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  • Workers sort electronic scrap on conveyor belt at a plant of Swiss recycling company Immark AG in Regensdorf
    Europe fails on electronics recycling goals 5 hours ago

    By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Only a third of Europe's electronic waste is properly recycled, with vast numbers of cellphones, computers and televisions illegally … More »Europe fails on electronics recycling goals

    Workers sort electronic scrap on conveyor belt at a plant of Swiss recycling company Immark AG in Regensdorf

    By Alister Doyle 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. Sweden and Norway were close to European targets of collecting and recycling …

  • A photo illustration shows the privacy policy of the Ashley Madison website seen behind a smartphone running the Ashley Madison app in Toronto
    Ashley Madison courted several buyers, landed none before attack 17 hours ago

    By Allison Martell and Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - The owner of adultery website Ashley Madison had already been struggling to sell itself or raise funds for … More »Ashley Madison courted several buyers, landed none before attack

    A photo illustration shows the privacy policy of the Ashley Madison website seen behind a smartphone running the Ashley Madison app in Toronto

    By Allison Martell and Alastair Sharp 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 …

  • How many polar bears is too many to promote Canada? That's one of several questions Foreign Affairs bureaucrats were asking themselves last fall in the lead-up to the launch of the @Canada Twitter account. Canada's twitter homepage is seen in this Saturday, August 29, 2015 photo illustration. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini
    A look at some of what was being considered for @Canada's first tweet 18 hours ago

    OTTAWA - Ahead of the November 2014 launch of the official @Canada Twitter account, Foreign Affairs staff and the minister's office kicked around ideas for the very … More »A look at some of what was being considered for @Canada's first tweet

    How many polar bears is too many to promote Canada? That's one of several questions Foreign Affairs bureaucrats were asking themselves last fall in the lead-up to the launch of the @Canada Twitter account. Canada's twitter homepage is seen in this Saturday, August 29, 2015 photo illustration. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

    OTTAWA - Ahead of the November 2014 launch of the official @Canada Twitter account, Foreign Affairs staff and the minister's office kicked around ideas for the very first tweet. Here are some of the suggestions, according to documents obtained via the Access to Information Act:

  • How many polar bears is too many to promote Canada? That's one of several questions Foreign Affairs bureaucrats were asking themselves last fall in the lead-up to the launch of the @Canada Twitter account. Canada's twitter homepage is seen in this Saturday, August 29, 2015 photo illustration. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini
    Oot and aboot on Twitter: how the @Canada account's first tweet came to be 18 hours ago

    How many polar bears is too many to promote Canada? The Foreign Affairs department began tweeting from @Canada in November, two years after they acquired the account … More »Oot and aboot on Twitter: how the @Canada account's first tweet came to be

    How many polar bears is too many to promote Canada? That's one of several questions Foreign Affairs bureaucrats were asking themselves last fall in the lead-up to the launch of the @Canada Twitter account. Canada's twitter homepage is seen in this Saturday, August 29, 2015 photo illustration. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

    How many polar bears is too many to promote Canada? The Foreign Affairs department began tweeting from @Canada in November, two years after they acquired the account from a Spanish man who'd registered the name back in 2007. Dozens of potential 'first tweets' were tossed around as part of the planning for how the account …

  • A Microsoft logo is seen at a pop-up site for the new Windows 10 operating system at Roosevelt Field in Garden City
    U.S. International Trade Commission clears Microsoft of patent infringement Fri, 28 Aug, 2015

    By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp avoided a potentially costly setback to its mobile phone business on Friday as the U.S. International Trade Commission … More »U.S. International Trade Commission clears Microsoft of patent infringement

    A Microsoft logo is seen at a pop-up site for the new Windows 10 operating system at Roosevelt Field in Garden City

    By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp avoided a potentially costly setback to its mobile phone business on Friday as the U.S. International Trade Commission declined to block the import of its devices in a longstanding patent dispute. The decision rejected a ruling in April by a U.S. trade judge who found …

  • Uber logo is seen on a vehicle near Union Square in San Francisco, California

    By Joseph Menn and Heather Somerville 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. Charlie Miller, who had been working …

  • Noel Biderman, chief executive of Avid Life Media Inc., which operates AshleyMadison.com., poses during a photo session in Tokyo on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Ashley Madison founder and CEO Noel Biderman is leaving Avid Life Media Inc. as part of a "mutual agreement" with the company. The website, which facilitates extramarital affairs for a membership fee, was the victim of a cyberattack a month ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Eugene Hoshiko

    Ashley Madison founder and CEO Noel Biderman is leaving Avid Life Media Inc. as part of a "mutual agreement" with the company.

  • FILE - In his June 6, 2013 file photo, the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed a lower court ruling that said the program likely violates the Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed a lower court ruling that said the program likely violates the Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches. The appeals court sent the case back for a judge to determine whether the government must divulge more details about the program that would …

  • Photo illustration of logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone over a reserved lane for taxis in a street in Madrid

    By Julia Fioretti , 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. Since opening in Paris …

  • Eugene Kaspersky, chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, listens to a question during an interview in New York

    By Joseph Menn 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. …

  • An illustration picture shows the logo of the U.S. National Security Agency on the display of an iPhone in Berlin

    By Lawrence Hurley 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. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said there …

  • The word 'password' is pictured on a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in Berlin

    By Rosalba O'Brien SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Cyber attacks and cyber espionage are on the rise in Latin America, and the source of much of it is Brazilian hackers and Peruvian recent university graduates linking up with Russian-speaking experts, according to internet security analysts. The region has seen a massive rise in …

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Carter listens to questions during a news conference at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia

    By David Alexander 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. Carter said funding for …

  • FILE - In this May 18, 2012 file photo, a man surfs the Facebook site on his mobile phone in Mumbai, India. Anyone might have been some of the billion people who logged in to Facebook on Monday Aug. 24, 2015. It was a big symbolic milestone for the world’s biggest online social network, which boasts nearly 1.5 billion users who log in at least once a month. CEO Mark Zuckerberg market the occasion with a Facebook post. (AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade)

    A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world's largest online social network in a 24-hour period. Monday's milestone was mostly symbolic for Facebook, which boasts nearly 1.5 billion users who log in at least once a month. Facebook achieved 1 …

  • Ashley Madison founder Noel Biderman poses with a poster during an interview in Hong Kong

    By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - The chief executive of infidelity website Ashley Madison's parent company Avid Life Media has left, just over a week after hackers leaked data about millions of its clients in a massive cyber assault. Avid Life said on Friday the departure of Noel Biderman was by "mutual agreement" …

 
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