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Bridging The Gap
iPads, Macs get new screens as Apple pushes creativity. iPads, Macs get new screens as Apple pushes creativity.
Apple's new iPads will more closely resemble its latest iPhones as they ditch a home button and fingerprint sensor to make more room for the screen. As with the latest iPhone models the XR and XS the new iPad Pro will use facial-recognition technology to unlock the device and to authorise app and Apple Pay purchases. Apple also unveiled new Mac computers, including a MacBook Air laptop with a ...
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Microsoft's fiscal 1Q shines with help from new bright spots. Microsoft's fiscal 1Q shines with help from new bright spots.
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) - Microsoft Corp.’s expansion beyond its empire in personal computer software paid off again in its fiscal first quarter as it mined new revenue sources in online subscriptions, gaming and its LinkedIn professional networking service. The Redmond, Washington, maker of Windows and Office software said Wednesday that it earned $8.8 billion during the three months ending in Sep...
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More with less? Twitter user numbers fall but profit soars. More with less? Twitter user numbers fall but profit soars.
NEW YORK (AP) - Twitter is doing more with less, at least when it comes to making money from a declining user base. The company is purging and blocking the creation of malicious accounts and spam, including those set up to try to influence U.S. and other elections. Twitter averaged 326 million monthly users in the third quarter, 2 percent fewer than the previous quarter. It was Twitter’s first ...
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As risks outweigh growth, Wall Street looks for value. As risks outweigh growth, Wall Street looks for value.
NEW YORK (AP) - As stocks hit record after record in the past decade, investors didn’t much care if a stock was cheap or expensive. What mattered most was: Is it growing quickly? If the answer was yes, the stock was in high demand, almost regardless of the price. Investors were ravenous for companies able to add customers and deliver fat growth. So they were willing to pay premium prices for an...
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UK watchdog fines Facebook £500,000 over users' data breach. UK watchdog fines Facebook £500,000 over users' data breach.
Britain's Information Commissioner (ICO) has slapped Facebook with a fine of £500,000, the maximum possible, for its behaviour in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The ICO's investigation found that between 2007 to 2014, Facebook processed the personal information of users unfairly by giving app developers access to their information without informed consent. The fine was the maximum allowed ...
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Twitter releases millions of tweets from foreign influence campaigns linked to Russia and Iran. Twitter releases millions of tweets from foreign influence campaigns linked to Russia and Iran.
Twitter has made available millions of tweets attributed to foreign influence operations originating in Russia and Iran, shining a light on previously disclosed interference campaigns waged by weaponizing social media. “In line with our strong principles of transparency and with the goal of improving understanding of foreign influence and information campaigns, we are releasing the full, compre...
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Senators demand answers from Google on latest security breach. Senators demand answers from Google on latest security breach.
The Senate demanded Thursday that Google send written responses to questions regarding the latest security breach by the end of the month. “Google must be more forthcoming with the public and lawmakers if the company is to maintain or regain the trust of the users of its services,” a letter to Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive officer, read. Sen. John Thune, chairman of the Committee o...
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Port of San Diego says ransomware responsible for 'serious cybersecurity incident'. Port of San Diego says ransomware responsible for 'serious cybersecurity incident'.
Ransomware has infected computers used by the Port of San Diego, disrupting operations at the southern California shipping hub and attracting the attention of federal authorities. The FBI and Department of Homeland Security are investigating a “serious cybersecurity incident” involving a ransomware attack affecting the Port of San Diego, its president and chief executive said Thursday. “Whil...
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NASA satellite launched to measure Earth's ice changes. NASA satellite launched to measure Earth's ice changes.
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - A NASA satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earth’s ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation was launched into polar orbit from California early Saturday. A Delta 2 rocket carrying ICESat-2 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 6:02 a.m. and headed over the Pacific Ocean. NASA Earth Science Division director Michael Freilich s...
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Hacker pleads guilty to stealing, selling mayor's emails. Hacker pleads guilty to stealing, selling mayor's emails.
A college student Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to hacking the city’s mayor and selling his stolen emails. Justin Bodnar, 29, pleaded guilty to a felony count of illegally accessing a protected computer during a hearing held before District Judge James M. Munley in Scranton federal court, resolving a hacking case reportedly centered around Tom Leighton, Wilk...
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