Archive for category: Technology

Police: Sedan that collided with Waymo vehicle ran red light

06 May 2018 0 Comments
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) -- A driver whose sedan collided with a self-driving vehicle owned by Waymo has been cited for running a red light, police in a Phoenix suburb said Saturday. Chandler Police Department spokesman Seth Tyler said that the Waymo-owned Chrysler minivan was in manual mode and slowing for the red light when the collision occurred Friday. Police had said initially that the Waymo minivan was in autonomous mode with a person in the driver's seat. Tyler said that investigators Read more [...]

VW board eyes damage claims against former CEO Winterkorn

06 May 2018 0 Comments
BERLIN (AP) -- Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn may never see the inside of a courtroom in the United States in connection with the company's diesel emissions scandal. But his legal troubles are far from over. A VW spokesman says the German automaker's supervisory board is checking whether it can demand damage claims from Winterkorn in connection with the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal. Michael Brendel tells German news agency dpa "the investigation has been going Read more [...]

Why Wall Street’s worried about Tesla

06 May 2018 0 Comments
Elon Musk's track record for technological feats as chief of SpaceX has turned skeptics into believers in everything from his quest to open space travel to Mars to his desire to build a tunnel for high-speed travel between New York and Washington. As Tesla's CEO, his ambitious vision for electric cars has also earned him a faithful following. But now Wall Street is taking a more practical tone, increasingly questioning Musk's assertions of when the company can turn profitable. Tesla may ultimately Read more [...]

UK info chief orders SCL to give professor his personal data

05 May 2018 0 Comments
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Information Commissioner's Office is backing an American academic's effort to obtain his personal data from SCL Group, which includes Cambridge Analytica. The ICO said in a ruling posted Saturday that SCL must provide the data within 30 days, warning that failure to do so would be a criminal offense. The Enforcement Notice found in favor of professor David Carroll, saying his right to the personal information is protected by the Data Protection Act of 1998. Read more [...]

Iran president criticizes blocking of Telegram messaging app

05 May 2018 0 Comments
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is criticizing the blocking of the popular Telegram messaging app in the Islamic Republic, suggesting those "at the highest level" in the country shut off access. Rouhani, a relatively moderate cleric within Iran's Shiite theocracy, did not elaborate in his online comments late Friday but they seem aimed at redirecting domestic anger over the blocking of the app, believed to be used by half of Iran's 80 million people. The app Read more [...]

How to pick a new password, now that Twitter wants one

05 May 2018 0 Comments
NEW YORK (AP) -- Yet another service is asking you to change your password. Twitter said Thursday it discovered a bug that stored passwords in an internal log in plain text, without the usual encryption. Though Twitter says there's no indication that anyone has stolen or misused those passwords, the company is recommending a change as a precaution. Here are some tips on coming up with a new password and safeguarding your account - even if your password is compromised. --- COMPLEXITY Read more [...]

Twitter finds security bug, advises changing passwords

04 May 2018 0 Comments
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Twitter is advising all users to change their passwords. The company said Thursday that it recently discovered a bug that stored passwords in an internal log in an unprotected form. Twitter says there's no indication that there was a breach or that any of the passwords were misused. But as a precaution, Twitter recommends users consider changing the passwords they use to log onto Twitter. They should also change that password if they used it for any other services. Read more [...]

Buffett’s firm buys 75 million more Apple shares in 1Q

04 May 2018 0 Comments
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Warren Buffett's company bought 75 million more Apple shares in the first quarter, giving it more than 240 million shares of the iPhone maker. Buffett told CNBC about the latest Apple stock purchases Friday as tens of thousands of shareholders begin to arrive at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting this weekend. Berkshire has continued buying Apple shares even with the price rising 25 percent over the past 12 months. Shares hit an all-time high Friday. At the end Read more [...]

Tesla CEO’s peculiar conduct causes angst on Wall Street

04 May 2018 0 Comments
DETROIT (AP) -- Elon Musk's quirky behavior has long been chalked up to that of a misunderstood genius. But never have his actions caused so much angst on Wall Street. Investors have for years endured millions of dollars in short-term losses in hopes of a long-term payoff. They might have even been able to stomach the $8.3 million that Telsa Inc. burns through each day. But it was a conference call Wednesday night that left many wondering how much more they can take. Just after the Read more [...]

US-China trade talks center on rivalry over technology

03 May 2018 0 Comments
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese and U.S. officials met face-to-face Thursday in an attempt to resolve a dispute over technology that has taken the world's two largest economies the closest they've ever come to a trade war. A high-powered U.S. delegation arrived in Beijing for talks with Chinese officials aimed at defusing the tensions, though analysts say they appear unlikely to yield a breakthrough given the two sides' intensifying rivalry in strategic technologies, where China lags behind Read more [...]
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