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The Latest: Maersk says it has 'contained' cyberattack

AP TECH - 24 min 45 sec ago
PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times local):...

The Latest: Work at Indian container port stalled by malware

AP TECH - 42 min 45 sec ago
PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times local):...

Toshiba says suing Western Digital for $1 billion

TECHNEWS - 3 hours 18 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp said on Wednesday it is filing a lawsuit against joint venture partner Western Digital Corp.

New highly virulent strain of ransomware cripples networks

AP TECH - 3 hours 28 min ago
PARIS (AP) -- A new, highly virulent strain of malicious software that is crippling computers globally appears to have been sown in Ukraine, where it badly hobbled much of the government and private sector on the eve of a holiday celebrating a post-Soviet constitution....

India's largest container port hit by global cyber attack

TECHNEWS - 3 hours 56 min ago
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Operations at one of three terminals at India's largest container port JNPT, on the outskirts of India's commercial hub of Mumbai, have been disrupted by the global ransomware attack, the port said on Wednesday.

New highly virulent strain of ransomware cripples networks

AP TECH - 4 hours 12 min ago
PARIS (AP) -- A new, highly virulent strain of malicious software that is crippling computers globally appears to have been sown in Ukraine, where it badly hobbled much of the government and private sector on the eve of a holiday celebrating a post-Soviet constitution....

JPMorgan Chase to centralize energy controls for 4,500 branches

TECHNEWS - 4 hours 50 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co is shifting control of heating, air-conditioning and lighting in 4,500 of its branches to an operations center hosted in the internet cloud.

Toshiba to meet shareholders with no chip unit deal signed

TECHNEWS - 9 hours 44 min ago
CHIBA, Japan (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp is expected to face the wrath of shareholders at its annual meeting on Wednesday after failing to sign a deal to sell its flash memory chip unit by a self-imposed deadline.

Cyber attacks have long-lasting business impact: Lloyd's of London

TECHNEWS - 9 hours 47 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Businesses in Europe underestimate the "slow-burn" effects of cyber attacks and need to prepare more fully for a loss of customers, a fall in share price and other potential consequences, Lloyd's of London said in a report on Wednesday.

Drive.ai raises $50 million in funding; Andrew Ng joins board

TECHNEWS - 10 hours 3 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Self-driving startup Drive.ai said on Tuesday it raised $50 million in a second round of funding as the Silicon Valley company prepared to deploy its technology in pilot vehicles later this year.

The Latest: Pennsylvania health company restoring network

AP TECH - 10 hours 16 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times EDT):...

AP Explains: What is ransomware?

AP TECH - 10 hours 52 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Computers around the world were locked up and users' files held for ransom in a cyberattack Tuesday that paralyzed some hospitals, government offices and major multinational corporations....

SpaceX plans expansion of rocket refurbishing facilities in Florida

TECHNEWS - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 23:25
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - SpaceX wants to expand facilities in Florida to refurbish and store its reusable rocket boosters as it increases the pace of launches, documents filed with authorities show.

BlackBerry seeks sales force to match software focus

TECHNEWS - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:39
TORONTO (Reuters) - Software maker BlackBerry Ltd's long-running recovery effort has been slowed by a dearth of salespeople to promote its revamped and more complex products, with CEO John Chen pledging to hire more sales specialists to help achieve its growth target.

BlackBerry seeks sales force to match software focus

TECHNEWS - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:38
TORONTO (Reuters) - Software maker BlackBerry Ltd's long-running recovery effort has been slowed by a dearth of salespeople to promote its revamped and more complex products, with CEO John Chen pledging to hire more sales specialists to help achieve its growth target.

New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US

AP TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:34
PARIS (AP) -- A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software caused disruption across the world Tuesday. Following a similar attack in May , the fresh assault paralyzed some hospitals, government offices and major multinational corporations in a dramatic demonstration of how easily malicious programs can bring daily life to a halt....

Delivery Hero IPO to price in upper half of price range: sources

TECHNEWS - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:22
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Online takeaway food delivery group Delivery Hero is expected to price its initial public offering in the upper half of the price range of 22.00-25.50 euros a share, people close to the deal said.

U.S. antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm to proceed, judge rules

TECHNEWS - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:04
(Reuters) - The Federal Trade Commission's antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc can proceed, a federal judge ruled late on Monday, meaning the iPhone chip supplier must now wage a fight with U.S. regulators even as it contests a separate $1 billion lawsuit filed by Apple Inc .

Mossad launches fund to invest in firms developing spy tech

AP TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 21:08
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Mossad is launching an investment fund for start-ups developing "groundbreaking" technologies that could be used by the spy agency....

Florida bitcoin processing boss gets over 5 years in prison

AP TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 21:04
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Florida man has been sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison by a New York judge who says he used a "pyramid of lies" to boost a business that helped criminals process illegal bitcoin transactions....

Google faces years of EU oversight on top of record antitrust fine

TECHNEWS - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 20:54
BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Beyond a headline-grabbing 2.4 billion euro ($2.7 billion) fine EU antitrust regulators have leveled against Google, the internet giant is likely to be shackled for years by Tuesday's precedent-setting decision defining the company as a monopoly.

Bitcoin exchange operator tied to hacks gets five-and-a-half years U.S. prison

TECHNEWS - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 20:38
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Florida man was sentenced on Tuesday to serve 5-1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to operating an illegal bitcoin exchange suspected of laundering money for hackers and linked to a data breach at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Facebook hits two billion users

BBC TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 20:34
A quarter of the world's population now use the social network every month.

The Latest: Pennsylvania hospital system hit in cyberattack

AP TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 20:26
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times local):...

House panel spars over self-driving car rules

TECHNEWS - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:54
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans and Democrats in Congress sparred on Tuesday over U.S. states setting rules for testing and deployment of self-driving cars and a proposal to allow automakers and technology companies to bypass existing regulations in introducing autonomous cars.

Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion

AP TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:48
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook is reaching another milestone, announcing that it now has more than 2 billion users....

Facebook now deleting 66K posts a week in anti-hate campaign

AP TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:42
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook said Tuesday that it deleted about 66,000 posts a week in the last two months as the social media giant cracks down on what it deems to be hate speech....

Mars says pet food unit targeted in cyber attack

TECHNEWS - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:41
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A unit of candy manufacturer Mars Inc has been targeted by cyber attackers, and the company has isolated the issue, a spokeswoman for the company said on Tuesday.

Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion

AP TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:34
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook is reaching another milestone, announcing that it now has more than 2 billion users....

Facebook hits 2 billion user mark

TECHNEWS - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:24
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday that the social media network had 2 billion monthly users.

Is this finally a fight Google can't win?

SKY TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:13
It is less than 30 years since a small group of three computer science students at a Canadian university were bemoaning how hard it was to find things on a computer network.

Ransomware virus hits computer servers across Europe

TECHNEWS - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:56
MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - A major ransomware attack on Tuesday hit computers at Russia's biggest oil company, the country's banks, Ukraine's international airport as well as global shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maersk.

Google's giant penalty: the internet reacts

BBC TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:49
A 2.4bn euro fine is celebrated by Google's critics, but others view the punishment as misjudged.

What is Petrwrap virus behind cyberattack?

SKY TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:44
The latest global ransomware virus has spread fast after initially affecting computer systems in Ukraine, but how exactly does it work?

The Latest: Ukraine premier: Cyberattack 'unprecedented'

AP TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:58
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- The Latest on a widespread cyberattack in Europe (all times local):...

Facebook now deleting 66K posts a week in anti-hate campaign

AP TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:36
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is deleting about 66,000 posts a week as the social media giant cracks down on what it considers to be hate speech....

Pandora CEO Tim Westergren departs

AP TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:30
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pandora, under intensifying pressure from Spotify and Apple Music, says that CEO Tim Westergren has stepped down....

Hackers strike across Europe, sparking widespread disruption

AP TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:44
PARIS (AP) -- Hackers have caused widespread disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard....

Ukraine hit by major cyber-attack

BBC TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:19
Banks, retailers, energy firms and the airport appear to have been targeted by a malware attack.

Ukraine crippled by major cyberattack

SKY TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:06
Ukraine has been hit by a major cyberattack, which has taken down the government's website, banks and an electricity firm.

Court lifts Uber ban in second-biggest Czech city

TECHNEWS - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 14:12
PRAGUE (Reuters) - A Czech appeals court on Tuesday lifted a ban that had prevented ride-hailing service Uber operating in Brno, the country's second-largest city.

Volvo's driverless cars 'confused' by kangaroos

BBC TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 13:24
The way the marsupials move makes it hard for the computers to work out how to respond, Volvo says.

EU fines Google a record 2.4 billion euros in antitrust case

AP TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 13:22
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union has slapped a record 2.42 billion euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google on Tuesday for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches to direct customers to its own online shopping business....

Uber wins right to contest English tests for London drivers

TECHNEWS - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 13:08
LONDON (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] said it had won the right to appeal against a court decision in favor of plans by a London regulator to impose new English reading and writing standards in a move which could deprive it of thousands of drivers.

A look back at the EU's 7 years of legal battle with Google

AP TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:26
BRUSSELS (AP) -- As the European Union fines Google for abusing its dominance in online searches, here is a look back at the key dates in the bloc's legal tussle with the technology company....

EU fines Google a record 2.42 billion euros

AP TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:56
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's competition watchdog has slapped a record 2.42 billion euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service....

Google fined £2bn over shopping service

SKY TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:53
Google has been ordered to pay a record fine of £2.1bn (€2.42bn) for abusing its dominance as a search engine.

Google faces record EU fine over Shopping service

BBC TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:51
The European Commission orders Google to alter how it runs its Shopping product comparison service.

EU antitrust regulators hit Google with record 2.42 billion euro fine

TECHNEWS - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:49
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators slapped a record 2.42-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) fine on Alphabet unit Google on Tuesday by illegally favoring its shopping service.

Ubisoft founding family raises stake to ward off Vivendi

TECHNEWS - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 10:57
PARIS (Reuters) - France's Guillemot family has raised its stake in videogames maker Ubisoft , according to a stock market filing released on Tuesday, as part of their ongoing battle to fend off Vivendi's rival interest in the company.

Broadband minister: Getting fast Broadband is a 'choice'

BBC TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 09:41
Having super fast broadband is a 'choice' argues former broadband minister

Western Digital says resubmitted bid with KKR for Toshiba's chip unit

TECHNEWS - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 08:28
TOKYO (Reuters) - Western Digital Corp said it and private equity firm KKR & Co LP had resubmitted a bid for Toshiba Corp's prized flash memory chip unit.

Volvo and Autoliv team up with Nvidia for self-driving cars

TECHNEWS - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 07:51
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Volvo Cars and Swedish car safety supplier Autoliv have signed a deal with U.S. firm Nvidia Corp , best known for its graphics technology in computer games, to develop software systems for self-driving cars.

France's JCDecaux, America Movil create joint venture in Mexico

TECHNEWS - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 07:38
(Reuters) - France's JCDecaux said on Tuesday it will create a joint venture with Mexican telecommunications group America Movil by merging their out of home (OOH) advertising businesses.

Exclusive: Ericsson scraps push for new clients beyond telecoms

TECHNEWS - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 07:32
LONDON/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Ericsson has ditched its goal of winning more clients beyond the telecoms industry to refocus on selling networks to mobile phone companies in a move to cut costs and halt a dramatic fall in its share price.

With Alphabet, Google faces a daunting challenge: organizing itself

TECHNEWS - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 07:18
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google’s self-professed mission is to organize the world’s information. But a company known for engineering excellence is still trying to solve the very human problem of how to organize itself.

HMS Queen Elizabeth sets sail from Rosyth for sea trials

BBC TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 07:17
HMS Queen Elizabeth - the largest warship ever built for the Royal Navy - leaves Rosyth for sea trials.

Sprint in exclusive talks with Charter, Comcast on wireless deal

TECHNEWS - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 03:09
(Reuters) - Sprint Corp is in exclusive talks with Charter Communications Inc and Comcast Corp to explore a deal that could boost the cable companies' wireless service, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Ant power

BBC TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 01:15
The drive to find more sustainable transport fuels has been given a boost by some Dutch students.

The first cash machine came into use 50 years ago today

BBC TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 01:12
It is 50 years to the day that the first cash machine came into use. How has it changed over the years?

The robot that can pick up virtually any object

BBC TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 01:11
Scientists at UC Berkeley have created a robot that has learnt to pick up virtually any object.

Scottish areas worst for broadband speeds, says Which?

BBC TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 01:09
The slowest speeds in the UK are experienced in three Scottish local authority areas, Which? says.

Cash 'lives on' after 50 years of ATMs

BBC TECH - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 01:02
Bank of England chief cashier says all future plans include the use of cash despite new technology.

Banks' blockchain consortium picks IBM for trade finance platform

TECHNEWS - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 00:03
PARIS (Reuters) - Tech giant IBM is building a blockchain-based platform for seven big European banks, including HSBC and Deutsche Bank , that is aimed at simplifying trade finance transactions for small- and medium-sized companies.

Google, Microsoft among companies urging court to back gay workers

TECHNEWS - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 23:50
(Reuters) - Dozens of companies, including Alphabet Inc's Google, Microsoft Corp, CBS Corp and Viacom Inc urged a federal appeals court on Monday to rule that a law banning sex discrimination in the workplace offers protections to gay employees.

Facebook to produce its own TV series

SKY TECH - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 23:36
Facebook will soon begin to produce its own television shows and series, a senior executive has confirmed.

Apple CEO touts India impact in push for deeper market access

TECHNEWS - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 22:22
(Reuters) - Apple CEO Tim Cook on Sunday highlighted the economic impact the company is having on India in a meeting with its prime minister as the iPhone maker seeks deeper access to the world's third-largest smartphone market behind the United States and China.

Germany's Merkel doesn't tweet, but checks Trump on Twitter

AP TECH - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 21:50
BERLIN (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she doesn't really do Twitter, but sometimes visits the site to check out what U.S. President Donald Trump has to say....

Apple working with Hertz to test self-driving technology: Bloomberg

TECHNEWS - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 21:04
(Reuters) - Apple Inc is leasing a small fleet of cars from rental company Hertz Global Holdings Inc to test self-driving technology, Bloomberg reported on Monday.

Apple, Cisco want cyber security insurance discount for joint customers

TECHNEWS - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:47
(Reuters) - Apple Inc is working with Cisco Systems to help businesses that primarily use gear from both companies to obtain a discount on cyber-security insurance premiums, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook told Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins onstage at a Cisco event in Las Vegas.

Exclusive: Aston Martin electric car goes limited edition after LeEco exit

TECHNEWS - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:27
PARIS/DETROIT (Reuters) - British sports car maker Aston Martin has scaled back production plans for its first electric model after cash-strapped investment partner LeEco pulled out of the project, Chief Executive Andy Palmer told Reuters on Monday.

Social media giants step up joint fight against extremist content

TECHNEWS - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 18:33
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Social media giants Facebook, Google's YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft said on Monday they were forming a global working group to combine their efforts to remove terrorist content from their platforms.

Google set to face record EU antitrust fine as soon as Tuesday: sources

TECHNEWS - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 18:17
PARIS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators are likely to impose a record fine on Alphabet unit Google over its shopping service as soon as Tuesday, two people familiar with the matter said on Monday, concluding one of three cases against the company.

Yoox Net-a-Porter shares up sharply as traders cite Alibaba interest

TECHNEWS - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 17:27
MILAN (Reuters) - Shares in Italian online fashion retailer Yoox Net-A-Porter were up almost 8 percent on Monday as traders cited reported interest from Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.

Avis teams up with Waymo on self-driving car program

AP TECH - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 17:00
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) -- Avis is teaming up with Waymo on a self-driving car program....

Alphabet partners with Avis to manage self-driving car fleet

TECHNEWS - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 16:49
(Reuters) - Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Alphabet Inc, signed an agreement with Avis Budget Group Inc under which the U.S. car rental firm will manage its fleet of autonomous vehicles, the companies said on Monday.

Seoul Semi says new 'Sun-like' LEDs could generate $400 million in sales by 2021

TECHNEWS - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 16:37
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Leading LED maker Seoul Semiconductor announced a new technology which it says minimizes the blue-light spike emitted by regular LEDs that is commonly blamed for sleep disturbances and other health problems.

Engineers use replica to pinpoint California dam repairs

AP TECH - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:26
LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- California water officials are relying on key hydrology tests being performed in Utah on a replica of the Oroville Dam spillway to pinpoint what repairs will work best at the tallest dam in the U.S for a spillway that was torn apart in February....

Russia targets Telegram app after St Petersburg bombing

BBC TECH - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:46
A suicide bomber who killed 15 people in St Petersburg used the messaging app, officials say.

Gmail to end ad-targeting email scans

BBC TECH - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:37
Privacy groups cautiously welcome Google's pledge to end scans of Gmail messages to personalise ads.

Portugal airline chief complains of drone near-misses

AP TECH - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:24
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- The head of Portugal's national airline says he is considering asking authorities to order that all drones in the country be grounded, following a series of near-misses with commercial aircraft....

Russia, upping pressure on Telegram app, says terrorists use it

TECHNEWS - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:07
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's FSB security service said on Monday that the Telegram messaging app had been used by terrorists to plot atrocities on Russian soil, increasing pressure on the service days after the authorities accused it of violating Russian legislation.

Player protests force change on GTA V mod kit

BBC TECH - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:37
Complaints, negative reviews, and petitions make GTA's publisher end legal action over a popular game add-on

Why lionfish are being hunted by robots in Bermuda

BBC TECH - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:11
Bermuda is using robot technology to control the population of venomous lionfish.

How to unlock Harry Potter Easter eggs on social media

BBC TECH - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:03
It's 20 years since Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone came out.

SpaceX completes two rocket missions in 48 hours

SKY TECH - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:41
Space X has pulled off the successful launch and landing of two rockets in a weekend.

Western Digital won't consent to SK Hynix participation in Toshiba chip unit sale

TECHNEWS - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:36
TOKYO (Reuters) - Western Digital Corp has told Toshiba Corp that it will not agree to a sale of the Japanese conglomerate's prized memory chip unit to a preferred bidding consortium that includes rival chipmaker SK Hynix Inc .

SpaceX completes launch and landing double bill

BBC TECH - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:30
The US rocket company makes two launches in just over 24 hours.

EU court seen ruling on Intel antitrust case next year: judge

TECHNEWS - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:08
PARIS (Reuters) - Europe's top court is likely to rule on Intel's appeal against a record 1.06 billion euro ($1.19 billion) EU antitrust fine next year, an EU judge said on Monday, a case that may affect companies such as Google and Qualcomm in the EU's crosshairs.

Hyperlane: A special lane for self-driving vehicles

BBC TECH - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:08
A US company is proposing special lanes on roads purely for self-driving vehicles.

Facebook in talks to produce original TV-quality shows: WSJ

TECHNEWS - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 07:41
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc is in talks with Hollywood studios about producing scripted, TV-quality shows, with an aim of launching original programming by late summer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

Short of IT workers at home, Israeli startups recruit elsewhere

TECHNEWS - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 07:35
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - When Alexey Chalimov founded software design firm Eastern Peak in Israel four years ago he knew he would not find the developers he needed at home.

Ohio sites hacked with IS message

BBC TECH - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 06:53
Governor John Kasich's site is one of those attacked, posting a threat to President Donald Trump.

China agrees to stop cyberattacks on Canadian private sector: Globe and Mail

TECHNEWS - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 04:37
(Reuters) - China has signed an agreement to stop conducting state-sponsored cyberattacks against the Canadian private sector, the Globe and Mail reported on Sunday, citing an official communiqué.

SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base

AP TECH - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 23:14
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A SpaceX rocket carried 10 communications satellites into orbit from California on Sunday, two days after the company successfully launched a satellite from Florida....

Quacking idea: Could duck sounds replace car honks?

SKY TECH - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 18:16
Researchers are tackling sound pollution from loud car horns by developing a beep which apparently sounds like a duck's quack.

SpaceX set to launch satellites from California air base

AP TECH - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 17:46
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- SpaceX is going for a weekend double-header with a planned launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, just two days after a successful satellite launch from Florida....

Parliament cyber-attack 'hit up to 90 users'

BBC TECH - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 17:36
Fewer than 1% of 9,000 parliamentary accounts were affected, says the House of Commons.

90 Parliament email accounts may have been hit

SKY TECH - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 15:26
A cyberattack on Parliament may have compromised up to 90 email accounts, according to Sky sources.

Australia to seek greater powers on encrypted messaging at 'Five eyes' meeting

TECHNEWS - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 06:00
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia said on Sunday it will push for greater powers to tackle the use of encrypted messaging services used by terrorists and criminals at an upcoming meeting of ministers from the "Five Eyes" intelligence network.

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