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Bangladesh to share findings of heist inquiry with Philippines
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:58:11 -0500
Commuters pass by the front of the Bangladesh central bank building in DhakaBangladesh will share findings from its investigation into how unidentified hackers pulled off one of the world’s biggest cyber bank heists to help speed up recovery of the stolen funds, its law minister said on Monday. Bangladesh has up to now declined to disclose its findings of an inquiry into how the hackers used stolen Bangladesh Bank credentials to try to transfer nearly $1 billion from its U.S. Federal Reserve account in February. Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, who last week met a Bangladesh delegation led by Minister of Law Anisul Huq, said Manila "strongly recommended" Dhaka share the results of its investigation.

Consolidated Communications to buy FairPoint in $1.5 billion deal
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:28:14 -0500
(Reuters) - Data service provider Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc said on Monday it would buy broadband service provider FairPoint Communications Inc in an all-stock deal valued at $1.5 billion, including debt. Shareholders of FairPoint Communications will receive 0.73 shares of Consolidated Communications for each share held. The combined company is expected to have annual revenue of more than $1.5 billion, Consolidated Communications said. (Reporting by Aishwarya Venugopal in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)
BMW seeks to be 'coolest' ride-hailing firm with autonomous car
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:15:29 -0500
The logo of BMW is pictured at at the 37th Bangkok International Motor Show in BangkokBy Edward Taylor MUNICH (Reuters) - BMW will test autonomous vehicles in Munich next year as it seeks to keep up with ride-hailing firms like Uber [UBER.UL], which have spent billions on pay-per-use personal transport. The German carmaker will have about 40 vehicles with self-driving functions in Munich's inner city and then expand the project to other cities, BMW executives said on Friday. "There is a trained test driver behind the wheel of every car," Klaus Buettner, BMW's Vice President in charge of Autonomous Driving said.

Panasonic in talks to buy ZKW to accelerate push into auto electronics: source
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:02:32 -0500
People pass television installation at Panasonic pavilion before start of IFA consumer electronics fair in BerlinBy Makiko Yamazaki TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Panasonic Corp is in talks to buy European automotive light maker ZKW Group, accelerating its push into the automotive electronics market, a person familiar with the matter said. An acquisition of ZKW would expand Panasonic's automotive lineup, which currently centers on batteries and navigation systems, as it shifts its focus to corporate clients to escape price competition from lower-margin consumer electronics manufacturers. Panasonic said in a statement the reported deal was not something it had announced, and declined to comment further.

Sharp CEO Tai says to step down once stock returns to TSE first section
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:12:36 -0500
Logo of Sharp Corp is pictured at CEATEC JAPAN 2016 in ChibaSharp Corp CEO and President Tai Jeng-wu told reporters on Monday he would step down once the Japanese electronics maker turns profitable again at the net level and its shares return to the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Tai, vice chairman of Foxconn, became president of Sharp in August after the Taiwan company, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd , took control of the Japanese firm. The Tokyo Stock Exchange moved Sharp shares to the bourse's second section in August after the electronics maker booked negative net assets - where liabilities exceeded assets - for the year ended in March, when the company was hit by falling sales of smartphone panels and restructuring costs.

EU urges U.S. tech giants to act faster against hate speech
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:13:04 -0500
A man holds his smartphone which displays the Google home page, in this picture illustration taken in Bordeaux, Southwestern FranceBy Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. tech giants including Facebook, Twitter, Google's YouTube and Microsoft will have to act faster to tackle online hate speech or face laws forcing them to do so, the European Commission said on Sunday. The European Union (EU) executive's warning comes six months after the companies signed up to a voluntary code of conduct to take action in Europe within 24 hours, following rising concerns triggered by the refugee crisis and terror attacks. ...

Facebook, Twitter, and Google are still failing to curb hate speech, EU says
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:58:22 -0500
Facebook, Twitter, and Google are still failing to curb hate speech, EU saysThe European Commission this week called on Facebook, Twitter, and other major tech companies to more aggressively police online hate speech or else face new legislation that would force them to do so. As The Financial Times reports, a study commissioned by Věra Jourová, the EU justice commissioner, found that Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube, and Microsoft have largely struggled to comply with a voluntary code of conduct on hate speech announced earlier this year.

Dakota Access Pipeline operator lashes out at decision to halt construction
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:04:38 -0500
Dakota Access Pipeline operator lashes out at decision to halt constructionThe operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline said this week that it remains committed to completing a section of the project that would run near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, despite the US government’s decision to pursue alternative routes. In a sharply-worded statement released early Monday, Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics Partners criticized what it described as a “political” decision from the Army Corps of Engineers, suggesting that it will seek to complete the original route once President Obama leaves office. The decision to halt construction on the contentious section of the Dakota Access Pipeline was welcomed by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and environmental activists who have been protesting the project for months.

$7 million LaFerrari becomes this century's most expensive car sold at auction
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 04:36:05 -0500
$7 million LaFerrari becomes this century's most expensive car sold at auctionFerrari's liveries and decorations have often shown a patriotic streak, but this year the supercar marque has expressed its love for Italy in a more material way by donating a one-of-a-kind LaFerrari to the cause of raising money to help rebuild the parts of Central Italy affected by a series of earthquakes. Auctioned off on Saturday for a cool $7 million, this car becomes "the most valuable 21st century automobile ever sold at auction." All proceeds from the sale go to benefit earthquake recovery efforts in Italy, under the auspices of the National Italian American Foundation’s Earthquake Relief Fund. The good cause seems to have spurred car collectors to open their wallets that extra bit wider, pushing the price up to nearly five times the original LaFerrari's $1.5 million.

Amazon Dash Buttons land in Japan
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:15:30 -0500
Amazon Dash Buttons land in JapanAmazon has started offering its Dash Buttons in Japan, a few months after the product expanded outside the US for the first time with launches in the UK, Germany, and Austria. Each Dash Button costs 500 yen ($4.40) in Japan, but you'll get a 500 yen discount the first time you use it, so the button itself is basically free. As with elsewhere, the buttons are exclusive to Amazon Prime members.

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Apple addresses self-driving policy in letter to regulators
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 14:33:02 -0500
Tech giant says it's 'investing heavily' in autonomous systems, machine learning.
Silicon Valley shut out from Trump's business adviser team
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 17:47:19 -0500
Only one tech CEO joins president-elect's strategic and policy forum.
A drone under the Christmas tree? How to choose
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 11:28:54 -0500
Jefferson Graham compares two of the new drones priced around $500 with high-quality cameras.
How to squelch iCloud calendar spam
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 10:53:36 -0500
How to get rid of the spam mail and invites streaming from iCloud.
5 things to look for in a new television
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 15:31:23 -0500
If you’re shopping for a new TV, keep these high-tech features in mind.
Start-up CEO Sacks resigns; report says Trump team next
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 00:31:35 -0500
Zenefits CEO has reportedly been tapped by tech investor Peter Thiel to assist president-elect.
Check if you were hit by the massive 'Avalanche' cybercrime ring
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:30:31 -0500
The U.S. government has made free scanning software to root out the criminal programs available
Facebook to invest $20M in local housing as Silicon Valley faces crisis
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 16:54:02 -0500
The tech boom stoked by the latest generation of Internet superstars is making it difficult for many working class families to live.
We hate fake news but we loved 'Weekly World News'
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:21:41 -0500
That beacon of shining fake news is still alive and kicking, much like the infamous Bat Child it famously found in a cave.
These 12 gadgets make the perfect gifts for family
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 12:56:34 -0500
Tech for toddler, teens, grandparents and the furry ones.
Stop unwanted calls and texts from hitting your cellphone
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 15:32:42 -0500
How to stop unwanted calls and text from flooding your phone line
Q&A: Cover your online holiday shopping tracks
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 07:49:41 -0500
Need to hide that online gifte from your snooping family member? Here's how.
Make photo albums from smartphone
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 01:04:27 -0500
Jefferson Graham shows how to make photo albums from smartphone apps, much quicker and easier than on the computer, on #TalkingTech
12 cookie recipes that will make you the talk of every holiday party
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 15:01:25 -0500
Talk about a crowd-pleaser!
The best 2-in-1 laptops you can gift this holiday
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 12:01:30 -0500
Look no further, we've found the perfect gift for the holidays.
Well, someone finally went and made a hot glue gun for cheese
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 09:02:49 -0500
We can probably take the rest of human existence off if we want
The best big screen TVs you can buy
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 15:03:02 -0500
These big screen TVs are the best of the best.
Sex, or cybersecurity? Hmm, thinking about it
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 12:34:35 -0500
39% of those polled are so fearful of their cybersecurity that they'd be willing to forgo sex for a year in exchange for being totally safe online.
10 gifts for every Star Wars fan
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 12:04:03 -0500
Both sides agree: The Force is strong with these gift ideas.
This amazing pie dish makes it look like I know how to bake
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 09:04:03 -0500
Fake it until you bake it
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'Dangerous wait' with fire-risk dryers
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:51:45 GMT
Households with fire-prone tumble dryers still face "unacceptable" delays for repairs, a consumer group says.
Fake news detector plug-in developed
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:44:18 GMT
How one developer came up with a way of flagging fake news on social media.
Service station thieves 'using car key jammers'
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:27:52 GMT
Thieves are using radio jammers to steal from cars parked at motorway service stations, police warn.
Apple reveals self-driving car plans
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:53:08 GMT
Apple acknowledges plans to develop self-driving car tech for the first time in a letter to US transport regulators.
Smart duvet: the bed that makes itself
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:12:41 GMT
A bed that can make itself after being slept in is developed in Montreal, Canada.
100 Women 2016: The winners of the BBC hackathon develop app
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:38:41 GMT
The BBC 100 Women team have hosted a hackathon with Facebook UK to give female developers the chance to create a unique social media product.
Fake Apple chargers fail safety tests
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:18:50 GMT
Investigators warn of potentially fatal risks after 99% of fake Apple chargers fail safety tests.
Phone encryption: Police 'mug' suspect to get data
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:28:08 GMT
Detectives have developed a new tactic to beat criminals using mobile phone encryption - legally mug them.
'Frighteningly easy' for criminals to get Visa card details, study claims
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:36:03 GMT
It is "frighteningly easy" for criminals to get security details for a Visa debit or credit cards, according to research from Newcastle University.
French man jailed for visiting pro-IS websites
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:03:53 GMT
A French man has been sentenced to two years in jail for repeatedly visiting websites that back the so-called Islamic State terror group.
App helps drone pilots avoid no-fly zones
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:40:33 GMT
A new app lets drone pilots know if they are flying their craft in or near restricted airspace.
Qatar accused of blocking Doha News website
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:28:01 GMT
Doha News says access to its website has been blocked in an apparent act of government censorship.
TalkTalk and Post Office routers hit by cyber-attack
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:33:59 GMT
Thousands of TalkTalk and Post Office broadband customers affected by a malware attack.
Pebble smartwatch users fear 'Fitbit takeover'
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:13:52 GMT
Users of smartwatch pioneer Pebble express concern about reports it is a takeover target for Fitbit.
Toddler hand inspired AI child sex abuse tool
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:22:06 GMT
An artificial intelligence system that can identify new images of child sexual abuse has been developed.
Avalanche: Online crime network hit in global operation
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:55:58 GMT
Global operation dismantles one of the world's biggest networks of hijacked computers, Europol says.
Airbnb announce plans to block hosts exceeding 90-day rental limit
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:31:27 GMT
AirBnB announces plans to block hosts in London from renting out homes for more than 90 days a year.
Spyware tracks child sex abuse site users
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:29:20 GMT
A security flaw in the Firefox and Tor web browsers that tracked anonymous users is discovered.
'Fatal' flaws found in medical implant software
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:52:02 GMT
Security flaws found in 10 implanted medical devices could have "fatal" consequences, warn researchers.
Landline phone prices review launched by Ofcom
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:16:16 GMT
Telecoms regulator Ofcom is to examine landline rental costs amid concerns people are not getting value for money.
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