• Biometric data of more than million users exposed

      Biometric data of more than million users exposed

      A biometrics system used by banks, governments and defence companies has suffered a major data breach, revealing the fingerprints of more than one million people as well as their facial recognition information, unencrypted usernames and passwords, and other personal information.

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    • Signs of hope in US-China trade war

      Signs of hope in US-China trade war

      US retailers and global financial markets got an early Christmas present Tuesday as President Donald Trump's administration announced it is delaying tariffs on key consumer electronic goods imported from China. News that top US and Chinese trade officials spoke by telephone early Tuesday offered further signs of a possible letup in the trade war that had been escalating in recent weeks.

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    • Google subjected to new antitrust complaint

      Google subjected to new antitrust complaint

      Twenty-three job-hunting sites have written to the EU’s Competition Commissioner to ask Google to withdraw its first-party job listing tool from its search results, Reuters reports. The sites, which include UK site Best Jobs Online and German sites Intermedia and Jobindex, claim that Google is unfairly pushing users toward its own service, while their pages are being pushed down in search results.

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    • Eurozone second-quarter growth slows

      Eurozone second-quarter growth slows

      The eurozone’s GDP barely grew in the second quarter of 2019, data showed on Wednesday, as economies across the bloc lost steam and the largest, Germany, contracted thanks to a global slowdown driven by world trade conflicts and uncertainty over Brexit.

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    • Fingerprints logins coming to some Google services

      Fingerprints logins coming to some Google services

      Google has announced that it is to start replacing passwords as a method of verifying identity online for Android users. It would instead introduce a new feature that allows Android owners to use their biometrics or PIN lock code, instead of a password, to log into company's web services. The Online biometric authentication is already available on Chrome for Android as of 12 August.

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    • Daimler faces up to €1bn diesel fine

      Daimler faces up to €1bn diesel fine

      Prosecutors in Stuttgart, Germany are set to fine Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler between €800m and €1bn for diesel-related violations, German magazine Der Spiegel said in its online edition on Friday. According to the media, German motor vehicle authority KBA had discovered cheating software fitted to Mercedes-Benz C-Class and E-Class vehicles and already ordered the carmaker to recall 280,000 vehicles.

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    • Russia opens antitrust probe into Apple

      Russia opens antitrust probe into Apple

      The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) said in a statement earlier this week that it had initiated a case against Apple over its abuse of its dominant position in the market of iOS applications, responding to a complaint by Kaspersky Lab cybersecurity provider.

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