Vietnam researcher demonstrates iPhone X face ID hack

A researcher in Vietnam has demonstrated how he apparently fooled Apple Inc’s face recognition ID software on its new iPhone X using a mask made with a 3D printer, silicone and paper tape. An announcement on Friday by Bkav, a Vietnamese cybersecurity firm, that it had cracked Apple’s Face ID, and a subsequent video apparently… Read More Vietnam researcher demonstrates iPhone X face ID hack

Tanks seen headed towards Zimbabwean capital as military threatens to intervene in nation’s politics 

Four tanks were seen heading toward the Zimbabwe capital Harare on Tuesday, witnesses said, a day after the head of the armed forces said he was prepared to step in to end a purge of supporters of the vice president who was sacked last week. A witness saw two other tanks parked beside the main… Read More Tanks seen headed towards Zimbabwean capital as military threatens to intervene in nation’s politics 

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom $103billion takeover bid

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. on Monday rejected rival Broadcom Ltd’s $103-billion takeover bid, saying the offer undervalued the company and would face regulatory hurdles. Shares of Qualcomm were up 1.8 percent at $65.74 in early afternoon trading, while those of Broadcom were down 0.4 percent at $263.95. Broadcom said it would seek to engage with… Read More Qualcomm rejects Broadcom $103billion takeover bid

Google begins implementation of policy governing extremism related videos on YouTube

Alphabet Inc’s Google in the last few months has begun removing from YouTube extremist videos that do not depict violence or preach hate, YouTube said on Monday, a major policy shift as social media companies face increasing pressure from governments. The new policy affects videos that feature people and groups that have been designated as… Read More Google begins implementation of policy governing extremism related videos on YouTube

Sinnet Tech set to acquire Amazon’s Chinese cloud service unit in $3013million deal

Amazon.com Inc’s Chinese partner, Beijing Sinnet Technology Co., said it would purchase Amazon’s Chinese web services business for up to 2 billion yuan (an equivalent of $301 million), ending the U.S. firm’s cloud-computing business in the country. Sinnet, which began operating the Amazon services in August 2016, said in a filing late on Monday the… Read More Sinnet Tech set to acquire Amazon’s Chinese cloud service unit in $3013million deal

Six dead as suicide bombers detonate explosives-filled car outside security camp in southern Yemen

Two suicide bombers detonated a car packed with explosives in Yemen’s southern city of Aden on Tuesday, killing at least six people, witnesses said. Dozens of other people, including civilians, were wounded in the attack, which occurred outside a camp used by a local security force organized by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Houthi rebels.… Read More Six dead as suicide bombers detonate explosives-filled car outside security camp in southern Yemen

Scores dead, injured as Taliban militants attack over a dozen checkpoints in Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban attacked more than a dozen checkpoints over six hours in the southern province of Kandahar, killing 22 police and wounding 15, officials said on Tuesday, as militants killed eight soldiers in the west in a growing insurgency. Government forces killed 45 insurgents and wounded 35 and none of the police checkpoints was… Read More Scores dead, injured as Taliban militants attack over a dozen checkpoints in Afghanistan