Friday 6 May 2016

Facebook loses first round in suit over biometric data

Facebook Inc lost the first round in a court fight against some of its users who sued the social networking company, alleging it "unlawfully" collected and stored users' biometric data derived from their faces in photographs. The judge presiding over the case in a C


Pakistan, Indonesia lead in malware attacks

Pakistan, Indonesia, the Palestinian territories, Bangladesh, and Nepal attract the highest rates of attempted malware attacks, according to Microsoft Corp. Countries that attracted the fewest include Japan, Finland, Norway and Sweden, Microsoft said in a new study, based on sens


Batelco posts $25.46m Q1 net profit

Bahrain Telecommunications Co (Batelco), a leading telecom group with operations across 14 countries, posted a 33 per cent fall in first-quarter profit on Thursday as its subscriber base and revenue both declined. Batelco made a net profit of BD9.6 million ($25.46 million) in the


Big data breaches found at major email services

Hundreds of millions of hacked usernames and passwords for email accounts and other websites are being traded in Russia's criminal underworld, a security expert told Reuters. The discovery of 272.3 million stolen accounts included a majority of users of, Russia's


Iris to showcase new products at Distree Middle East

Iris, a company specialising in personal mobile scanning and OCR software, will be showcasing its new range of personal mobile scanners at Distree Middle East, being held between May 10 and 12 at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The company will unveil the fourth version of


Batelco launches connected vehicles solution

Bahrain-based Batelco, a leading digital solutions provider has launched a cutting edge IoT (Internet of Things) connected vehicle solution to support the requirements of the education and transportation sectors.  The solution is aimed at equipping vehicles, such as school b


Top firms discuss partnerships, innovation

Three leading companies in the sectors of sport, aviation and technology recently discussed their knowledge-sharing partnership that has spurred business innovation and given them a competitive edge at an event in Abu Dhabi, UAE. City Football Group, the company that operates foo


Strategic cyber security focus for Riyadh forum

Topics that render close strategic solutions in proximity with security threats will form the agenda for an upcoming cyber security forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Fleming.'s third annual Kingdom Cyber Security Forum will run on May 22 and 23 at Burj Rafal Kempinski Hotel.


Trriple, Ericsson to offer mobile wallet solutions in UAE

UAE-based Trriple, a provider of digital platform for the mobile financial services sector, and Ericsson have partnered to provide managed mobile wallet solutions for banking and smart city sectors. The multi-year collaboration supports the country’s Smart Government initia


Veritas joins Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance

Veritas Technologies, a global leader in information management, announced that it has joined the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance.  Popular Veritas backup and recovery solutions NetBackup and Backup Exec provide outstanding protection for a wide range of Microsoft platfo

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