Google Can Limit Right to Be Forgotten to EU, Says EU Court Adviser

An EU rule forcing search engines to comply with requests to remove links should be limited to Europe, the senior legal advisor to the bloc’s top court said Thursday in a boost for Web giant Google. The legal clash pits Google against France over the “right to be forgotten” rule, which the US firm would like to…

Google Search Bug Allows People to Hack Results to Spread Misinformation

An innocuous-looking Google bug has been revealed that has the potential for spreading misinformation. The bug was documented by a London-based researcher, who discovered that Google’s Knowledge Panel can be tricked to show up with unrelated queries, thus allowing a malicious actor to use them for disseminating false information or propaganda. With the world already…

China Announces New Rules for Blockchain-Related Companies

Chinese blockchain platforms will have to censor content, allow authorities access to stored data and check the identity of users under rules set out on Thursday by Beijing. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said that the regulations, which will come into force next month, will “advance the industry’s healthy and orderly development.” China has…

Iran-Based Hackers Behind a Worldwide DNS Hijacking Campaign: FireEye

Iran-based cyber criminals are likely behind a sophisticated “unprecedented” hacking campaign targeting entities across the Middle East and North Africa, Europe and North America, according to US cybersecurity firm FireEye. The researchers at FireEye have identified a wave of DNS (Domain Name System) hijacking that has affected dozens of domains belonging to government, telecommunications and Internet infrastructure…

Netflix Poaches Activision’s Neumann for CFO Role

Netflix said on Wednesday it had appointed media finance veteran Spencer Neumann from Activision Blizzard as its chief financial officer. Reuters reported on Monday citing a source that the media streaming company had poached Neumann from the video game publisher. Netflix, which is making more of its own films and shows, would like its next CFO to be…

Dubai Government to Launch Taxi Venture With Ride-Hailing Service Careem

Dubai’s transport regulator is to launch a new taxi service with Careem, a ride-hailing rival to Uber in the Middle East. The emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said the deal was the first in the world between a state transport authority and a private sector ride-hailing service, which have sometimes had testy relations with…

Delivery Hero Cedes German Market to Takeaway.com

Takeaway.com and Delivery Hero have settled a costly struggle for supremacy in the German food delivery market, with Takeaway agreeing to buy its larger rival’s businesses there for EUR 930 million ($1.1 billion roughly Rs. 7,700 crores). Markets greeted the agreement as a win for both companies. Shares in Dutch-listed Takeaway jumped 23 percent, while Delivery Hero gained…

Microsoft Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal Price in India Hiked

Microsoft has increased the price of Office 365 Home in India by around 15 percent. This is an annual subscription service that includes the following Microsoft apps: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. The last two apps are PC-only, while the rest can be accessed on desktops and mobile devices. It also includes 1TB…