Tech Trends

This Is How Steve Bannon And Breitbart Tried To Sabotage Twitter

For more than a year before he became Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Steve Bannon sought to wage war against Twitter, tasking Milo Yiannopoulos and other Breitbart News employees to look into editorial, financial, and legal ways they could harm the Jack Dorsey–led social network.<p><b>Steve Bannon and</b> …

Long-form Journalism

Uber's Massive Scraping Program Collected Data About Competitors Around The World

For years, Uber systemically scraped data from competing ride-hailing companies all over the world, harvesting information about their technology, …

Cybersecurity

WhatsApp business accounts will either be verified, confirmed or unconfirmed

Another tidbit around how WhatsApp’s incoming business accounts will function: According to a FAQ for users of the messaging platform — on “Chatting with businesses” — they will either have one of three status types: unconfirmed, confirmed or verified.<p>Business accounts that have yet to be confirmed …

Technology (India)

6 Reasons Small Businesses Should Take Cyber Security More Seriously

The Equifax hack in 2017 showed the world that cybersecurity is a serious issue, one that if left unchecked could put an entire country’s information …

Cybersecurity

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Consumer Tech

Tencent buying 5% of Yonghui Superstores in latest retail move

Tencent (OTCPK:TCEHY) is making the latest Chinese tech incursion into retail -- and increasing its competitive interface with Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) -- …

Business

Disney|ABC Television Group Taps Mike Napodano As Chief Technology Officer

Industry vet Mike Napodano has been hired as chief technology officer for Disney|ABC Television Group.<p>In his new role, Napodano will oversee the …

Entertainment Industry

How Good Privacy Practices Help Protect Your Company Brand

Follow these five guidelines to keep your organization's data protected.<p>Your brand can be one of your company's most valuable assets. It can command …

Privacy

Clifford Chance sets up 'Big Four' style global tech group

Clifford Chance has launched a new technology group emulating the initiatives from the Big Four accounting firms and push for wider adoption of …

Law (UK)

Private cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

<i>Editor’s note - This post is the second in a four-part series on</i> <i>private</i> <i>cloud from Red Hat technology evangelist Gordon Haff. Find the first post</i> …

Virtualization

Russian-Speaking 'MoneyTaker' Group Helps Itself to Millions from US Banks

Banks in Latin America appear to be next big target, Group-IB says.<p>A Russian-speaking cybercrime group has stolen millions of dollars from more than …

Security

Pinterest Sees The Future

How visual AI will change the way we eat, play, and shop.<p>It all started 16 months ago with an avocado. (This <i>is</i> California, after all.)<p>This particular avocado was set on a boardroom table in Pinterest’s San Francisco headquarters. Surrounded by half a dozen colleagues, Albert Pereta approached the …

Technology

Cyber Heist Linked to Russians Targets Banks From Moscow to Utah

A previously unknown ring of Russian-language hackers has stolen as much as $10 million from U.S. and Russian banks in the last 18 months, according …

Technology

The 20 Most Interesting Things Werner Vogels Said at AWS re:Invent

In an epic three-hour keynote address at AWS re:Invent that featured a live UFC match on stage, famed AWS CTO Werner Vogels presented a dizzying …

DevOps

A look at how self-driving vehicles, including cars and trucks, may positively affect the economy by creating new jobs and opportunities

Find the perfect Amazon Alexa-powered device | ZDNet

Echo Dot<p>The smallest and simplest of the Amazon devices powered by Alexa. But don't let its size fool you. The Dot is a fully-functional device that …

Amazon

REVEALED: Apple's progress in self-driving car technology

Apple is finally, revealing information about the progress it is making in the field of self-driving car technology. During the Neural Information …

Technology (India)

Cloud services provider BitTitan lays off 15% of staff, plans to ‘get back to our startup roots’

Cloud services provider BitTitan has laid off 15 percent of its workforce as the Bellevue, Wash.-based company reorganizes itself.<p>The startup …

Cloud Computing

Japanese Insurance Giant Sompo Utilizes prooV's Platform to Expedite Proof-of-Concept Process

TEL AVIV, Israel and NEW YORK, December 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --<p>prooV's strategic partnership with Deloitte delivers a virtual cyber lab for …

Innovation

5 Reasons the Cybersecurity Labor Shortfall Won't End Soon

The number of unfilled jobs in our industry continues to grow. Here's why.<p>Cybersecurity Ventures predicts there will be 3.5 million unfilled jobs by …

Cybersecurity

Five smart home gadgets that make perfect gifts

popsci shop<p>Treat the home bird in your life and get an extra 15 percent off.<p>With night vision technology and motion sensors, these smart security cameras should keep your home safe. Via the companion smartphone app, you can watch live HD video from your home and speak to family members. Worth $227, …

Technology

'Star Wars' porg is available on Snapchat as your adorable AR friend

And you thought the dancing hot dog was the best thing ever.<p>Meet your new best friend on Snapchat: Porg.<p>It's creepy. It's adorable. It's an ad for</i> …

Technology

'Age-appropriate design' to make Facebook and Twitter safer for kids

Facebook and Twitter are to be made safer for younger users as the government has agreed to legislate a code of practice for social media sites …

Advertising (UK)

This AR Twitter app is a disturbing glimpse into the future

Some experts predict AR glasses will replace smartphones in the next decade. But what would that mean for social media, where people spend more than …

Technology

Whoops, Twitter Says It Accidentally Banned A Bunch Of Accounts

The apparent mistake comes as the company is stepping up efforts to moderate content and behavior on its platform.<p>Over the past 24 hours, some Twitter users had their profiles replaced with a notice saying their accounts were now being “withheld in: Worldwide.”<p>The “country withheld” program run by …

Technology

Report: Google concerned over future Qualcomm innovation after Broadcom takeover

Early last month, Broadcom announced a $105 billion offer to buy Qualcomm. The latter chipmaker has rejected the initial bid in an attempt to possibly get a better offer. However, a new report today reveals that Google and others in the industry are worried about such a deal due to innovation …

Innovation

Ultrafast 3D Printing Alternative Makes Complete 3D Objects in Seconds

3D printing allows engineers to custom build intricate structures impossible with traditional manufacturing, but the layer-by-layer approach can be …

The Future

Meet “Genies”, the lifelike personalized avatars that reenact news

“We plan on making Bitmoji obsolete” says Akash Nigam, CEO of Genies. Bragging about beating one of the world’s top apps before his has even launched is emblematic of Nigam’s and Genies‘ brash style. But with $15 million in funding at a valuation over $100 million, top investors like NEA and …

Startups

Apple issues fix for HomeKit vulnerability that could let hackers open smart locks

Apple has issued a fix for a vulnerability in its HomeKit framework that could have allowed hackers to connect to and open smart locks and other home …

Technology (India)

Apple fixes HomeKit bug that left users' doors open to hackers

Apple has fixed a vulnerability in its HomeKit internet-of-things platform that allowed a hacker to take remote control of users' gadgets, including …

Information Security