TECH

Australian police seek to protect 10,000 customers after Optus hack

SYDNEY, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Australian authorities said on Friday they have begun an operation to protect the personal information of 10,000 people whose data may have been shared online after a cyber attack on Optus, the country’s second-largest telco. The efforts come three days after an unidentified person posted online that they had released …

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Most people can’t get through the day without the internet: poll

Nearly half of Americans can’t live without their electronics (48%) and WiFi (46%), according to new research. A survey of 2,000 US adults revealed that other essentials – besides food and water – people can’t go without including medicine (55%), electricity (53%) and gasoline/petrol (51%). The study examined respondents’ perspectives on supply chain issues and …

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Vietnam tech firm FPT produces country’s first semiconductor chips

HANOI, Sept 28 (Reuters) – FPT Semiconductor, a unit of Vietnam’s leading tech company FPT (FPT.HM), launched its first line of semiconductor chips used in medical devices on Wednesday, part of the company’s efforts to enter the competitive global industry. The company said in a statement it aims to supply 25 million chips globally by …

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Wall Street ends sharply higher as Treasury yields dip

Apple drops on concerns about iPhone demand Treasury prices rebound after BoE decision S&P 500 records largest one-day gain since Aug. 10 Indexes: Dow +1.88%, S&P 500 +1.97%, Nasdaq +2.05% Sept 28 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended sharply higher on Wednesday following its recent sell-off, helped by falling Treasury yields, while Apple dropped on concerns …

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Amazon.com unveils device that tracks breath while sleeping

Sept 28 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday announced a contactless gadget that can monitor people’s sleep, along with updates to its lineup of voice-controlled devices and e-readers. The online retailer said its $139.99 sleep gadget, known as Halo Rise, tracks room temperature, humidity and light, plus the breathing patterns of the person closest to …

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Apple drops plan to boost iPhone production as demand falters-Bloomberg

Sept 27 (Reuters) – Apple Inc is dropping plans to increase production of its new iPhones this year after an anticipated surge in demand failed to materialize, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The company told suppliers to curtail efforts to increase assembly of its flagship iPhone 14 product family …

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Saudi NEOM’s tech unit rebrands, invests $1 bln in 2022 -CEO

RIYADH, Sept 27 (Reuters) – NEOM Tech & Digital, a subsidiary of the $500 billion signature NEOM project of the Saudi crown prince, has invested $1 billion in 2022 in AI, including a metaverse platform, its chief executive said on Tuesday. Joseph Bradley said the company is also changing its name to Tonomus as NEOM …

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Optus under further fire for cyber breach, purported hacker claims data deleted

A woman uses her mobile phone as she walks past in front of an Optus shop in Sydney, Australia, February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Australian telecoms giant Optus came under more fire from the government on Tuesday for a massive cyber …

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Investing in future of planet found to be good for pocket, too

I have spoken investing to countless folks who are interested in their money in moresocial responsible companies, but they said their financial advisor either rolled their eyes at them or explained thatsocial responsible would not give them desired returns. This is frustrating to me because I used to teach a course on sustainable business at …

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