British Hospitals, FedEx Among Thousands Hit by Ransomware


Authorities are investigating a massive ransomware attack that reportedly hit more than 45,000 computers in 74 countries worldwide, including the UK’s NHS England national health service, international delivery service FedEx, and Spanish telecom firm Telefonica. Security experts have linked the exploit to an earlier leak by the Shadow Brokers, who allegedly accessed a trove of hacking tools from the NSA. Based on early information, a number of organizations reported that they were affected by a ransomware attack linked to the Wanna Decryptor.

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Here's how to protect your phone from hackers

Kelly Rohrbach is the latest celebrity caught up in a hacking scandal, her private photos reportedly released on the heels of her upcoming film, “Baywatch.”

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Google Mulls Ways to Banish Bad Ads


Google reportedly has been working on a plan to install an ad blocker onto its Chrome browser for both desktop and mobile versions. It also has been considering a collaboration with Microsoft, Facebook and other firms to develop a set of standards that would determine which types of advertising to block from websites. That effort presumably would aim at enhancing the consumer experience in a way that would not jeopardize ads from legitimate firms. Internet companies have struggled to find ways to eradicate abusive advertising in recent years.

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The Pentagon doesn't want its employees watching March Madness

The Pentagon has reportedly sent an email to its employees to be careful about how much streaming of the NCAA March Madness they do. Its network may not be able to handle the traffic.

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WhatsApp Field-Trials Business Chat


WhatsApp reportedly has been conducting tests of a business chat system with a number of companies that are part of the Y Combinator startup incubator. The application programming interface, or API, gives companies a direct line of communication with WhatsApp users. WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum last year said the company would seek to monetize the free chat service by providing businesses with direct access to consumers. He ruled out ads. The approach WhatsApp is taking could have stumbling blocks built in.

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Tech workers complain about cost of living increases in San Francisco

A tech worker in Silicon Valley said his six-figure salary is reportedly not enough to support a family in the California region.

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Scientific breakthrough lost? Unique metallic hydrogen sample disappears

Scientists reportedly say that the world’s only sample of metallic hydrogen, which was touted as potentially revolutionizing technology, has disappeared.

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It looks like there's a brand new iPhone 7 color coming to Apple's lineup next month

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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg donates $1 million to Planned Parenthood, report says

Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, has reportedly made a sizable donation to the organization.

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Apple May Show Up Fashionably Late at the Original TV Party


Apple reportedly plans to follow premium channels HBO and Showtime, as well as streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, in creating its own original TV shows and movies. The company may be negotiating agreements with veteran content producers to buy the rights to scripted television programs. It likely will offer its content through an over-the-top service similar to Netflix. The move to original TV content could be a major leap forward for Apple to promote not only its devices but its content delivery system.

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Los Angeles college reportedly pays hackers $28G ransom

A Los Angeles college reportedly paid hackers a $28,000 ransom after a cyberattack kept students and faculty locked out of their accounts.

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Apple said to be considering wearable glasses, augmented reality

Google Glass with Intel Inside

Apple is reportedly considering a foray into the wearable glasses market, despite the complete failure of anyone else to build a product people wanted to buy.

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Swedish man's eBay offer to marry anyone leaving US after Trump win is removed

The auction site eBay reportedly removed a post from a Swedish man looking for quick cash by marrying an upset American leaving the country in the wake of Donald Trump’s Tuesday election victory.

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LinkedIn runs afoul of Russian data law — is it on the verge of being banned?

Russia could end up banning LinkedIn in a matter of weeks. Vladimir Putin’s government is reportedly seeking to make an example of the business-oriented social network with an injunction that could see it permanently blocked in the country.

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Facebook is reportedly planning to bring its free Internet program to the US

Facebook is reportedly preparing to introduce its free Internet program in the U.S., having faced opposition abroad. Free Basics by Facebook was banned in India earlier this year, will it suffer a similar fate at home?

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