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India bans Mastercard from issuing new cards in data storage row

MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has indefinitely barred Mastercard from issuing new debit or credit cards to domestic customers for violating data storage rules, dealing a blow to the US company in a key market. In a notification,

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine 91% effective in updated data

WASHINGTON: Pfizer and BioNTech said their vaccine is around 91% effective at preventing COVID-19, citing updated trial data that included participants inoculated for up to six months. The shot also showed early signs of preventing disease in a small subset

Facebook shares data on Myanmar with UN investigators

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook has shared data with United Nations investigators probing international crimes in Myanmar after the lead investigator said the company was withholding evidence. Myanmar is facing charges of genocide at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over a

Microsoft, Zoom stop Hong Kong data requests

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft and Zoom joined other internet firms that have stopped considering requests by Hong Kong’s government for information on users after China imposed a sweeping new security law. Microsoft and Zoom said they are halting consideration of data

Google tightens privacy settings for new users

SAN FRANCISCO: Google has begun auto-deleting search data and location history for new users on a rolling 18-month basis as the tech giant moves to tighten privacy settings. The move is the latest attempt to boost public trust after hefty

Facebook launches first COVID-19 data maps in US

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook has released its first county-by-county map of the US showing prevalence of self-reported COVID-19 symptoms, adding that such maps will soon be released for other countries globally to prevent the spread of the deadly disease. The US

Google will publish user location data to help govts tackle virus

SEATTLE: Google has said it will publish user’s location data around the world to allow governments to gauge the effectiveness of social distancing measures implemented to stem the COVID-19 pandemic. According to an official blog post, the reports on users’

CPLC data shows over 90 bikes stolen or snatched each day in Karachi

KARACHI: The Citizen-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) published its monthly crime statistics survey on Sunday, revealing an increase in the number of street crimes in Karachi in the month of January. The report highlights that two-wheeler bike snatching and stealing stayed

US, China, UK top three export hubs for Pakistani products

ISLAMABAD: The United States remained among the top exports destinations of the Pakistani products followed by China and the United Kingdom during the first month of the current financial year 2019-20 as compared to the same month of last year.