EU approves $7.5 bn acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft

Brussels, Oct 20 : The European Commission on Saturday announced it has approved the $7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft. The Commission said that effective competition in the relevant markets would continue and Microsoft would have no incentive to undermine the open nature of GitHub’s platform. Microsoft in June announced to acquire GitHub, the […]

North Korean hacker group stole $571 mn in crypto attacks

San Francisco, Oct 20 : Amid growing crypto-jacking episodes, a North Korean hacking group called Lazarus has stolen cryptocurrencies worth more than half a billion dollars. According to The Next Web that cited findings from the annual report of cybersecurity vendor Group-IB late on Friday, Lazarus was behind 14 hacking attacks on cryptocurrent exchanges since […]

North Korean hacker group stole $571 mn in crypto attacks

San Francisco, Oct 20 : A North Korean hacking group called Lazarus has stolen cryptocurrencies worth more than half a billion this year. According to The Next Web that cited findings from the annual report of cybersecurity vendor Group-IB late on Friday, Lazarus was behind 14 hacking attacks on cryptocurrent exchanges since January 2017 — […]

Chinese-made world’s largest amphibious aircraft completes successful flight

By Gaurav Sharma Beijing, Oct 20 : China’s home-grown amphibious aircraft AG600, claimed by Beijing as the world’s largest, carried out its first take-off and landing on waters on Saturday. Developed and built by the state-owned aircraft giant Aviation Industry Corporation of China, the seaplane took off from the Zhanghe Reservoir in Jingmen, Hubei’s province, […]

Google to charge $40 per device to Android makers

San Francisco, Oct 20 : Android manufacturers will have to pay $40 per device to Google in Europe to be featured into Google Play Store and other mobile apps. According to a report in The Verge on Friday, a confidential fee schedule shows costs as high as $40 per device to install the “Google Mobile […]

‘Anonymous Facebook ads influenced nearly 10 mn British voters’

London, Oct 20 : An anonymous political campaign on Facebook has reached nearly 10 million voters, asking them via advertisements to oppose British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, the media reported on Saturday. According to The Guardian, it was discovered by the digital campaign group 89up, which shared the details with the Department for […]