Petya Ransomware Sinks Global Businesses Into Chaos


A new ransomware exploit dubbed “Petya” struck major companies and infrastructure sites this week, following last month’s WannaCry ransomware attack, which wreaked havoc on more than 300,000 computers across the globe. Petya is believed to be linked to the same set of hacking tools as WannaCry. Petya already has taken thousands of computers hostage, impacting companies and installations ranging from Ukraine to the U.S. to India. It has impacted a Ukrainian international airport, and multinational shipping, legal and advertising firms.

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Facebook is now deleting 66K posts a week in anti-hate campaign

NEW YORK — Facebook is deleting about 66,000 posts a week as the social media giant cracks down on what it considers to be hate speech.

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Study shows taking photos improves visual memory, reduces auditory recall

Does taking photos help memories, or hurt them? A new study suggests photographers can better recall visual data, but not auditory. The study is the first to look into which areas of memory are impacted by taking photos.

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AMD, Nvidia GPUs for Cryptocurrency Mining Unveiled

GPU mining might be all the rage again, but there’s an important difference this time around — now, the GPU manufacturers are looking to cash in on the craze.

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Amazon offers Prime members more discounted phones

In exchange for the price reductions, Prime members who opt for one of these phones will have to deal with personalized offers and ads displayed on the lock screen.

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Oscar Mayer's 'Wienerdrone' drops hot dogs from a great height

Spotting a marketing opportunity rather than a gap in the market, Oscar Mayer has gone and built the WienerDrone, a “delivery drone” capable of dropping hot dogs from a great height.

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Nintendo said the Super Nintendo Classic Edition will only be sold for three months

In a statement released to another media organization, Nintendo said the upcoming Super Nintendo Classic Edition would only be available until the end of the year.

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SugarCRM Launches Hint, 1st in Relationship Intelligence Line


SugarCRM has launched Hint, the first in its new line of relationship intelligence products. Hint users can enter a few contact details about a person with whom they want to connect, and Hint automatically will search social sources on the Web for information. That data, along with other details from a company’s internal files, will be served up to the user in a side-panel view. “Hint is the building block for future relationship intelligence product offerings, which will go deeper into AI,” said SugarCRM spokesperson Andrew Staples.

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Israeli spy agency Mossad targets cutting-edge tech, sets up innovation fund

The Israel Security and Intelligence Service (Mossad) has announced the establishment of Libertad – a technology innovation fund.

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Can Amazon Reinvent the Shopping Experience?


There is little doubt that the Internet has altered the way U.S. consumers think about shopping. E-commerce sales grew 15.6 percent in 2016 and now account for 11.7 percent of all retail sales. Amazon accounts for a whopping 43 percent of those e-commerce sales. Amazon, in particular, has changed the way consumers think about e-commerce sales, or etail. If you live in a major city like Phoenix, which has a major distribution center, it is not uncommon to order items sold by Amazon and have them delivered the same afternoon.

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Huge 'Petya' ransomware attack hits Europe, sparks mass disruption

A new ransomware attack has hit organizations across Europe, sparking mass disruption, particularly in Ukraine.

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IBM will use artificial intelligence to produce Wimbledon highlight packages

IBM has detailed its plans to use artificial intelligence to give tennis fans better access to a broader selection of highlights at this years edition of The Championships at Wimbledon.

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Why did Nintendo announce the Super Nintendo Classic Edition now?

After the successful launch of the Nintendo Classic Edition last November, Nintendo curiously decided to discontinue the product. But with the announcement of the Super Nintendo Classic Edition, it looks as if Nintendo is doubling down on a strategy that worked in the past, even if it’s still finding its footing in other areas, particularly mobile.

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