Huawei could be stripped of Google services after US ban

Business 05/20/19, 13:17

Huawei could lose its grip on the No. 2 ranking in worldwide cellphone sales after Google announced it would comply with U.S. government restrictions meant to punish the Chinese tech powerhouse. The Trump administration move, which effectively bars U.S. firms from ...

Boeing finishes software update for grounded airliner

Business 05/16/19, 16:47

Boeing says it has finished with its updates to the flight-control software implicated in two deadly crashes involving its 737 Max, moving a step closer to getting the plane back in the sky.Aviation regulators still have more questions about how ...

Officials in US, Europe charge 10 in malware attacks

Politics 05/16/19, 07:04

Ten people have been charged in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers and caused more than $100 million in financial losses, U.S. and European authorities announced Thursday, May 16. The malware, which enabled cybercriminals from ...

$10M XPRIZE for software that teaches illiterate to read

Tech 05/15/19, 00:22

The challenge was to develop software that could easily be downloaded onto tablets that poor children around the world could use to teach themselves to read, write and do simple arithmetic. The incentive was $10 million for the winner.Nearly 200 ...

Supreme Court allows lawsuit over iPhone apps

Business 05/13/19, 11:03

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps. New Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the court's four liberals in rejecting a plea from ...

Microsoft offers software tools to secure elections

Business 05/06/19, 17:19

Microsoft has announced an ambitious effort to make voting secure, verifiable and subject to reliable audits by registering ballots in encrypted form so they can be accurately and independently tracked long after they are cast.Two of the three top U.S ...

Panel to review approval of Boeing 737 Max flight controls

Business 04/19/19, 15:23

A global team of experts next week will begin reviewing how the Boeing 737 Max's flight control system was approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.The FAA says experts from nine international civil aviation authorities have confirmed participation in a ...

Update: Ecuador arrests Swedish software developer

Europe 04/11/19, 21:24

The Latest on the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London (all times local): 2:30 a.m. A senior Ecuadorian official says a Swedish software developer living in Quito and who is allegedly close to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested ...

Boeing cutting production rate of troubled 737 Max jet

Business 04/05/19, 16:02

Boeing is cutting production of its grounded Max airliner this month to focus on fixing flight-control software and getting the planes back in the air.The company said Friday that starting in mid-April it will cut production of the 737 Max ...

Researchers: ASUS computers infected by auto-update virus

Tech 03/25/19, 20:54

Security researchers say that hackers infected tens of thousands of computers from the Taiwanese vendor ASUS with malicious software last year through the company's online automatic update service.Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cybersecurity firm, said Monday that it detected 57,000 infections ...

Ethiopian Airlines CEO says pilots got correct training

Africa 03/25/19, 08:22

Ethiopian Airlines' CEO says the pilots who flew the plane that crashed on March 10 had trained on "all appropriate simulators," rejecting reports that they had not been properly prepared to handle the new aircraft.Tewolde Gebremariam said in a statement ...

Vulnerable to attack: Businesses should boost cyber defenses

Business 03/13/19, 11:38

When cyberthieves attacked Empire Industries' computer network, technology manager Rich Shemanskis could see files in the process of being infected by malicious software."We were looking at the network, and I noticed it, and another guy noticed it. We're looking at ...

BMW, Daimler: You can trust us with car-sharing data

Europe 02/22/19, 06:49

Automakers Daimler and BMW say that trustworthy handling of personal data will be a key competitive advantage in their new joint venture that offers customers app-based services like car-sharing.The two competitors for luxury car customers said Friday they are investing ...

Facebook says Apple its restoring a key developer tool

Business 01/31/19, 20:01

Facebook says Apple is restoring its access to a key development tool that the iPhone maker disabled Wednesday.Late Tuesday, TechCrunch reported that Facebook paid teens and other users who agreed to download an app called Facebook Research. That app could ...

Muslim group sues to block ‘No Boycott of Israel’ measure

Politics 01/09/19, 18:27

Maryland's ban on contracting with businesses that boycott Israel tramples on the First Amendment rights of a software engineer who advocates for Palestinians, a Muslim civil rights group claims in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The Council on American-Islamic Relations' federal lawsuit ...

Facebook says bug may have exposed photos on 7M users

Business 12/14/18, 12:37

Facebook says a software bug affecting nearly 7 million users may have exposed a broader set of photos to app developers than what these users intended.Although this doesn't mean the photos were actually seen by anyone, the fact that the ...

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