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Military gets green light to shoot down trespassing drones

Military gets green light to shoot down trespassing drones

Written by on August 9, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon has given more than 130 U.S. military bases across the United States the green light to shoot down private and commercial drones that could endanger aviation safety or pose other threats. The number of uncrewed aircraft in U.S. skies has zoomed in recent years and continues to increase rapidly – […]

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Google fires engineer at the centre of the diversity uproar

Google fires engineer at the centre of the diversity uproar

Written by on August 8, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Internet giant Google has fired the male engineer at the center of an uproar in Silicon Valley over the past week after he authored an internal memo asserting there are biological causes behind gender inequality in the tech industry. James Damore, the engineer who wrote the memo, confirmed his dismissal, saying in an […]

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Vivendi denies it ‘officially’ controls Telecom Italia

Vivendi denies it ‘officially’ controls Telecom Italia

Written by on August 8, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

PARIS (Reuters) – French media giant Vivendi said on Monday it has no “de facto control” over Telecom Italia under Italian law. Acknowledging “de facto control” over Telecom Italia would compel Vivendi to consolidate its accounts, including an adjusted net financial debt of 25 billion euros ($29.6 billion). Vivendi’s statement, albeit technical in its wording, […]

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Shipping industry embraces WW2 tech to defend against hackers

Shipping industry embraces WW2 tech to defend against hackers

Written by on August 7, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – The risk of cyber attacks targeting ships’ satellite navigation is pushing nations to delve back through history and develop back-up systems with roots in World War Two radio technology. Ships use GPS (Global Positioning System) and other similar devices that rely on sending and receiving satellite signals, which many experts say are […]

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Viacom needs merger to increase bargaining power with distributors

Viacom needs merger to increase bargaining power with distributors

Written by on August 7, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Viacom Inc could gain a leg up in negotiations with distributors and ward off declines in U.S. ad revenue and sales by finding a merger partner, analysts said on Friday. Shares of Viacom, which owns MTV and Comedy Central, plunged as much as 13 percent on Friday, a day after it […]

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Cable companies court Netflix as viewing trends change

Cable companies court Netflix as viewing trends change

Written by on August 7, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – A growing number of U.S. cable operators are forming alliances with Netflix Inc, a shift that is helping the streaming pioneer add customers as its largest single market matures. No. 3 distributor Charter Communications Inc is expected to make Netflix available through its set-top boxes, joining more than a dozen top U.S. pay […]

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Ukraine cyber attack causes global losses for companies

Ukraine cyber attack causes global losses for companies

Written by on August 4, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

TORONTO/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The cyber attack that crippled Ukraine businesses and spread worldwide to shut down shipping ports, factories and corporate offices has taken a costly toll on the results of major U.S. and European companies in the latest quarter, with more to come. While individual companies have been laid low by hacking attacks in […]

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WannaCry ransomware hero arrested on unrelated hacking charge

WannaCry ransomware hero arrested on unrelated hacking charge

Written by on August 4, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO/LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – A cyber security researcher widely credited with helping to neutralize the global “WannaCry” ransomware attack earlier this year has been arrested on unrelated hacking charges, according to court documents unsealed on Thursday. Marcus Hutchins, a 23-year-old British-based malware researcher who gained attention in May for detecting a “kill switch” that […]

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Apple and why the Chinese market is so important to it

Apple and why the Chinese market is so important to it

Written by on August 3, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Apple IncĀ is binding itself more closely to China as its share of the world’s biggest smartphone market slips and it becomes more reliant on selling services which require government approval. A flurry of recent action by Cupertino-based Apple underlines its push to get on the right side of China’s notoriously tough tech […]

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Employees accept microchip implants to buy snacks and use copier

Employees accept microchip implants to buy snacks and use copier

Written by on August 3, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – A Wisconsin vending machine company is offering its employees a chance to have a microchip implanted in their hands that they could use to buy snacks, log in to computers or use the copy machine. About 50 employees at Three Square Market have agreed to the optional implant of the chips, which are […]

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