Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Technology

Technology

Thirteen charged with US election interference

Charges have been filed against 13 employees of a Russian troll factory which is accused of attempting to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. ...

Uber in UK safety drive as it battles to secure future

Uber has moved to bolster its image through a series of measures to "enhance" passenger safety in the UK. ...

Major bug crashes iPhones and disables apps

Apple says it is working to fix a bug that can cause devices to crash. It responded to...

US joins UK in blaming Russia for NotPetya cyber-attack

White House labels Kremlin ‘reckless’, while UK says it ‘undermined democracy’ The Kremlin denies responsibility for the cyber-attack, which targeted Ukraine before sweeping across the globe. It’s estimated to have cost companies $1.2bn. Photograph: Mikhail...

Amazon plans to lay off 'hundreds of staff'

Online retail giant Amazon is reportedly cutting hundreds of roles at its Seattle headquarters and elsewhere in its consumer business. ...

Petition to scrap Snapchat update hits one million

More than a million people have signed an online petition calling on Snapchat to undo a redesign to the app. ...

'Olympic Destroyer' attack aimed to disrupt Games

A cyberattack against the Winter Olympics was designed to cause disruption and embarrassment during the opening ceremony, say researchers. ...

Warring ant troops 'pull injured from battlefield'

An ant species that goes into battle with termites in Africa tends to its wounded, according to researchers. ...

Magazine in novel bid to fight ad blockers

Instead of displaying advertisements, a popular online magazine is planning on using its audience's "unused computing power" to mine cryptocurrency. ...

Fury as Tesco takes payments months after people shopped

Tesco has apologised for taking money from people's accounts months after they visited its Express stores. The issue...

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