New rules may be needed for payments in wake of Wirecard, BIS boss says

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man walks past the Wirecard booth at the computer games fair Gamescom in Cologne, Germany LONDON (Reuters) – More joined up rules may be needed across the payments sector after the collapse of Germany’s Wirecard AG (OTC:), Bank for International Settlements president Augustin Carstens said. Wirecard’s demise has thrown a […]

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Italian teen who created catalog of miracles is one step closer to becoming ‘patron saint of the internet’

An Italian teenage boy who programmed his home computer to catalog miracles and died at 15 years old is one step closer to becoming the first Catholic millennial saint. Carlo Acutis, an Italian schoolboy who helped spread Catholic teaching online before he died of leukemia in 2006, is set to be beatified on Oct. 12 this year in Assisi, Italy. […]

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Facebook removes Trump ads with upside-down triangle symbols once used by Nazis

This computer screen capture shows a removed Trump campaign ad that appeared in feeds on Facebook on June 18, 2020. – Facebook on June 18, 2020 said it removed ads by President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign that contained a symbol used in Nazi Germany for political prisoners. | HANDOUT/FACEBOOK/AFP via Getty Images Trump campaign claims […]

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Honda Hackers May Have Used Tools Favored by Countries

A computer virus hit the Japanese automaker Honda this week, disrupting its internal computer networks, forcing it to shut factories across the globe and leaving employees cut off from email or internal servers. While Honda has declined to name the attackers or the tools they used, cybersecurity analysts said that the attack appears to have […]

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‘Florida Is a Terrible State to Be an Unemployed Person’

MIAMI — After Ernst Virgile lost his job at the Fort Lauderdale airport, he sat up late at the computer in his living room night after night, trying to apply for unemployment, refreshing his browser again and again while his wife was sleeping. He worried about their three children, and about making payments on the […]

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North Korea hacking threatens U.S. and global financial system: U.S. officials

© Reuters. Man holds laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture By Raphael Satter WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. government officials warned on Wednesday about the threat of North Korean hackers, calling particular attention to banking and other financial services. The reason for the advisory, which was jointly issued by […]

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North Korea hacking threatens U.S., other countries, international financial system: U.S. State Department

© Reuters. Man holds laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department, Treasury, and Department of Homeland Security Issues, along with the FBI, issued an advisory on Wednesday about North Korean cyber threats that called particular attention to banking and finance. “North Korea’s […]

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Drums, dancers livestream as virus moves powwows online

The names pop up quickly on Whitney Rencountre’s computer screen, and he greets them as he would in person. What’s up, y’all? Shout out to you. How’s it going? Ya’at’eeh. Good to see you, relatives. He spots someone from the Menominee Nation, a Wisconsin tribe that hosts competitive dancers, singers and drummers in traditional regalia […]

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Britain eases rules to speed up company capital raising

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Traders looks at financial information on computer screens on the IG Index trading floor LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s markets watchdog set out temporary measures on Wednesday to help companies raise cash quickly to get through the epidemic that has shuttered much of the economy. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said it […]

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How Are You Feeling? Surveys Aim to Detect Covid-19 Hot Spots Early

JERUSALEM — Teams of epidemiologists and computer scientists on three continents have started mass population surveys to try to get ahead of the coronavirus and ensure that scarce diagnostic tests, and even scarcer ventilators, are sent where they can do the most good. More than two million people in Britain and 150,000 Israelis have already […]

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Hackers Attack Health and Human Services Computer System

WASHINGTON — A crude effort by hackers to test the defenses of computer systems for the Department of Health and Human Services on Sunday evening escalated Monday, with administration officials saying they were investigating a significant increase in activity on the department’s cyberinfrastructure. But officials backed off earlier suggestions that a foreign power was behind […]

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London remains top destination for European tech funding

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Man holds laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) – London remained the top destination in Europe for technology investment in 2018, with nearly double the amount being plowed into companies in the British capital than nearest rival Berlin, data […]

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No audience at Polish e-gaming event due to coronavirus fears

No audience at Polish e-gaming event due to coronavirus fears WARSAW (Reuters) – The finals of the computer games world cup in Poland will take place without an audience on site after the regional governor decided to revoke its permit due to coronavirus fears. Intel (NASDAQ:) Extreme Masters attracts thousands of people to the southern […]

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