Day: January 4, 2019

Marriott: Good news. Hackers only took 383 million booking records … and 5.3m unencrypted passport numbers

Plus an extra 20m passport digits and 8.6m payment card details, though encrypted Hotel megachain Marriott International has gone into further detail on the cyber-raid on its reservation database, including the number of payment cards and passport details siphoned off by hackers.… …read more Source:: Register

Chinese lunar rover makes tracks on the far side of the moon – CNET

China’s Chang’e 4 mission sets the Jade Rabbit 2 rover loose on an unexplored part of the moon’s surface. …read more Source:: CNet

White House Advisor Kudlow Says Apple Technology May Have Been ‘Picked Off’ by China

Fred Imbert, writing for CNBC: Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, said Friday that Apple’s technology may have been stolen by the Chinese. “I don’t want to surmise too much here, but Apple technology may have been picked off by China and now China is becoming very competitive with Apple. You’ve got to…

How IoT might transform four industries this year

Healthcare, manufacturing, automotive, and public sector set to see big changes. …read more Source:: ZDNet

How YouTube’s Domination of Streaming Clips the Market’s Wings

New report from Midia Research firm looks at music fans’ behavior in the third quarter of 2018. From the report: YouTube is the dominant music streaming platform, with 55% of consumers regularly watching music videos on YouTube, compared to a combined 37% for all free audio streaming services. YouTube usage skews young, peaking at nearly…

Hackers leak personal data trove on Angela Merkel, top German politicians – CNET

Alternative for Germany, a far-right party, appears to have been spared. …read more Source:: CNet

This little PepsiCo snack robot is a vending machine on wheels – CNET

The Hello Goodness-branded robot rolls around with chips and iced tea, but apparently no beer. …read more Source:: CNet

Rick and Morty video clip has fans clamoring for season 4 release date – CNET

Fifteen seconds isn’t enough for devoted fans, who want to know when the new stuff is coming. …read more Source:: CNet

Robots Are Taking Some Jobs, But Not All: World Bank

Some Amazon stores have no cashiers, and Waymo is testing self-driving taxis. Are robots taking our jobs? It depends on what you do and where you do it, according to a new report by the World Bank released this week. From a report: “Advanced economies have shed industrial jobs, but the rise of the industrial…

Marriott says less than 383 million guests impacted by breach, not 500 million

Marriott issues new hack numbers, downgrading original 500 million estimate. …read more Source:: ZDNet