Europe fails on electronics recycling goalsSun, 30 Aug 2015 00:17:22 GMT OSLO (Reuters) - Only a third of Europe's electronic waste is properly recycled, with vast numbers of cellphones, computers and televisions illegally traded or dumped, a study led by the United Nations and INTERPOL said on Sunday.
Ashley Madison courted several buyers, landed none before attackSat, 29 Aug 2015 11:50:43 GMT TORONTO (Reuters) - The owner of adultery website Ashley Madison had already been struggling to sell itself or raise funds for at least three years before the publication of details about its members, according to internal documents and emails also released by hackers as part of their assault on the company in recent weeks.
Exclusive: Russia's Kaspersky threatened to 'rub out' rival, email showsFri, 28 Aug 2015 23:31:16 GMT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In 2009, Eugene Kaspersky, co-founder of one of the world's top security companies, told some of his lieutenants that they should attack rival antivirus software maker AVG Technologies N.V. by "rubbing them out in the outhouse," one of several previously undisclosed emails shows.
Uber hires two security researchers to improve car technologyFri, 28 Aug 2015 22:23:50 GMT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has hired two top vehicle security researchers, the company said on Friday, high-profile additions that come as the ride-hailing service ramps up its work on technology for self-driving cars.
Ashley Madison courted several buyers, landed none before attackFri, 28 Aug 2015 22:17:06 GMT TORONTO (Reuters) - The owner of adultery website Ashley Madison had already been struggling to sell itself or raise funds for at least three years before the publication of details about its members, according to internal documents and emails also released by hackers as part of their assault on the company in recent weeks.
To regulate or not to regulate? EU to launch study on UberFri, 28 Aug 2015 22:10:59 GMT , Brussels (Reuters) - - The European Commission will launch a study in September of the ride-hailing app Uber in an effort to settle legal disputes that have pitched the U.S. start-up against conventional taxis across Europe, three people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
U.S. court hands win to NSA over metadata collectionFri, 28 Aug 2015 19:21:11 GMT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday threw out a judge's ruling that would have blocked the National Security Agency from collecting phone metadata under a controversial program that has raised privacy concerns.
Pentagon teams up with Apple, Boeing to develop wearable techFri, 28 Aug 2015 18:59:49 GMT MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter awarded $75 million on Friday to help a consortium of high-tech firms and researchers develop electronic systems packed with sensors flexible enough to be worn by soldiers or molded onto the skin of a plane.
Angry Birds maker's float seen less likely despite mobile games growthFri, 28 Aug 2015 16:45:42 GMT LONDON (Reuters) - The often touted but regularly delayed stock-market listing of Rovio, creator of the hugely popular "Angry Birds" mobile game, could be even more distant after this week's warning of lower earnings and a planned cull of more than a third of its staff.
Capital murder charges filed in deputy's death <p>A 30-year-old Cypress man was charged with capital murder Saturday for allegedly ambushing and then, for no apparent reason, shooting to death a Harris County Sheriff's deputy who had just refueled his police cruiser at a gas station.</p>
New Orleans, Gulf coast marks Katrina milestone <p>The Gulf Coast and New Orleans observed the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest storms in American history, in ways both devout and festive. Church bells rang and brass bands played as people across the storm-ravaged coast remembered the past and looked to the future.</p>
Democratic primary suddenly seems less certain <p>The Democratic Party, whose presidential race has been mostly overshadowed by Donald Trump and the Republicans, heads into the fall with its nomination contest far less certain than it once appeared and braced for a series of events that will have a significant effect on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign.</p>
Thai police hunt more suspects after Bangkok bomb arrest <p>Police probing Thailand's deadliest bombing widened their search for more suspects on Sunday after a foreigner was arrested and stacks of fake passports and bomb-making materials found during a raid on a Bangkok apartment block.</p>
Clinton challenge is a rough road for Biden The only trace of the vice president came on a candy wrapper. Joe Biden may be considering whether to enter the race for president, but he sat out this past week's meeting of the Democratic National Committee.
Refugee kids, near death, found in Austria van Three young children suffering from dehydration and close to death have been rescued from a van crammed with 26 refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, Austrian police said on Saturday.
Dominica digs out from storm damage that killed at least 20 <p>Rescue crews jumped off boats and trudged Saturday through mud, rocks and uprooted trees to reach communities cut off by a tropical storm that killed at least 20 people and left nearly 50 missing in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica.</p>
Researchers find sunken military vessel missing for decades JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — Researchers made a surprising find when diving in the waters off Hawaii: a large US naval tanker that had been sitting unseen in 80 feet of water for nearly 60 years."I turn around, and this giant, looming structure, so eerie," Melissa Price, a maritime archaeologist, told Hawaii News Now (http://bit.ly/1Jsko32...
The ‘saddest bride I have ever seen.’ She's 15. On her wedding day 15-year- old Nasoin Akhter looked “melancholic,” according to photographer Allison Joyce who documented the teenage girl’s wedding to her 32-year-old husband Mohammad Hasamur Rahman last week in Manikganj, Bangladesh.