Two army personnel martyred in North Waziristan
Two officials of Pakistan Army were martyred in a terrorist attack in North Waziristan Agency. According to the Inter...
U2 knocks Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ off Billboard top spot
U2 knocked Taylor Swift off her perch at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart with its new...
Theresa May hails new optimism in Brexit talks after deal
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May hailed “a new sense of optimism” in Brexit talks, telling parliament on Monday an...
iPhone X brings face recognition (and fears) to the masses
Apple will let you unlock the iPhone X with your face — a move likely to bring facial recognition to the masses, along with concerns over how the technology may be used for nefarious purposes. Apple´s newest device, set to go on sale November 3, is designed to be... Read more
Facebook, in reversal, to publish cache of political ads
Facebook Inc announced a plan to increase transparency about its role in political advertising on Friday, ahead of congressional hearings next week on social media companies and Russia’s meddling in last year’s US presidential election. Rob Goldman — Facebook’s vice president for ads — said in a blog post... Read more
Microsoft tops forecasts with 16% profit growth
Microsoft on Thursday delivered stronger-than-expected earnings for the past quarter, lifted by gains in cloud computing and other business services. For its first fiscal quarter to September 30, the tech giant said profit was up 16 percent from a year ago to $6.6 billion. Revenue meanwhile rose 12 percent... Read more
Malware attack hits 200 Russian, European targets: cyber firm
A malware attack that hit a Ukrainian international airport and Russian media outlets had almost 200 other targets in those countries and other European states, an internet security firm said Wednesday. The “BadRabbit” malware that struck on Tuesday appeared to be the largest since “NotPetya” was launched from the... Read more
Apple sees its mobile devices as platform for artificial intelligence
Apple Inc sees its mobile devices as a major platform for artificial intelligence in the future, Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams said on Monday. Later this week, Apple is set to begin taking pre-orders for its new smartphone, the iPhone X – which starts at $999 and uses artificial... Read more
iPhone X being sued before release over ‘animoji’ feature
A Japanese software company is suing Apple in a US court over the trademark for the term “animoji”, alleging the US technology company stole the name to use on a feature of its iPhone X. Tokyo-based Emonster kk sued Apple on Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco, saying... Read more
G7, tech giants agree on plan to block extremist content online
G7 countries and tech giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter on Friday agreed to work together to block the dissemination of Islamist extremism over the internet. “These are the first steps towards a great alliance in the name of freedom,” Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti said after a two-day... Read more
Apple shares drop on iPhone 8 demand worries
Apple Inc’s shares fell 1.5 percent in premarket trading on Thursday on growing concerns about muted demand for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The company has cut orders for both models by about 50 percent for November and December, Taiwan-based Economic Daily News reported, citing a supply... Read more
Security flaw prompts fears on Wi-Fi connections
A newly-discovered flaw in the widely used Wi-Fi encryption protocol could leave millions of users vulnerable to attacks, prompting warnings Monday from the US government and security researchers worldwide. The US government’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) issued a security bulletin saying the flaw can open the door to... Read more
Adobe warns that hackers are exploiting its Flash software
Adobe Systems Inc warned on Monday that hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in its Flash multimedia software platform in web browsers, and the company urged users to quickly patch their systems to prevent such attacks. The warning came after cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab Inc said a group it was tracking,... Read more
Futuristic solar-powered Dutch family car hailed ´the future
A futuristic Dutch family car that not only uses the sun as power but supplies energy back to the grid was hailed as “the future” Sunday as the World Solar Challenge wrapped up. The innovative bi-annual contest, first run in 1987, began in Darwin a week ago with 41... Read more
Japan launches fourth satellite for high-precision GPS
Japan on Tuesday launched a fourth satellite for a new high-precision global positioning system (GPS) it hopes will encourage new businesses and help spur economic growth. The fourth Michibiki satellite lifted off from Japan’s southern Tanegashima spaceport aboard an H-2A rocket taking just over 28 minutes to reach orbit,... Read more
Russian hackers stole US cyber secrets from NSA: media reports
Russian government-backed hackers stole highly classified US cyber secrets in 2015 from the National Security Agency (NSA) after a contractor put information on his home computer, two newspapers reported on Thursday. As reported first by The Wall Street Journal, citing unidentified sources, the theft included information on penetrating foreign... Read more
US lawmakers want to restrict internet surveillance on Americans
A bipartisan group of US lawmakers unveiled legislation on Wednesday that would overhaul aspects of the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program in an effort to install additional privacy protections. The bill, which will be formally introduced as soon as Thursday, is likely to revive the debate in... Read more