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Rockwell Collins looks to join global aircraft tracking task force

(Reuters) - Rockwell Collins Inc, maker of a key communications system for jets, is interested in joining a task force on imp…

  • SEC's information technology at risk of hacking: report 1 hour 0 minutes ago

    By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has failed to protect its data network against possible breaches, to encrypt highly … More »SEC's information technology at risk of hacking: report

    By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has failed to protect its data network against possible breaches, to encrypt highly sensitive information, or to use strong enough passwords, the Government Accountability Office said on Thursday. In addition to the cybersecurity failings, …

  • Wheeler and Pai testify before a Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing on the FY2015 budget justification for the FCC, on Capitol Hill in Washington
    U.S. regulator reasserts goal to restrict AT&T, Verizon in auction 1 hour 27 minutes ago

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, in a letter to Representative John Barrow, reaffirmed his plans to restrict how much spectrum the biggest U.S. … More »U.S. regulator reasserts goal to restrict AT&T, Verizon in auction

    Wheeler and Pai testify before a Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing on the FY2015 budget justification for the FCC, on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, in a letter to Representative John Barrow, reaffirmed his plans to restrict how much spectrum the biggest U.S. carriers, Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc, could buy in the auction scheduled for mid-2015. Wheeler's letter comes a day after AT&T, the No. 2 wireless …

  • In this Feb. 20, 2014 photo, a man walks through a hall at Secret Service offices in Washington. Secret Service investigators say it could take years to identify the hackers who breached Target’s computer systems in December _and even longer to bring them to justice. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
    Secret Service: Identifying Target hackers could take years, arrests could take longer 1 hour 29 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON - Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December. … More »Secret Service: Identifying Target hackers could take years, arrests could take longer

    In this Feb. 20, 2014 photo, a man walks through a hall at Secret Service offices in Washington. Secret Service investigators say it could take years to identify the hackers who breached Target’s computer systems in December _and even longer to bring them to justice. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    WASHINGTON - Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December. But the agency says it could take years to identify the criminals who stole some 40 million debit and credit card numbers of Target shoppers and other …

  • FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2013, file photo, a passer-by walks near an entrance to a Target retail store in Watertown, Mass. Target is vastly expanding the goods available to order by subscription as it fends off its biggest non-traditional retail rival, Amazon.com. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
    Target expands subscription service as it fends off Amazon.com in fight for online shoppers 1 hour 37 minutes ago

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Target is vastly expanding the goods available to order by subscription as it fends off its biggest non-traditional retail rival, Amazon.com. Target … More »Target expands subscription service as it fends off Amazon.com in fight for online shoppers

    FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2013, file photo, a passer-by walks near an entrance to a Target retail store in Watertown, Mass. Target is vastly expanding the goods available to order by subscription as it fends off its biggest non-traditional retail rival, Amazon.com. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Target is vastly expanding the goods available to order by subscription as it fends off its biggest non-traditional retail rival, Amazon.com. Target expanded that program more than tenfold this week to nearly 1,600 items across a much wider array of products. Target, based in Minneapolis, is playing catch …

  • This image provided by Facebook shows how users can manually share their location using the “Nearby Friends" tool. Using your smartphone’s GPS system, Nearby Friends will tell your Facebook friends _ provided they have the feature turned on _ that you are nearby. Unless you manually share your location, as shown here, it will only show that you are in close proximity, say within half a mile. (AP Photo/Facebook)
    Facebook launches location-sharing feature 'Nearby Friends' with lots of precautions 1 hour 38 minutes ago

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday. … More »Facebook launches location-sharing feature 'Nearby Friends' with lots of precautions

    This image provided by Facebook shows how users can manually share their location using the “Nearby Friends" tool. Using your smartphone’s GPS system, Nearby Friends will tell your Facebook friends _ provided they have the feature turned on _ that you are nearby. Unless you manually share your location, as shown here, it will only show that you are in close proximity, say within half a mile. (AP Photo/Facebook)

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday. Called "Nearby Friends," the optional tool will only be available to people who choose to turn it on. The feature uses your smartphone's GPS system …

  • BERLIN - A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print. Ben Schlabs, who works for Security Research Labs, says the trick is identical to the one hackers used to unlock Apple's iPhone …

  • The Money Center is pictured at a new Wal-Mart store in Chicago

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc is launching a money transfer service in a direct challenge to the dominance of Western Union Co. and MoneyGram, aiming to broaden the financial services it offers to low-income customers and increase store traffic. Wal-Mart said on Thursday that Euronet Worldwide Inc's Ria Money Transfer subsidiary …

  • Customers attend a workshop about the Samsung Galaxy S5 in Jakarta

    Samsung Electronics Co said on Friday it would license its latest chip manufacturing technology to U.S. firm GlobalFoundries, a move that would help it expand production as it vies with bigger rival TSMC for orders from customers like Apple Inc. Samsung, the world's biggest maker of memory chips, wants to grow its foundry …

  • A Google logo is seen at the entrance to the company's offices in Toronto

    Google Inc's disappointing first-quarter results left Wall Street unfazed about the internet giant's ability to come to grips with the shift to the fast-growing mobile advertising market. Google shares were down about 3 percent in early trading on Thursday, and at least 12 brokerages cut their target price on the stock. …

  • A portrait of the Twitter logo in Ventura

    By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc took a significant step Thursday towards broaden its advertising business by offering mobile ads urging people to install apps on its social network as well as through MoPub, the mobile-advertising network it acquired last year. As the mobile app economy grows, app developers …

  • The sun reflects off Amazon's logistics centre in Graben

    Working practices at the German operations of two of Europe's largest online retailers have come under fire this week, with more strikes at Amazon and Zalando being forced to defend its warehouse operations after a critical TV report. Hundreds of workers walked off their jobs on Thursday at Amazon distribution centers …

  • Logo of German company SAP is pictured at the CeBit computer fair in Hanover

    By Harro Ten Wolde FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German business software maker SAP warned on Thursday that it expects the negative impact of the strong euro to worsen after reporting lower than expected first-quarter results. The warning comes as SAP grapples with a short-term squeeze from its shift to web-based cloud computing, …

  • An illustration picture shows Nokia logo through a broken glass

    Nokia has suspended sales of its Lumia 2520 tablet in some European countries while it fixes a fault with charger units which it said on Thursday could pose a risk of causing an electric shock. Nokia said there was a risk that the plastic cover of certain AC-300 charger units manufactured by a third party could come loose …

  • Photo illustration of Google logo is reflected on the screen of a Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone

    By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc's first-quarter revenue fell short of Wall Street targets and margins narrowed as the price of its ads continued to decline, underscoring the challenges Internet companies face as the world shifts toward mobile devices. Shares of Google were down 3 percent to $539.80 …

  • The ZTE display is shown at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - ZTE Corp, China's second-biggest telecommunications equipment maker, said first-quarter profit matched its estimate after benefiting from the country's introduction of fourth-generation mobile networks. Net profit rose 204 percent to 622.2 million yuan ($100.01 million) in January-March compared …