost of these attacks, totalling 2874, was US$159.4 million.
Western European telcos and countries are leading 5G development, with Denmark, Portugal and Switerland's 5G adoption set to take a 23.2%, 16.2% and 16.2% share respectively of total mobile subscription in their markets by 2023, according to a newly published report.
On the very day that the European Union's new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation, took effect, a privacy activist has hit Google with a lawsuit, claiming €3.7 billion (US$4.3 billion) for non-compliance.
Nine European Union countries have supported a move to tax big multinational technology companies on their revenue, and not profits.
In a landmark ruling, an Austrian court has ordered Facebook to remove hate speech from its posts. The ruling is not country specific.
One of Europe's luxury hotels plans to get rid of its electronic key card room entry system and install old-fashioned locks with keys after it was hit by a ransomware attack that resulted in guests being locked out from their rooms.
Queensland’s University of Technology has collaborated with Austria’s University of Salzburg to develop a mobile prototype – TravelPal – that enables tourists and other travellers to connect to each other in real time.
New York based global business consulting firm Bluewolf has partnered with German customer engagement cloud consultancy ITBconsult to strengthen its presence in the European market.
Global solutions and services provider Dimension Data Dimension has completed the acquisition of European communications services provider NextiraOne as the company looks to grow its business through both organic growth and strategic acquisitions.
All smartphones suffer from reduced signal strength when held in particular ways, and the iPhone 4 is no exception, according to Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Few owners are reporting issues to Apple, and return rates are particularly low, he claimed. But Apple has decided to give all owners a free case as this may help ameliorate the issue.
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