Friday, July 30, 2021
Payment card skimming that steals consumers’ personal information from e-commerce sites has become a booming industry over the past six months, with high-profile attacks against Ticketmaster, British Airways, Newegg, and Alex Jones’ InfoWars, to name just a few. In a sign of the times, security researcher Jérôme Segura found two competing groups going head to head…
Facebook's advertising platform is suffering from a major outage. The company's Ads Manager, its tool that lets users create advertisements on its social network, has crashed, leaving would-be advertisers unable to create new ad campaigns just days before Thanksgiving and crucial Black Friday sales. The outage is unusual in its duration; as of this writing,…
“WHO IS KILLING Tencent?” was the headline of an article on a Chinese business news site this autumn. Those sharing the link on WeChat, a social-media and payments service that is the crown jewel of the Chinese technology giant, see something else: “This title contains exaggerated and misleading information”. The swap is ostensibly the result…
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Carlos Ghosn is head of the Alliance, which includes Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has been arrested over claims of financial misconduct, the carmaker has said.Mr Ghosn, a towering figure in the car industry, will be sacked from the Japanese firm after a board meeting on…
TOKYO (Reuters) - Wall Street stock futures and Asian shares lost steam on Wednesday after Democrats won control of the U.S. House of Representatives, boosting the party’s ability to block President Donald Trump’s political and economic agenda. People walk past an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, October 12,…
THE OIL PRICE was supposed to be soaring around now. With American sanctions against Iran taking effect earlier this month, exports from Iran, the world’s fourth-largest producer of crude oil last year, were expected to shrink to close to zero. In anticipation the oil price went above $86 in early October, a four-year-high, and some…
THE FATE of the euro was always going to depend on Italy. With annual GDP of more than €1.6trn ($1.9trn), about 15% of euro-area output and debt of nearly €2.3trn, it poses a challenge to the single currency that Europe seems unable to manage but cannot avoid. Matters are now coming to a head, as…
Image copyright HoC The UK is "significantly closer" to delivering on the result of the Brexit vote, Theresa May has told MPs.She told the Commons it would give the UK control of borders, laws and money - and also protect business and jobs. The PM is now in a crucial cabinet meeting where she is…
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump didn’t make it to this week’s summit of Asian nations in Singapore, but his influence was still keenly felt among the leaders who gathered in the city. U.S. President Donald Trump points to the crowd after delivering remarks at an event for "supporting veterans and military families" at…
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. logged 10 billion yuan ($1.44 billion) of sales volume in the opening minutes of its annual Singles’ Day extravaganza, outpacing last year’s start as shoppers around the world swarmed the e-commerce giant’s online bazaars. China’s largest company, which is trying to drum up business via a concurrent televised entertainment spectacle featuring…