UniCredit says hackers get data on 400,000 clients

UniCredit said Wednesday that hackers obtained informaton on about 400,000 of its Italian customers, but not data that would give them access to bank accounts.The Italian bank said the breaches, which occurred via an outside partner last year and durin...

Six billion records hacked so far this year: researchers

A surge in computer hacking has led to the breach of more than six billion records so far this year, topping the total for 2016, security researchers said Tuesday.Virginia-based Risk Based Security said in its mid-year report that it identified 2,227 p...

Microsoft Paint brushed aside

Microsoft on Monday announced the end of days for its pioneering Paint application as it focuses on software for 3-D drawing.Paint drawing and image processing software that made its debut in 1985 with the Windows operating system was among the applica...

Lyft team steers toward open self-driving tech

US ride-share startup Lyft on Friday dedicated a new team focused on speeding up its effort to create a self-driving vehicle platform, which would be open to use by other companies.The San Francisco based company earlier this year announced what it bil...

Briton faces court over Deutsche Telekom cyber attack

A British man admitted in a German court Friday to staging a large-scale cyber attack on Deutsche Telekom last year, saying he was acting for a Liberian client.The 29-year-old described as "the worst mistake of my life" the attack that knocked more tha...

Neil Armstrong moon bag sells for $1.8mn in New York

A bag Neil Armstrong used to collect the first ever samples of the moon -- which was once nearly thrown out with the trash -- sold at auction Thursday for $1.8 million, Sotheby's said.The outer decontamination bag, which was flown to the moon on Apollo...

China orders tech firms to ramp up censorship

China has ordered the country's biggest technology firms to immediately "rectify" violations and shut accounts that publish "bad information", in the latest move by authorities to tighten policing of the web.The Cyberspace Administration of China said ...

Britain’s Johnson meets high-tech robots in Japan

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Thursday shook hands with one of Japan's high-tech robots, a humanoid candidate to carry the torch as part of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Johnson, kicking off a trip to Japan, visited the robotic centre at Waseda ...

Facebook to test news story paywalls: report

Facebook will test limiting the number of published news stories that can be read for free on its Instant Articles platform for premium publishers, US media reported on Wednesday.The leading social network has become a major source of news for people, ...

Google Glass reborn for the workplace

After spending two years on the sidelines, Google Glass internet-linked eyewear is back in the game, this time aimed at helping workers do their jobs.General Electric, Volkswagen, and Boeing are among more than 50 businesses taking part in testing a Gl...

Internet back in Somalia after weeks-long outage

Somalia rejoined the world wide web on Monday, more than three weeks after internet access was cut when a container ship damaged an undersea cable connecting the Horn of Africa nation to the world."The technical issue, which has disrupted the internet ...

Kenya’s social media election: attack ads and data mining

A strikingly toxic campaign ad was unleashed online in Kenya just weeks before national elections -- a potentially explosive move in a country where politics and ethnicity are closely aligned.The 90-second video, shot in moody monochrome, presented a d...

Estonia to open world’s first virtual data embassy

Cyber-savvy Estonia has taken yet another step forward in global technology, as the small Baltic state is set to open the world's first data embassy in Luxembourg early next year.The heavily protected server room will contain important Estonian e-gover...

Neil Armstrong moon bag on sale for up to $4 million

Once nearly thrown out with the trash, a bag that Neil Armstrong used to collect the first ever samples of the moon goes on sale in New York next week, valued at $2-4 million.Traces of moon dust and small rock are embedded in what is the only artifact ...

Robots debate future of humans at Hong Kong tech show

It was a spooky sight: two lifelike disembodied robot torsos discussing the pros and cons of humans in front of a nervously tittering audience in Hong Kong Wednesday.Artificial intelligence is the dominant theme at this year's sprawling RISE tech confe...

Ads heading for Messenger home screens globally

Facebook on Tuesday said that advertisements will begin popping up on Messenger home screens globally after promising tests with users in Australia and Thailand."Messenger ads are going global," the Facebook-owned mobile messaging service said in an on...

Google’s ‘moonshot’ factory spins off geothermal unit

Google parent Alphabet is spinning off a little-known unit working on geothermal power called Dandelion, which will begin offering residential energy services.The announcement Thursday took the wraps off one of the secretive projects at the Alphabet un...