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Google has filed an appeal against the $1.7 billion (€1.49 billion) fine slapped on it by the European Commission as an antitrust penalty for stifling competition in the online advertising industry. The Telegraph reported late Tuesday that Google lodged the appeal in the General Court of the European Union in Brussels. A Google spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday that the appeal has been filed but declined to comment further. A third antitrust fine of $1.7BN was slapped on Google by the executive arm of the European Union three month...
North Korean hackers are targeting to steal cryptocurrencies from users on Upbit, South Korean’s major digital currency exchange, through a phishing strike, according to a report by cybersecurity firm East Security. The hackers launched an attack the exchange platform Upbit user on the 28th of May using phishing email, said the report. The email was found to have come from somewhere else; was not originated from Upbit server after investing the email source. The email claimed to have information about a transaction (payment) done on...
It’s over 6 years since NASA’s Curiosity Rover made Mars it's home in an expedition to unravel the Red Planet’s mysteries: if it is, or was, suitable for life. Since landing on the planet in 2012, the car-sized rover has helped astronomers to answer lots of questions about the CO2 rich world and also provided clues of extraterrestrial life. On May 7 and May 12, Curiosity Rover took its mission to a different level. It sat back and watched Mars’ atmosphere. Using its black-and-white Navigation Cameras (Navcams), the rover took i...
With artificial intelligence now able to create convincing, fake article news that can fool people on a mass scale, scientists have a new task: creating algorithms that can prevent such news from spreading across the internet. A team of researchers from the University of Washington has developed a new tool that could be useful in taming potential damages from AI-generated fake news which are usually based on lurid headlines. Referred to as GROVER, the system can detect and write fake, misleading news articles that are even more convi...
A global network of self-defense rights advocates is using the internet to anonymously share blueprints for 3D printed guns. Unlike previous attempts to popularize 3D printed firearms, this operation is entirely decentralized. There’s no headquarters, no face of the movement, no trademarks. 3D printed firearms wouldn’t be so popular if policymakers worldwide stopped trying to take rights away from people. According to Wired UK, Ivan the Troll is the de facto spokesperson of the decentralized network of gunsmiths. Ivan knows of at lea...
In recent months, censorship on social media has become a major talking point for netizens who argue that Silicon Valley companies have a bias which dictates their rules and regulations. On Wednesday, The White House launched a new tool for U.S. citizens to submit a complaint if they think they were unfairly censored, banned, or suspended on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. “SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS should advance FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Yet too many Americans have seen their accounts suspended, banned, or fraudulently rep...
Samsung made history for itself in November teasing its foldable phone, now called Galaxy Fold, to mark the first of its kind in Samsung’s lineups. All the uncertainties are now over as Galaxy Fold is no longer a concept anymore. Samsung has announced Galaxy fold release date to be April 26th, and the company has, in addition, revealed more features distinguishing the foldable phone from other smartphones out there. According to a report by CNET, Google appears to be experimenting with a foldable phone. Mario Queiroz, the head of G...
You should be familiar with those algorithmically-produced videos of “year in review” Facebook usually generate if you are still using the social media platform. Another form of it could be celebrating years of friendship with someone or birthdays and the videos often set slideshows of your posts with cheerful music. Facebook is reportedly using them to promote contents for extremist organizations along with creating a business page for Al-Qaeda, the National Whistleblower Center Researchers found. According to The Associated Press...
A renowned researcher from the University of Cambridge has proposed a special kind of virtual currency known as Quantum money. The currency will allow users to make certain rare decisions based on information received from different locations and times and will also protect its users against attacks from quantum computers. The S-money as the theoretical framework is called promises a secure and uncompromisable authentication to users. It will combine the power of quantum theory and relativity to offer the fastest and most flexible ...
Lyft shares on Tuesday traded in a volatile fashion after the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company delivered its very first quarterly earnings report as a public company. Despite Lyft’s revenue surpassing analysts’ estimation, the company’s shares failed as much as 4.4 percent before rallying to recoup some of those losses. Compared with last year’s adjusted net loss of $228.4 million, Lyft recorded an adjusted net loss of $211.5 million for the quarter. And while the Lyft’s lack of profitability continuous to become a major co...