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Unlikely alliance of hackers, Governors to combat election fixing

Unlikely alliance of hackers, Governors to combat election fixing

Written by on October 10, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Hackers are joining forces with U.S. governors and academics in a new group aimed at preventing the manipulation of voter machines and computer systems to sway the outcome of future U.S. elections, a source familiar with the project said on Monday. The anti-hacking coalition’s members include organizers of last summer’s Def Con hacking […]

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Embattled Ericsson appoints former mining gear boss as its new chairman

Embattled Ericsson appoints former mining gear boss as its new chairman

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

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Ericsson has picked Ronnie Leten, the former boss of mining gear maker Atlas Copco, as its new chairman, as the mobile equipment company battles to revive its fortunes. Leten will, pending shareholder approval, take over from Leif Johansson, who said in July he would step down. Ericsson has been hit hard by […]

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News highlights – 8 October 2017

News highlights – 8 October 2017

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News highlights for 8 October 2017 U.S. Treasury investigates illegal surveillance allegations: watchdog WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An internal watchdog at the U.S. Treasury said on Friday it is investigating allegations the department illegally looked at financial records of U.S. citizens. Read more… Drug chains tumble on reports Amazon eyeing their pie (Reuters) – Shares of […]

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Project Loon takes flight in Puerto Rico supporting carriers

Project Loon takes flight in Puerto Rico supporting carriers

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

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said late on Friday it had approved Alphabet Inc’s application to provide emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico through balloons. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico has struggled to regain communications services. The FCC said on Friday that 83 percent of cell sites remain out […]

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New hearing scheduled for review of Kaspersky Lab accusations

New hearing scheduled for review of Kaspersky Lab accusations

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

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. House of Representatives committee said on Friday that it has scheduled a new hearing on Kaspersky Lab software as lawmakers review accusations that the Kremlin could use its products to conduct espionage. Kaspersky Lab has strongly denied those allegations, which last month prompted the Trump administration to order civilian government […]

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Chinese media reports another bloated iPhone 8 battery case

Chinese media reports another bloated iPhone 8 battery case

Written by on October 6, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) – A fresh case of Apple Inc’s new iPhone popping open due to a swollen battery has been reported in state media in China, the world’s biggest smartphone market where the U.S. firm is seeking to revive faltering sales. The incident comes as Apple investigates similar cases reported in Taiwan and Japan of […]

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News highlights – 5 October 2017

News highlights – 5 October 2017

Written by on October 6, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 5 October 2017 Russian hackers stole U.S. cyber secrets from NSA: media reports WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russian government-backed hackers stole highly classified U.S. cyber secrets in 2015 from the National Security Agency after a contractor put information on his home computer, two newspapers reported on Thursday. Read more… Social media executives to […]

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Police raid Vivendi France HQ investigating market abuse in Italian purchase

Police raid Vivendi France HQ investigating market abuse in Italian purchase

Written by on October 6, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

PARIS (Reuters) – Police raided the headquarters of French media giant Vivendi on Thursday as part of an investigation into alleged market abuse involving its purchase of a stake in Italian TV group Mediaset, Vivendi said. The offices of French bank Natixis in Paris were also being searched, an Italian source with direct knowledge of […]

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Vodafone thinks the future is exciting and asks if you are ready for it

Vodafone thinks the future is exciting and asks if you are ready for it

Written by on October 5, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – “The future is exciting. Ready?”, Vodafone is asking in a new campaign it hopes will capture a sense of optimism about technology, an association mobile operators have to some extent lost in recent years to the likes of Facebook, Google and Apple. The slogan, which replaces “Power to You”, in use since […]

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Google launches swathe of new hardware to compete with Apple and Amazon

Google launches swathe of new hardware to compete with Apple and Amazon

Written by on October 5, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday unveiled the second generation of its Pixel smartphone along with new voice-enabled home speakers, redoubling its commitment to the hardware business as it competes with a surge of devices from Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc. Google’s new products, including a Pixelbook laptop, wireless earbuds and a […]

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