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Facebook to reimburse some advertisers after discovering bug


The bug only occurred from Facebook users who were using a browser to access Facebook on their smartphones and didn't occur on desktops or the Facebook app. Experts previously told CBS News that Facebook uses an opaque reporting structure that bars advertisers from independently verifying the impressions, ad reach, streaming reactions and other basic metrics the company reports. Read More »

Man thanks iPhone's "Siri" for saving his life in explosion


That's where Beaucher says the popular app "Siri" on his cell phone helped him call 9-1-1 for help. A man from New Hampshire, U.S., is thankful that his iPhone's Siri saved his life. He credits Siri for saving him, saying he's "very, very extremely lucky to be alive". Emergency responders were able to get to Beaucher in time and put out the fire before it spread any further, and he is now recovering in Massachusetts General Hospital. Read More »

6 updates on the worldwide ransomware attack

A massive cyber attack hit 150 countries across the world, and it all started with some code the NSA found in the Windows operating system. Indian businesses, organisations and financial institutions largely escaped the impact of WannaCry malware attack, though India was the third most affected after Russian Federation and Ukraine. Read More »

Amazon's streaming software powers new smart TVs


Amazon has partnered with Element Electronics to launch an affordable line of 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TVs With Amazon Fire TV features built-in. The baseline 43-inch model sells for $449, alongside three other models: 50-inch ($549), 55-inch ($649) and 65-inch ($899). Read More »

Experian (LON:EXPN) Receives Overweight Rating From Barclays Analysts


It has outperformed by 29.66% the S&P500. Plantronics, engaged in the design, manufacture, and distribution of headsets for business and consumer applications, and other specialty products for the hearing impaired. Liberum Capital maintained it with "Buy" rating and GBX 2200 target in Monday, February 1 report. Finally, HSBC Holdings plc reiterated a "hold" rating and set a GBX 400 ($5.16) target price on shares of Standard Life Plc in a research report on Thursday, February 2nd. Read More »

'WannaCry' cyber attack: How to protect your computer


Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at a Helsinki-based cyber security company called F-Secure, told news agency AFP that the it was the biggest ransomware outbreak in history and estimated that 130,000 systems in more than 100 countries had been affected. Read More »

Amazon unveils Echo Show


With the Show the retailer has also announced a new service that lets everyone with any Echo device or the Alexa smartphone app enjoy free voice calls with other people who have any of those products. Like previous models, it supports voice commands allowing you to play music, control smart devices around your home, make a shopping list, weather forecast and so on. Read More »

Refreshed Apple Laptops Expected at WWDC


At last October's MacBook Pro unveiling, Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller said the new touch-enabled portable is better than the Air "in every way", and implied that Air users looking to replace their laptop should go with the new Pro. Read More »

Israel was source of intel Trump gave to Russians, say officials


Russian Federation has denied such meddling, and Trump bristles at any suggestion he owed his November 8 victory to Moscow. Trump's tweets Tuesday notably lack any mention of whether the information he shared was classified. "I'm concerned about the fact that the President feels like he has to give something to Russian Federation first when there have been repeated instances of Russian Federation being sanctioned in Ukraine, committing war crimes in Syria and conducting operations that are ... Read More »

In the Wake of Comey's Firing, Democrats Need to Step Up

In a fresh tweet , Trump made it seem if James Comey leaks any kind of information with regard to their conversation, he would produce tapes refuting Comey's claims. The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, has already seized on the tweet and asked that Trump give Congress any recordings of conversations with Comey. Read More »

#WannaCry Ransomware Attacks: Europol Chief Urges Orgs to Patch Systems

Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth was unaffected by the attack. Patients are no longer being diverted away from accident and emergency units following the cyber attack, NHS England says. Scottish targets included 11 health boards, NHS National Services and the Scottish Ambulance Service. Microsoft released a patch over the weekend for the Eternal Blue vulnerability that defends against it even with older versions of Windows. Read More »

Governments to blame for cyberattack


Europe and Russian Federation were hit the hardest. Tensions were high, to say the least. Telefónica: Spanish authorities confirmed the Spanish telecom company Telefónica was one of the targets, though the attack affected only some computers and did not compromise the security of clients' information. Read More »

Experts examine possible N Korea link to global cyber-attack

Researchers from two cybersecurity providers, U.S. software company Symantec and the Russian-based Kaspersky Lab , said that some of the code found in the latest " WannaCry " ransomware was almost identical to code used by the Lazarus Group , a North Korean-run hacking operation. Read More »

Cyber attack: Some ATMs remained shut on precautionary ground


The victims, the official says, range widely in scope, from a few computers at companies and organizations to networks of many more. "We don't have a large number of victims right now, and we, for the most part, are not seeing significant operational impacts for those who have been victimized. Read More »

WannaCry ransomware may have been concocted in North Korea

They say a time stamp revealing the time zone of the source, the way the text seems to be translated to English and other clues say it has some of the fingerprints of previous North Korean hacks. There are other surprises that suggest this is not an ordinary ransomware attack. "It can give insight into what malicious hackers are looking to target, what tools they will use, and what is the established expertise", Shakarian said. Read More »

No laughing matter: Writer claims Conan O'Brien stole jokes


Sammartino ruled the lawsuit can go forward based on Kaseberg's claims about the other three jokes. The defense maintains that they used commonly used expressions and facts. O'Brien's version mentioned the New York Jets. "This would fundamentally impede, rather than "promote the progress of" the creative arts'". But in attempting to rebut the charge of illicit copying, O'Brien and his team haven't convinced the judge there wasn't access. Read More »

WannaCry attacks are only the beginning


The number is considerably higher than the 200,000 machines affected by WannaCry, so there is potential for more attacks and victims. "On the other hand, the advanced threats used for espionage purposes could exploit the vulnerability of the operating system and systematically steal information for a long time, without being detected", Coșoi explained. Read More »

NHS Addresses Cyber-Attack Concerns


Railway stations, mail delivery, gas stations, hospitals, office buildings, shopping malls and government services also were affected, China's Xinhua News Agency said, citing the Threat Intelligence Center of Qihoo 360, an internet security services company. Read More »

No second spike in cyber attacks is "encouraging"-British minister"


The victims include hospitals, universities, manufacturers and government agencies in countries like Britain, China, Russia, Germany and Spain. The Prime Minister's Cyber Security Advisor Alastair MacGibbon and officials from the Australian Cyber Security Centre have launched an investigation into how Australia avoided the worst of the attack, which hit 200,000 companies and organisations in 150 countries by locking computers and holding users' files for ransom. Read More »

Governments Must Treat Cyber Attack as 'Wake-Up Call — Microsoft President


Carmaker Renault said one of its French plants, which employs 3,500 people, wasn't reopening Monday as a "preventative step" while technicians deal with the aftermath of the attack. He said tech companies, customers and the government need to "work together" to protect against attacks. USA software firm Symantec said the majority of organisations affected were in Europe, and the attack was believed to be indiscriminate. Read More »

Amazon Echo devices are getting better at recognizing wake words


The company said it will let customers enable notifications - similar to the push alerts available in smartphones and computers - for various Alexa applications. The update is part of the Alexa Voice Services (AVS) feature, which is what hardware developers use to build Alexa capabilities into third-party devices. Read More »