Tag: ScienceTechnology

Deal Reached to Create World’s Largest Marine Reserve in Antarctica

A historic deal has been reached to create the world’s largest marine reserve in Antarctica, after years of diplomatic wrangling. Russia dropped its long-held opposition to the accord at the annual meeting of the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) held in Hobart, Australia.  The agreement was signed by the 24 member countries and …

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Twitter Cuts Staff, Kills Off Vine App Amid Pressure to Grow

Twitter, seemingly unable to find a buyer and losing money, is cutting about 9 percent of its employees worldwide. It is also killing off Vine, a mobile video app where people share short video clips that play in a loop. While beloved by users and a pioneer in its own right, Vine, which launched in …

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Security Experts: China Tried to Hack US-Taiwan Defense Conference 

U.S. network security experts say Chinese hackers recently launched a network attack targeting people attending a U.S.-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference. Officials say the attempted attack took place this month at the conference in Williamsburg, Virginia, attended by defense officials, defense industry representatives, defense security experts and think-tank scholars. Steven Adair, founder of Washington-area network security …

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WhatsApp, Yahoo warned over privacy

BRUSSELS: European privacy watchdogs warned WhatsApp on Friday over sharing user information with parent company Facebook, and cautioned Yahoo over a 2014 data breach and scanning of customer emails for U.S. intelligence purposes. The popular messaging service’s recent change in privacy policy to start sharing users’ phone numbers with Facebook – the first policy change …

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