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Apple employee ‘stole driverless car secrets’

Image copyright Reuters A former Apple employee has been accused of stealing the company’s self-driving car secrets and trying to flee to China with them. Xiaolang Zhang worked on Apple’s driverless car project but allegedly planned to move to Chinese autonomous vehicle start-up Xiaopeng Motors, the company says in court ...

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UK’s Information Commissioner will fine Facebook the maximum £500K over Cambridge Analytica breach – TechCrunch

Facebook continues to face fallout over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which revealed how user data was stealthily obtained by way of quizzes and then appropriated for other purposes, such as targeted political advertising. Today, the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced that it would be issuing the social network with ...

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Facebook faces £500,000 fine from UK data watchdog

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook has 28 days to decide whether to contest the fine The UK’s data protection watchdog plans to fine Facebook £500,000 over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. It would be its biggest ever penalty. The social network has yet to decide if it will to ...

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Is insurance a rich enough game to disrupt? – TechCrunch

Martha Notaras Contributor For the last decade, the largest technology companies have increasingly looked outside of tech to grow their operations. From automotive to retail to groceries, these companies use massive competitive advantages in the form of data, consumer relationships and software engineers to fundamentally change markets. Now, companies like ...

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How tech is revolutionising the mining industry

Image copyright STS3D Image caption The world’s first VR blast wall was installed at Glencore’s Mopani Copper Mines in 2016 The use of controlled explosives is vital in mines but can be deadly if they are handled wrongly. If miners do not make accurate measurements or choose the right spots ...

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