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 […]

Report reveals growing threat of cyberattacks to food safety

[ad_1] Credit: University of Minnesota A new report by University of Minnesota researchers indicates cyberattacks pose a rising threat to food production and safety. “Adulterating More Than Food: The Cyber Risk to Food Processing and Manufacturing,” released today by the University’s Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI), illustrates the mounting cybersecurity risk facing the food […]

China data centres set to consume more power than Australia: report

[ad_1] While China leads the world in renewable energy capacity, data centres in the country remain dependent on coal China’s data centres –- the backbone of the country’s fast-growing digital economy—are on track to guzzle more electricity by 2023 than all of Australia last year, said a Greenpeace report published Monday. While China leads the […]

Labour report alleges violations by China iPhone supplier

[ad_1] Foxconn is based in Taipei Apple and its supplier Foxconn admitted they have been using too many temporary workers to staff an iPhone factory in central China, as a labour rights group accused them Monday of a number of workers rights violations. China Labor Watch said it had its investigators working inside the factory […]

Security report on iPhone hack created 'false impression'

[ad_1] Apple says the Google security report on a hacking operation targeting iPhones was inacurate and created a false impression of “mass exploitation” Apple hit back Friday at a Google research report suggesting iPhones may have been targeted by a long-running hacking operation, calling it inaccurate and misleading. Apple spokesman Fred Sainz said in a […]

NYU report lists likely social media disinformation tactics for 2020

[ad_1] The report largely rehashes how fake news has evolved in the aftermath of 2016, to something as likely to spread on Instagram or Whatsapp as on Facebook, or as likely to come from domestic actors as from Russia. “Disinformation poses a major threat to the U.S. presidential election in 2020, with the potential to […]

Report examines how to make technology work for society

[ad_1] MIT’s Task Force on the Work of the Future has released a report that punctures some conventional wisdom and builds a nuanced picture of the evolution of technology and jobs. Credit: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Automation is not likely to eliminate millions of jobs any time soon—but the U.S. still needs vastly improved policies […]

Rocket Report: Iranian launch failure, SpaceX rideshare business booming

[ad_1] Enlarge / The Electron launch vehicle is ready to soar. Welcome to Edition 2.13 of the Rocket Report! There continues to be no shortage of news about rideshare launches this week, and it appears as though SpaceX has really shaken up the smallsat industry with its new—and changing—plans to launch satellites for a very […]

Purdue, Sacklers offering $10-12 billion to settle 2,000 opioid cases: Report

[ad_1] Enlarge / Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, and its owners, the Sackler family, are facing hundreds of lawsuits across the country for the company’s alleged role in the opioid epidemic. OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, offered a $10 billion to $12 billion deal to settle around 2,000 opioid lawsuits, […]

Purdue, Sacklers offering $10-12 billion to settle 2,000 opioid cases: Report

[ad_1] Enlarge / Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, and its owners, the Sackler family, are facing hundreds of lawsuits across the country for the company’s alleged role in the opioid epidemic. OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, offered a $10 billion to $12 billion deal to settle around 2,000 opioid lawsuits, […]