While users housing content on the troubled Megaupload site were given a two-week reprieve, one of its co-founders is having less luck. Kim Dotcom has lost his appeal for bail, with prosecutors fearing that he would flee from New Zealand and return to his native Germany, possibly making him safe from extradition.
The ride-booking company Uber, under legal and regulatory fire across Europe and the United States, got a reprieve in Britain on Friday.A judge ruled that its services could continue to operate in London, one of the company’s largest international markets.
France’s privacy watchdog just will not take no for an answer.On Monday, the country’s data protection authority rejected Google’s efforts to limit how a landmark European privacy ruling may be applied worldwide.
The hackers behind the huge Ashley Madison leak now have a bounty on their heads, with the company behind the affairs dating site announcing a CA$500,000 reward for catching them. Avid Life Media announced the half-million fund - approximately $377k - this morning in Toronto, promising a big cash jackpot for anybody who can provide information that leads to a successful arrest and prosecution.
Backpacks are handy when traveling. They allow you to carry things on your back, leaving your hands free to pull other luggage. Better still, the TSA or security checkpoint friendly backpacks make getting through security with your laptop and other devices quick and painless (relatively speaking).
Computers aren’t just doing hard math problems and showing us cat videos. Increasingly, they judge our character.Maybe we should be grateful.A company in Palo Alto, Calif., called Upstart has over the last 15 months lent $135 million to people with mostly negligible credit ratings. Typically, they are recent graduates without mortgages, car payments or credit card settlements.
Paul Feig, director of the new Ghostbusters movie, has already revealed the gear the team will wear and the car they'll drive , so it only makes sense that we next get our first look at the four characters themselves.
Google has long used the phrase "Don't be evil" as a sort of company motto, including it in the founder's letter for its IPO in 2004, and at the top of its Code of Conduct. The Wall Street Journal noticed that as a part of today's restructuring, Alphabet has exchanged that for something slightly more specific.
For almost a century, the Met Office has supplied the BBC with weather data for its daily forecasts. Its predictions aren't always correct, and they're often a depressing end to TV news bulletins, but they hold an important role in British culture. Until now, that is. The BBC says it's looking for an alternative provider "to make sure we secure both the best possible service and value for money.
Ross Ulbricht, founder of the no-longer-available underground market Silk Road, was recently sentenced to life in prison (and then some). On Thursday an appeal was filed challenging the conviction and sentences, and part of that appeal will focus on the actions of two allegedly corrupt federal agents that had been involved in the case.
While the new Apple TV has been available to order for over a week , UK-centric apps have been a bit thin on the ground. Less than a week after the BBC confirmed that iPlayer is coming to the streamer , Sky has gone one better and released an app for Now TV.
Services likeUber,Lyft,AirbnbandPostmatesare hallmarks of what's being called the "gig economy." And while presidential candidateHillary Clintonremarked that companies like these are "unleashing innovation," they've also raised questions aboutworkplace protections.
Today onIn Case You Missed It: Anaffordable robotic arm is up on Kickstarterfor $350 and promises machine vision, artificial intelligence and all kinds of other great stuff that we can hardly believe is available for that price. A shocking bit ofresearch was just publishedon the effect some antioxidant supplements had on lab mice with cancer.
SEATTLE — Three Microsoft executives saw their responsibilities multiply last week when the company announced that it was consolidating its engineering efforts, leading to the departure of several senior executives.The one executive whose job will expand the most is Terry Myerson, in a change that will cement his position as the company’s most powerful product leader.Mr.
Rebooting a 60s franchise without slipping into camp or clich is tricky, but it seems 2015's The Man from U.N.C.L.E. may well manage it. The Guy Ritchie spy film has been more than a little overshadowed by the usual roster of superhero blockbusters, but if the latest five minute trailer for the movie from Comic-Con 2015 is anything to go by, it could be a safer bet for your theater dollars.
This week T-Mobile USA announced that a hacker had gained access to a set of credit applications handled by Experian. This company works for T-Mobile, and approximately 15 million people are at risk of having their personal information leaked at this very moment.
On September 24, I gave a keynote presentation at Purdue University about the NSA, Edward Snowden, and national security journalism in the age of surveillance. It was part of the excellent Dawn or Doom colloquium, which I greatly enjoyed. The organizers live-streamed my talk and promised to provide me with a permalink to share.