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Information Technology News

  • Uber Self-Driving Cars Ready To Do Away with Human Backups
    on January 21, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Uber plans to carry passengers in autonomous vehicles without human backup drivers in about the same time frame as competitors, which expect to be on the road at the latest sometime next year, the service's autonomous vehicle chief said Wednesday. Advanced Technology Group leader Eric Meyhofer wouldn't give a specific start date but he said Uber won't deploy the driverless cars without human […]

  • Cheap Stuff Ships Free: Amazon Launches Discount Section
    on January 21, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Fancy a bag of confetti, some metallic-blue disco leggings, cheap jewelry, a T-shirt with a picture of a pineapple on it, or a no-logo ball cap? Amazon will now ship you these products -- and many more -- for free, and charge you $10 or less per item. The online-shopping behemoth has quietly launched a new shopping section featuring only goods with a maximum $10 cost, and no added expense for […]

  • WhatsApp Begins Rolling Out App Aimed at Small Businesses
    on January 19, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Many of WhatsApp's more than 1 billion users already employ the mobile messaging application to communicate with small businesses, but entrepreneurs around the world will soon have a separate, dedicated app for chatting with their customers. Yesterday, Facebook-owned WhatsApp said it had begun rolling out WhatsApp Business for Android users in the U.S. and four other markets: Indonesia, Italy, […]

  • Report Links Hacking Campaign to Lebanese Spy Agency
    on January 19, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    A major hacking operation tied to one of the most powerful security and intelligence agencies in Lebanon has been exposed after careless spies left hundreds of gigabytes of intercepted data exposed to the open internet, according to a report published Thursday. Mobile security firm Lookout, Inc. and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights group, said the haul, which includes nearly […]

  • Tide Pod Challenge: YouTube Will Remove 'Dangerous' Videos
    on January 19, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    Google has started clamping down on YouTube videos displaying the "Tide Pod challenge," in which people record themselves intentionally biting into laundry detergent tabs to gain bragging rights. The trend, which reportedly started as a joke, has gone viral, eliciting warnings from watchdogs, poison control centers and Tide manufacturer Procter & Gamble. Now Google has stepped up its […]

  • Gmail Users: Stop Ignoring Two-Factor Authentication
    on January 19, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Fewer than one in 10 active Gmail users have enabled two-factor authentication, a free security measure meant to protect accounts against unauthorized access, a Google software engineer revealed Wednesday. The feature works by safeguarding accounts with two separate sets of credentials: the user's password, and an auxiliary code that's sent to their cellphone immediately following an attempted […]

  • Did You Read Fake News During the Election? Twitter Will Tell You
    on January 19, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Twitter plans to notify users who may have [seen] content tweeted during the 2016 U.S. presidential race by accounts connected to the Internet Research Agency, a St. Petersburg "troll farm" implicated in Russia's alleged election meddling. "We will be working to identify and inform individually the users who may have been exposed to the IRA accounts during the election," Twitter's director of […]

  • Qualcomm Secures Regulator Approval for NXP Deal
    on January 19, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    Qualcomm has received approval from European regulators for its proposed $38 billion acquisition of Dutch automotive chip maker NXP Semiconductors, a key milestone in pushing the deal forward. The San Diego wireless technology giant also gained approval for the deal in South Korea. Now the acquisition has gotten the go-ahead from eight of the nine required regulatory agencies around the world, […]

  • Is the Curse Broken? IBM Reports First Revenue Growth Since 2012
    on January 19, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    IBM reported its first quarter of revenue growth in more than five years as the company ramps up its cloud computing business and looks for new opportunities from its investments in artificial intelligence. "Over the past several years we have invested aggressively in technology and our people to reposition IBM," James Kavanaugh, IBM's new chief financial officer, said in a statement Thursday […]

  • Kaspersky Lab Challenges Homeland Security Software Ban
    on January 19, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Kaspersky Lab, a Moscow-based software vendor accused of keeping close ties to the Russian government, has asked a D.C. federal court judge to block a Department of Homeland Security directive prohibiting U.S. agencies from using its products. Attorneys for Kaspersky filed a motion for a preliminary injunction Wednesday that would put a pause on the government-wide ban, Binding Operational […]