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  • The Next GOOGLE Could Come From Europe
    Next_google_could_come_from_europe 2017-11-30 06:38:48 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Europe is making major strides to eliminate barriers that have held back the region from developing tech firms that can compete on the scale of global giants Alphabet Inc’s Google, Amazon.com Inc or Tencent Holdings Inc, a report published on Thursday shows. The region has t...

  • Uber paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach
    Uber_paid_hackers__100_000_to_keep_secret_a_massive_data_breach 2017-11-22 06:25:44 UTC
    (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the personal information of about 57 million accounts of the ride-service provider, the company said on Tuesday. Discovery of the U.S. company’s cover-up of the incident resulted in t...

  • UN Climate Summit: US Governors, Mayors and Business Leaders Go to Germany to Show they Care about Saving the Planet
    Un_climate_summit-_us_governors__mayors_and_business_leaders_go_to_germany_to_show_they_care_about_saving_the_planet 2017-11-09 19:52:53 UTC
    BONN/ GEMANY — U.S. governors, mayors and business leaders have come to the UN climate summit in Germany to show they care about saving the planet. They say Trump's climate inaction is a slap in the face to the American people. Following the US government's decision not to open a pavilion at t...

  • Science: Sheep Can Recognize Human Faces
    Science-_sheep_can_recognize_human_faces 2017-11-09 06:20:01 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Sheep have been trained to recognize the faces of celebrities, including former U.S. President Barack Obama, by University of Cambridge scientists who hope it may help with understanding neurodegenerative diseases. In a specially equipped pen, sheep were shown pictures of pe...

  • What happens to your body when it's donated to science
    Lucrative_business_with_donated_bodies_of_americans_to_science 2017-10-24 20:19:03 UTC
    When Americans leave their bodies to science, they are also donating to commerce: Cadavers and body parts, especially those of the poor, are sold in a thriving and largely unregulated market. Since it's not regulated by a federal agency, there's no official number, but it is estimated about 2...

  • Log In or Sign Up: Facebook, Google, Twitter agree on 'G7' plan to counter terror propaganda
    Log_in_or_sign_up-_facebook__google__twitter_agree_on_plan_to_counter_terror_propaganda 2017-10-23 06:38:56 UTC
    The leading technology companies including Facebook, Google, Twitter and G7 countries have agreed to work together to combat online terror propaganda. The Group of Seven (G7) countries and some of the world's biggest technology firms agreed on a plan to remove jihadi material from the web with...

  • Scientists Detect Light From Gravitational Wave
    Scientists_detect_light_from_gravitational_wave_when_neutron_stars_collide 2017-10-16 19:27:03 UTC
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - When neutron stars collide: Scientists in Europe and the U.S. have for the first time detected gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, at the same time as light from the same cosmic event, according to research published on Mon...

  • Einstein's gravitational waves win Nobel Prize in physics
    A_team_of_1_000_scientists_detect_einstein_gravitational_waves_ 2017-10-03 16:50:23 UTC
    STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - Three U.S. scientists won the 2017 Nobel prize for physics on Tuesday for opening up a new era of astronomy by detecting gravitational waves, ripples in space and time foreseen by Albert Einstein a century ago. The work of Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne ...

  • 'Subscription news websites' may face less prominence in Google search results
    'subscription_news_websites'_may_face_less_prominence_in_google_search_results 2017-10-02 22:19:54 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google announced on Sunday that subscription news websites would no longer have to provide users three free articles per day or face less prominence in search results, relaxing its rules following complaints from media giants like News Corp that their sales were sufferin...

  • SEC Hack: Persistent Government Cyber Vulnerability
    Sec_cyber_hack 2017-09-22 14:24:31 UTC
    Dustin Volz, Jason Lange WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A major computer hack at America’s top stock market regulator is the latest sign that data stored in the highest reaches of the U.S. government remains vulnerable to cyber attacks, despite efforts across multiple presidencies to limit hi...

  • Facebook Provides Congress Over 3,000 Russian Bought Ads
    Facebook_provides_congress_over_3_000_russian_bought_ads 2017-09-21 20:09:00 UTC
    Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, is planning to release the content of more than 3,000 ads purchased by Russian operatives during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, reversing a decision that had frustrated Capitol Hill investigators. Zuckerberg announced on Thursday that the comp...

  • Saudi Lifts Ban on Skype, WhatsApp: Will Censor Them
    Saudi_skype_whatsapp 2017-09-21 13:32:21 UTC
    RIYADH (Reuters) - The Saudi government is lifting a ban on calls made through online apps on Thursday but will monitor and censor them, a government spokesman said. All online voice and video call services - such as Microsoft’s Skype, Facebook’s WhatsApp and Messenger, and Rakuten’s Viber - t...

  • EU Plans To Raise Taxes For Internet Giants
    Eu_plans_to_raise_taxes_for_internet_giants 2017-09-17 00:53:39 UTC
    TALLINN (Reuters) - A European Union plan to raise more tax from digital multinationals faced the first signs of scepticism on Saturday, as smaller members of the bloc warned about the economic impact from such a move. France wants to tax companies like Google and Facebook on their turnover, r...

  • Equifax: Web Server Vulnerability Led to Hack
    Equifax_data_breach 2017-09-14 11:48:32 UTC
    (Reuters) - Credit reporting company Equifax Inc blamed a web server vulnerability in its open-source software, called Apache Struts, for the recent data breach that compromised personal details of as many as 143 million U.S. consumers. The massive data breach had exposed valuable information ...

  • Bluetooth bugs bedevil billions of android devices
    Bluetooth_bugs_bedevil_billions_of_android_devices_ 2017-09-13 17:45:53 UTC
    More than 5.3 billion devices with Bluetooth signals are at risk of a malware attack newly identified by an internet of things security company. If you're not keeping count, that's most of the estimated 8.2 billion devices that use Bluetooth, which allows for our gadgets to connect and communi...

  • JPMorgan's Dimon says Bitcoin 'is a fraud' and will blow up
    Jpmorgan's_jamie_dimon_says_bitcoin_%e2%80%9cis_a_fraud%e2%80%9d_and_will_blow_up 2017-09-12 21:06:11 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin “is a fraud” and will blow up, Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N), said on Tuesday. Speaking at an investor conference in New York, Dimon said, “The currency isn’t going to work. You can’t have a business where people can invent a currency ...

  • Apple rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X and cellular Watch
    Apple_inc_rolled_out_a_new_version_of_the_apple_watch 2017-09-12 19:21:35 UTC
    CUPERTINO, Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Tuesday rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X, a redesigned product of glass and stainless steel with an edge-to-edge display that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook called “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone.” The phone features wirele...

  • Pope Francis Condemns Climate Change Skeptics
    Pope_francis-_refugee_camps_are_%22concentration%22_camps 2017-09-11 21:25:58 UTC
    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis said the recent spate of hurricanes should prompt people to understand that humanity will “go down” if it does not address climate change and history will judge those who deny the science on its causes. “If we don’t turn back, we will go down,” F...

  • This Weather is Not Normal
    Weather_not_normal_irma 2017-09-07 17:23:06 UTC
    The days leading up to Hurricane Harvey’s landfall in Texas last week were some of the most nerve-wracking in meteorological history. Forecasters watched helplessly as a true monster storm—one that would eventually become the most extreme rain event in recorded American history—moved toward Houst...

  • Lyft to Offer Self-Driving Cars in San Francisco Area
    Lyft_self_drive_san_francisco 2017-09-07 16:37:26 UTC
    Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A self-driving car will soon be one ride option available from Lyft in the San Francisco Bay Area, as the ride-services company ramps up its efforts to become a serious player in autonomous vehicle technology. Lyft said on Thursday that self-driv...

  • Melting Permafrost Unlocks Carbon, Disease
    Melting_permafrost 2017-09-06 16:58:53 UTC
    The consequences of climate change are perhaps most weirdly expressed in the Arctic. A recent <a href="https://www.vox.com/2017/9/6/16062174/permafrost-melting" >article by Brian Resnick of Vox.com</a> explores the changes to Arctic permafrost, which has potentially far reaching consequences....

  • Bitcoin Derived Blockchain Used in Car Sharing
    Bitcoin 2017-08-30 14:53:09 UTC
    DETROIT (Reuters) - The technology underpinning the cryptocurrency bitcoin is migrating to the auto industry and vehicle sharing. Accounting and consulting firm EY, part of Ernst & Young Global Ltd, said on Wednesday it was launching a blockchain based system that will enable companies or grou...

  • Global warming worsened the impact of Hurricane Harvey
    Global_warming_worsened_the_impact_of_hurricane_harvey 2017-08-29 07:27:35 UTC
    <blockquote>Will global warming lead to more storms like Harvey? There are essentially two global warming mechanisms at play here, according to climatologist Michael E. Mann. First, sea levels in the Houston region have risen by more than half a foot over the past few decades due to global w...

  • Samsung Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee sentenced for five years
    Samsung_vice_chairman_jay_y._lee_sentenced_for_five_years 2017-08-25 07:18:22 UTC
    SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean court jailed Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee for five years on Friday. The Seoul Central District Court was delivering its verdict on charges against Lee, 49, ranging from bribery to perjury in a scandal that led to the ouster in March of the then ...

  • Whole Foods' Competitors Fear Amazon Price Cuts
    Whole_foods'_competitors_fear_amazon_price_cuts 2017-08-25 06:36:18 UTC
    (Reuters) - Amazon said it will cut prices on a range of popular goods as it completes its acquisition of Whole Foods Market, sending shares of rival grocers tumbling on fears that brutal market share battles will intensify. Amazon’s $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods, which will be complet...