Facebook changes 'Trending' feature to rely less on human editorsFri, 26 Aug 2016 18:34:37 -0400 SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc changed its popular "Trending" feature, which shows users the most-talked about topics of the day, to make it more automated and further eliminate the potential for human bias, the company wrote in a blog post on Friday.
Economists see ride-hailing industry as ripe for competitionFri, 26 Aug 2016 04:47:11 -0400 SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Chinese powerhouse Didi Chuxing's acquisition of Uber Technologies Inc's China operations marked the biggest move yet toward consolidation in an industry that many investors and Silicon Valley pundits view as a winner-take-all game.
Belgians are hunting books, instead of PokemonFri, 26 Aug 2016 04:28:10 -0400 BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Inspired by the success of Pokemon Go, a Belgian primary school headmaster has developed an online game for people to search for books instead of cartoon monsters, attracting tens of thousands of players in weeks.
Apple fixes security flaw after UAE dissident's iPhone targetedFri, 26 Aug 2016 08:51:54 -0400 SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc issued a patch on Thursday to fix a dangerous security flaw in iPhones and iPads after researchers discovered that a prominent United Arab Emirates dissident's phone had been targeted with a previously unknown method of hacking.
Russian lawmaker's son convicted in U.S. for hacking schemeThu, 25 Aug 2016 19:21:41 -0400 (Reuters) - The son of a Russian lawmaker was convicted on Thursday on U.S. charges that he engaged in a scheme to hack into U.S. businesses in order to steal and sell credit card numbers, costing financial institutions more than $169 million.
St. Jude says report by short sellers 'false and misleading'Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:44:22 -0400 (Reuters) - Medical device manufacturer St. Jude Medical Inc said on Friday a report by short-selling firm Muddy Waters and a cyber-security researcher alleging its heart devices were riddled with bugs was "false and misleading."
Net1 to invest up to $40 million in India's MobiKwik over 2 yearsFri, 26 Aug 2016 05:00:12 -0400 MUMBAI (Reuters) - Payment services provider Net1 UEPS Technologies Inc will invest up to $40 million in Indian mobile wallet services provider MobiKwik over the next 24 months, the companies said in a joint statement on Friday.
Australia warns shipbuilder DCNS after massive security leakFri, 26 Aug 2016 12:58:04 -0400 SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian defense officials warned French naval contractor DCNS to beef up security in Australia, where it is preparing to build a A$50 billion ($38.13 billion) fleet of submarines, in the wake of a massive data leak, a government spokesman said on Friday.
Anti-Trump Republicans To Run Ads Against Trump In Key States It is the longest of long games.Yet, a group of Republicans who are dismayed by Trump and alarmed by his slipping poll numbers will be running ads in key states across the country, calling for Trump to step aside, according to a new report from...
Friends, colleagues to remember slain Mississippi nuns <p>Friends and colleagues who knew two nuns killed in their Mississippi home are gathering Sunday to remember them, as authorities continue to investigate the harrowing crime that shocked people in the small communities where the women committed their lives to helping the poor.</p>
Warning of 'war' on farmers, Trump seeks support in Iowa Donald Trump warned Saturday of a "war on the American farmer," telling a crowd in Iowa that rival Hillary Clinton "wants to shut down family farms" and implement anti-agriculture policies. Trump's speech at the annual "Roast and Ride" fundraiser for Republican Sen. Joni Ernst...
Florida-bound Southwest flight diverted by engine problem NEW ORLEANS — A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Orlando, Florida, made an emergency landing Saturday morning due to a major problem with one of its two engines.Flight 3472 from New Orleans diverted the airplane to Pensacola, Florida, after the pilot detected something had gone wrong with an engine, according to a Southwest statement.The jet, a Boeing 737-700, landed in Pensacola around 9:40 a.m. CDT with no apparent injuries to the 99 passengers or five crew members on board, according to Southwest.Pictures taken from the plane and posted online made it appear that part of the engine had blown apart, but Southwest spokesman Chris...