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Chinese website invites employers to bid on university graduates

July 5, 2015 | 12:46 am | Xinhua

A Chinese university has launched a website that profiles its graduates and asks employers to bid to employ them.

Hacking the food chain, Silicon Valley style

July 4, 2015 | 10:23 am | Rob Lever, Agence France-Presse

A wave of Silicon Valley-style disruption is hitting the food industry.

Russia passes ‘right to be forgotten’ Internet law

July 4, 2015 | 6:09 am | Agence France-Presse

Russian lawmakers Friday passed a bill allowing people to force Internet search engines to remove links to data about them, overriding objections from the country’s largest search provider.

Cuba’s new Wi-Fi hotspots attract eager users

July 3, 2015 | 4:17 pm | Agence France-Presse

Near the popular Hotel Habana Libre in Cuba’s capital, a gaggle of young people on cellphones, tablets and laptops log onto the new Wi-Fi hotspot — a small milestone in one of the least connected countries.

Google ‘campuses’ give tech startups room to flourish

July 3, 2015 | 4:08 pm | Agence France-Presse

In a nod to its humble beginning in the garage of a Silicon Valley house, Google is building “campuses” around the world intended as fertile ground where entrepreneurs can flourish.

INTERNET SCAM | Nigeria returns 10,000 euros to online fraud victim

July 3, 2015 | 10:48 am | Agence France-Presse

Nigeria’s anti-graft agency said Thursday it had returned 10,000 euros to a French man who thought he met a beautiful Nigerian woman online willing to move to France… only to find out it was a scam.

Turkey restricts Facebook in schools — report

July 3, 2015 | 10:36 am | Agence France-Presse

Turkey has restricted students from posting pictures and opinions about school life on Facebook, Twitter and other social media, local media said Thursday.

Xiaomi semi-annual sales fall, putting full-year goal in doubt

July 3, 2015 | 12:58 am | Gerry Shih, Reuters

China’s top smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc on Thursday reported semi-annual sales that for the first time were lower than the previous six months, jeopardising its full-year target and hinting at a slowdown in its mainstay domestic market.

Former US federal agent pleads guilty in Silk Road case

July 3, 2015 | 12:27 am | Agence France-Presse

A former federal agent pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing Bitcoins while working undercover on a US government investigation of Silk Road, and to soliciting payment from the online black market’s operator.

YouTube not liable on copyright, but needs to do more: German court

July 2, 2015 | 1:49 am | Nikola Rotscheroth, Harro Ten Wolde, Reuters

A German court reaffirmed on Wednesday that YouTube was only responsible for blocking copyright-infringing videos which had been brought to its attention.

China adopts new security law to make networks, systems ‘controllable’

July 2, 2015 | 1:41 am | Michael Martina, Reuters

China’s legislature adopted a sweeping national security law on Wednesday that covers everything from territorial sovereignty to measures to tighten cyber security, a move likely to rile foreign businesses.

Facebook’s Zuckerberg wants to figure out social equation

July 2, 2015 | 12:30 am | Agence France-Presse

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg figures there could be a formula that explains how people think.

Trend Micro warns of ‘Ransomware’ threat in the Philippines

July 1, 2015 | 10:25 am | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Japanese software security vendor Trend Micro sounded the alarm bells in the Philippines on a malware that kidnaps and ransoms data of unwitting users.

Apple Music goes live as tech giant bids on streaming

July 1, 2015 | 10:18 am | Shaun Tandon, Agence France-Presse

Apple’s new streaming service went live Tuesday with a flashy radio station and artist exclusives, as the company that dominated digital music through iTunes looks to the future.

Google engineer, Apple designer to visit Philippines

July 1, 2015 | 9:07 am |

A Google engineer, a designer for Apple, together with a New York restaurateur, all Filipino-Americans, will visit the country this week as part of a leadership immersion program.