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  • CNET News 14 hours 21 min ago
    • Equifax may have suffered a data breach several months before the date it disclosed earlier this month for the massive hack that exposed the personal financial information for roughly half the US population.
    • But it denied the March incident was related to the massive hack revealed earlier this month.
    • "Equifax complied fully with all consumer notification requirements related to the March incident," an Equifax spokesperson said in a statement.
    • A pair of influential US senators have sent a letter to Equifax CEO Rick Smith demanding details about the hack, including information about when authorities and board members were informed of the hack.
    • On Friday, the company said Chief Security Officer Susan Mauldin and Chief Information Officer David Webb would be "retiring," effective immediately.
  • CNET News 16 hours 56 min ago
    • Streaming device maker Roku could have an Amazon Echotype smart speaker in the works, a Variety report published Monday suggests.
    • Roku declined to confirm or comment on the Variety report, which is based on new job postings at Roku and other public records.
    • But if true, Roku would be just the latest to join the smart speaker craze sparked by Amazon's Echo and followed by Google Home and Apple's HomePod.
    • Samsung is also reportedly working on its own smart speaker.
    • As it gets ready for an IPO, investors might want some assurance that Roku is well aware of the trend.
  • CNET News 17 hours 4 min ago
    • When the moon passes in front of something besides the sun, it's called an occultation.
    • Skywatchers on Monday are being treated to lunar occultations of three planets, one star and two asteroids in a single day, according to the US Naval Observatory.
    • In Monday's early hours, the moon passed over Venus and the bright star Regulus.
    • If you're in the Philippines, you might be able to spot the moon covering Mercury around dawn Tuesday morning.
    • In addition, professional astronomers will keep an eye out for two large asteroids named Hertha and Nephthys that will also be covered by the moon.
  • money 18 hours ago
    • Most people look only at the returns that an investment vehicle gives.
    • It is, however, important to consider the taxation rules as well since this will reduce the overall returns.
    • Here’s a look at some of these.
  • Reuters: World News 18 hours 19 min ago
    • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the launch of a Hwasong12 missile in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 16, 2017.
    • The Xinhua report did not directly link the drills to current tensions over North Korea.
    • U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed that North Korea will never be able to threaten the United States with a nucleartipped ballistic missile.
    • On Saturday, it said it aimed to reach an “equilibrium” of military force with the United States.
    • The United States and South Korea are technically still at war with North Korea because the 195053 Korean conflict ended with a truce and not a peace treaty.
  • Reuters: World News 20 hours 7 min ago
    • He was speaking after a meeting of about 14 countries that back the Syrian opposition including France, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United States.
    • The U.N. Security Council has adopted a Syria transition road map through a Genevaled process.
    • Meanwhile, the moderate Syrian opposition is moribund and the United States has largely stepped back from a leading role in Syrian diplomacy.
    • Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said the French contact group proposal was not discussed at the Friends of Syria meeting.
    • Macron’s initiative is the right way to fix this because it’s vital all five (permanent Security Council members) are involved in the process.”
  • BBC News World 20 hours 10 min ago
    • Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to address the country on the growing crisis in Rakhine state.
    • Ms Suu Kyi had earlier claimed that the crisis was being distorted by a "huge iceberg of misinformation" and said tensions were being fanned by fake news promoting the interests of terrorists.
    • She also cancelled a trip to the UN General Assembly in New York, saying she would address Myanmar on Tuesday on "national reconciliation and peace".
    • In an interview with the BBC, Shwe Mann, a former general turned Suu Kyi ally, said she was taking steps to address the situation.
    • On Monday Myanmar's top general blamed the Rohingya for the crisis and accused extremists of trying to form a stronghold in Rakhine state.
  • Reuters: World News 1 day 37 min ago
    • JAKARTA (Reuters) Indonesian authorities detained 22 people late on Monday after a violent mob clashed with police at an anticommunist protest in the capital Jakarta.
    • Communism is banned in Indonesia and any sympathizers are regarded with a deep suspicion and hostility, especially by nationalists and Islamists.
    • Protesters threw rocks and water bottles and police fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse the crowd, according to media.
    • Successive governments have refused to accept the estimated death toll figure and have refrained from apologizing.
    • The military, which is accused by activists of gross human rights violations during the 1965 purge, has bristled at any reconciliation efforts.
  • TechCrunch 1 day 1 hour ago
    • Gmail is packed with a lot of timesaving features, like Smart Replies for mobile users.
    • So it’s a bit surprising to realize that Gmail will only now start to automatically convert addresses, phone numbers and contacts into links.
    • The feature begins rolling out today for Gmail and Inbox on Android, iOS and the web.
    • Address links will open Google Maps, clicking on an email address launches a new compose window in your email client and phone numbers dial a new call in Hangouts or your default phone app.
    • As the G Suite team blog puts it, “Gmail users often exchange information like addresses and phone numbers with each other to set up meetings, introduce colleagues and plan events.
  • money 1 day 1 hour ago
    • Mumbai:The BSE Sensex opened lower on Tuesday against the previous session’s closing.
    • The shares of Tata Motors, Sun Pharma and Tata Steel rose, whereas the shares of Coal India and L&T fell.
    • Around 32.35 million shares or 1.12% stake of the company changed hands in a block deal, according to a Bloomberg report.
    • However, Hong Kong dollar was up 0.19%, Japanese yen 0.08%, Singapore dollar 0.06%, Philippines peso 0.06%, Thai Baht 0.05%.
    • The dollar index, which measures the US currency’s strength against major currencies, was trading at 91.929, down 0.13% from its previous close of 92.047.