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Using smart phone technology against sex assaults in schools

Posted by on 22/05/2017
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Using smart phone technology against sex assaults in schools

Using smart phone technology against sex assaults in schools

NEW YORK: The same technology that keeps kids glued to their smart phones is being used by some schools as protection against sexual assaults . Using apps, victims and bystanders can alert school officials, police or parents to trouble. While the systems can be used by kids pranking each other, app developers and school officials […]

China retailer announces one-ton delivery drones

Posted by on 22/05/2017
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China retailer announces one-ton delivery drones

China retailer announces one-ton delivery drones

BEIJING: China’s biggest online retailer, JD.com Inc., announced plans yesterday to develop drone aircraft capable of carrying a ton or more for long-distance deliveries. The company said it will test the drones on a network it is developing to cover the northern Chinese province of Shaanxi. It said they will carry consumer goods to remote […]

Tawasul Telecom sponsors 9th Info Security Conference & Exhibition

Posted by on 21/05/2017
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Tawasul Telecom sponsors 9th Info Security Conference & Exhibition

Tawasul Telecom sponsors 9th Info Security Conference & Exhibition

KUWAIT: Tawasul Telecom, the leading provider of MPLS networking services in the Gulf Middle East, sponsored the 9th Kuwait Info Security conference and exhibition that took place 10-11 May at the Radisson Blu Hotel. The event covered the entire spectrum of IT security, business continuity management and risk, all while fostering opportunities for regional and […]

Hackers steal 17m users’ data from Indian restaurant

Posted by on 18/05/2017
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Hackers steal 17m users’ data from Indian restaurant

Hackers steal 17m users’ data from Indian restaurant

NEW DELHI: India’s largest restaurant and food delivery app Zomato announced yesterday that the data of 17 million users had been stolen from its database, including names, email addresses and protected passwords. The startup said the “hashed” passwords could not be decrypted but recommended users change their login details if they use the same password […]

EU fines Facebook over ‘misleading’ information

Posted by on 18/05/2017
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EU fines Facebook over ‘misleading’ information

EU fines Facebook over ‘misleading’ information

$120m penalty for misleading info on WhatsApp takeover BRUSSELS: The European Commission yesterday fined US social media giant Facebook 110 million euros ($120 million) for providing incorrect and misleading information on its takeover of WhatsApp, imposing its biggest penalty for such a breach. “Today’s decision sends a clear signal to companies that they must comply […]

Smart bangle delivers pregnancy tips to wrists

Posted by on 17/05/2017
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Smart bangle delivers pregnancy tips to wrists

Smart bangle delivers pregnancy tips to wrists

MUMBAI:A high-tech bangle that alerts pregnant women to toxic fumes and issues audio tips promises to boost maternal health in South Asia, as smart devices deliver ever more services to remote communities. The colorful, lightweight bangle also bypasses phone-owning men – feeding information directly to expectant mothers – and is built to withstand the rigors […]

Bitcoin is hackers’ ‘anonymous’ cash

Posted by on 16/05/2017
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Bitcoin is hackers’ ‘anonymous’ cash

Bitcoin is hackers’ ‘anonymous’ cash

PARIS: The perpetrators of the global cyber attack that caused havoc in 150 countries demanded “ransom” money in bitcoins, but experts believe the anonymity that the virtual currency affords is not necessarily impenetrable. Bitcoin, heavily-coded electronic tokens that take their name from software first put online in February 2009 by several software designers using the […]

For some ransomware victims, hard lessons

Posted by on 15/05/2017
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For some ransomware victims, hard lessons

For some ransomware victims, hard lessons

SINGAPORE/HANOI: The WannaCry ransomware worm that hobbled big institutions and businesses at the weekend, including FedEx and Britain’s National Health Service, also indiscriminately caught many smaller victims across Asia, from hoteliers to Chinese students. When MediaOnline, a firm that operates digital displays in Singapore shopping malls, noticed its displays were showing the ransomware’s pop-up window […]

An alert researcher, teamwork helped stem huge cyberattack

Posted by on 14/05/2017
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An alert researcher, teamwork helped stem huge cyberattack

An alert researcher, teamwork helped stem huge cyberattack

Kill switch halts unprecedented outbreak LONDON: The cyberattack that spread malicious software around the world, shutting down networks at hospitals, banks and government agencies, was thwarted by a young British researcher and an inexpensive domain registration, with help from another 20-something security engineer in the US. Britain’s National Cyber Security Center and others were hailing […]

What is ransomware?

Posted by on 13/05/2017
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What is ransomware?

What is ransomware?

LOS ANGELES: Computers across the world were locked up Friday and users’ files held for ransom when dozens of countries were hit in a cyber-extortion attack that targeted hospitals, companies and government agencies. Here’s a look at how malware and ransomware work and what people can do if they fall victim to attacks. What is […]

Kuwaiti ‘safety belt’ invention showcased at Malaysia’s ITEX

Posted by on 11/05/2017
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Kuwaiti ‘safety belt’ invention showcased at Malaysia’s ITEX

Kuwaiti ‘safety belt’ invention showcased at Malaysia’s ITEX

KUALA LUMPUR: The ‘safety belt’ invented by the Kuwaiti Adel Al-Wasis is on display at the annual International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) which kicked off in its 28th edition here yesterday. The Kuwaiti ambassador, Saad Al-Asousi, who attended inauguration of the exhibition said on the event sidelines that he was pleased with Al-Wasis’s […]

Cuban town hooked on pirate social network

Posted by on 09/05/2017
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Cuban town hooked on pirate social network

Cuban town hooked on pirate social network

Local techies launch ‘Gaspar Social,’ Cuba’s answer to Facebook GASPAR, Cuba: On a traffic island in a country town, young Cubans are doing what most of their compatriots cannot: surfing an online social network. In one of the least wired countries on Earth, Gaspar, population 7,500, is one of the most connected towns of all. […]

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