Thieves using ‘secure’ banking network to steal millions

Secret Service: How hackers pose as ATM repairmen, steal cash Thieves used the international payment system SWIFT to steal $6 million from a Russian bank last year. The attack on the unnamed bank, which Russia's central bank described as successful, is the latest in a series of thefts that have exploited

FCC head probed over polices benefiting conservative broadcaster

Sinclair to buy Tribune Media The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is being probed by the agency's inspector general about whether he inappropriately favored a conservative-leaning broadcast company, according to a lawmaker. Under the leadership of Ajit Pai, a Republican appointed to run the agency by President Trump, the FCC

Thieves are still using ‘secure’ banking network to steal millions

Secret Service: How hackers pose as ATM repairmen, steal cash Thieves used the international payment system SWIFT to steal $6 million from a Russian bank last year. The attack on the unnamed bank, which Russia's central bank described as successful, is the latest in a series of thefts that have exploited

Why Peter Thiel is leaving Silicon Valley

Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire known for his libertarian politics, is leaving the Bay Area after four decades and stepping back from tech due in part to his dissatisfaction with the industry's liberal politics. Citing what they called Silicon Valley's "sclerotic" culture and "conformity of thought," a source close

Snapchat founder says user complaints ‘validate’ redesign

Will a redesign help woo new Snapchat users? More than one million people have signed an online petition calling for Snapchat to scrap its new redesign. But Snapchat's top exec sounds unfazed. Evan Spiegel, the CEO of Snapchat(SNAP)'s parent company, said Thursday that some user complaints about a major redesign

This drone startup helps farmers beat disease and drought

African countries together spend $35 billion each year importing food. Now a Cape Town startup is trying to cut that bill by developing smart drones to help farmers boost their harvests. About 60% of Africans live in rural areas, and those communities depend heavily on agriculture. The African Development Bank

Could electric scooters become the new bikeshare?

Self-driving cars will change your life more than you can ever imagine A souped-up kids' toy is turning into a hot transportation option for adults. Cities are taking interest in electric scooter-share systems as an affordable commuting alternative to cut down on pollution and traffic congestion. The electric scooters, which

Amazon is adding 2,000 jobs in France

Amazon opens checkout-free store Amazon is going big in France. The e-commerce heavyweight said Thursday that it would hire 2,000 more workers in France, bringing its total headcount in the country to 7,500 by the end of 2018. The expansion coincides with renewed optimism about the French economy under President

Dubai space center is joining the race to Mars

Watch the launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Elon Musk has a new challenger in the race to colonize Mars. The United Arab Emirates is using its oil wealth to finance a homegrown space program. It plans to launch its first mission to the red planet by 2021, and hopes to settle

Apple says HomePod may leave unsightly marks on wood

How smart is Apple's HomePod? We put it to the test Apple's HomePod speaker may leave your wooden table looking a little worse for wear. The company's new internet-connected speaker and virtual assistant could leave marks behind "when placed on some wooden surfaces," Apple confirmed on Wednesday. In a