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Investigation of Russian hack on London hospitals may take weeks amid worries over online data dump

Jun. 22, 2024 13:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An investigation into a ransomware attack earlier this month on London hospitals by the Russian group Qilin could take weeks to complete, the country's state-run National Health Service said Friday, as concerns grow over a reported data dump of patient records. ...

Facial recognition startup Clearview AI settles privacy suit

Jun. 21, 2024 20:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Facial recognition startup Clearview AI reached a settlement Friday in an Illinois lawsuit alleging its massive photographic collection of faces violated the subjects' privacy rights, a deal that attorneys estimate could be worth more than $50 million. But the...

Car dealerships are being disrupted by a multi-day outage after cyberattacks on software supplier

Jun. 21, 2024 16:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Car dealerships across North America have faced major disruptions this week. CDK Global, a company that provides software for thousands of auto dealers in the U.S. and Canada, was hit by back-to-back cyberattacks on Wednesday. That led to an outage that continued to...

Still need your landline? California regulators just stopped AT&T from pulling the plug

Jun. 21, 2024 12:03 PM EDT

California’s Public Utilities Commission rejected AT&T’s application to stop providing landlines and other services in areas where there is no other option. Its 4-0 vote Thursday came after a judge determined the application by AT&T California was “fatally flawed.” ...

AmEx buys dining reservation company Tock from Squarespace for $400M

Jun. 21, 2024 10:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — American Express will acquire the dining reservation and event management platform Tock from Squarespace for $400 million cash. AmEx began making acquisitions in the dining and event space with its purchase of Resy five years ago, giving cardmembers access to...

Japan's space agency was hit by multiple cyberattacks, but officials say no sensitive data was taken

Jun. 21, 2024 07:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s space agency has suffered a series of cyberattacks since last year, but sensitive information related to rockets and satellites was not affected and it is continuing to investigate and take preventive measures, officials said Friday. Chief Cabinet Secretary...

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky denies it's a hazard after the US Commerce Dept bans its software

Jun. 21, 2024 07:17 AM EDT

The cybersecurity firm Kaspersky denied Friday that it is a security threat after the U.S. Commerce Department banned the use of its software in the United States. The Moscow-based company — whose CEO Eugene Kaspersky is Russian — said in a statement that the Commerce...

Should young kids have smartphones? These parents in Europe linked arms and said no

Jun. 21, 2024 01:15 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Try saying “no” when a child asks for a smartphone. What comes after, parents everywhere can attest, begins with some variation of: “Everyone has one. Why can’t I?” But what if no pre-teen in sight has one — and what if having a smartphone was...

What to stream this weekend: 'Kung Fu Panda 4' chops, PBS hits the disco and Kevin Hart chats

Jun. 21, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

The debut of “Echoes,” a sequel series to “Orphan Black," and the documentary “Bread & Roses” looking at how Afghan women’s lives were impacted after Kabul fell to the Taliban in 2021 are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. ...

How Nvidia became an AI giant

Jun. 20, 2024 19:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It all started at a Denny’s in San Jose in 1993. Three engineers — Jensen Huang, Chris Malachowsky and Curtis Priem — gathered at the diner in what is now the heart of Silicon Valley to discuss building a computer chip that would make graphics for video...