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Spies in Silicon Valley: Twitter Breach Tied to Saudi Dissident Arrests

An internal breach at Twitter Inc. a half decade ago yielded data that was later used by Saudi Arabia to harass or arrest people critical of the government, according to lawsuits, human rights groups and the relative of a person …

Robots Running the Industrial World Are Open to Cyber Attacks

Industrial robots are now being used to assemble everything from airplanes to smartphones, using human-like arms to mechanically repeat the same processes over and over, thousands of times a day with nanometric precision. But according to a new report entitled …

The Cost of Killer Heat: A Rising Risk of Death in Poor Nations

A few years ago, several top climate researchers joined forces to launch a data-intensive economics research project that promised the most careful estimates yet of how much damage warming may bring and what it implies for the cost of climate …

COVID-19 a Growing Share of Shrinking Work Comp Claims in 2 States

COVID-19 has become a large chunk of a dwindling number of workers’ compensation claims in Florida and California, limited data shows. The number of COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims reported in California more than quadrupled to 22,621 since the last data …

U.S. Accuses Chinese Nationals of Hacking Spree Targeting COVID Data, Defense Secrets

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department indicted two Chinese nationals for hacking defense contractors, COVID researchers, and other companies worldwide, according to a court filing published on Tuesday. U.S. authorities said the Chinese nationals, Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi, participated …

Share of Auto Claims Using Photo Estimates Doubles During the Pandemic

Social distancing has been a boon for the use of photo estimates after auto collisions. CCC Information Services said that the share of claims processed through its Quick Estimate product increased 125 percent from January to April. “Based on our …

Whisper Users Sue Over Exposure of Almost 900 Million Records

The maker of an app that allows people to anonymously post everything from family secrets to stories of infidelity was sued for exposing almost 900 million user records on the internet. Three women — who said they started using the …

How Big Tech is Helping Transform Cars into Smartphones

LAS VEGAS — Technology companies transformed smartphones and televisions into continuous fountains of revenue. Now, big tech wants to work with automakers to do the same thing for your car. With the widespread rollout of autonomous vehicles still years away, …

Amazon To Showcase Its Transportation Drive at World’s Largest Tech Show

From making cars talk using Alexa’s voice to managing data from factories full of robots, Amazon.com Inc wants a big piece of the action in transportation, and this week at CES will unveil more about its strategy to achieve that …

Warehouses Are Tracking Workers’ Every Muscle Movement

Every morning when he goes to work in the freezer room of a warehouse in eastern Pennsylvania, Jack Westley throws on a hooded sweatshirt to keep warm and grabs a radio to talk to his coworkers. He was recently given …