New Zealand is banning TikTok on parliament-linked devices over security concerns

WELLINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) – New Zealand said on Friday it would ban TikTok on devices accessing the country’s parliamentary network over cybersecurity concerns, becoming the latest country to ban use of the app for sharing emails. would restrict videos on government-related devices. There has been global concern over the potential for the Chinese government … Read more

UK bans TikTok on government phones due to security concerns

LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) – Britain said on Thursday it would ban TikTok on government phones with immediate effect, a move following other Western countries in blocking the Chinese video app over security concerns. TikTok has come under increasing scrutiny over fears that user data from the app owned by Beijing-based company ByteDance could end … Read more

China’s answer to ChatGPT? Baidu shares tumble as Ernie Bot disappoints

Ernie’s launch comes as Google, Microsoft step up AI game Baidu shares tumble as CEO gives short video presentations Analysts say scripted event, pre-recorded videos disappointed Ernie can do math, write poems, generate images and video BEIJING/HONG KONG, March 16 (Reuters) – China’s Baidu on Thursday unveiled its long-awaited AI-powered chatbot known as Ernie Bot, … Read more

South Korea and Japan drop trade disputes as leaders search for common ground

TOKYO, March 16 (Reuters) – Japan and South Korea have agreed to drop a nearly four-year-old trade dispute over high-tech materials on Thursday, an emphatic sign they aim to rebuild and work together on a historically strained relationship. work against increasing safety hazards. The announcement came during Yoon Suk Yeol’s visit to Japan on Thursday, … Read more

TikTok says the US is threatening a ban if Chinese owners don’t sell shares

WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) – The Biden administration has demanded that TikTok’s Chinese owners divest their stake in the popular video app or risk a possible US ban, the company told Reuters on Wednesday. The move, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, is the most dramatic in a series of recent moves by US … Read more

China raises retirement age to combat aging – media

HONG KONG, March 14 (Reuters) – China plans to raise its retirement age gradually and in stages to cope with the country’s rapidly aging population, the state-backed Global Times said on Tuesday, citing a senior expert of the Chinese Ministry of Human Resources. . Jin Weigang, president of China’s Academy of Labor and Social Security … Read more

Taiwan learns from Ukraine and shows off its drones as key to ‘asymmetric warfare’

TAICHUNG, Taiwan, March 14 (Reuters) – Taiwan unveiled new models of its domestically produced military drones on Tuesday, saying they are key to its “asymmetric warfare” capability to make its armed forces more agile when they need to take on against a much larger Chinese army. China, which has never refrained from using force to … Read more

HSBC bails out the British branch of stricken Silicon Valley Bank

US authorities support savers The UK deal puts an end to frenetic weekend talks UK Chancellor of the Exchequer: Deposits safe LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) – HSBC (HSBA.L) on Monday bought the UK branch of stricken Silicon Valley Bank for a token pound, bailing out a major lender to Britain’s technology start-ups and mitigating the … Read more

India’s technology minister plans to meet with startups on the impact of the SVB

MUMBAI, March 12 (Reuters) – India’s technology minister said on Sunday he will meet with start-ups this week to assess the impact on them of the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SIVB.O) as concerns mount over the consequences for the Indian start-up sector. California banking regulators closed Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) on Friday after a … Read more

Government of India opposes recognition of same-sex marriage

NEW DELHI, March 12 (Reuters) – The Indian government is resisting the recognition of same-sex marriages, it said in a petition to the Supreme Court on Sunday, urging the court to address challenges to the current legal framework used by LGBT couples have been submitted. The Justice Department believes that while there may be different … Read more