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Intel CEO Says Chip Flaw Damage Contained by Industry, 90 Percent Chips to Be Patched in Coming Days

HIGHLIGHTS The Meltdown security flaw only affects Intel chips Alongside, a wider-reaching Spectre flaw was also revealed Tech giants have been scrambling to update software and hardware Intel chief Brian Krzanich said Monday the impact of a recently discovered vulnerability in computer chips has been limited due to “remarkable” collaboration

Google’s Hinton Says AI Poses New Challenges to Regulators

Expansion of artificial intelligence in financial services, healthcare, transportation and other fields poses new challenges to governments charged with regulating those industries, according to an executive with Google who is a pioneer in the field of machine learning. “It’s going to be a big issue,” Geoffrey Hinton, a vice

Twitter says it’s being blocked by Pakistan’s government

Twitter’s service was blocked by Pakistan’s government Saturday, the company said in a tweet from its policy account . “We are aware of reports that the Pakistani government has taken action to block Twitter service, as well as other social media services, and that users are having difficulty using

UC Browser Back on Play Store, UCWeb Says Updated Settings in Line With Google Policy

After being removed from Google Play for a week, Alibaba-owned UCWeb said on Wednesday that a new version of UC Browser is now available on Google Play. The app was removed from Google Play last week, and UCWeb claims it was due to a certain setting not being in line with Google’s policy. This has been

Xiaomi Doubles Its Shipments in Q3 2017, Says IDC

The global smartphone market has momentum going into the year-end holiday shopping season, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by International Data Corporation (IDC). An estimated 373.1 million smartphones were shipped worldwide during the third quarter of this year in a 2.7 percent rise from the same period

Swiss banking software has Swiss cheese security, says Rapid7

Rapid7 has gone public with news of an e-commerce SQL injection vulnerability, saying it couldn’t raise a response from the vendor. The software in question, SmartVista, is an e-commerce and financial product from BPC Banking, and in this post, Rapid7 says it told the company about the issue

Twitter Suspends Russia-Linked Accounts, but US Senator Says Response Inadequate

Twitter said on Thursday it had suspended about 200 Russian-linked accounts as it probes online efforts to meddle with the 2016 US election, but an influential Democratic senator slammed its steps as insufficient. Senator Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, summoned Twitter officials to testify

Apple Says Some App Store, Apple Music, iTunes Users Are Facing Issues [Update: Fixed]

You are not alone. There are several Apple services that are experiencing problems at the moment, the company’s System Status dashboard reveals. Some users of the App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV, iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Store, iTunes U, Mac App Store, and Volume Purchase Program services are experiencing “intermittent issues”. Update 6 October 7:50pm

Amazon Says It Created Over 22,000 Seasonal Job Opportunities in India

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon has created more than 22,000 seasonal jobs in India Positions have been created in Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, among others Amazon has 13 customer service sites across 12 cities Amazon on Monday announced it has created more than 22,000 seasonal employment positions across its India network this

Internet service providers will fail to connect websites if software not updated, says ICANN CTO David Conrad

ICANN had promised in 2010 that it will change keys used in the process called domain name system resolver. Internet service providers (ISPs) will not be able to connect to websites if they fail to update their network with new software by October 11. The new software