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Belgium tops list of nations most vulnerable to hacking

Tajikistan comes second, Samoa third and Australia fourth as new ‘heat map of the internet’ reveals which countries are most at risk due to exposed servers<p>A new “heat map of the internet” has revealed the countries most vulnerable to hacking attacks, by scanning the entire internet for servers with …

University Pays $16,000 to Stop Ransomware Attack

They’ve robbed the hospitals, and now they’re coming for the universities. In the latest example of a frightening trend in cyber crime, attackers …

Consumers Are Now Doing Most of Their Shopping Online

For the first time ever, shoppers are going to the web for most of their purchases.<p>An annual survey by analytics firm comScore (scor) and UPS (ups) …

Drone Taxi Cleared for Flight Tests in Nevada

The Chinese-made single-passenger Ehang is about to take off.<p>One of the coolest things to come out of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this past January was Ehang's new drone taxi. The single-seater self-flying pod thing would allow its passenger to enter a location via GPS and then whisk …

This Could Be A Huge E3 For Sony And The PS4

E3 is just a few days away, and it’s looking like it’s going to be a big one. The Xbox One and Ps4 are both now established systems with deep libraries of excellent games, and it seems both Microsoft and Sony are looking forward. Sony, however, may be doing so a little bit quicker than Microsoft. …

Fiat Chrysler Reportedly in Early Talks With Uber

Fiat Chrysler (fcau) is in early talks with Uber, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter.<p>A partnership with Uber could be …

Meet the newest AngelPad startups, and the tech they built to cure business headaches

Yesterday in San Francisco, AngelPad held its 10th Demo Day, a graduation of sorts for the enterprise startups admitted into and backed by the accelerator.<p>The accelerator, run by husband and wife team Thomas Korte and Carine Magescas, has realized at least one solid exit already in the adtech …

The Facebook Messenger bug highlights the importance of security

A team of security researchers from Check Point has exposed a vulnerability on the Messenger for Android app, according to a note posted Tuesday on Facebook's blog.<p>The bug, originally discovered in May, gave hackers the ability to spread malware and modify or remove parts of conversations between …

The gaming industry can become the next big target of cybercrime

Video-game-related crime is almost as old as the industry itself. But while illegal copies and pirated versions of games were the previous dominant form of illicit activities related to games, recent developments and trends in online gaming platforms have created new possibilities for …

Lenovo, Google unveil phone that knows its way around a room

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Lenovo smartphone unveiled Thursday will be clever enough to grasp your physical surroundings — such as the room's size and …

France releases terror alert app ahead of Euro 2016

France's interior ministry released an app that will alert people in the event of a suspected terrorist attack. It's called SAIP (an acronym that …

Terrorism

US intelligence wants real-time behavior monitoring software

The proposed DIVA system would identify and track suspicious activity across multiple camera systems.<p>A new initiative from the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence aims to create an intelligent surveillance system that can analyze live video and spot suspicious behavior in real …

Hacker allegedly selling data for millions of Twitter accounts

A hacker with links to the alleged sale of LinkedIn and MySpace data is apparently trying to sell similar information regarding Twitter users.<p>A Russian hacker, who goes by the name Tessa88, claimed on Tuesday to be in possession of a cache containing email addresses, passwords and usernames of 379 …

Social Media

'Tortured' rendition couple angry over failure to charge MI6

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1247000/1247151_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534484756_a149c714ed09fab636bb0ef2ae2f74bd<p><b>A man who was secretly detained and sent to Libya with his pregnant wife in 2004 has spoken of his disappointment that no-one will be …

The Week in Review: EgyptAir Flight Crash

An EgyptAir plane carrying 66 people from Paris to Cairo crashed Thursday into the Mediterranean Sea. Officials confirmed Friday the Egyptian Navy had located the wreckage in water 180 miles north of the coastal city of Alexandria, though at the time of writing a cause for the tragedy had not been …

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of May 16, 2016)

The biggest news this week surrounded EgyptAir Flight 804, which went down between Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport and Cairo. Fifty-six passengers and 10 crew members lost their lives. Read the latest on the investigation and pay tribute to those lost below. You can also read some of the other …

Instagram Shuts Down Access From Other Apps

Facebook’s ongoing efforts to keep users within their own walled garden will soon result in the elimination of Instagram from third party apps, including Flipboard. On June 1, Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, will stop allowing many third parties to access the images in its feeds. If you have …

Apps

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of May 30, 2016)

A deadly shooting took place at UCLA this week, ending the life of professor William Klug. Fighting is underway in Falluja as Iraqi-led forces attempt to liberate the city from ISIS control. The battle between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton escalated and the country engaged in a debate over the …

AmazonFresh cranks up pressure on British supermarkets

LONDON (Reuters) - Amazon (AMZN.O) has launched a British version of its U.S. AmazonFresh food delivery service, stepping up the pressure on the traditional big supermarkets already locked in a brutal price war.<p>In a long-anticipated move to break into Britain’s 178 billion pounds ($257 billion) …

Poorer families would shoulder heavier burden of Brexit costs - report

Thinktank says under Tory fiscal charter some low-income households could lose £5,542 a year in tax credits and benefits<p>Low-income households are likely to shoulder a disproportionate share of the costs of Brexit if the UK votes to leave the EU in this month’s referendum, a respected thinktank has …

Parents of 'Jihadi Jack' Letts who was 'first white Briton to join Isil' remanded in custody after denying sending him money for terrorism

The parents of a British Muslim convert, believed to have travelled to Syria to join Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria, have been remanded in custody after facing terrorism charges at court.<p>John Letts, 55, and his wife Sally Lane, 54, from Oxford, denied sending him £1,700 knowing it …

Extremism

Tony Blair and John Major: Brexit would close Irish border

Former prime ministers stress impact of leave vote on Irish and Scottish relations with UK after referendum<p>Tony Blair and Sir John Major have said that if Britain left the EU, border control would be introduced between Northern Ireland and the Republic and the union with Scotland would be …

Patients Ponder Life and Death as California's New 'Right to Die' Law Begins

U.S. news<p>Terminally ill California residents may now legally take medicine to end their lives, thanks to a new law that goes into effect Thursday.<p>Under the "End of Life Option Act," California has become the fifth state in the nation to create a legal process for patients to obtain aid in dying.<p>And …

Uber CEO investigated over allegations of fraud in price-fixing case

• Suit alleges Travis Kalanick engaged in a price-fixing scheme with drivers<br>• Names Kalanick and not the company, but Uber is seeking to intervene<p>Uber must hand over documents to a New York judge investigating whether it hired private investigators that fraudulently sought information about its rivals …

From YouTube to the blockchain: how music and tech are colliding in 2016

Music companies want to work with tech startups, not sue or squeeze them for all they’re worth. But will they still be left in the hands of big guns such as Apple and Google?<p>The music industry and technology? To borrow Facebook’s lingo, the relationship is complicated.<p>File-sharing service Napster’s …

Startups

‘Press the big red button’: Computer experts want kill switch to stop robots from going rogue

By Ben Guarino<p>Ben Guarino<p>Reporter covering biology, genetics, nature, paleontology and the culture of science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Pop culture wants us to fear the artificially intelligent robot: The titular “Terminator” characters goes back in time to kill a mother and her child. Cylons of “Battlestar …

Artificial Intelligence

Someone is selling 33 million Twitter passwords on the dark web

Twitter's account hacking woes aren't about to end any time soon.<p>Days after a number of prominent Twitter accounts got hacked — including those …

Selling

How Kimbo Slice, the First 'Viral' MMA Star, Changed the Sport Forever

Professional fighter Kimbo Slice has died at 42. “Professional,” however, was an adjective that really only described the latter half of Slice’s …

How often you should wash your hair, according to science

The question is a vexing one. And there are lots of different answers people swear by.<p>For example, Kim Kardashian says she only washes her hair twice a week.<p>Outside the shower, our scalps gradually get shinier, darker, and oilier.<p>So why does it happen? And how often should you wash to keep the …

Elon Musk says he visited the Pentagon to talk about a 'flying metal suit'

Elon Musk has never shied away from comparisons with superhero Tony Stark, but his most recent joke on the subject is pretty on the nose, even for him. Responding to a story from CNN that pondered why the SpaceX founder had met with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter earlier this week, Musk replied in …