Thursday, 25 May, 2017

News

Exclusive: More well-known U.S. retailers victims of cyber attacks – sources

By Jim Finkle and Mark Hosenball BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Target Corp and Neiman Marcus are not the only U.S. retailers whose networks were breached over the holiday shopping season last year, according to sources familiar with attacks on other merchants that have yet to be publicly disclosed. Smaller breaches on at least three other well-known U.S. retailers took place and ... Read More »

Neiman Marcus says hackers may have stolen payment card data

(Reuters) – Luxury department store chain Neiman Marcus said on Friday that hackers may have stolen customers' credit and debit card information, the second cyber attack on a retailer in recent weeks. The data breach comes after Target Corp on Friday said an investigation found a cyber attack compromised the information of at least 70 million customers, in the second-biggest ... Read More »

India’s election regulator drops plan to partner Google

By Devidutta Tripathy and Sruthi Gottipati NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India's election regulator dropped plans on Thursday to partner Google Inc on a project to ease voter access to information, after a backlash against the move from campaigners who claimed Google and the U.S. government could use the data for spying. Google, which works with governments in other countries including ... Read More »

UAE frees American jailed for YouTube parody video

An American citizen was released from jail in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday after serving nine months for posting a parody video on YouTube, his family said. Shezanne Cassim, 29, was sentenced to a year in prison last month over a 20-minute “mockumentary” video which poked fun at young Emirati men who imitate U.S. hip hop culture. “Shezanne… will ... Read More »

Somali al Shabaab rebels ban use of the Internet

MOGADISHU (Reuters)- Somali rebel group al Shabaab has banned the use of the Internet in the Horn of Africa country, giving telecom operators 15 days to comply with the order, the militants said. Although the rebels, who profess ties to al Qaeda, have been significantly weakened by African Union troops in the past couple of years, they have carried out ... Read More »

Former AOL executive launches Snapchat-like app for professionals

Former AOL executive Jon Brod launched on Wednesday an app aimed at professionals who can send private messages that disappear once they are read. The new company Confide takes a page from the highly popular Snapchat, the mobile app embraced by teens that allows users to exchange fleeting photos and messages. “This is optimized for professionals and business people,” said ... Read More »

Analysis: Social media empowers anti-mining activists

By Allison Martell and Ioana Patran TORONTO/BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Facebook and other social networks are making it easier for anti-mining activists to derail projects, helping them get their message out and organize more quickly against an industry that is already struggling with high costs and volatile prices. From Romania to Peru to Canada, protest movements have disrupted projects in recent ... Read More »

Lottery companies cash in as China raises bet on punters

By Farah Master HONG KONG (Reuters) – Every day during his lunch break, Chinese businessman Shen Bin buys three lottery tickets for about 33 cents apiece and then watches to see if his chosen numbers flash across television screens suspended from the ceiling. Half a world away in New York, investors in Chinese online lottery platform 500.com Ltd have found ... Read More »

Lottery companies cash in as China raises bet on punters

By Farah Master HONG KONG (Reuters) – Every day during his lunch break, Chinese businessman Shen Bin buys three lottery tickets for about 33 cents apiece and then watches to see if his chosen numbers flash across television screens suspended from the ceiling. Half a world away in New York, investors in Chinese online lottery platform 500.com Ltd have found ... Read More »