Hackers talk a lot of smack about their "leet"--that is, elite--skills, but no method of digital burglary is more tried and true than phishing. Tricking people into revealing a password is one of the easiest ways to access sensitive personal information. (Just ask former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.) In just over a year, email scammers fleeced $3.1 billion from U.S. companies, according to the FBI. In a recent report, email security firm Agari found that phishing attacks were either o...
A worker attaches barbed wire to a border fence to prevent illegal crossings by migrants at the Bulgarian-Turkish border in March 2016. (Dimitar Dilkoff/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images) Bulgarian legislators are gearing up to form a new government, following the March 26 parliamentary election, the third since 2013. Five parties made it into the National Assembly, but none of them won the minimum 121 out of 240 seats to claim a majority in the unicameral legislature. Here is what ...
A controversial MEP has been banned from addressing a group of university students, allegedly because campus officials feared the event may breach anti-terror laws. Janusz Korwin-Mikke was due to address a conservative group at the University of East London (UEL) on Thursday – but Heat Street can reveal that the event has been scrapped after the venue unexpectedly pulled the plug. Organizers claim that UEL staff cited Prevent legislation – designed to stop extremist speakers radical...
Credit Suisse Chairman Urs Rohner faces his toughest shareholder meeting to date this week following an investor revolt over bonuses and losses totaling 5.65 billion Swiss francs ($5.7 billion) since 2015. Rohner, 57, is facing calls to stand down after six years as chairman, during which time the share price of Switzerland’s second-biggest bank has more than halved to around 15 francs. “Trust in the bank actually is at rock bottom if we look at the share price since Urs Rohner took ...
The Eurozone. Political independents. Pollsters. Now another group has reason for cheer after the first round of France’s election on Sunday: Europe’s super rich. Emmanuel Macron’s emergence as firm favorite to win the French presidency on May 7 catapulted European stocks to a 17-month high, Bloomberg reports. And with that, the coffers of European billionaires swelled by $27.5 billion--or 2.6%. So much so, in fact, that Zara founder Amancio Ortega, who was bumped down to third...
FinanceFeeds - For over forty years, Britain, and in particular London, has been rather similar to a glowing child prodigy from a good family with skills and abilities beyond his size and age, who is stuck in a sink comprehensive school surrounded by 28 delinquents who do not wish to learn and will not behave. Those days are now coming to an end, and Britain is about to leave the delinquent majority of its peers behind as it has gained the equivalent of said child escaping the lowest common deno...
The makers of FaceApp are backtracking after users accused the popular face-morphing app of racism. According to the company, the app will "transform your face using Artificial Intelligence in just one tap!" Selfie-takers can make their photos look old, force a smile onto their otherwise grumpy mug, or beautify themselves.  SEE ALSO: Viral selfie-morphing FaceApp launches on Android after huge iOS success Troublingly, this last option, labeled as "hot," appears to lighten users' skin tone...
The polls got it right. Investors cheered Sunday after round one of the 2017 French presidential elections ended with centrist Emmanuel Macron topping the charts with 24% of the votes -- as predicted by polls. He was followed by far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, who got 21% of the votes. Macron has run on a pro-European Union platform, while Le Pen has called for France to potentially exit the EU and ditch the Euro. That must have been a welcome relief for investors, who had feared that the ant...
U.S. ride-hailing app Uber told Europe’s top court on Monday that it was a digital service, not a transport service, and that a French law clearly targeted online taxi services, in its latest European legal battle with the taxi industry. Uber expanded into Europe five years ago and has come under attack from taxi companies who see it as unfair competition bypassing strict licensing and safety rules. In a hearing in Europe’s top court in Luxembourg, the U.S. start-up described itself ...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New Florida graduate transfer Egor Koulechov says he knew this past season would be his last with the Rice basketball program, but that’s not to say this was the exact plan all along. Koulechov, a 6-foot-5 wing, says he has a professional basketball opportunity waiting for him back home in Israel when the time is right, and that as much as anything is what he expected might be his next step. Instead, he’ll head to Gainesville to help replace the talent lost f...
The years after the financial crisis have seen a renewed focus on long-term value creation among investors, regulators and — as a result — management teams. These years have also seen a heightened compliance burden for public companies, with regulators introducing new measures to tamp down systemic risk. Earlier this month, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published a paper seeking comments on a number of new ideas to reduce the regulatory burden on Canadian public companies. Per...
NEW YORK — Chance encounters can lead to entirely new career paths. Just ask Mathilde Thomas, who co-founded the Caudalie luxury skin care and spa company after meeting a doctor in 1993 at her family vineyard in the French city of Bordeaux. After the doctor noted that the leftover grape skins and seeds from Château Smith Haut Lafitte’s harvest contained anti-oxidants, Thomas’ wheels began turning. Two years later, she founded Caudalie with Bertrand Thomas, whom she would later mar...
Sometimes, it’s hard to tell what year the Trump Administration thinks it is. Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressed amazement that “a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific” could block President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban. It seemed he was stuck somewhere pre-1959, before that far-off land, which most of us just call Hawaii, became a state. Sessions later claimed that he was just stating a geographic fact: Hawaii is, indeed, located in the Pacifi...
If there is such a thing as a “Trump Effect” in European politics, it’s not unfolding quite the way that Europe’s liberals had feared. No stampede of dark horses from the nationalist fringe has come trampling across the European Union. No other countries have yet followed the British to the exit. Instead, the leaders of the right seem to be suffering one setback after another, which is all the more remarkable given how confident they felt just a few months ago. On Jan. ...
While the “Save the Manuals” movement is still going, it seems to be losing. Despite the few outliers like the Porsche 911 R and Cayman GT4, the movement seems to be losing. Every hot BMW is available with some sort of automatic transmission, every hot Audi is automatic-only and Mercedes-Benz has all but ditched the manual in its performance cars. We also recently heard from a BMW M representative that the famous motorsport division of BMW could be ditching the dual-clutch automati...
(PARIS) — France’s political mainstream, shut out of the presidency by an angry electorate, united Monday to urge voters to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in the presidential runoff and to reject Marine Le Pen’s populist nationalism. Politicians on the moderate left and right, including French President Francois Hollande and the losing Socialist and Republicans party candidates in Sunday’s first-round vote, maneuvered to block Le Pen’s path to power in the May 7 ru...
The BMW Z4 GTLM and its base Z4 GT3 have unfortunately been denied all the great racing successes, but the racing car was never a slow one. We were able to get an idea of ​​its performance on the circuit of the Thermal Club near Palm Springs back in January when we attended the launch of the new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires. Our sister magazine Bimmertoday, with the help of a Samsung Gear 360, has created a 360 ° video of the fast lap, which now allows you a virtual ride with us. The BM...
In this video, the European Space Agency takes us from outer space to Earth, depicting the exponentially worsening space debris problem along the way. Without a solution, humanity may soon find space travel impossible. The post The ESA’s dramatic video shows why space junk is such a big problem appeared first on Digital Trends.
You may have come across some pretty alarming takes on diet soda going into this past weekend. “Daily dose of diet soda tied to triple risk of deadly stroke,” blared Fox News. Outlets like the Washington Post and CNN repeated the assertion that drinking artificially sweetened beverages may increase the risk that your brain just maybe headed for a blood clot or serious mental deterioration because you like to drink Diet Coke. Don’t believe the hype; the situation probably isn...
OPEN MICIt's feedback time. On crowdfunding and pre-ordering hardware from startups: Joe writes: Expecting evidence of transparency before investing, either crowdfunding, angel or venture, would improve outcomes for investors. Research has confirmed that entrepreneurs that embrace transparency actually perform better. For example, Skully [the AR helmet maker that took 3,000 pre-orders and suddenly shut down]. David writes: The reason more venture backed company's (specifically those that crowdfu...