‘Swiss secrets’ data leak targets Crédit Suisse over dirty money
21 February 2022 | 2:58 pm
Switzerland's second-largest bank stands accused of handling funds for dictators, drug traffickers and torturers after a whistleblower leak led to a year-long investigation by a consortium of journalists. And the United States and Britain have raised the stakes for potential sanctions on Russia if it invades Ukraine. Finally, Italy's famed glassblowers are cracking under red-hot energy prices.
6 Jul 2020
The Nigerian Stock Exchange has upgraded its Data Portal and says the revamped X-DataPortal will provide a more efficient, user-friendly experience. Jude Chiemeka, Head for Trading at the NSE joins CNBC Africa for more.
10 Jul 2020
Technology giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter have temporarily stopped processing requests from Hong Kong authorities for access to user data, after a new national security law was implemented. The new rules could see employees of companies which don't comply with the rules face up to six months in prison. The Chinese-owned video platform Tiktok has announced it will pull its app from download stores in Hong Kong as a result of the measures.
17 Jul 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the way many businesses work, pushing more transactions and communication online. What does that mean for data protection? We speak to CEO of data privacy specialists Ethyca, Cillian Kieran, about the issues that digitalisation, working from home and new regulations present for companies. Also in the show: how much are governments paying for their Covid-19 tracing apps? Plus, some hope for France's beleaguered tourist industry as more French people choose to holiday close to home.
20 Jul 2020
Google Data Centers are the large data center facilities Google uses to provide their services, which combine large amounts of digital storage, computer nodes organized in aisles of racks, internal and external networking, environmental controls, and operations software.
27 Aug 2020
Stears Business is a business publication that focuses on business, economic, and political news. Stears Business also provides data and information to bridge Nigeria's knowledge gap.
31 Oct 2020
Lukman Otunuga, Senior Research Analyst at FXTM Market joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to highlights how Nigeria’s financial markets are reacting to Nigeria’s September inflation data.
11 Nov 2020
Pfizer and BioNTech have chosen RNA messenger technology for their vaccine. It is made up of lab-made RNA strands containing the code for the same protein that allows coronavirus to enter cells.
30 Nov 2020
Though the late-stage trial results showed an efficacy of 70% on average, up to 90% of people can be prevented from getting the coronavirus if a lower dose is used. AstraZeneca said the vaccine is "highly effective."
17 Dec 2020
The United States Federal Trade Commission has ordered nine major social media and streaming services to hand over information about how they collect and use personal data from their users. The platforms concerned include Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, TikTok and Amazon's Twitch. This inquiry comes as the European Commission prepares to unveil its new draft regulations for the technology industry. Also today, Pinterest agrees a $22.5 million settlement with its former chief operating officer, who had accused the company of gender discrimination.
10 Jan 2021
WhatsApp asked its users to agree to its new updated terms, which would allow the service to share users' data with Facebook and facilitate e-commerce.
18 Jan 2021
The messaging app WhatsApp has announced that it will postpone planned changes to its data-sharing policy after a widespread backlash. Also, a number of corporations in the US have paused political donations in the aftermath of the January 6 riot at the Capitol. And here in France, 2020 saw a record number of companies created.
18 Apr 2021
Irish regulators are responsible for the investigation because the US tech giant has set up its European headquarters in Dublin. It will focus on reports that more than 500 million users saw their data leaked online.
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An Alabama ban on the provision of gender-affirming medication for minors has been blocked by a federal judge. Transgender rights have become a bone of contention for right-wing Republicans.
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The war in Ukraine is having a drastic impact on Africa. Prices for wheat, gas and gasoline are at record highs. Crisis regions could see things get worse than they already are.
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The Ukrainian resistance in Irpin played a key role in holding off the Russian advance on the capital Kyiv during the first few weeks of the war. But the middle-class commuter town paid a heavy price. More than 300 civilians were killed and tens of thousands fled. Now, more than a month after the Russian withdrawal, residents are beginning to return to try to rebuild their lives. Reconstruction is slowly getting under way, but an estimated €800 million is needed to build new homes. FRANCE 24's Nadia Massih, Bastien Renouil and Raïd Abu Zaideh report from Irpin.
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Known as the burial place of Achilles, the barren Black Sea rock has become the site of fierce combat between Ukraine and Russia. Snake Island has strategic and symbolic importance dating to the Soviet era.
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Mali's military junta has announced it will be exiting a multi-national military force tackling an insurgency in West Africa's Sahel region.
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People in Germany consume an average eleven kilos of chocolate each per year. But few think about the conditions under which cocoa beans are farmed. Child labor has been a problem for decades. But why? And what can be done about it?