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Wikipedia goes data-free in Iraq

Mobile internet is available everywhere but the price can be expensive. As part of the Wikipedia Zero scheme that has operated in 59 countries around the world since 2012, the organization has announced that Access to Wikipedia will not incur mobile data charges to customers...

AI Threat Prediction Platform Detects Cyberattacks in Real Time

AI AI has made great strides in things like computer vision. A new artificial intelligence SaaS application was introduced at the RSA Conference 2017. The new Threat Prediction Platform by PatternEx is human-assisted. It’s been proven that this approach produces around five times less false positives...

Uber ’s self-driving cars are now picking up passengers in Arizona

Uber Almost two months to the day after the Uber loaded its fleet of self-driving SUVs into the trailer of a self-driving truck and stormed off to Arizona in a self-driving huff, the company is preparing to launch its second experiment in autonomous ride-hailing reports The...

Verizon to buy Yahoo for $250m less as deal to go ahead despite data breaches

verizon Verizon will press ahead with plans to buy Yahoo despite the two historic data breaches the internet giant revealed it had suffered last year. The US telecoms giant Verizon has renegotiated its $4.8bn (£3.85bn) deal to buy Yahoo to pay around $250m less in the wake...

Microsoft Outgrows the Cloud Competition

As security continues to improve and enterprises increasingly move from on-premise data centers and infrastructure to the cloud, Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) are positioned to soak up the largest shares of the unfolding market. A report from IDC estimates that public cloud spending will increase...

Yahoo paying small price for big hacks

Yahoo is on the verge of cutting the price of its core-business sale to Verizon Communications by $250 million to $350 million, less than a 10 percent discount to what was originally agreed, according to media reports. That would be a small price to pay...

Google ordered to pay $20M for ripping off anti-malware patents in Chrome

Google has been ordered to pay $20m damages after its Chrome browser was found to have infringed four anti-malware patents. According to The next web, Google is tremendously dedicated to improving its Chrome browser, but it appears the search engine giant might’ve gotten a little carried...

21% of British startups plan to open a European office due to Brexit

The vote to leave the EU left some start ups questioning where their future lies, particularly if they’re confronted with issues around employing foreign staff. Currently, One in every five UK start ups intends to open a European office due to Brexit, according to survey...

Smart TV company accused for massive privacy violation

privacy A top smart TV manufacturer will pay state and federal authorities $2.5 million to settle claims it illegally tracked and sold data on customer’s viewing habits without their consent,  reports IT News. Vizio, which was acquired by Chinese electronics maker LeEco last year, has agreed...

The state of internet connectivity around the world

The internet is becoming more accessible. The price of mobile service is falling, with developing countries seeing costs fall by between 15% and 25% from 2013 to 2014. But service still remains more expensive for developing and least developed countries when looking at the cost...