NAIROBIDAILYNEWS.COM: Latest News 12:00 2019-06-12

New Facebook app will pay users for their data

Facebook is launching a new app called Study which will pay users for their data following a series of scandals about the way the company acquires and handles users' data....

New Facebook app will pay users for their data

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Facebook launches app that will pay users for their data New app comes months after Apple cracked down on Facebook for similar apps that paid users for extensive data on phone usageA new Facebook app will allow users to sell the company data on how they use competitors’ apps.Facebook announced Tuesday that it is recruiting participants to download its new...
04:52 2019-06-12

Sheryl Sandberg defends Facebook data-collecting app: Users 'knew they were involved and consented' "The important thing is that the people involved in that research project knew they were involved and consented," Sandberg tells CNBC's Julia Boorstin after an earnings report that smashed expectations....
20:00 2019-05-21

Facebook to pay users to monitor their cellphone use Facebook announced Tuesday it's launching a new optional program to pay users if they allow the social media company to monitor how they use their cellphone....
23:52 2019-06-11

Russia requires Tinder to provide data on its users MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s communications regulator says that Tinder is now required to provide user data to Russian intelligence agencies. The Russian Communications Oversight Agency published a new list of online services operating in Russia that are required to provide user data on demand to Ru...
13:26 2019-06-03

Facebook will once again pay users to install an app that tracks their app usage Facebook on Tuesday announced a new app is called Study that is designed to give Facebook data on what apps participants install, how much time they spend on those apps and more....
20:00 2019-06-11

Snapchat employees reportedly spied on users' data A report says Snapchat employees use internal tools to access user data including locations, email addresses and saved photos.        ...
19:26 2019-05-24

Evernote security flaw could have exposed data of millions of users Security researchers have discovered a critical flaw in the Evernote Web Clipper Chrome extension which could allow potential attackers to access a users' personal information from third party services online.The vulnerability, a Universal Cross-site Scripting (UXSS) referred to as CVE-2019-125...
03:13 2019-06-14

Hack on Stack Overflow exposes private data for ~250 users (credit: Pixabay) Stack Overflow said hackers obtained private data for about 250 users after breaching the site and spending the next week escalating their access. “While our overall user database was not compromised, we have identified privileged Web requests that the attacker made that could ha...
16:39 2019-05-21

Russia wants Tinder data — but info could be used to target LGBTQ2 users This month, the Russian Communications Oversight Agency added Tinder to the list of companies required to hand over information to the country's intelligence agencies....
23:00 2019-06-03

GOP senator wants to give users power to say no to Google and Facebook In his latest salvo aimed at big tech, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said Monday he will introduce legislation that would give consumers greater power to prevent companies from harvesting their data. His bill, which he plans to introduce Tuesday, aims to bolster “Do Not Track,” an internet fe...
16:52 2019-05-21

Snapchat working to bring Facebook-like functionality to users Facebook has been guilty for copying many features from competitors, but that doesn't mean it can't go the other way around in some instances. Snapchat is reportedly working on a brand new feature that Facebook already offers to its users for quite some time.App researcher Jane Wong discovered a new...
04:39 2019-06-09

Private contact data of millions of Instagram users was reportedly exposed Facebook is investigating a report that claims the private contact data for millions of the influencers, brands, and celebrities who use the company’s Instagram subsidiary has been exposed online. That news comes via TechCrunch, which recounted in a post on Monday that an unprotected database ...
16:00 2019-05-21

Snapchat employees abused data access, spied on users: report Snapchat employees have been using internal tools — which offer them privileged access to user data — to spy on people’s pages, a report says. Two workers who are no longer with the app’s parent company, Snap, spoke to Motherboard about the alleged abuse of power– which...
07:13 2019-05-24

Massive leak exposed personal data belonging to 49 million Instagram users According to TechCrunch, an Instagram database containing the private information of 49 million members, was accidentally left exposed on Amazon Web Services. The database could have been viewed by anyone since it did not have a password for protection. The accounts in the database included those be...
19:13 2019-05-21

Facebook Watch almost doubles its viewership in 6 months, hits 140 million daily users The tech giant's YouTube rival boasts more than 720 million monthly users, almost doubling since December.       ...
17:26 2019-06-12

Inflatable angry emoji looms over Facebook annual meeting as users vent frustrations Protesters carrying an inflatable angry emoji greeted Facebook Inc shareholders as they gathered for the company's annual meeting on Thursday, the latest sign of its struggle to shake off privacy scandals and rein in fake news and hate speech....
23:26 2019-05-30

Facebook wants your data so bad it'll pay you for it If you've been uncertain about whether Facebook is studying your every move, and what it knows about you, there's a new way to be sure – by telling Facebook everything, and getting some sweet, sweet cash in exchange.Facebook Study is a new app from the company, announced in a post i...
16:13 2019-06-12

UPDATE 2- Inflatable angry emoji looms over Facebook annual meeting as users vent frustrations Protesters carrying an inflatable angry emoji greeted Facebook Inc shareholders as they gathered for the company's annual meeting on Thursday, the latest sign of its struggle to shake off privacy scandals and rein in fake news and hate speech....
23:01 2019-05-30

Facebook tries another pay-for-data market research app Facebook is launching a new market research app to gather data from users' phones. The company wants to know which apps users have installed, the amount of time they spend on those apps and users' device and network types. In exchange, users will be......
20:26 2019-06-11

Facebook data privacy scandal: A cheat sheet Read about the saga of Facebook's failures in ensuring privacy for user data, including how it relates to Cambridge Analytica, the GDPR, the Brexit campaign, and the 2016 US presidential election....
15:39 2019-05-21

Ramadan in Mideast is for fasting and Facebook, data shows DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Technology is reshaping the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, with its long days of fasting and prayer meant to draw worshippers closer to God and away from worldly distractions. People in the Middle East spend close to 58 million more hours on Facebook during Ramadan ...
11:39 2019-05-28

Facebook revives its mobile data gathering program with a new app Remember when it was revealed in January that Facebook used to pay teens and gather mobile app usage data from them through an app? Well, the company shut that program down after a huge backlash, but the app’s sorta making a comeback. Facebook today announced a new app called Study, that will collec...
10:26 2019-06-12

Facebook ordered by U.S. judge to turn over data privacy records A U.S. judge ordered Facebook Inc to give shareholders emails and other records concerning how the social media company handles data privacy, after data for 87 million users was accessed by the British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica....
04:01 2019-06-01

Facebook Says Mark Zuckerberg Did Not Ignore Personal Data Issues Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did not knowingly violate an agreement with the regulator supervising the company's management of users' personal data, the social media giant said Wednesday as it......
17:52 2019-06-13

Court Tells Facebook to Open Its Records on Data Privacy A Delaware court has ordered Facebook to hand over records to shareholders investigating the data privacy breach that fed information to now-defunct data miner Cambridge Analytica....
04:00 2019-06-03

US Judge Demands Facebook Hand Over Records on Data Privacy A US judge ordered Facebook to give shareholders emails and other records concerning how the social media company handles data privacy, after data for 87 million users was accessed by the British......
07:39 2019-06-01

Judge orders Facebook to turn over records on data privacy DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge is ordering Facebook to turn over internal records regarding data privacy and access to user data. Thursday’s ruling involves an investor lawsuit seeking company records to investigate potential wrongdoing and mismanagement by Facebook directors regarding da...
02:00 2019-05-31

New Apple Sign-In Option Could Keep More Personal Data Away From Facebook, Google Apple’s plan to enable anonymous sign-ins on mobile apps threatens to choke off access to data for companies including Facebook and Google, which use the information to track users and sell ads....
02:26 2019-06-07

Judge demands Facebook hand over data privacy records Facebook will have to hand over emails and records related to how it handled the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In September, shareholders sued the company in order to obtain information pertaining to the leak. Today, a US judge sided with shareholders......
05:52 2019-06-01

Russia to decide on Twitter, Facebook compliance with data law in Jan: TASS Russia's communications watchdog Roskomnadzor hopes to make a decision in January on how to force Twitter and Facebook to move its Russian user data onto servers inside the country, the TASS news agency quoted its head as saying on Thursday....
21:39 2019-06-06

Russia to decide on Twitter, Facebook compliance with data law in Jan - TASS Russia's communications watchdog Roskomnadzor hopes to make a decision in January on how to force Twitter and Facebook to move its Russian user data onto servers inside the country, the TASS news agency quoted its head as saying on Thursday....
20:52 2019-06-06

Doctored clip shows Facebook CEO championing 'stolen data' Artists are challenging Facebook's policy of refusing to take down videos which have been manipulated to misrepresent their subjects by creating one about Mark Zuckerberg....
14:39 2019-06-12

U.S. judge orders Facebook to turn over data privacy records A U.S. judge ordered Facebook Inc to give shareholders emails and other records concerning how the social media company handles data privacy, after data for an estimated 87 million users was accessed by the British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica....
19:52 2019-05-31

German state to shut Facebook page over data privacy worries BERLIN (AP) — A German state government says it plans to shut down the region’s Facebook page because of concerns over the company’s handling of data protection issues. The governor’s office in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt pointed Thursday to a year-old ruling by the European...
17:13 2019-06-13

McNamee: Facebook and Google, like China, use data to manipulate behavior and it must stop "They are essentially gathering data about everybody, creating these data voodoo dolls and using that to manipulate the choices available to people," warns early Facebook and Google investor Roger McNamee....
00:39 2019-06-11

Irish Supreme Court rejects Facebook bid to block ECJ data case Ireland's Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a bid by Facebook to block a landmark privacy case, regarding the transfer of EU users' data to the United States, being referred to Europe's top court....
12:52 2019-05-31

Irish Top Court Rejects Facebook Appeal Over Transfer of User Data to US European Court of Justice will hear a landmark privacy case regarding the transfer of EU citizens' data to the US in July, after Facebook's bid to stop its referral was blocked by Ireland's Supreme......
19:13 2019-05-31

Huawei’s EMUI 9 sees over 80 million users with more users expected Huawei’s Emotion UI, or EMUI as it's more commonly known, has come a long way over the years. EMUI 9 did away with a lot of the clunkiness that burdened stock Android and improved on it with a UI implementation that feels natural, simple and intuitive. It brought features such as full-sc...
14:39 2019-06-13

Tech Data leaks 246GB of customer data IT giant Tech Data has plugged a data leak which exposed 264GB of customer data to the public after being informed of the leak by security researchers.Security researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar of vpnMentor first discovered that a log management server was leaking system-wide information while wo...
01:26 2019-06-08

'CBOE Streaming Markets' is New Direct-Access Data Service From CBOE Holdings' Market Data Express CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Market Data Express, LLC, a subsidiary of CBOE Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBOE), has launched a new market data service known as "CBOE Streaming Markets" (CSM). The service provides three separate, direct datafeeds of real-time quotations and trade information from...
10:26 2019-05-22

CBOE’s Historical Data Subscription Service Migrating to CBOE Livevol Data Shop CHICAGO, IL -- January 6, 2017 -- Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) announced that its historical market data service formerly operated by Market Data Express (MDX) will migrate to CBOE Livevol Data Shop today, January 6....
22:13 2019-05-21

31% of Help to Buy users didn't need it, says watchdog A third of home buyers who used the Help to Buy scheme last year could have purchased a property without the initiative, research by a government spending watchdog has revealed....
10:52 2019-06-13

The TiVo For Antenna Users Has Never Been Cheaper Online TV subscriptions just keep getting more expensive (and don’t get us started on actual cable), but making the switch to an OTA antenna doesn’t mean you have to give up your DVR....
20:52 2019-06-13

OnePlus 7 Pro users are now complaining about a new issue OnePlus might start feeling like The Little Dutch Boy, plugging up one hole in the dam only to find another crack forming. Just yesterday, OnePlus 7 Pro users started to receive an update designed to improve the performance of the phone's camera system. Complaints about the triple camera setup on th...
00:26 2019-05-28

Flipboard Users: Update Your Passwords Right Now Flipboard, the news aggregation app and website, announced to its users in an email today that a massive security breach left account login information vulnerable and accessible to hackers for over nine months. The company is taking measures to keep user information secure, but if you used your Flip...
18:52 2019-05-29

Snapchat Looks to Let Users Add Music to Posts Snap is in talks with major record labels to expand the ways users can include music in posts on its flagship Snapchat app, as the company faces competitive pressure from Facebook and TikTok....
15:13 2019-05-24

CBOE Introduces New Options App for ios Users CHICAGO, IL -- November 4, 2014 -- The Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) today announced it has released its new state-of-the-art “CBOE Mobile” options application for iPhone and iPad users....
03:39 2019-05-22

New renders showcase the iOS 13 features that iPhone users want most iOS 13 is the next major iPhone and iPad operating system update, and Apple will unveil its most important features on Monday, during its WWDC 2019 keynote. Some of these features already leaked, and we know we’re getting a couple of highly anticipated features including Dark Mode and a new UI...
22:00 2019-05-30

Spotify might let users build and listen to playlists together Spotify appears to be working on a "Social Listening" feature that will let multiple users control a playlist from separate devices. They'll also be able to listen to the same songs in real-time. The company hasn't announced the added capability yet,......
05:52 2019-06-01

Google bans apps that let users buy marijuana Alphabet's Google on Wednesday banned apps on its app store that facilitate the sale of marijuana or related products, as part of a change to its content policy....
02:26 2019-05-30

Australian police can now snoop on public Wi-Fi users Connecting to public Wi-Fi always carries certain risks but users who access the internet at McDonald's and Westfield in Australia could be targeted for surveillance by police under the country's new encryption legislation.According to a briefing by the home affairs department obtained thr...
21:52 2019-05-28

Snap could let users add songs to their disappearing messages Snapchat is reportedly looking to make it easier to incorporate music into its ephemeral messages, so users don't have to resort to using tricks and loopholes. According to The Wall Street Journal, the company is currently seeking broad rights to Uni......
19:39 2019-05-24

Spotify's new feature allows users to listen to music together Spotify is bringing new features to its mobile app almost on a weekly basis, although not all are important to mention. However, the upcoming improvement Spotify users are expected to get in the coming days seems quite interesting.Jane Wong, a technology blogger who likes to uncover unreleased featu...
22:39 2019-05-31

Jerusalem's Old City now accessible for wheelchair users Jerusalem's Old City, sacred to three major faiths, is now wheelchair accessible. Find out how this ancient city is opening up to people with mobility issues....
15:39 2019-06-07

South Korea reaches one million 5G users South Korea already has one million 5G subscribers, reaching the milestone in just 69 days – outpacing the adoption of 4G.The desire within South Korea, one of the world’s most advanced mobile nations, to be a leader in 5G was so great that the country’s Ministry of Science and ...
14:39 2019-06-13

Instagram is down, so users are flocking to Twitter to complain Users around the world began reporting Thursday afternoon that they’re unable to access their Instagram accounts, with the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service apparently suffering a major outage. The problems didn’t appear to be uniform, with some users saying they couldn’t perfor...
03:13 2019-06-14

Google’s Pixel 3a has a serious problem for some users, and there’s no fix in sight Google has been making phones for quite a few years now, both during the Nexus era when other smartphone vendors designed its devices, and especially in the Pixel era where it creates its own hardware. But even so, its Pixel phones still come with flaws, and the Pixel 3a is no exception. Some users ...
16:00 2019-05-21

Is Twitter Notifying Users When Their Tweets Are Shared in DMs? No. What? Of Course Not. Twitter is a lot of things, but where it consistently excels is as at being a petri dish to watch context collapse in real time. Take, for example, a very obvious joke turned nightmare scenario circulating credulously across the platform today via a celebrity news account.Read more......
21:39 2019-06-10

PlayStation and Instagram back up after outage for some users Many users experienced difficulty Thursday with the PlayStation Network and Instagram. Both systems are now back up and running.       ...
06:39 2019-06-14

New feature in iOS 13 gives users more control over apps that track their location Late last month, we passed along the results of an investigation conducted by The Wall Street Journal that showed how 99% of third-party iOS apps promoted by Apple in the App Store contained secret trackers. With Apple trying to set the pace when it comes to privacy for smartphone users, a new featu...
04:39 2019-06-09

Dropbox Boosts Storage, Features, and Price for 'Plus' Users We’ll start with the semi-bad news: Dropbox is kicking up the price of its Plus plan from $10 to $12 per month. You’ll have to go for one fewer coffee if you want to stay on budget with your wild cloud-storage spending....
22:39 2019-05-30

'Alien: Isolation' will terrify Switch users later this year Xenomorphs will soon hunt you down on the road. Creative Assembly and Sega are bringing the survival horror of Alien: Isolation to the Switch sometime later in 2019. There are precious few details of what will change, but the portability is an obvi......
22:26 2019-06-11

Google Pay will no longer let UK users send money to friends If you use Google Pay to send money between your friends, you may soon be cut off from splitting the bill. The company informed users today via email that it will be killing off the Google Pay Send peer-to-peer money transfer feature in the UK. The c......
03:26 2019-06-15

La Liga app spied on users to catch illegal streamers Spain's top professional football league, La Liga, has been fined $284k by the country's data protection agency for using the league's mobile app to spy on its fans.The app, which has been downloaded on millions of devices, was reportedly used by La Liga to monitor bars showing footba...
03:13 2019-06-14

iPhone users can now use Android tech to unlock their devices Google is making it easier for iPhone and iPad users to verify sign-ins with the announcement that Apple device owners will now be able to use their Android device as a security key.The search giant recently revealed that it had developed a new Bluetooth-based protocol which allows smartphones runni...
03:13 2019-06-14

IT glitches 'stopped seven million payment card users' More than seven million people were left unable to use their payment cards due to IT hitches in the past year, according to estimates by consumer group Which?...
15:00 2019-06-12

Some OnePlus 7 Pro users are reporting issues with the phone's touchscreen Some OnePlus 7 Pro models are apparently exhibiting hardware problems just days after release, in the form of phantom touchscreen taps that apps seem to respond to but which haven't been made.As reported by Android Police, the mysterious ghost touches don't seem to correspond to one partic...
12:52 2019-05-25

Blockchain startup hacked itself to ‘save’ $13M of its users’ cryptocurrency A blockchain startup hacked its users’ wallets to save $13 million in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency from being stolen, ZDNet reports. Security researchers advised the Komodo Platform of a ‘backdoor‘ in Agama, one of its older wallet apps, that would have allowed hackers to siphon any and all digi...
01:39 2019-06-07

Cryptopia needs $2M to keep a database alive – or users might never recover their tokens Defunct cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia warned it will take “some months at least” to figure out how to return tokens owed to its users. Cryptopia administrators have also requested “urgent interim relief,” which they say is critical to maintain a single SQL database that stores all of its users’ ...
19:39 2019-05-27

The NSA is urging Windows users to update their computers ASAP If you’re a Windows user who has yet to update your operating system after the discovery of the Bluekeep vulnerability a few weeks ago, then maybe a warning from the NSA will be enough to spur you on. Bluekeep is a vulnerability that’s been compared to the devastating 2007 malware WannaC...
00:39 2019-06-06

New report claims some Snapchat employees spied on users A new report from Motherboard reveals that Snap employees in the past have abused internal tools in order to glean information about user emails, user location data, and other types of sensitive data. What’s particularly worrisome is that some Snap employees were said to have used these tools ...
01:39 2019-05-24

FCC ruling brings good news for many U.S. smartphone users Some analysts say that half of the calls you receive on your mobile phone this year will be spam/scam calls. And we can tell you that in the U.S., this stat is absolutely on target. And even if you block one number from calling, another one will be used to disrupt your day. Whether it is a scam call...
04:00 2019-06-07

Dating app users more likely to control their weight in unhealthy ways People who use dating apps such as tinder are more likely to go to great lengths to get a slim figure. Buzz60's Mercer Morrison has the story.        ...
19:26 2019-05-31

Chrome users can now give and receive remote support via the web Remote desktop applications have grown in popularity as they can be used to provide support remotely and with the release of Chrome 75, Google is making it even easier for users to get and give support to one another.The company recently announced that Chrome Remote Desktop is officially out of beta...
06:52 2019-06-07

Chrome will limit full ad blocking to enterprise users The days of easily blocking ads in Google Chrome may soon be over thanks to a proposed change to the browser's extensions system called Manifest V3 that Google announced back in January.Manifest V3 would prevent current ad blockers from working efficiently and despite overwhelming negative feed...
03:26 2019-05-31

Paid Dropbox users are getting 1TB more storage space today Dropbox has spent much of the last few years focused on its products for enterprise business, but the company got its start by offering a simple, reasonably priced cloud storage and sync option. With major competition in the space from Google Drive,......
23:13 2019-05-29

OnePlus 7 Pro users report ‘ghost touches’ that occur without any input It should be an exceptional week for OnePlus, considering the stellar response the OnePlus 7 Pro got after launch and the fact that the young smartphone vendor just launched its first ever 5G phone. However, OnePlus is already being forced to put out fires. OnePlus addressed criticism that it’...
00:39 2019-05-25

Google Drive users on a discontinued plan are getting an unexpected freebie It's getting harder and harder to complain about running out of storage space on today's high-end and even mid-range smartphones, especially if you also add in an ultra-affordable or insanely hefty microSD card. At the same time, it's generally a good idea to back up some of your most precious stuff...
13:52 2019-05-23

Apple agrees to notify users when iOS updates throttle down performance Following the last year debate about whether or not Apple should have informed consumers that some of its updates will slow down their iPhones, the UK Competition and Markets Authority kicked off an investigation to learn more about the matter.The investigation only started after Apple admitted that...
04:52 2019-05-23

Apple pledges to notify users of potential iPhone slowdowns Apple became more upfront with iPhone users after it was compelled to admit that it deliberately slowed down iPhones in older devices to balance out performance and battery life. Now, the tech giant has promised UK watchdog Competition and Markets Au......
18:26 2019-05-23

Huawei is selling lock screen ads on certain models; users are not happy Have things come to this for Huawei? Is the company having so much trouble selling its phones that it needs to sell lock screen ads on its handsets? Several tweets from Huawei owners (via Android Police) show how those using the pre-installed "random landscape backgrounds" are having the real estate...
05:26 2019-06-14

OnePlus 7 Pro users are experiencing some pretty bizarre issues on Verizon The OnePlus 7 Pro is without a doubt one of the world's best Android smartphones, but despite this bad boy essentially escalating its manufacturer's status in the mobile industry from underdog and flagship killer to top dog and flagship maker, there are still a few things that could have been better...
11:00 2019-05-24

Snapchat employees reportedly snooped on users with 'SnapLion' tool A bombshell Motherboard report reveals that employees across several departments at Snapchat can view user location information, saved Snaps, phone numbers and email address through a tool known as SnapLion. It's not clear exactly how widespread abus......
05:52 2019-05-24

YouTube TV is giving away free Showtime subscriptions to longtime users They say that nothing in life is free, but Google would beg to differ, as select YouTube TV subscribers are now being offered a free subscription to Showtime from now through September 5th. The subscription typically costs $10.99 per month, but if you are granted this limited-time offer, you can try...
02:13 2019-06-15

Robinhood users have been scooping up Tesla's plunging stock (TSLA) Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images Robinhood users have been adding Tesla to their holdins despite an extremely difficult time for the electric-car maker, according to data from the Robinhood trading app. The number of accounts holding Tesla shares on the app increased even as analysts and shareholders ha...
10:00 2019-05-24

Spotify finally adds a sleep timer for Android users Users of the Android version of Spotify, like Reddit user Studdz, have been raving over the past few days about the quiet addition of a highly requested feature to the Android version of the music streaming app. Users have started noticing the presence of a Sleep Timer as one of the options in the &...
02:26 2019-05-28

Official Apple video promotes new features available to Memoji users in iOS 13 Today was opening day of the WWDC developer conference and as expected, iOS 13 was unveiled. The company already posted a video promoting the new makeup, hairstyles, and other fashion accessories that can be used with the Memoji feature once iOS 13 is launched later this year. Memoji are personalize...
00:13 2019-06-04

iPhone users can now download bigger apps & games over cellular Apple has never been a fan of large file downloads over data, but this week the Cupertino giant has unexpected upped its cellular download limit for iPhones and iPads to 200MB from the previous cap of 150MB.The move means iOS users are now free to download bigger apps and games from the App Store. L...
22:39 2019-05-31

Crop tops for men? Twitter users don't know how to feel about the new trend Every decade there seems to be a crop top resurgence. Now you can find them on Amazon, Etsy and ASOS -- for men.        ...
22:26 2019-05-31

Twitter Asked 193 Million Users to Verify Accounts in H2 2018 As part of its efforts to prevent manipulation of the platform by bots and fake accounts, Twitter challenged 19.35 crore (193 million) accounts for verification in the second half of 2018....
10:52 2019-06-03

BlackBerry shuts down messenger service, blaming lack of users Consumer version of BBM will cease but app aimed at businesses will continueBBM, or BlackBerry Messenger, the encrypted messaging service that introduced many to the joys of mobile chat – and was blamed for the 2011 London riots – is finally shutting down on Friday.The Indonesian company that owns t...
15:13 2019-05-31

'Being mean is lucrative': queer users condemn YouTube over homophobic content Site’s waffling over harassment during Pride month was ‘not surprising’, YouTuber saysYouTube’s haphazard response to an anti-gay harassment controversy this week underscores the company’s continuing failure to protect creators from hate speech, queer users say.The platform’s initial refusal to disc...
08:39 2019-06-08

HP Chromebook 14A G5 review: An AMD-powered workhorse for education or business users The 14-inch HP Chromebook 14A G5 has its drawbacks, including a moderate screen resolution, but it offers a very good keyboard and comes at an attractive price....
14:39 2019-05-30

Tinder's new feature lets users choose up to three sexual orientations Starting this month, the app will include a new "orientation" feature, which allows users to choose from several terms to describe their sexual orientation....
15:00 2019-06-05

New transport technologies will offer safety benefits to all road users According to the Department of Transport, around 327 billion miles were driven on the UK’s roads in the year ending September 2018.  While car traffic was at its highest recorded level ever in the UK, our need to stay mobile is also driving widespread adoption of new means of personal tr...
10:39 2019-06-05

CryptoKitties and Dice Games Fail to Lure Users to Dapps Blockchain-based platforms have attracted thousands of volunteer developers with the promise of decentralized alternatives to Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS. What they don’t have yet are users....
13:26 2019-05-29

La Liga Fined €250,000 For Spying On App Users To Crack Down On Illegal Streams Spain’s La Liga was fined €250,000 today by the Spanish Data Protection Agency, one year after admitting that its mobile app was spying on some users’ phones in an attempt to find out if they were watching games on illegal feeds....
03:39 2019-06-12

PlayStation is back after hours-long outage but Instagram is down for some users Many users experienced difficulty Thursday for about four hours with many gamers experiencing difficulty logging in and accessing PlayStation.       ...
01:52 2019-06-14

Realme 2 Pro Users Report Bootloop Issue Following Android Pie Update Realme 2 Pro users are reporting a bootloop issue following the recent Android Pie update for the phone, but a workaround has been shared by the company to avert it....
19:13 2019-06-03

Apple more upfront with iPhone users on battery health: UK watchdog Britain's competition watchdog said on Wednesday that Apple Inc has committed to be "clearer and more upfront" with iPhone users about battery health and performance, after the regulator looked into consumer concerns on the matter....
15:52 2019-05-22

Commerce Dept. grants Huawei a 90-day license to help existing users Last week the US Commerce Department added Huawei and 68 subsidiaries to its "Entity List" that bans it from doing business with US companies without a special license. Today, as anticipated, the Commerce Department loosened that restriction a bit wi......
15:13 2019-05-21

OnePlus 7 Pro users complain about a 'ghostly presence' tapping on their screen If you own a OnePlus 7 Pro and have been plagued by a touchscreen that seems to be receiving inputs from a ghost, don't worry. You're not going crazy. Some OnePlus 7 Pro owners are complaining on the OnePlus Forum (via Android Police) that the screen on their device is responding to"phantom" taps on...
22:00 2019-05-25

Airbnb users getting scammed with fake rentals, account closures Some Airbnb users are being scammed with their accounts being accessed and being charged for non-refundable reservations made on their payment method.        ...
14:33 2019-05-21

UK hacker jailed for six years for blackmailing pornography site users Zain Qaiser targeted millions of computers with ransomware demanding large sumsA hacker who blackmailed users of pornography websites in what investigators say is the UK’s most serious cybercrime case has been jailed for six years and five months.Zain Qaiser targeted millions of computers with malic...
15:52 2019-05-21

Telegram Hit by DDoS Cyber-Attack, Users May Experience Connection Issues Telegram has been hit by a "powerful" distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack and users in the United States and other countries may experience connection issues....
19:39 2019-06-12

Microsoft practically begs Windows users to fix wormable BlueKeep flaw Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) Microsoft security officials say they are confident an exploit exists for BlueKeep, the recently patched vulnerability that has the potential to trigger self-replicating attacks as destructive as the 2017 WannaCry attack that shut down computers all over the world. ...
00:39 2019-06-01

Gmail Smart Compose feature rolling out to G Suite users on Android and iOS One year after it revealed the Smart Compose feature for Gmail, Google is finally making it available to G Suite users. Since most of you have been probably using the feature for a few months now, you already know that it's been pushed out to consumer accounts first.If you haven't yet used Smart Com...
08:39 2019-06-04

Hackers abuse ASUS cloud service to install backdoor on users’ PCs Enlarge (credit: Jeremy Brooks / Flickr) ASUS' update mechanism has once again been abused to install malware that backdoors PCs, researchers from Eset reported earlier this week. The researchers, who continue to investigate the incident, said they believe the attacks are the result of router-leve...
16:39 2019-05-21

Social media users help cops bust alleged turtle killer Justice came slow and steady for this alleged turtle killer. Devin Antoine Simpson, 20, was busted by cops in North Carolina for kicking to death the helpless pet — after outraged social media users saw a video of the attack online, authorities said Monday. Viewers of the clip from as far away...
06:39 2019-06-05

Study: High-risk opioid users seek safe spaces Roughly 77 percent of people in Baltimore, Boston and Providence, R.I., addicted to heroin, fentanyl and illicit opioid pills want safe injection facilities and overdose prevention sites...
01:52 2019-06-06

OnePlus 7 Pro Users Report 'Phantom Touch' Display Issue, Fix Incoming OnePlus 7 Pro touch issue is easily triggered when he CPU-Z app is used, but reports of the issue being triggered in other apps has also been reported...
15:39 2019-05-25

Sajid Javid hits out at drug users in wake of Gove confession Home secretary speaks out after Tory leadership rival admits to taking cocaineSajid Javid, a Conservative leadership candidate, has hit out at the middle-class users of class A drugs who fail to think of the “countless lives destroyed” by the trade, after his rival, Michael Gove, confessed to taking...
13:13 2019-06-09

Gmail's 'confidential' messages feature rolls out to G Suite users next month Roughly a year ago, Google rolled out Confidential Mode for Gmail users as part of a big refresh to its web email system – an update that also included other new features such as Smart Compose and an overhauled, customizable interface.Now, Google has announced that its Confidential Mode will ...
05:39 2019-05-30

Microsoft brings redesigned Apple Watch notifications to Outlook users A quick heads up for those of you who are using Outlook for iOS on a regular basis. It looks like Microsoft has decided to revamp the Outlook notifications for Apple Watch, so if own the wearable device, you should start seeing them after you download the latest update.As per Microsoft's announcemen...
17:26 2019-05-21

Crop tops for men? Twitter users express mixed feelings about the new trend Every decade there seems to be a crop top resurgence. Now you can find them on Amazon, Etsy and ASOS -- for men.        ...
17:39 2019-06-03

Amazon Echo users can now ask Alexa to delete stored voice recordings Thanks to a seemingly endless number of privacy scandals involving Facebook and other entities, tech users across the board have recently become much more privacy-minded. In turn, tech companies have become far more pro-active about empowering customers and assuring them that their data isn’t ...
22:13 2019-05-29

Suit filed by iTunes users claims that Apple did make its customers the product Ever since the Cambridge Analytica story broke, revealing that 87 million Facebook members had their personal data used without permission, Apple and its CEO Tim Cook have been saying one thing over and over: Apple's customers are not its product. In other words, Apple won't sell personal data belon...
03:39 2019-05-25

Snapchat Employees Allegedly Misused Internal Tools to Snoop on Users: Report Existing online today means giving over a wealth of data. The hope is that the companies safeguarding it are doing so securely, but thousands of people work for these companies, and all it takes is a few bad actors with the right access to peep at some of your most intimate personal details. And, ac...
03:39 2019-05-24

Tencent Music charges for more content as paying users drive profit beat China's Tencent Music Entertainment Group said it had started charging for more of its content in the first quarter as the popularity of its pay-for-streaming services helped drive up profit....
15:13 2019-05-21

Amazon Patent Tips Plans to Record Users Even Before 'Alexa' Wake Word A newly-published patent application from Amazon shows that the e-commerce giant is planning to let Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices to record what is said even before a wake word, like "Alexa"....
20:00 2019-05-25

YouTube Bravely Bans Nazis Hours After Throwing LGBT Users Under the Bigot Bus The best place online to lead us unsuspecting sheep from an innocent recipe video to either a defense of racialist pseudoscience or pushes pedophiles towards videos of kids has decided maybe, just maybe, it doesn’t want to be known for those things anymore. So it’s taking the most obvious step there...
22:26 2019-06-05

Apple’s privacy-focused features risk trapping users in its walled garden During its WWDC keynote, Apple fired several shots against Facebook and Google with a number of privacy-focused features. But the one that deserves a special mention is the company’s single sign-on (SSO) feature. Apple’s SSO is a lot similar to log in with Facebook, Google, or Twitter buttons you se...
11:00 2019-06-04

Mario Kart Tour mobile game is out in closed beta for Android users The next Nintendo mobile game, Mario Kart Tour, is officially out, but only in closed beta in the US and Japan and only on Android. Players and news outlets have already reported it’s a faithful 3D racing experience...with microtransactions and multiple in-game currencies.That’s right ...
06:13 2019-05-23

Legitimate opioid prescriptions increase risk for drug users who doctor shop About one in every 200 people prescribed opioids in 2016 had a family member who sought medications from multiple prescribers and to fill them at multiple pharmacies, a practice known as doctor shopping....
15:26 2019-05-21

‘Users have no idea’: Mozilla exec says Amazon Alexa recordings ‘shocked’ his family Alan Davidson, the vice-president of global policy, trust and security for the company that makes the Firefox browser, appeared at a Canadian committee....
00:13 2019-05-30

Twitter apologizes for suspending users critical of China ahead of Tiananmen anniversary In a statement posted to the company's Public Policy Twitter feed on Saturday, Twitter said "a number of accounts" had been suspended as part of efforts to target accounts engaging in "platform manipulation."...
01:13 2019-06-03

Amazon patent filing for new Alexa feature could leave users concerned about their privacy Anyone with an Alexa-enabled device knows that to summon the virtual assistant, you need to call out her name first followed by the task you wish her to handle. For example, if you want to know what T-Mobile's shares are trading for, you would say "Alexa, what is the stock price of T-Mobile." Or you...
03:52 2019-05-28

iOS 13 is great, but when will Apple finally allow users to freely move icons on the iPhone home screen? Apple's latest iOS 13 is the holy grail of updates that iPhone power users have been asking for years: the latest update brings users the freedom to have a pretty much full-fledged file manager on an iPhone, it even has a downloads manager in the browser, things that we thought we would never see on...
16:13 2019-06-10

Netflix brings a long-awaited feature to its Android users after initial iPhone exclusivity Under siege from all sides of the video streaming industry, as Disney and Apple are ramping up their business diversification efforts, Netflix is reportedly cooking up a bunch of big changes aimed at both retaining and expanding the company's already huge subscriber base. But before the popular VOD ...
17:26 2019-05-21

Apple lets users track menstrual cycles on Health app, Watch with software update Apple's adds Cycle Tracker to the Health app and Watch to record menstruation cycles and patterns, jumping into an industry with over 1,000 apps.       ...
23:52 2019-06-09

Apple lets users track menstrual period cycles on Health app, Watch with software update Apple's adds Cycle Tracker to the Health app and Watch to record menstruation cycles and patterns, jumping into an industry with over 1,000 apps.        ...
09:39 2019-06-07

China and India account for most internet users, 2019 Internet Trends report says The much anticipated annual internet statistics and trends report from Mary Meeker is here. The noted venture capitalist published her 333-slide Internet Trends report Tuesday ahead of a presentation at Recode’s Code Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Meeker, the Bond Capital founder and former Klei...
10:26 2019-06-12

Apple unveils $1,000 Pro Display stand. Twitter users say 'no thanks!' Apple's $1,000 Pro Display stand isn't included with its new Mac monitor. iPhones, iPads and other Apple products are also getting more expensive.        ...
19:00 2019-06-05

Arlo Ultra review: Arlo's flagship security camera targets business users With 4K video support, enhanced night vision and a built-in spotlight, the Arlo Ultra is one of the most advanced and versatile security cameras currently available....
21:00 2019-06-03

OptionsCityTM Now A Certified CFE Vendor; OptionsCity Metro Trading Platform Offers Users Trading and Market Making Capabilities on the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) CHICAGO, October 16, 2008 - The CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) and OptionsCity, a Chicago-based independent trading software vendor, today announced that OptionsCity has completed the vendor certification process for the CBOE Futures Exchange and is now approved to provide its customers that are CFE Tr...
13:26 2019-05-22

How 5 Data Dynamos Do Their Jobs Reporters from across the newsroom describe the many ways in which they increasingly rely on datasets and spreadsheets to create groundbreaking work....
19:26 2019-06-12

How Businesses Want to Deploy Your Data Companies as diverse as group-fitness chains, life insurers and storytelling platforms are using customer data to improve their services in new ways....
02:26 2019-06-07

Security teams are drowning in data IT security teams have more information at their disposal than ever before. However, the sheer amount of data is not helping to solve problems.So how can you avoid this problem and keep your teams focused on the biggest priorities? The answers lie in better data consolidation, prioritisation and pro...
12:26 2019-06-07

Our Gameplay Data Should Be Harder To Sell Video game developers can collect our data, and for now, they can sell it to advertisers. But that may not be as easy in the future due to California’s new data privacy law. On this week’s Kotaku Splitscreen, we do a follow-up episode after last week’s analysis of the state of gameplay data and priv...
03:13 2019-05-25

Consumers still aren't sure how companies are using their data Despite the introduction of GDPR last year, new research has revealed that consumers are still in the dark when it comes to how their data is collected, stored and used.Mobile journey marketing company Ogury surveyed 287,571 consumers to better understand their attitudes towards marketing, advertisi...
04:00 2019-05-25

Data storage: Everything you need to know about emerging technologies The era of data-centric computing is here -- and, fortunately, data storage is more cost effective than ever. But we'll see more change in the next decade than we've ever seen before in computer data storage. Here's what's coming that you need to know....
02:00 2019-05-29

Pocketful of data: Chips with Everything podcast Jordan Erica Webber and Graihagh Jackson team up for the latest instalment of Science with Everything to look at the history and potential future of weather forecasting Continue reading......
18:39 2019-05-27

Flipboard hit by user data breach News aggregator service and mobile news app Flipboard has begun notifying users of a data breach in which hackers had access to its internal systems for over nine months.The company informed users of the breach in a series of emails in which it explained that hackers had gained access to the databas...
20:26 2019-05-29

Why the future of US data regulation must come from Congress As of May 2019, over 20 US states have introduced bills seeking to regulate data privacy, data security, or some combination of the two. While many of these bills agree in spirit (i.e. privacy good, data collection and usage bad), the various bills are decidedly more divergent as to how to accomplis...
23:00 2019-05-25

Empowering African farmers with data With a couple billion more people estimated to join the global population in the next few decades, world food production could use an upgrade. Africa has a key role to play: Agriculture is Africa’s biggest industry, but much of Africa’s agricultural land is currently underutilized. Crop yields could...
22:39 2019-05-30

How Hackers Can Steal Your Data at Airports Ever wonder if it’s a bad idea to surf the web using a heavily trafficked public wifi network at an airport? For the most part, it’s safe; your information probably isn’t at risk as long as you connect to the right network. On the other hand, you might want to rethink plugging in your phone to one o...
19:26 2019-05-23

Facebook will pay you to let it spy on you After coming under fire earlier this year for quietly paying users between the ages of 13 and 35 up to $20 a month in most cases for permission to install a “Facebook Research” VPN on their phones, Facebook found itself having to defend what sounded from the outside like an extremely ske...
01:00 2019-06-12

BBC Goes to Conduct Its First Broadcast Over 5G, Immediately Hits Data Cap There’s a dark secret lurking behind all the promised benefits of the impending 5G networks slowing coming online around the world: All that extra speed and bandwidth is going to make it really hard to stay within your monthly data limits, as the BBC recently discovered with its first live segment s...
18:13 2019-05-30

Muted Inflation Data Provides Further Boost to Treasurys Yields on short-term U.S. government bonds fell after another set of tame inflation data bolstered investors’ expectations that the Federal Reserve will soon move to cut interest rates....
02:52 2019-06-13

How to Protect Your DNA Data Before and After Taking an at-Home Test Mail-in genetic tests offer a wealth of information about your ancestry and insight into medical risks — in exchange for a lot of data. Here’s where that data goes, and how to delete it....
00:13 2019-06-13

911 Response Times Get Faster Thanks to Data Integration Taking a page from corporate-technology managers, 911 emergency call centers are tapping new software tools to share data generated by hundreds of computer-aided dispatch systems across the country....
14:13 2019-06-14

BoE's Saunders says April GDP data weak but not unexpected British economic data for April was weak but not unexpected after a first-quarter boost to the economy from stockbuilding ahead of Brexit, Bank of England policymaker Michael Saunders said on Monday....
22:00 2019-06-10

How much does it cost to get an employee to steal workplace data? About $300 You can’t buy loyalty, but if you’ve got enough money, you can buy sensitive corporate information from disaffected office workers. At least, that’s the finding from UK infosec firm Deep Secure, which today published its ‘What is the Price of Loyalty’ report. Among other things, the paper shows that...
17:52 2019-05-29

Argus Media sale to value oil data firm at £2bn The private equity backer of Argus Media, one of the world's most important sources of oil pricing data, is preparing to offload half its stake in a deal that will value it at about £2bn....
14:52 2019-05-29

Salesforce bets on big data with $15.3 billion Tableau buy Salesforce.com Inc agreed on Monday to buy big data firm Tableau Software Inc for $15.3 billion, adding muscle in its fight with Microsoft Corp for a bigger share of the market that helps businesses target customers with tools to analyze and visualize data....
02:13 2019-06-11

First American Financial Exposed Customers' Data Real estate title insurance company First American Financial said it learned of a design defect on Friday in one of its production applications that exposed customer data....
04:52 2019-05-25

The top 10 most innovative big data analytics companies in 2019 With data analytics sweeping the enterprise, these are the top vendors organizations should pay attention to this year, according to Analytics Insight Magazine....
21:39 2019-05-23

UPDATE 3-Salesforce bets on big data with $15.3 bln Tableau buy Salesforce.com Inc agreed on Monday to buy big data firm Tableau Software Inc for $15 billion, adding muscle in its fight with Microsoft Corp for a bigger share of the market that helps businesses target customers better....
18:52 2019-06-10

For your eyes only: keeping data safe on the move The James Bond and Jason Bourne films would be a great deal duller if the secret agents got hold of their information by taking a cheeky peek at their antagonists’ laptop screen. Instead, of course, these films feature gadgets galore, with clever data-gathering devices disguised as a range of...
13:52 2019-06-03

UPDATE 4-Salesforce bets on big data with $15.3 bln Tableau buy Salesforce.com Inc agreed on Monday to buy big data firm Tableau Software Inc for $15.3 billion, adding muscle in its fight with Microsoft Corp for a bigger share of the market that helps businesses target customers with tools to analyze and visualize data....
22:00 2019-06-10

The US wants to copy Europe's strict data privacy law – but only some of it Lawmakers, lobbyists and CEOs in the U.S. are looking to trying to pick out the best parts of the EU's privacy law called GDPR – and ditch what they see as the worst....
08:13 2019-05-23

Airbnb agrees to share data for over 17,000 NYC listings Airbnb and New York City are inching closer to making peace over data sharing. To start, the home rental outfit has reached an agreement to hand over semi-anonymized host and reservation data for over 17,000 listings in the city. It's also providin......
05:00 2019-05-27

Officials: Connecticut will be 1st to amass prosecutor data HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials say the state will be the first in the nation to collect statewide data on prosecutors, in an effort to increase transparency and accountability. The state Senate and House of Representatives within the past week both unanimously approved legislation requ...
14:13 2019-06-06

Catalyze your data science education with this $20 bundle Over six courses packed with 130 hours of training, this is where to start understanding today’s data revolution. From key programming disciplines like Python and R Programming to some of the more critical data analysis tools like Hadoop, this training helps identify and use all the pieces you need ...
16:26 2019-05-28

Digital game sales data just got a little less opaque (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) Longtime readers may recall that we used to pay close attention to the monthly drops of US game and console sales information provided by the industry analysts at the NPD Group. We've stopped covering those reports as closely in recent years for a couple of reasons....
14:52 2019-05-21

How to Protect Your Data After the Quest Diagnostics Breach If you’ve ever had an overdue bill at a Quest Diagnostics office, it’s time to be more vigilant about your financial records. Yep: there’s been yet another data breach....
00:00 2019-06-05

Is Our Obsession with Health Data Making Us Crazy? When Bri Cawsey started wearing a Fitbit, she thought it was simply a “really cool tool” for charting her runs. Slowly but surely, however, the British Columbia-based strength and conditioning coach began tracking everything—calories, macronutrients, fertility—and noticed the...
12:13 2019-05-30

Facebook Wants Your Blood Donating blood is a selfless act, and as with many altruistic behaviors, it’s not always easy to convince people to take a couple of hours out of their day to do it. Yet it is desperately required: every day, patients in the U.S. need about 30,000 pints (about 14,200 liters) of blood, and the ...
21:13 2019-06-12

Google to buy data analytics firm Looker for $2.6 billion Alphabet Inc's Google said on Thursday it would buy Looker, a big-data analytics company, for $2.6 billion in cash, in the first major acquisition for new Google Cloud Chief Executive Thomas Kurian....
15:52 2019-06-06

Three's new Samsung S10, S10e and S10 Plus big data deals are nothing short of extraordinary They say good things come in threes. Well, at the moment, good things come in threes from Three. It has just unleashed some incredible new deals on Samsung's trio of 2019 handsets, taking an instant first place in the ongoing search for the very best Samsung Galaxy S10 deals.The discounts come ...
19:13 2019-06-14

Sock company Bombas fined over data breach Sock-maker Bombas has settled the most uncomfortable data-breach probe in the history of feet. New York Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday announced that Bombas LLC — whose ads call their products “the most comfortable socks in the history of feet” — will pay $65,000 in fines for waiting thr...
20:00 2019-06-06

Apple cancels plans for second data centre in Denmark Apple Inc said on Tuesday it had decided to cancel plans for a second data centre in Denmark and the company will expand its other site in the country instead....
17:39 2019-06-11

Google to Acquire Data-Analytics Firm Looker Google has made a long-awaited acquisition to bolster its cloud-computing business, a booming industry where it has lagged behind rivals. The tech giant has reached a deal to acquire Looker for $2.6 billion....
02:26 2019-06-07

The False Promise of “Lawful Access” to Private Data Opinion: As online extremism migrates to real-world violence, some suggest letting law enforcement intercept encrypted messages. But that’s a dangerous proposition....
19:52 2019-05-21

Opko Health says over 400,000 customers likely affected by data breach Opko Health Inc on Thursday said it was notified by its former billing collections vendor about unauthorized access to information on nearly 422,600 customers, making it the third healthcare company to be affected by the incident....
18:13 2019-06-06

Matillion raises $35 million to transform data in the cloud Matillion, a U.K.-based data transformation toolkit provider, has rasied $35 million in fresh capital following a year of triple-digit growth.Read More...
15:39 2019-06-04

Apple cancels plans for second data center in Denmark Apple Inc said on Tuesday it had decided to cancel plans for a second data center in Denmark and the company will expand its other site in the country instead....
18:52 2019-06-11

Vodafone's Rs. 229 Recharge Offers 2GB Daily Data, Other Benefits Rs. 229 Vodafone prepaid recharge plan sits alongside the Rs. 199 recharge that offers 1.5GB daily data access, unlimited calls, and 100 SMS messages per day for 28 days....
19:26 2019-06-01

Schumer urges FAA to require data recorders in helicopters WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s top Democrat is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to require all helicopters be equipped with data recorders after a deadly chopper crash in New York City. Sen. Charles Schumer says the FAA failed for years to heed warnings from federal safety invest...
20:39 2019-06-16

Investment Week website suffers data leak Thousands of readers of a major UK financial news sites may have had their personal data leaked after the site suffered a major data breach.As many as 330,000 financial buffs may have had their details revealed after the Investment Week website was found to be failing to protect user details securel...
17:39 2019-05-28

Salesforce to buy big data firm Tableau Software for $15.3 billion Salesforce.com Inc said on Monday it would buy big data company Tableau Software for $15.3 billion in an all-stock deal, marking the biggest acquisition in the company's history....
15:01 2019-06-10

FA scores Google Cloud assist on new big data system England's bid for future football success has got a technology boost thanks to a new partnership between the FA and Google Cloud.The sport's governing body has announced the creation of a new analytics system built entirely on Google Cloud, which will hopefully in turn improve the performa...
20:52 2019-05-31

Poor audited more frequently than millionaires, IRS data shows Poor taxpayers are far more likely to be audited by the IRS than high-income taxpayers – and the trend has only increased in the last decade, according to data released by the agency last week....
14:39 2019-05-31

Your data, stolen twice: Pirated phishing kit contains hidden backdoor A commercial phishing platform that targets Apple users has proven popular enough for other criminals to pirate, though the pirated version transmits harvested data through a hidden back channel....
00:26 2019-05-22

Former Oklahoma student alleges university misreported data OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former University of Oklahoma student is seeking class-action status for her federal lawsuit against the school for misreporting data used to nationally rank the university. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal district court in Oklahoma City on behalf of Elani Gretzer, a ...
19:00 2019-05-30

Use Huawei And Lose Access To Our Data, US Tells Germany The United States may no longer share sensitive security information with nations that install next-generation networks, like those made by China's Huawei, that it regards as insecure, US Secretary of......
13:52 2019-05-31

Pompeo to Germany: Use Huawei and lose access to our data The United States may no longer share sensitive security information with nations that install next-generation networks, like those made by China's Huawei, that it regards as insecure, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday....
13:26 2019-05-31

Trump likely to win his interest-rate cut after dour jobs data If there's an upside for the White House in May's lackluster employment growth, it's this: the Federal Reserve is far more likely to grant the interest-rate cut President Trump has been advocating for months....
04:00 2019-06-08

iOS 13 Will Finally Let You Download Apps of Any Size Over Mobile Data Apple has changed the way the app download data limits work in iOS 13. The company will no longer be stopping users from downloading apps over mobile data....
16:26 2019-06-04

IMF denies pressuring Venezuela to release economic data The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday it had not pressured Venezuela to release economic indicators after years of silence, while two sources said the country's surprise data release this week was due to pressure from China....
03:00 2019-05-31

CBOE Livevol Launches New Data Shop Website CHICAGO , April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) today announced that it has launched a new website, CBOE Livevol Data Shop, which offers clients a full suite of uniquely customizable market data sets......
23:26 2019-05-21

Global Stocks Advance Ahead of U.S. Jobs Data Global stocks climbed with Chinese markets closed for a holiday, ahead of U.S. jobs data that could figure into a decision from the Federal Reserve on the possibility of an interest-rate cut as soon as this month....
11:39 2019-06-07

Quest Diagnostics says data breach could have hit nearly 12 million patients Quest Diagnostics Inc said on Monday it was notified by a billing collections vendor that an unauthorized user gained access to information on nearly 11.9 million patients, including credit card numbers and bank account information. The company has not received all the information about the incident...
18:00 2019-06-04

Australian National University hit by huge data breach Vice-chancellor says hack involved personal and payroll details going back 19 yearsThe Australian National University is in damage control after discovering a major data breach a fortnight ago in which a “significant” amount of staff and student information was accessed by a “sophisticated operator”...
16:00 2019-06-04

Focals smart glasses put Google Fit data on your face North's Focals smart glasses can put important data in your eyeline from the gym to the board room. The glasses can sync with Google Fit and Google Slides as a part of recent software updates announced by the company....
11:52 2019-05-23

Foursquare to Buy Location-Data Specialist Placed From Snapchat Parent The onetime social-media darling that has transformed into a specialist in providing location data to other companies is buying another location-data powerhouse in a bid to dominate the business of helping advertisers track foot traffic to stores....
11:52 2019-05-31

Teamwork will help unlock revenue potential of vehicle data Teamwork allows each industry to harness and exchange data sets with multiple stakeholders to run their businesses more efficiently and improve the customer experience....
10:52 2019-06-10

TABLE-UAE's Fujairah oil inventory data for week ended May 27 Fujairah Oil Industry Zone on Wednesday published, via industry information service S&P Global Platts, the following weekly inventory data for oil products for the week ended May 27. Volumes are in thousands of barrels. Figures in brackets represent volume change from prior week calculated by Re...
12:00 2019-05-29

Google Cloud, Informatica Team Up to Tame Data Google Cloud is joining forces with data-management company Informatica to help businesses draw more value from their data—part of a continuing push by Google into the enterprise information-technology market....
03:13 2019-05-22

Top Russian internet firm reportedly under pressure on data MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s leading internet company says it’s committed to data privacy as it responds to reports that the national intelligence agency is pressuring it into handing over encryption keys. Yandex, which runs Russia’s most popular search engine and email service, among ot...
16:13 2019-06-04

Reliance Jio 1.5 GB/Day Data Packs: Recharge Plans And Other Details Here Reliance Jio is currently offering five recharge packs for usage of 1.5 GB of internet data per day along with unlimited free local and STD voices calls....
18:26 2019-05-29

Medicus unlocks health data into meaningful insights Artificial intelligence is gaining traction across various fields, especially health care, and with the use of data, it’s turning it into meaningful insights. Dubai-born Medicus uses an AI platform and works with diagnostic labs to translate medical reports and blood tests into visual and int...
17:52 2019-06-09

CBOE to Broaden Distribution of MSCI Index Data CHICAGO, IL -- July 29, 2016 -- The Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) today announced plans to broaden data distribution to investors who want to track and trade options on the widely followed MSCI Emerging Markets (ticker symbol: MXEF) and MSCI EAFE (ticker symbol: MXEA) Indexes....
23:26 2019-05-21

Hackers steal student data from Australia's top university A "sophisticated operator" has broken the cyber defenses of the Australian National University (ANU) and stolen years' worth of sensitive student data. Many of ex-students of ANU now work for the Australian government....
10:26 2019-06-04

Russia orders Tinder to turn over user data Personal user data from the popular dating app Tinder can now be monitored by Russian intelligence agencies after it was added to a special data storage register. Tinder could be banned in Russia if it fails to comply....
00:13 2019-06-04

How Microsoft hopes to preserve privacy while gathering AR map data Researchers at Microsoft detail an attack vector for augmented reality map data, and a method that might help to preserve privacy in those same maps.Read More...
00:26 2019-06-14

Symantec Data Stolen by Hacker Is Fake, Company Says Data including a purported list of clients was reportedly stolen from the leading antivirus maker Symantec in a breach the company has downplayed as having no ramifications. Read more......
00:13 2019-06-14

Data warehouse startup Yellowbrick raises $81 million Data warehouse startup Yellowbrick has raised $81 million in a round of funding led by DFJ Growth, with participation from Alphabet's VC arm GV and others.Read More...
20:00 2019-06-05

AR will build upon data aggregation’s disruption of real estate In the same way that VR startups have found thriving uses in architecture and construction, AR is creating new opportunities for real estate companiesRead More...
15:00 2019-05-26

UK posts steepest downturn in manufacturing data in almost three years The Brexit stockpiling boom of early 2019 gave way in May to the steepest downturn in British manufacturing in almost three years as new orders dried up....
13:13 2019-06-03

Quest Diagnostics says data breach could have hit 11.9 million patients Quest Diagnostics Inc said on Monday it was notified by a billing collections vendor that an unauthorized user gained access to information on nearly 11.9 million patients, including credit card numbers and bank account information....
21:39 2019-06-03

Treasurys Hold On to Gains After Mixed Economic Data U.S. government bond prices ticked higher after a mixed batch of economic data. Yields edged lower after a report showed the nonfarm private sector added just 27,000 jobs in May....
20:26 2019-06-05

Drone data is a digital forensics gold mine As drones become a familiar sight, they will also become a new avenue for businesses to investigate incidents and law enforcement to solve crimes.Read More...
17:26 2019-06-03

US government warns China may have access to drone data Today, the Department of Homeland Security issued an alert warning that Chinese-made drones may be sending flight information back to their manufacturers, who could share it with third parties. According to CNN, the alert warns companies and organiza......
15:13 2019-05-21

Reliance Jio 1.5-5 GB/Day Data Packs: Recharge Plans, Other Details Here Jio Recharge Plans: Reliance Jio is currently offering 12 different recharge plans for usage of 1.5 GB of data up to usage of 5 GB of data per day along with voice calls....
16:52 2019-06-03

Hacker gained access to customer data at 130 dealerships, FTC says Iowa DMS provider DealerBuilt in 2016 failed to protect vast amounts of its customers' data, leading to a breach that allowed a hacker to gain access to the personal information of about 12.5 million consumers stored by 130 dealership clients, the Federal Trade Commission said....
20:52 2019-06-12

Quest Diagnostics says nearly 12 million patients may have had data breached About 11.9 million Quest Diagnostics patients may have had their financial, medical and other personal information exposed in a data breach, the company said Monday....
21:26 2019-06-03

Nearly 12M Quest Diagnostics customers may have had data compromised, reports say Quest Diagnostics said that nearly 12 million customers may have had information compromised in a data breach.        ...
17:00 2019-06-03

Kentucky man convicted of leaking Singapore HIV patient data LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A federal jury in Kentucky has convicted a man of leaking a database of HIV patients from the Singapore government. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports jurors returned the verdict Tuesday for Mikhy Farrera-Brochez of Winchester after a two-day trial in U.S. District Court in Le...
09:39 2019-06-06

Everything You Need to Know About Facebook's Upcoming Cryptocurrency In case you hadn’t heard, Facebook’s working on a cryptocurrency. There have been plenty of rumors floating around on the secretive project, codenamed Libra, for a while now, but this week we saw the floodgates open with reports of a likely official launch on June 18. Read more......
06:13 2019-06-08

Why is Facebook doing robotics research? It’s a bit strange to hear that the world’s leading social network is pursuing research in robotics rather than, say, making search useful, but Facebook is a big organization with many competing priorities. And while these robots aren’t directly going to affect your Facebook exper...
14:39 2019-05-21

Facebook's New Cryptocurrency Gets Big Backers Facebook has signed up more than a dozen companies including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber to back the new cryptocurrency that the social-media giant plans to unveil next week....
02:01 2019-06-14

Facebook wants your actual blood Facebook isn’t happy just hoarding your data for its own good, so now it wants your actual blood. But it’s all for a good cause, as the site’s new Blood Donation notifications feature could help lives. Soon, Facebook users in several US cities will get prompts inside the app to don...
17:00 2019-06-12

Excel quickly adds data from iPhone photos into spreadsheets Microsoft Excel is making its "Insert Data from Picture" feature available on the iOS app. The AI-powered tool lets Excel users take pictures on their phone of data and convert it into a spreadsheet in seconds. The new function debuted at Microsoft's......
23:13 2019-05-29

AWS launches Textract, machine learning for text and data extraction AWS' Textract, which leverages machine learning algorithms to detect and extract text and data from a range of document types, is now generally available.Read More...
01:00 2019-05-30

Microsoft Excel can provide real-time stock data You might use Excel to track your budget, but your investments? That's less likely when stock prices change from moment to moment. Now, though, you don't have to think much about it. Microsoft has teamed with Nasdaq and market info provider Refini......
02:13 2019-06-06

Transport for London will collect Wi-Fi data to warn you about delays on the Tube From July 8, Transport for London (TfL) will begin using Wi-Fi data from mobile devices to analyze the flow of passengers through Underground stations, helping predict delays and congestion.TfL has been quick to dispel any privacy worries, noting that all data will be depersonalized so you can'...
16:52 2019-05-22

Beware the fertility app that wants to share your data with anti-abortion campaigners Most of us happily upload the most personal information on to the apps we use everyday. But do we really want to share our data with organisations funded by anti-abortion campaigners?Updating a mental list of what our phones have become today includes, but is not limited to, high street, museum, mag...
12:26 2019-06-09

US Finds American Guilty In Singapore HIV Data Leak Case A US citizen who leaked the names of more than 14,000 HIV-positive people in Singapore has been found guilty by a US court of illegally transferring personal data and threatening the Singapore......
08:52 2019-06-06

TABLE-UAE's Fujairah oil inventory data for week ended June 3 Fujairah Oil Industry Zone published, via industry information service S&P Global Platts, the following weekly inventory data for oil products for the week ended June 3. Volumes are in thousands of barrels. Figures in brackets represent volume change from prior week calculated by Reuters. ...
07:13 2019-06-07

Bayer hires law firm to probe Monsanto data collection Bayer on Tuesday hired law firm Sidley Austin to investigate a Europe-wide data collection scheme run by its Monsanto unit, which targeted journalists, politicians and other stakeholders to influence the debate on pesticides....
14:33 2019-05-21

Canadian economy up a measly 0.4% in Q1, but March data show promise The last three months of 2018 and first three months of 2019 were the weakest six-month stretch since 2015. But economists see signs of a pick-up in March....
15:26 2019-05-31

18 new Earth-size exoplanets pop up in old Kepler planet-hunting data Scientists scouring old Kepler Space Telescope data have tracked down 18 more relatively small exoplanets imaged by the famed planet-hunting observatory....
15:39 2019-05-31

Pompeo tells Germany: Use Huawei and lose access to our data The United States raised the pressure on Western allies in a war of attrition over next-generation networks on Friday, saying countries that allow China's Huawei to build their telecoms infrastructure could be cut off from crucial intelligence data....
18:26 2019-05-31

Michigan, Texas would be most affected by Mexico tariffs, data shows President Trump's tariffs on Mexican products, slated to be implemented on Monday, would impact automotive imports valued at nearly $80 billion, according to an analysis of 2018 government data released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce....
18:26 2019-06-07

Cboe to Provide Market and Trade Data to dxFeed Bookmap CHICAGO – May 10, 2018 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today announced that it is now providing its EDGX Depth real-time stock quote and trade information to dxFeed Bookmap, an innovative full order book pattern detectio...
16:00 2019-05-21

One year on, GDPR brings transparency to handling of personal data The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is celebrating its first anniversary on May 25, 2019, has had a significant impact on personal data protection. All companies doing businesses with other companies located in the EU must comply with the law or face hefty fi...
16:01 2019-05-24

Cboe Expands Market Data Sales Team with Key Hires LONDON – 1 May 2018 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today announced the expansion of its Market Data Services team with two key appointments in its London office....
16:00 2019-05-21

US Treasurys edge lower as investors await jobs data U.S. government debt prices edged higher Friday morning as investors await nonfarm payroll data, while trade talks continue between the U.S. and Mexico....
12:52 2019-06-07

Cboe DataShop Offers Market Data, Analytics Through New API Suite CHICAGO – April 13, 2018 –  Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today announced that Cboe DataShop is offering customers access to its market data and trade analytics through a suite of four application programming interfaces....
16:00 2019-05-21

China accused of stealing Australian students’ data to blackmail them China has been accused of stealing the personal data of 200,000 university students and staff in Australia to blackmail them into becoming spies. Senior intelligence officials strongly suspect China of having orchestrated the attack, which targeted bank numbers, tax details and academic records goin...
22:00 2019-06-07

Tinder, despite cooperation, says it hasn't shared user data with Russia yet Popular dating app Tinder said on Tuesday it had agreed to be added to a list of entities obliged to hand over user data and messages to Russian law enforcement agencies on demand, but had not divulged anyone's personal information yet....
16:39 2019-06-04

Amazon Go uses synthetic data to train cashierless store algorithms Amazon shared new details about how it created Go, including the use of synthetic data to generate data to train its AI that powers cashierless stores.Read More...
23:00 2019-06-05

Chainlink launches Mainnet to get data in and out of Ethereum smart contracts Smart contracts promise to take execution of processes and agreements to the Ethereum global computer. There's just one problem: Smart contracts can't talk to the rest of the world. Chainlink wants to solve this, starting today....
22:26 2019-05-30

IMF suspended work with Venezuela on economic data after political upheaval The International Monetary Fund suspended work with Venezuela on its economic data in January because of questions about the legitimacy of the government, the IMF said on Thursday, two days after the central bank reported its first data in nearly four years....
21:01 2019-05-30

Google shares its Street View air-quality data with scientists Google is releasing air quality data it collected from California's Bay Area and Central Valley with its Street View cars, part of a larger effort by the company to track pollution around the world. The data was captured over the last three years and......
02:13 2019-06-06

Why human oversight will be essential to the next generation of automated data anaytics We’ve all read the news and heard the scaremongering stories around potential flaws and biases in Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems. Despite the scepticism, businesses are undoubtedly using the technology to streamline work processes, automate timely tasks, and completely reimagine the way...
10:39 2019-05-30

U.S. finds American guilty in Singapore HIV data leak case A U.S. citizen who leaked the names of more than 14,000 HIV-positive people in Singapore has been found guilty by a U.S. court of illegally transferring personal data and threatening the Singapore government, court filings show....
08:00 2019-06-06

Stock markets climb despite disappointing jobs report data Topsy-turvy thinking is back in style on Wall Street. Bad news on Friday — that the US economy only added 75,000 jobs last month, sorely short of the 175,000 analysts expected — was hailed as good news on Wall Street, with traders betting that the lousy jobs data will boost the likelihood of looser ...
06:26 2019-06-08

PEN World Voices Festival: The Big Chill: Creativity in the era of data mining Presented with The GuardianThe 2019 PEN World Voices Festival will bring more than 200 writers and artists representing over 50 nationalities to New York City and Los Angeles this month to discuss and debate the theme Open Secrets — what we reveal and what we withhold, and the opportunities and dang...
15:00 2019-05-21

LabCorp Expects Little Impact From Data Breach at Billing Vendor Laboratory Corp. of America has been scanning the dark web for any signs of its customers’ personal data since learning of a data breach at an outside bill-collection agency last week, but so far hasn’t found anything....
04:26 2019-06-06

European shares boosted by rate-cut hopes before U.S. jobs data European stocks gained ground on Friday as hopes that central banks would loosen policy offset trade friction and the threat of global recession, putting indexes on track for their best week in two months....
11:52 2019-06-07

Vodafone's New Rs. 299 Prepaid Plan Offers Unlimited Calling, 3GB Data Vodafone has launched a new prepaid recharge priced at Rs. 299, which offers unlimited local and STD calling and 3GB of data with a validity of 70 days....
16:26 2019-06-04

UPDATE 1-Opko Health says over 400,000 customers likely affected by data breach Opko Health Inc said on Thursday it was notified by its former billing collections vendor about unauthorized access to information on about 422,600 customers, making it the third healthcare company to be affected by the incident....
20:52 2019-06-06

Canada’s Big 3 slowly adopting unlimited data plans — but still lag behind other nations Rogers is making a shift in its wireless service offerings by introducing unlimited data plans — something Canada's three national carriers have been slow to adopt....
16:39 2019-06-13

Google is cracking down on Drive and Chrome extensions that abuse your data Google is expanding its privacy audit to make third-party developer access to Chrome and Google Drive more secure. To that effect, developers must rework their Chrome extensions to request only minimum permissions without compromising their functionality “We’re requiring extensions to only request a...
11:13 2019-05-31

Funds Transfer To Over 1.5 Lakh UP Farmers Stalled Due To Data Mismatch Transfer of funds under the PM Kisan Samriddhi Yojana to more than 1.5 lakh farmers was stalled after problems arose in the data base of the Uttar Pradesh government....
18:39 2019-05-30

Cboe to Provide Market and Trade Data to Thomson Reuters CHICAGO – January 9, 2018 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today announced that it is now providing its Cboe One real-time stock quote and trade information to Thomson Reuters, one of the world’s leading ...
21:52 2019-05-21

US Treasurys tick higher as investors await economic data U.S. government debt prices were lower Tuesday morning, amid concerns an ongoing trade dispute between the world's two largest economies could be extended and more economically damaging....
09:26 2019-06-04

LabCorp data breach exposes information of 7.7 million consumers A day after Quest Diagnostics announced 12 million patients were affected by a data breach, LabCorp says its patients' data was also compromised.        ...
03:00 2019-06-05

Internet Providers in Maine Will Soon Have To Get Consent Before Selling Customer Data Internet service providers gobble up a disconcerting amount of information about you—your browsing history, your geolocation information, your financial information, and a lot (a lot) more. There have been many attempts to pass state-level bills that prevent ISPs from selling this type of data—since...
01:00 2019-06-01

Hackers are stealing personal medical data to impersonate your doctor When it comes to health, prevention is the best cure. Now it’s becoming apparent it is time to extend this philosohphy to medical data as well. While personally identifiable information — full names, social security numbers, home addresses, dates of birth, credit card numbers — can be exploited by c...
18:26 2019-06-11

New Government Formation, GDP Data To Guide Market Trend: Experts In terms of quarterly results, companies like Abbott India, Bharat Heavy Electricals, Emami, GAIL, Interglobe Aviation, Punjab National Bank, SpiceJet, Sun Pharma, GMR Infra, M&M and Power Finance......
09:26 2019-05-26

Brexit, data privacy rules damaging markets, report says Brexit, tougher data privacy protection and a crackdown on foreign clearing houses risk fragmenting markets, bumping up costs and undermining efforts to avert another financial crisis, global regulators said on Tuesday....
16:39 2019-06-04

Loyalty programs cost you your personal data — are the rewards worth it? Last year, music streaming service Spotify partnered with Google to bundle a free Google Home Mini smart speaker for all US-based account holders with a Spotify Premium for Family subscription. Sounds like a great way to listen to music right? But there is a catch. There exists a laundry list of rew...
14:26 2019-06-12

These Sumptuous Images Give Deep Space Data an Old-World Look Eleanor Lutz is a biologist with a knack for producing visually rich data visualizations. She released her latest series, Atlas of Space, this month....
14:13 2019-06-12

Soft inflation data on Wednesday could spark more speculation for a Fed rate cut soon Consumer price inflation was expected to have increased at a pace of 1.9% in May, slower than in April and below the Federal Reserve's 2% target....
14:00 2019-06-12

Novartis hopes Kisqali data will help narrow gap to blockbuster rival Novartis has released data showing sharply improved overall survival rates for its breast cancer drug Kisqali, which the Swiss drugmaker hopes will help it chip away at the dominance of Pfizer's blockbuster Ibrance....
20:00 2019-06-01

Google to acquire big data analytics company Looker for $2.6 billion Google has announced plans to acquire big data analytics platform Looker in a $2.6 billion all-cash transaction, as it looks to gain ground on Amazon.Read More...
18:26 2019-06-06

CBOE Holdings to Acquire Data and Analytics Platforms of Livevol, Inc. CHICAGO, IL -- June 2, 2015 -- CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the market data services and trading analytics platforms of Livevol, Inc., a leading provider of equity and index options technology and market data services t...
03:39 2019-05-22

Google to invest euros in new data centre in Finland - STT report Google owner Alphabet Inc said it would invest 600 million euros ($672 million) in a new data centre in Hamina, Finland, it said, according to a report by Finnish STT news agency on Monday....
11:39 2019-05-27

Novartis CEO sees China M&A hampered by data, regulatory standards Novartis Chief Executive Vas Narasimhan said takeover targets in China for global pharmaceuticals companies are scarce due to little drug discovery by local firms, worries over data quality and regulatory standards in the most-populous country....
17:39 2019-05-23

Homeless people are causing subway chaos, data shows New York City’s homelessness crisis is slowing down straphangers. The number of service disruptions due to incidents involving homeless riders is up over 50 percent in the first three months of this year compared to 2018, according to MTA data. Of the 371 incidents through March of this year, ...
21:26 2019-06-11

US Customs data breach sees traveler information stolen US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has confirmed that tens of thousands of images of travelers and license plates have been stolen in a data breach raising concerns over how the US government handles the security of its subcontractors.At the end of May, an official at the agency learned that a f...
21:39 2019-06-11

Best disk cloning software of 2019: Protect yourself from data loss Disk cloning is the process of creating an exact, uncompressed replica of your system’s hard drive onto another drive. A related term that sometimes folks use interchangeably, but is not, is the process of disk imaging, which is to backup the hard drive to a compressed file. As hard drives fa...
17:39 2019-06-06

Latest data shows steep rises in CO2 for seventh year Readings from Hawaii observatory bring threshold of 450ppm closer sooner than had been anticipatedThe concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased by the second highest annual rise in the past six decades, according to new data.Atmospheric concentrations of the greenhouse gas were...
18:13 2019-06-04

Hackers access data from more than 460,000 accounts at Uniqlo's online store Fast Retailing, the company behind the Uniqlo chain of apparel stores, announced Monday that the data of more than 460,000 customers on its online shopping sites were accessed by hackers from April 23 to May 10....
15:13 2019-05-21

Venezuela's Central Bank Releases Data on Dire Economy Venezuela’s economy contracted 19.2% in the first nine months of 2018 from the year-earlier period, as private consumption fell sharply and inflation soared in the crisis-racked nation, Venezuela’s central bank said....
08:13 2019-05-29

First American says product defect could have caused customer data exposure U.S. real estate title insurance company First American Financial Corp said on Friday it had learned of a design defect in one of its production applications that had made possible unauthorized access to customer data....
03:39 2019-05-25

End the scandalous male data bias that determines women's health We know that men and women respond differently to drugs, yet data bias is still affecting women's health, says Invisible Women book author Caroline Criado-Perez...
19:26 2019-06-12

DNA coated with silica could store masses of data in a single gram A gram of DNA can store millions of terabytes of data, but the fragile molecule can break down and lose the information – a new technique makes DNA more robust...
12:39 2019-05-29

AT&T says it was perfectly legal to sell user location data, but stopped anyway AT&T came under fire in the last year or so — as did rival carriers Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile — when press reports surfaced about the practice of carriers selling location data about its users. The Federal Communications Commission opened an investigation, and the carriers promised to...
21:00 2019-05-21

Google Stadia in 4K might push you past your home-Internet data cap Enlarge / A Google Stadia controller and a Google Chromecast Ultra. (credit: Google) Google Stadia will bring 4K game streaming to customers in November, but the new service could be costly for users who face home-Internet data caps and want to play games at the highest possible settings. Google s...
17:26 2019-06-12

Instagram accidentally leaks private data of major influencers Instagram has accidentally leaked the private information of 49 million of its users, including major influencers and bloggers. A huge database containing details about celebrities, influencers and brand accounts was recently discovered online and anyone could access it. How was the leak discovered?...
17:26 2019-05-21

Three has regained its place at the front of the field for bargain big data SIM only deals You've just invested in a brand new SIM-free phone, or maybe your contract has ended but you've formed a sentimental attachment to the phone you've been lugging around for the past two years. No matter your situation, you need a new SIM only deal.You could just grab the cheapest SIMO ...
20:52 2019-05-31

The German Data Diver Who Exposed China's Muslim Crackdown Research by Adrian Zenz, a born-again Christian anthropologist working alone in a German suburb, thrust China and the West into one of their biggest clashes over human rights in decades, after he showed how China built internment camps and surveillance networks and recruited police officers to run t...
15:00 2019-05-21

Cboe to Provide Market and Trade Data to oneZero Financial CHICAGO – March 1, 2018 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today announced that it is now providing its Cboe Top real-time stock quote and trade information via oneZero Financial Systems, a software and infrastructure provi...
21:52 2019-05-21

Jet Asks Staff To Extract Data From Servers Before System Blackout The airline has written to its engineering staff that effective June 1, 2019 both Jet Airways and JetLite AMOS Production Environment will not be available for use...
18:26 2019-05-29

Singapore updates guidelines on data breach notification, accountability Expected to be included as part of the upcoming amendment to the country's data protection law, the new guidelines state businesses take no more than 30 days to investigate a suspected breach and notify the authorities 72 hours after completing their assessment of the breach....
13:02 2019-05-22

Arizona Attorney General: settlement reached in data breach PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Attorney General’s office says a settlement has been reached in the first health care data breach lawsuit involving numerous states. The office said Tuesday the deal was reached with health care software provider Medical Informatics Engineering Inc. and NoMoreClipboa...
07:39 2019-06-05

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says photos of travelers were taken in a data breach CBP says photos of travelers have been compromised as part of a “malicious cyber-attack,” raising concerns over how expanding surveillance efforts could imperil privacy....
00:52 2019-06-11

Chinese markets rise after release of better-than-expected May trade data Stocks in Asia traded higher on Monday morning after the release of official Chinese trade data for May, which showed the country's exports beating forecasts....
04:26 2019-06-10

FTC wins right for competition probe at Facebook: WSJ The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has secured the right to examine how Facebook Inc's practices affect its digital competition, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday....
21:13 2019-06-03

Facebook and Twitter are growing into the mainstream The row over a fake Nancy Pelosi video shows platforms are no longer disruptors, but incumbents, gatekeepers and publishersIn the first three months of 2019, Facebook removed about 2bn fake accounts from its servers. This is roughly equivalent to all the legitimate accounts the company has on its pl...
17:52 2019-06-02

Facebook's cryptocurrency may debut this month Facebook's long-rumored cryptocurrency may be on the cusp of launching, and with a few twists to boot. The Information sources say the digital money is expected to premiere later in June. The social network is reportedly planning a big push that wo......
02:13 2019-06-06

Facebook’s Notifications Are Out of Control. Here’s How to Tame Them. Facebook already has you hooked, but now it wants to keep you engaged with dozens of notifications each day. Here’s how to get a little peace and quiet....
19:52 2019-05-31

Use 'View As' to See What You're Sharing Publicly on Facebook It’s back—sort-of. Facebook has officially resurrected its “View As” feature, a way to see what your profile looks like for people-who-aren’t-you. It’s a great privacy tool with some new, annoying limitations....
18:52 2019-05-21

When Police Officers Vent on Facebook Emily Baker-White’s systemic look at officers on social media found thousands of racist, Islamophobic or otherwise offensive posts. Here’s how (and why) she did it....
00:13 2019-06-04

Facebook could announce its own cryptocurrency next month Public interest in cryptocurrency could be set for a rebound as social media giant Facebook is planning to announce its own digital coin later this month according to a new report from The Information.Last year, the company appointed former PayPal executive David Marcus to start exploring possible o...
21:26 2019-06-06

FTC Gets Jurisdiction for Possible Facebook Antitrust Probe The Federal Trade Commission will lead any antitrust investigation into Facebook under an arrangement that gives the Justice Department chief oversight of Alphabet’s Google, as the U.S. government gears up for scrutiny of the country’s major tech companies over competition concerns....
19:52 2019-06-03

Facebook's New Cryptocurrency, Libra, Gets Big Backers Facebook has signed up more than a dozen companies including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber to back the new cryptocurrency that the social-media giant plans to unveil next week....
04:26 2019-06-14

Facebook CEO may have known of questionable privacy practices: WSJ Facebook Inc emails appear to show Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's involvement in discussions about its much criticized privacy practices, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter....
23:52 2019-06-12

Go chat yourself with Facebook’s new Portal companion app Ignoring calls that it’s creepy, Facebook is forging onward with its Portal smart display. Today Facebook quietly launched iOS and Android Portal apps that let owners show off photos on the screen without sharing them to the social network, and video call their home while they’re out. ...
06:26 2019-05-29

Facebook To Cut Off Huawei To Comply With US Sanctions Facebook said Friday it would cut off Huawei from its popular social networking apps to comply with US sanctions, further isolating the Chinese tech giant considered a national security threat by......
01:52 2019-06-08

Facebook to create 500 new UK tech jobs Facebook is expanding its presence in the UK with a new engineering center and the social network has announced that it will create 500 new tech jobs in London by the end of 2019.Of these new jobs, 100 will be dedicated to artificial intelligence (AI) which the company plans to use to create systems...
03:26 2019-06-13

Facebook to Boost Consumer Advertising Facebook may more than double its global advertising spending as it aims to rebuild trust after a series of privacy missteps and other controversies dented the social-networking giant’s reputation....
14:13 2019-06-14

ProBeat: YouTube is no better than Facebook or Twitter YouTube is not a social network, but when it comes to its rules and recommendation algorithms, the Google company is just like Facebook and Twitter.Read More...
22:52 2019-06-07

U.S. judge waves through D.C. case against Facebook A U.S. judge on Friday denied Facebook Inc.'s request to dismiss a lawsuit by the Washington, D.C. attorney general over the social media giant's improper sharing of 87 million users' data with British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica....
08:00 2019-06-01

How to Sign Up as a Blood Donor With Facebook When hospitals are running low on blood, there’s no way to just order more—blood banks have to get the word out to volunteers like you and me who might want to donate. Facebook is now rolling out a blood donation feature to several US cities that can notify you when your type of blood is needed in y...
18:39 2019-06-13

Facebook Ditches Commissions, Not Dollars Facebook is finally getting smart about public relations by making important-sounding changes to its business that do virtually nothing to affect its bottom line....
15:26 2019-05-28

New speculative execution bug leaks data from Intel chips’ internal buffers First disclosed in January 2018, the Meltdown and Spectre attacks have opened the floodgates, leading to extensive research into the speculative execution hardware found in modern processors, and a number of additional attacks have been published in the months since. Today sees the publication of a ...
15:00 2019-05-21

Instagram Won't Drop Fake Clip Of Zuckerberg Bragging About "Stolen Data" Instagram will not take down an ultra-realistic "deepfake video" posted on Tuesday of Facebook's chief executive bragging about controlling billions of people's "stolen" personal data....
17:52 2019-06-13

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam FX firm, Mexican assets hit by poor GDP data Most Latin American currencies climbed on Friday as the dollar weakened, but Mexico's peso and stocks underperformed after data showed that its economy shrank in the first quarter. Regional currencies, except for Mexico's, rose between 0.2% and 0.6% as the greenback slipped after orders for U.S....
23:39 2019-05-24

Mapillary launches marketplace to expand coverage of its crowdsourced map images and data Mapillary is creating a marketplace for street-level images and map data to serve specific needs of users while also making its core service more robust.Read More...
10:52 2019-05-22

Tinder required to provide user data to Russian government: report The Russian government on Monday reportedly announced that the dating app Tinder is required to release user data to state intelligence agencies in an effort to control online activity....
17:00 2019-06-03

Senator Introduces Do Not Track Bill to Block Companies From Collecting Your Data A new bill is trying to create a program similar to The Do Not Call list, except it would stop companies from tracking your online activities.Read more......
18:26 2019-05-21

First American Financial exposed data in millions of mortgage documents, report says An estimated 885 million digitized documents from mortgage deals dating back to 2003 have been exposed by First American Financial Corp, a report says.        ...
01:13 2019-05-25

UPDATE 1-BioMarin's hemophilia gene therapy data shows promise BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc on Tuesday said data from an early study of its gene therapy for hemophilia A appeared to show stability in the level of a blood clotting protein, three years after patients were given a one-time infusion of the drug....
15:26 2019-05-28

‘Flaws’ in data for Aegis Ashore deployment rile Japan’s politicians Japan's Akita city is asking for an explanation from the central government about a decision to deploy the missile defense system Aegis Ashore in the region....
19:13 2019-06-06

Recorded Future, just sold for $780 million, scours the internet for threat data Recorded Future, backed by the venture arms of Google and the CIA, was purchased by Insight Partners this week. Here's what they do, and how threat intelligence may represent one of the most promising sectors of the cybersecurity market....
17:26 2019-06-02

High levels of antibiotic resistance found worldwide, new data shows WHO’s first release of surveillance data on antibiotic resistance reveals high levels of resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections in both high- and low-income countries....
18:13 2019-05-21

Vodafone Rs. 599 Prepaid Plan Offers 6GB Data, Unlimited Calls for 180 Days Rs. 599 Vodafone prepaid recharge plan is available in major circles, including Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Chennai, Delhi & NCR, and Mumbai among others....
15:26 2019-06-06

'Disgrace': Angus Taylor under pressure after failing to release emissions data Greens warn the new emissions reduction minister could be in contempt of parliament Labor and the Greens have demanded the government immediately release national greenhouse emissions data, and have warned the new emissions reduction minister could be in contempt of parliament for missing the deadli...
09:26 2019-06-03

Amazon’s AWS Ground Station for satellite data hits general availability Amazon has announced that AWS Ground Station, a service designed for AWS customers to access data from satellites, is now in general availability.Read More...
19:52 2019-05-23

UK university will study students' social media data to prevent suicide A university in the UK is planning to use data analytics to help prevent student suicide. Northumbria University, and a handful of partner organizations, will collect data from students' social media accounts to create an "Early Alert Tool." If succe......
11:26 2019-06-06

US Treasurys tick lower as investors await economic data, auctions U.S. government debt prices were higher Monday morning, as intensifying trade tensions prompted investors to load up on traditionally safer Treasurys at the expense of equities....
11:13 2019-06-03

Grindr's owner gave staff access to sensitive user data When the US pushed Grindr's owner to sell the app over national security concerns, it made only vague allusions to what might have prompted the decision. Now, however, the situation is clearer. Reuters sources have claimed that Beijing Kunlun trigg......
22:13 2019-05-26

German data protection agency criticizes Austrian Ibiza video A German data protection agency has suggested German media outlets were wrong to publish video that exposed Heinz-Christian Strache's allegedly corrupt intentions....
14:39 2019-05-21

This data-stealing malware has returned with new attacks and nasty upgraded features Large parts of the Scranos operation were taken out in April - but it's already back and the criminals behind it seem more determined than ever, adding a trojan and a cryptojacker to their adware scheme....
18:26 2019-06-13

Booking Holdings CEO: Data-Privacy Compliance Pushes Costs Higher Global companies are grappling with different data privacy rules in individual markets, said Glenn Fogel, chief executive of online travel company Booking Holdings....
08:52 2019-06-14

Bond yields slip, stocks suffer on cooling China data World stocks struggled and safe haven bets were back in play on Friday with German bond yields plumbing record lows as Chinese data rekindled woes about the health of the global economy and fears of a new U.S.-Iran confrontation intensified....
11:26 2019-06-14

Voice, Data Recorders Recovered From Missing An-32 Plane Crash Site A rescue team has recovered the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and flight data recorder (FDR) of Russian-origin An-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force at the crash site in Arunachal Pradesh Friday, an......
13:00 2019-06-14

Satellite data shows Amazon deforestation rising under Brazil's Bolsonaro Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil sped up in May to the fastest rate in a decade, according to data from an early-warning satellite system, as experts pointed to activity by illegal loggers encouraged by the easing of environmental protections under President Jair Bolsonaro....
23:39 2019-06-04

Lab Testing Giant Quest Diagnostics Says Data Breach May Have Hit Nearly 12 Million Patients Clinical lab testing titan Quest Diagnostics acknowledged in a press release on Monday that an “unauthorized user” had gained access to personal information on around 11.9 million customers, including some financial and medical data.Read more......
10:39 2019-06-04

Hackers access student data at top Australian university going back 19 years Australia's top-ranked university said on Tuesday hackers breached its cyber defenses late last year to obtain sensitive data, including students' bank account numbers and passport details going back 19 years....
13:13 2019-06-04

METALS-Copper slides as China data dents demand prospects Copper prices fell on Friday after weak manufacturing and investment data from top consumer China reinforced expectations of damage to growth and demand prospects from the protracted U.S.-China trade war....
15:26 2019-06-14

Global stocks edge lower on data, oil rises on geopolitical fears Equity markets lost ground on Friday as weak Chinese data stoked investor anxieties over a global growth slowdown and mounting fears of a U.S.-Iran confrontation added to geopolitical uncertainty, sending oil prices higher....
21:26 2019-06-14

Kenya is allegedly selling citizen data to highest corporate bidder According to Dr. Roselyn K. Akombe, Chief of Policy Planning and Guidance at the United Nations and ex-commissioner of Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the country’s government is going to sell all the citizen data collected through the Huduma Namba exercise to the hig...
22:00 2019-05-22

LabCorp Patient Data Affected in Breach of Collection Firm's Systems Medical-testing giant Laboratory Corp. of America said 7.7 million of its patients may be affected by the same data breach at a collections firm that also did business with Quest Diagnostics Inc....
10:26 2019-06-05

Asia stocks sag ahead of China data, Gulf attacks support oil Asian stocks sagged on Friday ahead of key Chinese data that could provide more clues on how heavily the U.S.-Sino trade war is weighing on the economy, while oil prices were supported by supply concerns after attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman....
07:52 2019-06-14

Minimize Potential Cyber Hack Damage With These 11 Good Data Habits Cybercriminals and hackers are more aggressive than ever these days. With advanced technology, breaches are increasingly common, which puts companies and their customers at risk of fraud and identity theft. To avoid this, businesses need to be extra careful with how they handle and store customer da...
11:13 2019-05-24

Philips upbeat on digital care as patients warm to data sharing Dutch health technology company Philips expects sales at its digital care business to grow this year as patients see the benefits of sharing more medical data with doctors, Chief Executive Frans van Houten told Reuters....
19:26 2019-06-13

EMERGING MARKETS-Most Latam currencies weaken, Brazil's real hit by data Most Latin American currencies fell on Wednesday, with Brazil's real dipping on weak local data, while Mexico's peso bucked the trend on optimism over a deal to avert U.S. tariffs on Mexican goods. MSCI's Latin American stocks index dropped 0.7%, while its index of Latin American currencies fe...
22:52 2019-06-05

Russia orders Tinder dating app to share user data on demand Russia said on Monday it had added the popular dating app Tinder to a list of entities obliged to hand over user data and messages to law enforcement agencies on demand, including the main successor agency to the Soviet-era KGB....
21:39 2019-06-03

REFILE-PRECIOUS-Gold hovers above $1,280 as dollar recoils on U.S. data blow Gold prices held steady on Friday after rising above $1,280 in the previous session as weaker U.S. data pushed back the dollar and reignited hopes of a rate cut by the Federal Reserve this year....
06:00 2019-05-24

Cybersecurity giant Symantec plays down unreported breach of test data Hacker accessed passwords and list of purported clients, including Australian government agencies – but company says these were only demonstration accountsThe American cybersecurity giant Symantec has downplayed a data breach that allowed a hacker to access passwords and a purported list of its clie...
21:13 2019-06-13

Quest Diagnostics announces possible data breach affecting almost 12 million patients Quest Diagnostics said the personal and medical information of nearly 12 million people, including their Social Security numbers, has potentially been breached....
22:13 2019-06-03

Google data shows 2-factor authentication blocks 100% of automated bot hacks Two-factor authentication is annoying. Getting flustered because you have to find your phone and tap on a prompt every time you log into your accounts from a new device is peak first-world problems. But if you ever had any doubt whether it really made you that much safer, Google has the data to disp...
00:26 2019-05-24

Russia intel agencies can now force Tinder to hand over user data MOSCOW — Dating app Tinder is now required to provide user data to Russian intelligence agencies, the country’s communications regulator said Monday. The app was included on a new list of online services operating in Russia that are required to provide user data on demand to Russian authoritie...
00:39 2019-06-04

Southern Railway Hiring Opens For Data Jobs, Eligibility, Details Here Railway Recruitment 2019: The Southern Railway is inviting online applications for these posts through online basis only and applications sent by post will not be entertained, Southern Railway's......
16:52 2019-06-04

Cboe DataShop Plans to Add FX Offerings, Spot and Futures Bitcoin Data CHICAGO – December 14, 2017 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE) today announced Cboe DataShop will add historical spot foreign exchange data from Cboe FX to its range of offerings beginning tomorrow, December 15. Cboe FX, Cboe’s foreign exchange market, has set several new market...
21:52 2019-05-21

Making Data Coherent Drives Salesforce’s $15.3 Billion Deal for Tableau Salesforce’s deal to buy the business tools maker Tableau, its largest ever acquisition, was pushed by the need to make business information understandable....
22:52 2019-06-10

More than 12M people may be affected by latest medical data breach. Why those patients are now vulnerable Having medical data stolen makes the nearly 12 million consumers affected by the breach especially vulnerable targets for identity theft.        ...
04:52 2019-06-07

Verizon kicks off prepaid promotion that offers double the data and up to 16GB for $45 Verizon is trying to increase its pool of prepaid customers with a brand new promotion that offers double the data for the same price. The promotion kicked off early today and won't last for long, but it's eligible for mixing with other Verizon plans if you wish.Spotted by Droid-life, the limited ti...
01:13 2019-05-22

Intuit buys data analytics startup as part of AI expansion efforts Intuit plans to use the acquisition of Origami Logic to better analyze multiple data sets, which would allow for more personalized services and products across its portfolio....
02:00 2019-05-29

tvOS 13 hands-on: Small Apple TV tweaks will please gamers, waste data The latest Apple TV software update has some nice new UI improvements and support for Sony/Microsoft controllers, but will that be enough to win new fans?Read More...
22:52 2019-06-07

Bats Targets Transparency with Dedicated Data Feeds for U.S. Listed ETFs KANSAS CITY and NEW YORK – May 1, 2017 – Bats, a CBOE Holdings, Inc. company, and a leading market for exchange-traded fund (ETF) trading globally, today announced the planned introduction of the Bats ETF Implied Liquidity Feed, which provides investors with a critical reference view of ETFs versus ...
22:13 2019-05-21

A Wake-Up Call On Smart Beds And Sleep Apps That Collect Your Data Your bed could be watching you. OK, so not with a camera. At least not yet. But if you have any of a variety of “smart beds,” mattress pads or sleep apps, it knows when you go to sleep. It knows when you toss and turn. It may even be able to tell when you’re having sex. Sleep Numbe...
19:13 2019-05-29

Oppo's Reno 5G brings top data speeds and an impressive 10x zoom to Australia After Oppo launched its Reno 5G smartphone in Europe last month, the Chinese tech giant is bringing its new future-ready flagship Down Under, alongside its 4G sibling, the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom.As the latter’s name may imply, one of the star features shared by the two new Oppo handsets is the ca...
10:39 2019-05-30

FCC Cuts Bogus Data From Yearly Broadband Report, Acts Like Nothing Happened You know what they say, tens of millions of broadband users here, tens of millions of broadband users there, sooner or later it starts to add up to something.Read more......
23:52 2019-05-29

Cboe Global Markets Supports Conversation on Market Data and Access CHICAGO – September 25, 2018 - Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, welcomes the announcement by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that its Division of Trading and Markets will host a two-day roundtable covering market data and ac...
16:00 2019-05-21

Countries that allow Huawei infrastructure could lose access to U.S. intelligence data: Pompeo The U.S. raised said Friday that countries that allow China's Huawei to build their telecoms infrastructure could be cut off from crucial intelligence data....
16:00 2019-05-31

Maine passes bill requiring ISPs to ask permission before selling data The current federal government might not be keen on privacy rules for internet providers, but Maine certainly is. The state's Senate has passed a bill that requires consent before ISPs can sell or offer access to their customers' private data, paral......
09:13 2019-05-31

These latest iPhone XR deals are pure class - free phone and big data on EE For a select group of people it's an EE phone deal or nothing when it comes to switching devices. Considering EE's position as the UK's fastest 4G network, this is an idea we completely understand. But the one downside of this loyalty is that EE can often be one of the pricier network...
01:26 2019-06-08

BioMarin says data shows hemophilia gene therapy effects could wane BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc said on Tuesday early trial data for its gene therapy for hemophilia A suggested the one-time infusion's effect on some patients' bleeding disorders would last eight years....
00:39 2019-05-29

My data security is better than yours: tech CEOs throw shade in privacy wars Apple, Google and Facebook are racing to embrace the latest buzzword, and taking swipes at each other in the process“Privacy cannot be a luxury good offered only to people who can afford to buy premium products and services,” declared Sundar Pichai, the chief executive officer of Google, in a New Yo...
15:52 2019-05-21

CBOE Holdings Completes Acquisition of Livevol Data, Analytics Platforms CHICAGO, IL -- August 7, 2015 -- CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) announced today that it has finalized the acquisition of the market data services and trading analytics platforms of Livevol, Inc., a leading provider of equity and index options technology and market data services to profession...
03:39 2019-05-22

Seagate’s compact, budget hard drives are perfect for backing up data on the go If you need to back up your data for work, school, or play, there are loads of hard drives out there waiting to be filled to the brim with your precious files. And I’ve got some good news for you: they’re getting cheaper and smaller – like Seagate’s offerings for 2019. The new Backup Plus Slim is co...
17:26 2019-06-07

More than half of opioid abusers are also binge drinkers, government data shows More than half of opioid abusers are also frequent binge drinkers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new report Tuesday that highlights the case for stemming alcohol abuse to curb the opioid epidemic....
10:00 2019-06-11

Russian watchdog asks Instagram to explain reported data leak: RIA Russia's state communications watchdog Roskomnadzor has formally asked Instagram to explain reports of a big data leak on the social network last month, RIA news agency cited the watchdog's head Alexander Zharov as saying on Thursday....
21:39 2019-06-06

In rare release of economy data, Venezuela reports sharp GDP contraction The government of President Nicolas Maduro halted the publication of economic indicators in 2015 as the OPEC nation's socialist system began to unravel in response to the global decline in oil prices....
14:39 2019-05-30

BBC blames 5G data caps and ‘bizarre’ issues for live broadcast flops Two BBC live 5G video broadcasts were messed up in different ways today, and the broadcaster is blaming 5G network and data cap problems for the issues.Read More...
21:00 2019-05-30

Facebook board votes yay on Zuck, nay on Conservatives A mutiny attempt today by a coalition of anti-Zuckerberg Facebook shareholder groups resulted in a resounding defeat as the social network voted to retain its founder as CEO. In a separate smack-down, a right-wing advocacy group found its demand for Conservative voices on Facebook‘s board rejected w...
09:00 2019-05-31

Facebook wants to help connect you with blood donation centers Donating blood is a selfless act, and as with many altruistic behaviors, it’s not always easy to convince people to take a couple of hours out of their day to do it.       ...
23:26 2019-06-13

Facebook Backs Away From the Hard Sell on Political Ads Facebook said it stopped paying commissions to employees who sell political ads, as it overhauls how it engages with campaigns ahead of elections in 2020....
13:52 2019-05-23

How Facebook is changing its political ad-buying policies Mark Zuckerberg just can’t quit political ads. Facebook executives considered banning political ads after it was revealed that Russia used the social network to influence the 2016 presidential election, but the company’s billionaire CEO decided against it, according to a Thursday report. The social ...
04:26 2019-05-24

Facebook to Boost Ad Spending as It Tries to Restore Reputation Facebook may more than double its global advertising spending as it aims to rebuild trust after a series of privacy missteps and other controversies dented the social-networking giant’s reputation....
20:52 2019-06-14

Fugitive offers to surrender if he gets 15K ‘likes’ on Facebook This criminal just wants to be liked. A social media-obsessed fugitive has bartered a deal with a Connecticut police department, agreeing to surrender if the force’s Facebook post featuring his wanted poster gets 15,000 “likes.” The Torrington Police Department detailed the bizarre situation involvi...
23:00 2019-05-22

Facebook, Twitter and the Digital Disinformation Mess The kind of disinformation now known as fake news has tainted public discourse for centuries, even millennia. But it’s been amplified in our digital age as a weapon of fearmongers, mob-baiters and election-meddlers that can widen social fissures, undermine democracies and bolster authoritarian regim...
20:39 2019-05-23

Scammers are using Facebook to run a ‘terrorist donation’ scheme Scammers are using Facebook Messenger and other apps to trick Americans into thinking they gave money to terrorist groups like ISIS and al Qaeda. According to a new warning from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General, the scammers make contact through a messaging...
23:52 2019-05-21

Facebook to launch its Bitcoin rival as soon as this month Facebook has been working on its own cryptocurrency for quite a while now, and it looks like the company is seeking to unveil its product as soon as its month. Libra, the Facebook-made Bitcoin rival, will not actually be similar to Bitcoin, just in case you’re already thinking about investing ...
04:26 2019-06-08

Pelosi Slams Facebook Over Altered Video House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denounced Facebook for its refusal to take down a doctored video of her, saying the decision demonstrates the social-media platform’s disregard for the truth....
04:13 2019-05-30

Facebook, YouTube most widely used platforms for US adults Looking at data from an annual telephone poll conducted by Pew Research Center and quantified in tables here by our partners at Statista, it's easy to see that YouTube and Facebook far outpace the rest of the competition when it comes to daily use on both PCs and phones. Seventy-three percent of US ...
18:39 2019-05-23

Breaking up companies like Facebook is an option we should look at: Arizona AG When it comes to dealing with tech giants such as Facebook there should be a "menu of options" available — including splitting them up, says Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich....
16:52 2019-05-21

Facebook apps won't come pre-installed on new Huawei devices Huawei devices will no longer ship with Facebook applications pre-installed in the latest blow for the beleaguered Chinese smartphone vendor.Reuters says the development affects not only Facebook’s core social networking app, but also other services such as Instagram and WhatsApp. Existi...
16:26 2019-06-07

Facebook May Be Tough Beast for Regulators to Tame Facebook shares have been pummeled by negative news over the last 15 months, but investors enticed by its continued growth in the face of these challenges have regularly bought on the ensuing dips. In the near-term at least, that is unlikely to change....
21:39 2019-06-04

Facebook won’t remove Zuck’s Instagram deepfake — yet The internet’s often a big bad place, but every once in a while it’ll make you chuckle. In a hilarious prank, two creators have uploaded a deepfake of Mark Zuckerberg on Instagram talking about stolen data. The video starts off with Zuckerberg saying, “Imagine this for a second: One man, with total ...
14:26 2019-06-12

Facebook to Rethink Policies Around Artistic Nudity Facebook has agreed to rethink its stance of artistic nudity after an outcry of people protesting naked in front of the social networking giant's New York headquarters....
13:52 2019-06-07

Facebook's Crackdown on Vaccine Misinformation Plods Along Ten weeks after Facebook pledged to fight vaccine misinformation, such content remains widely available across its platforms as the social-media giant grapples with how to combat hoaxes and deceptions....
23:52 2019-05-30

Facebook has taken down over 2 billion fake accounts in 2019 Facebook took down 2.19 billion fake accounts during the first quarter of 2019, the company announced today. In addition to that, Facebook said it disabled 1.2 billion fake accounts in Q4 2018. These numbers are quite staggering when you consider tha......
18:26 2019-05-23

New Huawei Phones Won't Come With Facebook, Instagram or WhatsApp Facebook will no longer allow its apps to come pre-installed on mobile devices made by Huawei Technologies following the U.S. blacklisting of the Chinese tech giant, dealing another blow to its booming smartphone business....
18:13 2019-06-07

Facebook suspends app pre-installs on Huawei phones Facebook is no longer allowing pre-installation of its apps on Huawei phones, the latest blow for the Chinese tech giant as it struggles to keep its business afloat in the face of a U.S. ban on its purchase of American parts and software....
13:39 2019-06-07

Fugitive gets his 15K Facebook ‘likes’ — but still hasn’t turned himself in Maybe he likes his freedom after all. A social media-addicted fugitive who promised a Connecticut police department that he would turn himself in if the force’s Facebook post of his wanted poster got 15,000 “likes” has surpassed his goal by thousands, yet remains on-the-lam. Jose Simms, 29, who is w...
17:13 2019-05-23

States Add to Scrutiny on Google, Facebook, Other Big Tech State attorneys general are preparing for their own investigations into big tech platforms including Google and Facebook, based on concerns that largely mirror those driving federal probes....
18:13 2019-06-07

Facebook isn’t deleting the fake Pelosi video. Should it? SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook has chosen to leave up a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in which she appeared to slur her words. That has outraged people who believe Facebook should do more to clamp down on misinformation. But Facebook has long resisted making judgments about the truthfu...
11:26 2019-05-30

Facebook met with Dutch regulators over ad fraud: lawyer Facebook is in talks with Dutch regulators about how to stop criminals who place advertisements for scam products on the internet company's platform, a lawyer said on Wednesday....
18:52 2019-06-05

Facebook reports big rise in fake accounts Facebook says it has removed billions of fake accounts before they were active. In a new report, Facebook said there was a "steep" rise in such activity from October 2018 to March 2019, even as it worked to boost detection of bogus accounts. (May 23)        ...
03:52 2019-05-24

ProSieben streaming JV to go live, partners with Facebook German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Media will launch its streaming joint venture with Discovery Inc, on June 18, with a premium version planned to go live in the coming winter, CEO Max Conze said on Wednesday....
15:26 2019-06-12

Newscoop: A Facebook for news with a Wikipedia twist The Amsterdam-based startup aims to democratize news by leveraging a global network of citizen journalists. The platform is harnessing blockchain technology to verify its content and keep a check on fake news....
11:52 2019-05-28

Facebook game developers get more options for monetization Facebook game players will soon encounter more advertising tied to in-game rewards. The social media platform will be giving publishers more options to monetize their mobile games. Developers can now display in-app "rewarded video" ads and advertise......
18:00 2019-05-29

No, You Still Shouldn't Let Facebook Pay You to Track Your Phone Habits Facebook wants to know as much about you as possible—if you let it. This week, the social giant launched a new app-based market research program called Study from Facebook. If you participate, you’ll get paid to run an app on their your phone that tracks what other apps you’ve installed and how you’...
21:39 2019-06-12

Far-Right Propaganda Floods Facebook Ahead of EU Elections Fake accounts spread white-nationalist messages and amassed larger followings than actual far-right parties before being taken down, according to a new report....
08:52 2019-05-22

D.C. case against Facebook over Cambridge Analytica will proceed Early Friday, a judge sided with Facebook shareholders who demanded the company hand over emails and records related to its handling of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Later in the day, the company was denied again in court, as Reuters reports that......
13:39 2019-06-01

| Facebook use eroding in US as social media under pressure Facebook's efforts to crack down on misinformation and sensational content have reduced the time spent at the leading social network eroding, researchers say....
01:26 2019-05-29

Facebook says new Portal devices launching in the fall Facebook's Vice President of AR and VR, Andrew Bosworth, has said that the social network will be bringing out new versions of Facebook Portal this fall, adding to the ever-growing range of smart devices out there....
20:26 2019-06-11

Facebook takes down more fake accounts from Iran Today, Facebook removed 51 accounts, 36 Pages, seven groups and three Instagram accounts that were involved in "coordinated inauthentic behavior" based in Iran. According to the company, the individuals responsible pretended to be located in the US a......
22:00 2019-05-28

Facebook Finds Itself on Receiving End of Fake Video An altered video of CEO Mark Zuckerberg has surfaced on the social-media company’s Instagram app, where he appears to question his company’s data practices....
05:13 2019-06-12

CBOE and C2 to List Options on Facebook (FB) on Tuesday, May 29 CHICAGO, May 25, 2012 - The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and C2 Options Exchange (C2) today announced they will list options on Facebook (FB) beginning Tuesday, May 29. Susquehanna Securities will serve as the Designated Primary Market Maker (DPM) for Facebook options at CBOE. C2 does not u...
06:39 2019-05-22

Facebook and Instagram may have to remove like buttons for UK children The like function on Facebook and Instagram could be removed and privacy settings set to max for UK children under new proposed social media guidelines...
15:39 2019-05-21

Ecuador frees man wanted in US over Facebook scheme QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador has released a New York man and turned down an extradition request from the United States, where he was arrested after falsely claiming he was owed half-ownership of Facebook. A lawyer for Paul Ceglia on Tuesday tweeted a judge’s order that the American be release...
23:26 2019-06-11

Fact Check Any Abortion News You See on Facebook With more and more states signing abortion bans into law, it’s no surprise that Facebook is crawling with abortion-related misinformation. This time, though, it’s more than a handful of viral links making the rounds; it’s the overwhelming majority of abortion news shared on Facebook....
18:52 2019-05-29

Facebook Privacy Settlement Delayed by FTC Split A long-awaited multibillion-dollar settlement between Facebook and federal regulators over privacy missteps has been bogged down by a split between Republicans and Democrats on the Federal Trade Commission....
23:39 2019-05-24

UPDATE 2-FTC wins right for competition probe at Facebook -WSJ The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has secured the right to examine how Facebook Inc's practices affect its digital competition, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday....
21:00 2019-06-03

Report: FTC to lead possible Facebook antitrust probe SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Federal Trade Commission will lead any antitrust investigation into Facebook as part of an arrangement that would give the Justice Department oversight of Google. The FTC and the Justice Department both oversee antitrust issues in th...
20:39 2019-06-03

Facebook promises new Portal devices this fall Facebook's Portal division has plans to introduce multiple new devices this fall, VP of AR/VR Andrew Bosworth said today at the Code conference.Read More...
10:39 2019-06-11

Facebook CEO May Have Known of Questionable Privacy Practices: Report Facebook emails appear to show Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's involvement in discussions about its much-criticized privacy practices, the Wall Street Journal reported....
08:52 2019-06-13

New Facebook Portal devices are launching this year New versions of Facebook's Portal home smart speakers are coming out this year, while the first-gen models that launched in November 2018 will be making their way outside of the US. The Portal product lineup is the social network's attempt to grab a piece of the smart home speaker market, where comp...
16:26 2019-06-11

Facebook COO Sandberg Promises to Weed Out Bad Content A quarterly transparency report from next year and content regulations are some of the steps listed by Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg to deal with major content concerns and privacy issues....
12:52 2019-06-13

Ex-Facebook exec recommends Zuckerberg step down as CEO SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook’s former security chief is disagreeing with calls to break up the social network. Instead, Alex Stamos believes the way to fix problems is for Mark Zuckerberg to step aside as CEO. Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes and other critics contend that gov...
21:00 2019-05-24

Quitting the five tech giants: Could you really flee Facebook? Facebook. These days, all you ever see is bad news. But even though Facebook is almost as much societal disease as social network, could you let go? Today, we find out....
23:26 2019-05-24