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Hackers hit U.S., Russian banks in ATM robbery scam: report

Posted on: December 12th, 2017 | No Comments
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A previously undetected group of Russian-language hackers silently stole nearly $10 million from at least 18 mostly U.S. and Russian banks in recent years by targeting interbank...

DOST encourages Filipino scientists to return and practice in the Philippines

Posted on: December 7th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) acknowledges the vital role of Filipino scientists in the country’s various sectors and economy. Among them is Dr. Divina Amalin,...

Bubble or breakthrough? Bitcoin keeps central bankers on edge

Posted on: November 28th, 2017 | No Comments
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Central bankers say the success of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is just a bubble. But it keeps them awake at night because these private currencies threaten their...

Philippines to launch new satellite in 2018

Posted on: October 24th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — In 2017, the first Filipino-made microsatellite Diwata 1 was launched in Japan. It is now being used to take pictures of Earth. By mid-2018, the Philippines is...

Watchdogs! The strays trying to keep Thai streets safe

Posted on: September 5th, 2017 | No Comments
Meet the four-legged furry friends chosen to test run a prototype ‘smart vest’ which could turn stray dogs into heroes by spotting potentially unfriendly strangers and other dangers within a...

World Robot Conference in Beijing features innovation and development in robotic research

Posted on: August 23rd, 2017 | No Comments
  The media day of World Robot Conference 2017 kicked off in Beijing on Tuesday featuring the world’s major areas of robotic research, application, and innovation. China is still one...

New computer virus spreads from Ukraine to disrupt world business

Posted on: June 29th, 2017 | No Comments
  A computer virus wreaked havoc on firms around the globe on Wednesday as it spread to more than 60 countries, disrupting ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting...

Social media giants step up joint fight against extremist content

Posted on: June 27th, 2017 | No Comments
Social media giants Facebook, Google’s YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft said on Monday they were forming a global working group to combine their efforts to remove terrorist content from their platforms....

Uber to allow tips for drivers in reversal of longstanding policy

Posted on: June 22nd, 2017 | No Comments
Uber said on Tuesday it will for the first time allow drivers to collect tips through its smartphone app, an about-face from previous company policy, as part of the ride-services...

After London attack, Facebook says aims to be ‘hostile environment’ for terrorists

Posted on: June 5th, 2017 | No Comments
Facebook said it wanted to make its social media platform a “hostile environment” for terrorists in a statement issued after attackers killed seven people in London and prompted Prime Minister...