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Netflix shares dive as subscriber growth misses mark

Posted by on 17/07/2018
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Netflix shares dive as subscriber growth misses mark

Netflix shares dive as subscriber growth misses mark

SAN FRANCISCO: Netflix shares plunged Monday after the leading streaming television service said subscriber growth fell short of expectations in the recently ended quarter. Membership in the quarter grew 5.2 million to a total of 130 million, matching the same period last year but a million shy of what Netflix had forecast, according to a […]

Rolls-Royce plans for take-off in flying taxi market

Posted by on 16/07/2018
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Rolls-Royce plans for take-off in flying taxi market

Rolls-Royce plans for take-off in flying taxi market

FARNBOROUGH, England: British jet engine maker Rolls-Royce has designed a propulsion system for a flying taxi and is starting a search for partners to help develop a project it hopes could take to the skies as soon as early next decade. Rolls-Royce said on Sunday it had drawn up plans for an electric vertical take-off […]

Latin America’s largest solar park is turning a Mexican desert green

Posted by on 15/07/2018
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Latin America’s largest solar park is turning a Mexican desert green

Latin America’s largest solar park is turning a Mexican desert green

The biggest solar project in the world outside China and India VIESCA: Driving through the endless dunes and cacti of the Chihuahuan desert in northern Mexico, a shimmering blue field suddenly appears on the horizon-not a mirage, but the largest solar park in Latin America. This silent stretch of sand in the state of Coahuila […]

Brazil is taking the fight to fake news in the classroom

Posted by on 14/07/2018
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Brazil is taking the fight to fake news in the classroom

Brazil is taking the fight to fake news in the classroom

‘The aim is to teach students to identify fake news’ SAO PAULO: Brazil has taken a stand against the explosion of “fake news” stories swamping the internet by making media analysis studies compulsory for schoolchildren. Around the world, debates proliferate about the problem of unfettered information flooding social media, uploaded by people with no consideration […]

Britain to fine Facebook over data breach

Posted by on 11/07/2018
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Britain to fine Facebook over data breach

Britain to fine Facebook over data breach

LONDON: Britain’s data regulator said yesterday it will fine Facebook half a million pounds for failing to protect user data, as part of its investigation into whether personal information was misused ahead of the Brexit referendum. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) began investigating the social media giant earlier this year, when evidence emerged that an […]

Something Phishy: How to Identify and Avoid Phishing Scams

Posted by on 10/07/2018
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Something Phishy: How to Identify and Avoid Phishing Scams

Something Phishy: How to Identify and Avoid Phishing Scams

Phishing is one of the most common attack vectors for hackers who exploit end-user behavior as the weakest link in an organizations cyber-defense. For years, criminals have disguised attacks in emails and today we see phishing emails as a primary delivery method for ransomware payloads. Phishing emails have led to massive data exposures, which caused […]

China’s chickens lay a billion eggs a day

Posted by on 09/07/2018
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China’s chickens lay a billion eggs a day

China’s chickens lay a billion eggs a day

HANDAN, China: Behind a row of sealed red incubator doors in a new facility in northern China, about 400,000 chicks are hatched every day, part of the rapidly modernizing supply chain in China’s $37 billion egg industry, the world’s biggest. As China overhauls production of everything from pork to milk and vegetables, farmers raising hens […]

As facial recognition use grows, so do privacy fears

Posted by on 08/07/2018
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As facial recognition use grows, so do privacy fears

As facial recognition use grows, so do privacy fears

Facial recognition plays increasing role in law enforcement WASHINGTON: The unique features of your face can allow you to unlock your new iPhone, access your bank account or even “smile to pay” for some goods and services. The same technology, using algorithms generated by a facial scan, can allow law enforcement to find a wanted […]

Facebook bug unblocks unwanted connections

Posted by on 04/07/2018
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Facebook bug unblocks unwanted connections

Facebook bug unblocks unwanted connections

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook said it is notifying more than 800,000 users that a software bug temporarily unblocked people at the social network and its Messenger service. The glitch active between May 29 and June 5 has been fixed, according to Facebook, which has been striving to regain trust in the aftermath of a Cambridge Analytica […]

Shouting CEO, changing rules: Tesla’s Model 3-building sprint

Posted by on 03/07/2018
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Shouting CEO, changing rules: Tesla’s Model 3-building sprint

Shouting CEO, changing rules: Tesla’s Model 3-building sprint

Mandatory weekend shifts, malfunctioning robots draw ire SAN FRANCISCO: A tense and short-tempered Chief Executive Elon Musk barked at engineers on the Fremont, California assembly line. Tesla Inc pulled workers from other departments to keep pumping out the Model 3 electric sedans, disrupting production of the Model S and X lines. And weekend shifts were […]

Media bootcamp is arming Filipinos to fight fake news

Posted by on 30/06/2018
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Media bootcamp is arming Filipinos to fight fake news

Media bootcamp is arming Filipinos to fight fake news

BALER: A room full of Filipino police and soldiers stares intently at headlines projected on a screen, the latest students of a media bootcamp aimed at fighting their nation’s flood of fake news. Scores of people ranging from girl scouts to government workers have already received the same innovative instruction in the Philippines, ranked the […]

Facebook boosts transparency as it braces for int’l elections

Posted by on 30/06/2018
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Facebook boosts transparency as it braces for int’l elections

Facebook boosts transparency as it braces for int’l elections

Labeling and archiving policies applied to political ads MENLO PARK: Facebook announced new steps recently to let people see who is behind ads and other content on the leading social network as it braced for elections in the US and Brazil. The moves come as Facebook strives to avoid the kind of nefarious manipulation of […]