Monthly Archives: September 2016

The World’s Most Innovative Universities – 2016

In the fast-changing world of science and technology, if you're not innovating, you're falling behind. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (ranked #2) were behind some of the most important innovations of the past century, including the development of … Continue reading

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FBI probes hacks targeting phones of Democratic Party officials: sources

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The FBI is investigating suspected attempts to hack mobile phones used by Democratic Party officials as recently as the past month, four people with direct knowledge of the attack and the investigation told Reuters. … Continue reading

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Facebook tells U.S. judge it takes terroristic threats seriously

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) – Lawyers for Facebook Inc on Tuesday sought to assure a U.S. judge overseeing lawsuits by victims of militant attacks in the Middle East that it took a "zero tolerance" approach to any communications … Continue reading

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Illinois man pleads guilty in celebrity nude-photo hacking scandal

(Reuters) – An Illinois man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hacking the e-mail accounts of high-profile female celebrities in a scandal linked to the online release of nude photos of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and others. Edward Majerczyk, 29, pleaded … Continue reading

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Senior national security official to leave Justice Department

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senior U.S. Justice Department official who oversaw efforts to prosecute Islamic State sympathizers and pursue cyber criminals is leaving the Obama administration next month, he told Reuters on Tuesday. Assistant Attorney General John … Continue reading

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Czech investors agree to buy auction website aukro.cz from Naspers

The web is part of the Polish Allegro group, owned by South Africa’s Naspers. Naspers has put up the Polish assets for sale. The Czech investors into the website with 3.8 million registered users are the site’s founder Vaclav Liska … Continue reading

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Special Report: From Israel via London, an online gambling scam traps thousands

By Tova Cohen and Luke Baker RAMAT GAN, Israel (Reuters) – In early 2013, a young Israeli businessman registered a web domain in London for a company called NRGbinary.com. The online options trading website offered clients the opportunity to make … Continue reading

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Know your options – binary, regular, or spread bet?

What’s the difference between binary options, regular options and spread betting? All three financial products are derivatives – they let you profit from price moves in a stock, currency, commodity or other financial asset without owning the asset. BINARY OPTIONS … Continue reading

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Twitter could take many forms, depending on new owner

With speculation mounting that Twitter Inc will soon have a new corporate owner, the 10-year-old social networking service – which has long struggled to define its core purpose -may end up heading in one of several distinctly different directions depending … Continue reading

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Disney, Microsoft among possible Twitter suitors: reports

(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co and Microsoft Corp joined a list of potential suitors for Twitter Inc, according to media reports on Monday. Twitter shares were marginally down at $23.33 in after-market trading. The microblogging service has reportedly started talks … Continue reading

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U.S. senator seeks SEC probe of Yahoo disclosure on hacking

By Dustin Volz and Jim Finkle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic Senator Mark Warner on Monday asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether Yahoo and its senior executives fulfilled obligations to inform investors and the public about a … Continue reading

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New York launches ad campaign to fight anti-Muslim rhetoric, violence

New York City kicked off a social media advertising campaign on Monday to combat negative perceptions of Muslims and counteract increasing instances of threats and violence, officials said. Showing an array of photographs of Muslim men and women, the campaign … Continue reading

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German minister sets March deadline for fight against online hate

Justice Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday the German government could take legal action against Facebook and other social media groups if they do not intensify their fight against illegal hate speech or Islamist "terror phantasies". Maas said Facebook, Twitter … Continue reading

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LVMH’s digital drive takes time despite Apple hire

By Astrid Wendlandt PARIS (Reuters) – When LVMH hired former Apple music executive Ian Rogers to craft a digital strategy, investors may have hoped for some quick results. Almost a year later, aside from drafting in more digitally-savvy people and … Continue reading

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Online groceries retailer FreshDirect raises $189 million

Online food delivery company FreshDirect LLC said on Monday it had raised $189 million in a round led by JPMorgan Asset Management, as it seeks to expand its geographic footprint. The funding will help Long Island City, New York-based FreshDirect … Continue reading

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