INTERNET (NOVEMBER 21, 2017) (REUTERS) – Uber Technologies Inc paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the personal information of about 57 million accounts of the ride-service provider, the company said on Tuesday (November 22). Continue reading
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (NOVEMBER 17, 2017) (REUTERS) – Scientists in Hungary say they have measured brain activity in dogs which shows they learn during their sleep.
BEIJING, CHINA (REUTERS) – If you cross the street in urban China these days, chances are you’re being watched. The country has built the world’s largest video surveillance network with tens of millions of cameras, and they are now increasingly capable of automatically identifying people’s basic information thanks to technological advances and big data. Continue reading
Artificial Intelligence is a hot topic at a web summit in Portugal, with scientists warning of the risks of creating powerful autonomous machines that are smarter than we are. Emily Wither reports. Continue reading
A three-year-long supernova is making astronomers reconsider how stars form and die. Continue reading
A UK survey of 2,000 people has found that more than half are positioning routers near objects that can weaken wifi signals.
CHILAPA, GUERRERO, MEXICO (NOVEMBER 07, 2017) (REUTERS) – Threats by organised criminals against teachers and students have forced around 300 schools to remain closed for 48 days, in some areas of Mexico’s Guerrero state, one of the country’s states that is most plagued by drug-violence, the government has said. Continue reading
At a hearing in Washington, D.C.on Wednesday, former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer apologized for a pair of massive data breaches at the internet company, blaming Russian agents. Continue reading
CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (UNKNOWN/DATE UPLOADED: NOVEMBER 7, 2017) (JENNY MORTON/UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE) – Sheep have been trained to recognise the faces of celebrities, including former U.S. President Barack Obama, by University of Cambridge scientists who hope it may help with understanding neurodegenerative diseases. Continue reading
(UBER) – Uber has struck a deal with NASA to develop software for managing “flying taxi” routes in the air along the lines of ride-hailing services it has pioneered on the ground, the company said on Wednesday (November 8). Continue reading