WhatsApp asked to stop sharing data with Facebook

WhatsApp asked to stop sharing data with Facebook

London, December 19 (IANS) Concerned over data privacy of its citizens, France’s privacy watchdog has issued formal notice to WhatsApp, asking the popular mobile messaging app to stop sharing user data with the parent company Facebook within a month.   If WhatsApp fails to comply with the formal notice within the specified time scale, the […]

U.S. blames North Korea for ‘WannaCry’ cyber attack

U.S. blames North Korea for ‘WannaCry’ cyber attack

FILE PHOTO: A screenshot shows a WannaCry ransomware demand, provided by cyber security firm Symantec, in Mountain View, California, U.S. May 15, 2017. Courtesy of Symantec/Handout via REUTERS/Files   WASHINGTON, December 19 (Reuters) – The Trump administration has publicly blamed North Korea for unleashing the so-called WannaCry cyber attack that crippled hospitals, banks and other […]

U.S., Russian, Japanese crew blasts off for space station

U.S., Russian, Japanese crew blasts off for space station

The International Space Station (ISS) crew members Norishige Kanai of Japan (C), Anton Shkaplerov of Russia (bottom) and Scott Tingle of the U.S. board the Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft for its launch at Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan December 17, 2017. REUTERS//Shamil Zhumatov TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY   December 17 (Reuters) – A trio of U.S. and […]

Microsoft updates Bing search to highlight reputable results

Microsoft updates Bing search to highlight reputable results

Harry Shum, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence and Research, speaks at a Microsoft event in San Francisco, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Microsoft rolled out new features on its Bing search engine powered by artificial intelligence, including one that summarizes the two opposing sides of contentious questions, and another that measures how many reputable […]

Three astronauts return to Earth from space station

Three astronauts return to Earth from space station

Washington, December 14 (IANS) Three astronauts landed in Kazakhstan on Thursday after spending nearly five months at the International Space Station.   A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Expedition 53 crewmates Randy Bresnik of NASA, Paolo Nespoli of European Space Agency (ESA) and Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos landed at 2.37 p.m. Kazakhstan time, NASA said.   […]

Why meteoroids often blow up before hitting Earth

Why meteoroids often blow up before hitting Earth

New York, December 12 (IANS) When a meteor comes hurtling toward Earth, the high-pressure air in front of it seeps into its pores and cracks, pushing its body apart and causing it to explode, say scientists.   Researchers knew that meteoroids often blew up before they reach the Earth’s surface, but they did not know […]

France awards climate grants to U.S.-based scientists on summit eve

France awards climate grants to U.S.-based scientists on summit eve

French President Emmanuel Macron attends the “Tech for Planet” event at the “Station F” start up campus ahead of the One Planet Summit in Paris, France, December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer   PARIS, December 12 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron plans to award multi-year grants for several U.S.-based scientists to relocate to France, his […]

How NASA plans to bring back samples from Mars

How NASA plans to bring back samples from Mars

Concept portrayal of China’s Mars rover and lander released on August 23, 2016 by lunar probe and space project center of Chinese State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence. China Daily/via REUTERS   Washington, December 11 (IANS) NASA has revealed how it plans to bring back Martian samples to Earth for the […]