In a letter to India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, WhatsApp said that fake news and misinformation can best be tackled through the collective action by the government, civil society and technology companies. The letter was in response to a recent lynching incident in the western state of Maharashtra where...

In a press release published on the IRS website this week, it was revealed that the US tax agency had joined a coalition with its counterparts in from Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom to form the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5). The coalition will be...

The parent company of cross-platform messaging app Viber revealed this week that it studying the possibility of launching a cryptocurrency called Rakuten Coin which they are targeting to launch in Russia by next year. Viber CEO Djamel Agaoua said that they will be using the app, which already has over one...

Silicon Valley insiders recently revealed in an interview that tech companies are intentionally engineering their apps to be as addictive as possible. Aza Raskin, a former Mozilla and Jawbone employee, likened it to “behavioural cocaine” which tech firms sprinkle all over the interface so that the user keeps coming back and...

Despite the heightened trade rhetoric that caused the stock market to struggle and issues that have dampened the performance of the tech stocks in recent months, it was observed that the cybersecurity sub-sector is going in the opposite direction, with popular exchange-traded fund gaining as much as 31% since the...

The Washington Post reported Monday that the investigation into Facebook’s data breach involving Cambridge Analytica is being broadened to focus on the statements and actions of the tech giant. The investigation, which involves the Securities and Exchange Commission, will look into the information that Facebook had already publicly disclosed, and whether...

A number of fund managers in the US are reportedly buying up shares of companies that could potentially shield them from disruptions resulting from the escalating trade war between the US and China. Managers from Baron Funds, Thornburg Investment Management, and James Advantage Funds were seen to have bought cloud-based...