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US opens investigation into Tesla after fatal crash

July 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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US authorities are investigating the first death potentially caused by self-driving technology. The driver of a Tesla car died in Florida in May after colliding with a lorry. Under scrutiny is Tesla’s Autopilot feature, which automatically changes lanes and reacts to traffic. In a statement, Tesla said it appeared the Model S car was unable […]

Russia ‘hacked Democrats data on Trump’ says US

June 15th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Russian government hackers breached Democratic National Committee computers to obtain opposition research on Republican Donald Trump, say officials. The DNC’s computer network was infiltrated in a “serious” incident, said chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. A cyber security firm has been hired to help, she said, to “kick out the intruders and secure our network”. Russia has […]

Ukrainian hacker pleads guilty to insider trading in US

May 17th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A Ukrainian man has pleaded guilty to his role in an insider trading scheme that netted more than $30 million (£20.8 million) in illicit profits. Vadym Iermolovych, 28, admitted to hacking into newswire agencies and using the unpublished information to gain advantage on the stock market. Thirty-two people have been charged in connection with the […]

Apple complies with greater proportion of US data demands

April 20th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Apple is consistently more compliant with US requests for access to users’ information than with the rest of the world on average, it has emerged. Its own figures showed that, in 2015, Apple released data on users’ devices to US authorities 80% of the time, compared to 55% when it came to the UK. That […]

Three US hospitals hit by ransomware

March 23rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The IT systems of three US hospitals have been infected with ransomware, which encrypts vital files and demands money to unlock them. The systems, at Kentucky Methodist Hospital and Chino Valley Medical Center and Desert Valley Hospital, California, are now running normally again. None of the hospitals is believed to have paid the ransom. And […]

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