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Elon Musk Wants To Save Us from Killer Robots

Several global robotics technology leaders, including Tesla founder Elon Musk, submitted an open letter to the United Nations, imploring governments to issue ban on “lethal autonomous weapons,” also known as killer robots. “Lethal autonomous weapons threaten to become the third revolution in warfare. Once developed, they will permit armed conflict ... Read More »

Hollywood’s Cybercrime Pains Are Bigger than Movie Leaks

Piracy is a long-running and even routine issue for Hollywood, whether it’s street vendors hawking bootleg DVDs on street corners or video uploaded to file-sharing sites like Pirate Bay. Now cybercriminals are also putting embarrassing chatter and other company secrets at risk. The reputational risk from leaked email is much ... Read More »

Former Uber CEO Lashes Out at VC Firm Benchmark Capital

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is skewering a lawsuit filed by a former ally, describing it as a malicious attempt to sever his remaining ties to the widely used ride-hailing service that he co-founded. Kalanick lashed out in legal documents filed late Thursday in response to a Delaware Chancery Court ... Read More »

Alleged Yahoo Hacker Agrees To Face Charges in U.S.

A Canadian man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails agreed Friday to forgo his extradition hearing and go face the charges in the United States. Karim Baratov was arrested in Hamilton, Ontario, in March under the Extradition Act after U.S. authorities indicted him and three others, including two ... Read More »

Why Did Infosys CEO Suddenly Resign?

Infosys, a multinational IT services and consulting business based in India, is currently without a permanent CEO and managing director after the abrupt resignation of Vishal Sikka. The first non-founder to lead the 36-year-old company, Sikka said today in his letter to the board of directors that his decision followed ... Read More »

Apple Highlights Coming iOS 11 iPad Capabilities in New Videos

With the release of the final, public version of iOS 11 just about a month away, Apple yesterday posted a series of YouTube videos highlighting some of the operating system’s coming capabilities for the iPad. The six new videos demonstrate how iPad users with iOS 11 will be able to ... Read More »

Charlottesville Fallout: Tech Companies Banishing Extremists

It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence. In the wake of the deadly clash at a white-nationalist rally last weekend in Virginia, major companies such ... Read More »

Google Docs, Sheets and Slides Get Slew of New Features for Teamwork

With more team projects being managed in the cloud and on the go, Google has added new collaboration capabilities to its G Suite productivity apps. They include the ability to name different versions of cloud-based documents, suggest editing changes from mobile devices, and use and create document templates with built-in ... Read More »

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