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Microsoft Charged for 'WannaCry' Patch

While earlier this week the company's president and chief legal officer Brad Smith had reportedly confirmed that the attack had used elements stolen from the NSA , the USA government has not given any direct comments in the matter till date. Read More »

Phone scam claiming to provide WannaCry ransomware supports

WannaCry, a ransomware package that held over 250 000 computers in 150 countries hostage this past weekend, spread like wildfire using an exploit reportedly leaked from the NSA. National Informatics Centre, which manages government websites, and the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing installed security patches issued by Microsoft to immunise their Windows systems. Read More »

Senate Intel Panel Wants Comey to

The Republican told National Public Radio on Wednesday that she's anxious about "stories getting ahead of facts". "I actually believe the director might have told us that there'd been a request like that, and it was never mentioned by him", Burr said, the Examiner reported. Read More »

Google wants to help you to get a job

Google bought World Lens in 2014 and folded into its growing Google Translate empire, which got a technical boost past year that allowed it to approach human-level translation accuracy. and if your spouse says the same query it's going to call their mother instead. At the same time, it makes ideal sense, in its own way. And while Google Lens might just seem like a bunch of clever, questionably useful new tricks for your camera, it hints at so much more. Read More »

Google Building AIs That Can Create More AIs

Let's start with fluid experiences. Google has announced Android Go, a lighter version of Android O, that will arrive alongside Google's forthcoming mobile operating system. Soon, Pichai says, you'll be able to sort by commute times, too. A new feature is also that you can type out your questions instead of having to speak the question. Read More »

Analysts' Review under Consideration: Macom Technology S (NASDAQ:MTSI)

The stock's average target of $71.33 is -10.63% below today's ($79.81) share price. Among 8 analysts covering M/A-Com Technology Solutions Holdings (NASDAQ:MTSI), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. In other news, Director Lunsen Gil J. Van sold 962 shares of MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings stock in a transaction on Tuesday, April 11th. Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. Read More »

Actions on Google now supports making Payments, coming to Assistant on Phones

Android Go will ship in 2018 for all Android devices that have 1 GB or less of memory. Google's Assistant software, an AI-powered virtual assistant, has also been enhanced with new features. As Pichai notes, "retail" can mean anything from sales, to store manager, to shop clerk, so Google is doing pattern matching to get you the exact kind of jobs you're looking for. Read More »

Google Officially Announces Text Input For Google Assistant

The next version of Android, available to the mass market later this year, aims to gauge and control how much battery life your apps are using. Samsung is trying to some of that with its new Bixby Vision feature on the Galaxy S8 phones. Google's assistant will be at a disadvantage on the iPhone, though, because Siri - a concierge that Apple introduced in 2011 - is built into that device. Read More »

Putin offers to give US Congress notes of Trump's meeting

Former FBI Director James Comey reportedly wrote a memo detailing his February meeting with President Donald Trump. FILE - In this May 8, 2017, file photo, then-FBI Director James Comey speaks to the Anti-Defamation League National Leadership Summit in Washington . Read More »

How to Prevent Ransomware Attacks


Since it emerged last Friday (12 May) and ripped through Russian Federation, south-east Asia and most of Europe, major bodies such as the NHS, Renault, Telefónica and MegaFon have been battling to stay up and running. Once your files are encrypted, your options are limited. "In the event of infection, this will help you recover all data", said Urban Schrott, IT security and cybercrime analyst with Eset Ireland. Read More »

Google Touts AR as Your Indoor Guide


It will look for distinct visual features in your environment to create a map of the location using only the camera on your phone. But what happens when you arrive and you need to find a specific store in the mall or a specific item in a grocery store? As Google described it, imagine walking into your local Lowes looking for that "one weird screwdriver thing". Read More »

Director of campaign group Cage charged under Terrorism Act


British police have charged the United Kingdom director of the campaign group CAGE after his arrest at London's Heathrow airport in November previous year. Supporters of Rabbani had gathered outside the police station and met him after he was formally charged. Failure to comply with requests made by officers carrying out a search can result in criminal charges under the British Terrorism Act. Read More »

Microsoft slams government secrecy after 'wake-up call'


The spokesperson said the attack was not specifically targeted at the NHS, but affects organizations across a range of sectors, but didn't specify which. Maharashtra Police department said it was partially hit by the ransomware. "It's like after a robber enters your home". The ransomware was temporarily brought to a halt Friday when an English cyber-security researcher accidentally activated a "kill switch" by purchasing a web domain for GBP £8 (US$ 10.34) that redirected the virus. Read More »

Former GCHQ chief blames Microsoft for world's biggest ever cyber attack


Companies and governments spent the weekend upgrading software to limit the spread of the virus. Security experts said the attack appeared to be caused by a self-replicating piece of software that enters companies when employees click on email attachments, then spreads quickly internally from computer to computer when employees share documents. Read More »

Federal judges ask if travel ban is biased against Muslims


Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall is telling a three-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals that the president has broad authority over immigration. Judge Michael Daly Hawkins reminded Katyal of a filing he wrote in favor of former President Barack Obama's immigration plan in which he argued that the president has power to "balance a broad range" of foreign policy and other considerations. Read More »

Trump confident travel ban is lawful

He did not address why Trump hasn't disavowed his calls during the campaign for a ban on Muslims entering the country. "If you rule for him, you defer to the president in a way that history teaches us is very risky", Katyal said. He added that Trump made discriminatory remarks about Muslims "both pre- and post-inauguration". On Monday Wall said the order doesn't say anything about religion. Read More »

Google Pixel 2 Specs, Price, and Release Date Rumors Roundup


According to the enthusiastic designer, the Google Pixel 2 will definitely be the phone to beat this year. Samsung's flagship, the Galaxy S8, now holds the title being the greatest Android smartphone this year. But rumors and leaks here and there point to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip and 4GB RAM, both of which have been confirmed by the benchmarking listing on Geekbench. Read More »

Google opens up digital assistant to iPhone

Sandwiched between Microsoft's Build and Apple's WWDC, Google's developer conference takes place this evening. Google is making its camera a lot more smarter with a new feature called Google Lens, which will recognize images of items and be able to give users additional information about these images. Read More »

Senate Judiciary Committee seeks Comey memos, possible Trump tapes

And he plans to have Comey testify , though he apparently still needs to get in touch with him. "I used to be able to text and call him on it". The White House has denied a media report suggesting that President Donald Trump had asked the sacked FBI chief James Comey to end the investigation against former national security adviser Michael T. Read More »

Google gets you info by pointing camera at it

According to stats that Mr. Pichai quoted, 46% of USA employers are struggling with filling up vacant job spots, and Google made a decision to use the thing it does best - search and machine learning - in order to lend a helping hand to the job market. Read More »

The Wannacry Cyber Attack Puts NSA Hacking Back Into Focus


Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) said Friday in a statement. "This is a sophisticated attack in terms of how it goes about attacking systems but relatively simple in terms of what it does, which is to scramble data and charge a ransom for victims to unscramble that data". Read More »