Cisco buying cybersecurity firm Splunk for $28 billion, bolstering defenses as use of AI widens
Silicon Valley tech giant Cisco is buying cybersecurity firm Splunk in a $28 billion deal as it looks to keep up with potential security threats that could be brought about by the increasing use of artificial intelligence.
MGM Resorts computers back up after 10 days as analysts eye effects of casino cyberattacks
MGM Resorts International says computers serving customers at its casino and hotel properties have been restored across the U.S. That's 10 days after a cyberattack led it to shut down digital systems.
FTX attorneys accuse Sam Bankman-Fried's parents of unjustly enriching themselves with company funds
Lawyers for collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX Trading are accusing Sam Bankman-Fried's parents of exploiting their influence over their son and the company he founded to enrich themselves by millions of dollars.
Hong Kong to scrutinize cryptocurrency regulation after arrests linked to JPEX exchange
Hong Kong’s leader says the territory will scrutinize the regulation of digital assets after police arrested eight people over allegations of fraud at an unlicensed cryptocurrency exchange that impacted more than 1,600 investors and over $150 million in assets.
Foreign firms in China say vague rules and tensions with Washington hurting business, surveys show
Foreign companies operating in China say tensions with Washington over technology, trade and other issues and uncertainty over Chinese policies are damaging the business environment and causing some to reassess their plans for investing in the giant market.
Google brings its AI chatbot Bard into its inner circle, opening door to Gmail, Maps, YouTube
Google is introducing its artificially intelligent chatbot named Bard to other members of its digital family — including Gmail, Maps and YouTube — as it seeks to ward off competitive threats posed by similar technology run by Open AI and Microsoft.
Netanyahu talks to Elon Musk in California about antisemitism on X and artificial intelligence
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kicked off a U.S. trip in California to talk to billionaire businessman Elon Musk about antisemitism on his social media platform X — while Musk asked him to address his judicial overhaul in Israel.
Two Vegas casinos fell victim to cyberattacks, shattering the image of impenetrable casino security
The cybersecurity system break-ins this month of casino giants MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment shatter a public perception that casino security requires an “Oceans 11”-level effort to defeat it.
What's streaming now: Doja Cat, 'Sex Education,' 'Spy Kids,' 'The Super Models' and 'Superpower'
This week’s new entertainment releases include an album from Doja Cat, a reboot of Robert Rodriguez’s “Spy Kids” franchise with a film starring Gina Rodriguez and Zachary Levi and the critically-acclaimed “Sex Education,” one of Netflix’s most popular shows, returns for its fourth and final season.
Imagine making shadowy data brokers erase your personal info. Californians may soon live the dream
California has some of the strongest digital privacy laws in the U.S. and is on the verge of handing consumers a major new tool to combat the sale and secret use of personal information they may never have agreed to share.
What to know about a major rescue underway to bring a US researcher out of a deep Turkish cave
A major rescue operation is underway in Turkey’s Taurus Mountains to bring out an American researcher who fell seriously ill nine days ago, about 1,000 meters — or 3,000 feet — from the entrance of one of world’s deepest caves.
Artificial intelligence technology behind ChatGPT was built in Iowa -- with a lot of water
As they race to capitalize on a craze for generative AI, leading tech developers including Microsoft, OpenAI and Google have acknowledged that growing demand for their AI tools carries hefty costs, from expensive semiconductors to an increase in water consumption.
What's streaming now: 'Barbie,' Dan & Shay, 'The Morning Show' and 'Welcome to Wrexham'
This week’s new entertainment releases include an album from country pop duo Dan & Shay, the return of Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon for season three of “The Morning Show” and you can own “Barbie” — for a price.
Wealthy Russian with Kremlin ties gets 9 years in prison for hacking and insider trading scheme
A federal judge in Boston has sentenced a wealthy Russian businessman with ties to the Kremlin to nine years in prison for his role in a nearly $100 million insider trading scheme that relied on stolen company earnings information hacked through U.S. computer networks.
Google reaches tentative settlement with all 50 states over alleged app store monopoly
All 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have reached an agreement in principle with Google to settle a lawsuit filed in 2021 over the tech giant’s alleged monopolistic control of the distribution of apps for the software that runs most of the world’s cellphones.
Court sides with Norwegian regulator's $100K daily fine imposed on Meta over ad privacy concerns
Meta has lost a legal battle to freeze an order from Norway’s data protection authority that imposes hefty fines on the Facebook and Instagram owner over advertising practices deemed to violate user privacy.
Prosecutors in all 50 states urge Congress to strengthen tools to fight AI child sexual abuse images
The top prosecutors in all 50 states are calling on Congress to study how artificial intelligence can be used to exploit children through pornography, and come up with legislation to further guard against it.
Cluster munition deaths in Ukraine pass Syria, fueling rise in a weapon the world has tried to ban
More than 300 people were killed by cluster munitions in Ukraine in 2022, surpassing Syria as the country with the highest number of deaths from the controversial weapons for the first time in a decade.
What to stream this week: Olivia Rodrigo, LaKeith Stanfield, NBA 2K14 and ‘The Little Mermaid’
This week’s new entertainment releases include Olivia Rodrigo's much-anticipated sophomore album, LaKeith Stanfield starring in the eight-part horror fantasy series “The Changeling” and Disney's live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid” starring Halle Bailey.