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MAERSK: IT SYSTEMS DOWN DUE TO CYBER ATTACK

June 27th, 2017

Via: Twitter: UPDATE 15:00 CEST pic.twitter.com/L5pBYvNQd3 — Maersk (@Maersk) June 27, 2017

New Cyber Attack Underway

June 27th, 2017

Via: Reuters: Russia’s top oil producer Rosneft (ROSN.MM) said a large-scale cyber attack hit its servers on Tuesday and computer systems at some banks and the main airport in neighboring Ukraine were also disrupted. A Moscow-based cyber security firm, Group-IB, said it appeared to be a coordinated attack simultaneously targeting victims in Russia and Ukraine. […]

Volkswagen Partners with Nvidia to Expand Its Use of AI Beyond Autonomous Vehicles

June 27th, 2017

Use AI to fire workers, in other words. Via: TechCrunch: Volkswagen is working with Nvidia to expand its usage of its artificial intelligence and deep learning technologies beyond autonomous vehicles and into other areas of business, the two companies revealed today. VW set up its Munich-based data lab in 2014. Last year it pushed on […]

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Can Play a Role that Churches and Little League Once Filled

June 27th, 2017

I’ll see you down at Reverend Wayne’s Pearly Gates. Via: CNBC: Mark Zuckerberg wants Facebook groups to play an important role that community groups like churches and Little League teams used to perform: Bringing communities together. And with nearly 2 billion people around the world on Facebook today, he might have a chance to make […]

EU Has Fined Google $2.7 Billion for Manipulating Search Results

June 27th, 2017

Via: Recode: The European Union slapped Google with a record-breaking $2.7 billion fine on Tuesday, charging that the U.S. tech giant had manipulated search results in a way that gives an “illegal advantage” to its own services while harming the company’s rivals. The punishment — announced at a press conference by Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s […]

Amazon Robots Poised to Revamp How Whole Foods Runs Warehouses

June 26th, 2017

Via: Bloomberg: In negotiations, Amazon spent a lot of time analyzing Whole Foods’ distribution technology, pointing to a possible way in which the company sees the most immediate opportunities to reduce costs, said a person familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified because the issue was private. Amazon, through a spokesman, declined […]

France to Ban All New Oil and Gas Exploration; Reduce Nuclear Power Use

June 24th, 2017

Via: Independent: France is to stop granting licences for oil and gas exploration as part of a transition towards environmentally-friendly energy being driven by Emmanuel Macron’s government. Nicolas Hulot, the “ecological transition” minister said a law would be passed in the autumn. “There will be no new exploration licences for hydrocarbons,” he told BFMTV. The […]

Brutal Kangaroo: CIA Malware for Air Gapped Systems

June 24th, 2017

Via: WikiLeaks: Today, June 22nd 2017, WikiLeaks publishes documents from the Brutal Kangaroo project of the CIA. Brutal Kangaroo is a tool suite for Microsoft Windows that targets closed networks by air gap jumping using thumbdrives. Brutal Kangaroo components create a custom covert network within the target closed network and providing functionality for executing surveys, […]

Google Will Stop Reading Your Emails for Gmail Ads

June 24th, 2017

Via: Bloomberg: Google is stopping one of the most controversial advertising formats: ads inside Gmail that scan users’ email contents. The decision didn’t come from Google’s ad team, but from its cloud unit, which is angling to sign up more corporate customers. Alphabet Inc.’s Google Cloud sells a package of office software, called G Suite, […]

Amazon: Delivery Drone ‘Beehives’?

June 23rd, 2017

Via: The Verge: Amazon’s drone delivery program stopped being a joke a while ago, but the company still has to overcome serious challenges to make the technology actually work. One of these is getting drones near enough to large populations so they’re more efficient than regular road delivery. Amazon has an idea for that though: […]

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