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With paper and phones, Atlanta struggles to recover from cyber attack

Posted by on 03/04/2018
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With paper and phones, Atlanta struggles to recover from cyber attack

With paper and phones, Atlanta struggles to recover from cyber attack

City officials decline to discuss extent of damage ATLANTA: Atlanta’s top officials holed up in their offices on Saturday as they worked to restore critical systems knocked out by a nine-day-old cyber attack that plunged the Southeastern US metropolis into technological chaos and forced some city workers to revert to paper. On an Easter and […]

Defunct Chinese space lab plunges back to Earth over Pacific

Posted by on 02/04/2018
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Defunct Chinese space lab plunges back to Earth over Pacific

Defunct Chinese space lab plunges back to Earth over Pacific

No immediate confirmation of the final resting place BEIJING: A defunct Chinese space lab disintegrated under intense heat as it hurtled through Earth’s atmosphere yesterday and plunged to a watery grave in the South Pacific, Chinese officials said. The Tiangong-1 “mostly” burnt up above the vast ocean’s central region at 8:15 am Beijing time, China’s […]

Indian scientists lose contact with satellite

Posted by on 01/04/2018
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Indian scientists lose contact with satellite

Indian scientists lose contact with satellite

NEW DELHI: India’s national space agency has lost contact with a satellite days after it was launched into orbit with much fanfare, authorities said yesterday. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) lost communication with the GSAT-6A satellite as it prepared to undertake its third and final orbiting maneuver on Saturday. “Efforts are underway to establish […]

Volcanic growth for bitcoin in the chilly heart Iceland

Posted by on 28/03/2018
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Volcanic growth for bitcoin in the chilly heart Iceland

Volcanic growth for bitcoin in the chilly heart Iceland

Ground zero in a digital gold rush for cryptocurrencies REYKJAVIK: At a secret location in the midst of one of Iceland’s breathtaking lava fields stands a warehouse whose non-descript siding belies the fact it is ground zero in a digital gold rush for cryptocurrencies that is burning through more electricity than Icelanders’ homes. Iceland’s combination […]

UK MPs demand Zuckerberg testify on data row after he offers deputy

Posted by on 27/03/2018
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UK MPs demand Zuckerberg testify on data row after he offers deputy

UK MPs demand Zuckerberg testify on data row after he offers deputy

50 million users’ data are alleged to have been taken from Facebook LONDON: British MPs renewed demands yesterday to interview Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg over a data privacy row that has rocked the social media giant, after he responded to an earlier request by offering to send one of his deputies. Damian Collins, the chairman […]

Uber exits SE Asia in latest retreat from global markets

Posted by on 26/03/2018
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Uber exits SE Asia in latest retreat from global markets

Uber exits SE Asia in latest retreat from global markets

Singapore-based Grab taking over ride-sharing SINGAPORE: Uber sold its Southeast Asian business to rival Grab yesterday, ending a bruising battle between the ride-hailing behemoths and marking the US firm’s latest retreat from international markets. Singapore-based Grab is taking over the ride-sharing and food delivery operations of Uber in the region, with the California-headquartered company to […]

Zuckerberg’s shine dims as guardian of Facebook users

Posted by on 24/03/2018
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Zuckerberg’s shine dims as guardian of Facebook users

Zuckerberg’s shine dims as guardian of Facebook users

Latest crisis raises the specter that FB has lost control of his creation SAN FRANCISCO: Mark Zuckerberg rose to wealth and fame with a mission of connecting everyone through Facebook, but now faces the wrath of users outraged he isn’t doing more to defend their data. The latest crisis laying siege to the leading online […]

#DeleteFacebook movement gathers momentum

Posted by on 22/03/2018
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#DeleteFacebook movement gathers momentum

#DeleteFacebook movement gathers momentum

Zuckerberg apologizes but Britain says FB must go further SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON: – As Facebook reels from the scandal over hijacked personal data, a movement to quit the social network has gathered momentum, getting a boost from a high-profile co-founder of the WhatsApp messaging service acquired by the huge social network in 2014. “It is time. […]

Data firm suspends CEO over Facebook scandal

Posted by on 21/03/2018
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Data firm suspends CEO over Facebook scandal

Data firm suspends CEO over Facebook scandal

App developer says he is scapegoat in Facebook data row   LONDON: The academic behind an app that harvested data from millions of Facebook users said yesterday he was being scapegoated in an online privacy row that has rocked the social media giant. British data firm Cambridge Analytica (CA) and Facebook are accused of improperly […]

Microsoft offers useful insights to Kuwaiti cyber-security pros at executive Summit

Posted by on 21/03/2018
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Microsoft offers useful insights to Kuwaiti cyber-security pros at executive Summit

Microsoft offers useful insights to Kuwaiti cyber-security pros at executive Summit

Renowned experts gather to discuss cyber security trends and best practices KUWAIT: Microsoft yesterday hosted the third edition of its popular CISO Executive Series in Kuwait, where industry experts and Chief Information Security Officers gathered to share and discuss current trends in cybersecurity. The event, held at the Radisson Blu hotel in Kuwait City, was […]

Can 3D-printed houses provide cheap, safe homes for the poor?

Posted by on 19/03/2018
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Can 3D-printed houses provide cheap, safe homes for the poor?

Can 3D-printed houses provide cheap, safe homes for the poor?

Globally nearly 1 billion people live in slums BOGOTA: Dozens of families living in El Salvador’s slums hope to swap their makeshift wooden shacks for concrete 3D-printed houses next year, in what developers say is the first project of its kind in the world. ICON, a Texas-based construction technology company has unveiled a 350 square […]

World’s biggest battery in Australia to trump Musk’s

Posted by on 18/03/2018
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World’s biggest battery in Australia to trump Musk’s

World’s biggest battery in Australia to trump Musk’s

SYDNEY: British billionaire businessman Sanjeev Gupta will built the world’s biggest battery in South Australia, officials said Friday, overtaking US star entrepreneur Elon Musk’s project in the same state last year. The 120MW/140MWh battery storage facility will support a new solar farm at the Whyalla Steelworks, which was taken over by Gupta’s GFG Alliance when […]