Julian Assange Lays Out His Case Against US Extradition

Much of the defense’s case—including many of the arguments it revealed in the initial February hearings—focuses on the political nature of the charges. Assange’s lawyers point out that “political offenses” aren’t subject to extradition in the US-UK extradition treaty, and argue that his prosecution is “being pursued for ulterior political motives and not in good […]

Exclusive: Worldline $9.2 billion Ingenico deal may need EU concessions – sources

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) – French payments company Worldline’s <WLN.PA> 7.8 billion euro ($9.23 billion) bid for Ingenico <INGC.PA> may require concessions to gain European Union antitrust regulator approval, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. The acquisition by Worldline, which was born out of French IT company Atos <ATOS.PA>, is emblematic […]

The ‘brushing’ scam that’s behind mystery parcels

By Zoe KleinmanTechnology reporter, BBC News image copyrightGetty Images If you’ve ever received a parcel from a shopping platform that you didn’t order, and nobody you know seems to have bought it for you, you might have been caught up in a “brushing” scam. It has hit the headlines after thousands of Americans received unsolicited […]

Microsoft launches Xbox Academy to inspire the next-gen of game developers

The next generation of gaming is coming, and the Xbox team is doing its part to inspire new talent. Xbox Academy will help to teach participants about the basics of game design and development, in addition to using popular tools such as Unity. Gaming was valued at $151.55 billion globally in 2019 and is expected […]

Building Wakanda | VentureBeat

I learned things about actor Chadwick Boseman that I didn’t know before his death, namely just how intentional he was with every aspect of his work and his explicit choice to focus on impact. That commitment is what led to roles portraying Jackie Robinson, James Brown, Thurgood Marshall, and the Black Panther. Boseman’s goal, agent […]

‘Dramatic’ decline in pirated films after arrests

image copyrightGetty Images The amount of new material illegally shared on pirate websites has fallen sharply after three alleged members of a group called Sparks were charged with copyright-infringement conspiracy. Sparks is a “release group” that allegedly acquires films, music and other digital material before their official release and puts them online. The US authorities […]

Health tech pins hope on Africa's pandemic shift to online care

By Alexis Akwagyiram LAGOS (Reuters) – When Loveth Metiboba’s baby had diarrhoea, she worried that taking him to a clinic near her home in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, might expose them both to the coronavirus. “The idea of going to the clinic was very scary,” said Metiboba, a researcher for a charity. Instead, the clinic, run […]

How to Boost WhatsApp’s Privacy and Better Protect Your Data

In the summer of 2016, WhatsApp made an unprecedented change. The Facebook-owned company turned on end-to-end encryption by default for all of the billion-plus people using it—becoming, in the process, the world’s largest encrypted messenger. Since then the number of people using it has swelled to more than 2 billion. WIRED UK This story originally […]

Samsung wins $6.6 billion Verizon 5G equipment order

(Reuters) — Samsung said today it had won a $6.64 billion order to provide wireless communication solutions to Verizon in the United States, a major win for the South Korean firm in the next-generation 5G network market. Samsung’s global prospects for its network business have improved following U.S. sanctions on its bigger rival Huawei, analysts […]