US puts sanctions on N.Korea hacking groups behind major thefts

[ad_1] The US Treasury on Friday placed sanctions on three North Korea government-sponsored hacking operations which it said were behind the theft of possibly hundreds of millions of dollars and destructive cyber-attacks on infrastructure. The Treasury said the three groups—dubbed Lazarus Group, Bluenoroff and Andariel—were behind major thefts from financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges, as […]

Panel steps up US antitrust probe with Big Tech request

[ad_1] House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler said documents being sought from Big Tech firms would enable the panel to move on its probe of whether they violated antitrust laws A US congressional panel stepped up its antitrust probe of four Big Tech firms on Friday with a wide-ranging request for documents on their business […]

Lawmakers ask 4 big tech companies for documents in probe

[ad_1] House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., leads his panel to approve guidelines for impeachment investigation hearings on President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) House lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech on Friday asked Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple for a broad […]

Stormclouds gather for Facebook's Libra currency

[ad_1] Libra won’t ‘play at being pirates’ International outcry is mounting over Facebook’s Libra—with central banks, governments and regulators railing against the social media giant’s upstart cryptocurrency. Facebook unveiled plans in June for Libra—which will roll out in 2020—to be backed by a basket of currency assets to avoid the wild swings of Bitcoin and […]

KLM to replace Brussels flight with train to cut emissions

[ad_1] KLM will from March 2020 reduce from five to four the number of flights from Amsterdam to Brussels in a bid to cut its environmental impact Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, says Dutch airline KLM, when it comes to one of its shortest routes, it will soon be a train. […]

Lithuanian scientists contributed to creating the record-breaking solar cell

[ad_1] The innovative method allows forming the electrode layer as thin as 1-2 nm, evenly covering even rough surfaces of tandem architectures. Credit: Juste Suminaite/KTU Tandem perovskite-CIGS solar cells, produced as a result of the collaboration between Lithuanian and German researchers, have reached an efficiency of 23.26%, which currently is a world record value in […]

Groupon could be looking to acquire Yelp amid shareholder discontent

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Groupon, the struggling Chicago-based deals site, could be eyeing the acquisition of online review site Yelp. Shareholders are unhappy with Groupon’s financial performance and stock price, and a potential acquisition could boost the value and earnings potential of both companies, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, citing people familiar with […]

Amazon facing antitrust probe over its marketplace, report says

[ad_1] Amazon is reportedly facing a potential investigation of its marketplace by antitrust officials examining whether it’s using its influence to hurt competition. According to Bloomberg, investigators with the Federal Trade Commission have started interviewing small businesses about how much revenue they make on Amazon versus other online marketplaces like Walmart or eBay. Citing three […]