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Report: Feds Are Preparing Trade Theft Case Against Chinese Tech Giant Huawei

Federal prosecutors “are pursuing a criminal investigation” of Chinese tech giant Huawei for allegedly stealing the trade secrets of U.S. firms, with the case in part based on allegations raised in civil lawsuits, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Spying, Law Enforcement, Espionage, Intellectual Property, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, T Mobile, IP Theft, Chinese Tech Giant Huawei


Motorola Reviving the Razr as a $1,500 Bendy Phone Is a Bad Idea, but I'm Curious as Hell

The Motorola Razr was undoubtedly the phone of the mid-2000s. It was a tantalizing vision of the future that featured a super compact body with slick metallic keys and two freaking screens. And while its debut in 2004 came about a decade and a half ago, if this new report from the Wall Street Journal is true, Motorola…Read more...
Tags: Motorola, Science, Smartphones, Wall Street Journal, MWC, Motorola Razr, RAZR, Flexible Screens, Nostalgia Tech, Mwc 2019, The Razr Might Ride Again


Viacom in Talks to Sell Majority Stake in China Operations

The discussions involved the potential sale of a majority share in Viacom’s channel brands, such as MTV and Nickelodeon, in China. The move, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, comes as the media conglomerate runs into trouble trying to scale its operations in the country after more than two decades of business there. The arrangement would be similar to the company’s joint venture with India’s Reliance Industries Ltd., the person said.
Tags: Science, China, India, Mtv, Wall Street Journal, Nickelodeon, Viacom, Reliance Industries Ltd, China Operations


Viacom Said to Discuss Selling Majority Stake in China Business

The discussions involved the potential sale of a majority share in Viacom’s channel brands, such as MTV and Nickelodeon, in China. The move, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, comes as the media conglomerate runs into trouble trying to scale its operations in the country after more than two decades of business there. The arrangement would be similar to the company’s joint venture with India’s Reliance Industries Ltd., the person said.
Tags: Science, China, India, Mtv, Wall Street Journal, Nickelodeon, Viacom, Reliance Industries Ltd


The U.S. Government Has Amassed Terabytes of Internal WikiLeaks Data

Late last year, the U.S. government accidentally revealed that a sealed complaint had been filed against Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. Shortly before this was made public, the FBI reconfirmed its investigation of WikiLeaks was ongoing, and the Wall Street Journal reported that the Department of Justice was…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fbi, Julian Assange, Department Of Justice, Wikileaks, Wall Street Journal


Elon Musk's SpaceX said to be planning to cut 10 per cent of workforce

Elon Musk's SpaceX will lay off about 10 percent of its more than 6,000 employees, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday. The company did not comment on the number of layoffs but said in emailed comments that it needs to become a "leaner" organisation for which it would "part ways" with some of its workforce. "To continue delivering for our customers and to succeed in developing interplanetary spacecraft and a global space-based Internet, SpaceX must become a leaner company", a Sp...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Wall Street Journal


Exactly How Far You Need to Stand from Someone Sick to Avoid Getting the Flu

Flu season. As of late December, we've officially entered the coldest, nastiest, and sickliest stretch of the year. It's also the stretch of year when you're likely at your most paranoid. You know, every time a colleague or a loved one emits a nasty cough, you can't help but shoot them a look that all but screams, "Are you about to get me sick?!" Our collective fear raises interesting question: Is there science-backed "safe" distance we should keep from someone we presume is car...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Wall Street Journal, Steve, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, William Schaffner


The FBI Is Looking Into a Mike Pence Poseur That Texted Republican Members of Congress

The FBI is investigating an incident where someone posing as Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary, Alyssa Farah, contacted Republican members of the House of Representatives and tried to extract information on their whereabouts and “availability for meetings,” the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. One GOP…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Republicans, Congress, Cybersecurity, Sms, Fbi, Law Enforcement, Gop, House Of Representatives, Texting, Wall Street Journal, Mike Pence, Alyssa Farah


Yet Another Weather App Accused of Collecting Too Much User Data

As data breaches and privacy concerns become a frighteningly common feature of our digital world, it’s increasingly important that we think critically about the kinds of apps with which we share our information. A new report from the Wall Street Journal finds that a popular weather app has been asking users for an…Read more...
Tags: Security, Apps, Weather, Science, Data, Wall Street Journal, Privacy And Security


Amazon’s Biggest Bull Says It Should Disrupt Gas Stations

This comes after the Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Amazon was planning to expand the number of Whole Foods stores. Adding gas stations would “provide the company thousands of commercial locations to advance its delivery efforts,” analyst Tom Forte wrote to clients.
Tags: Amazon, Science, Wall Street Journal, Tom Forte


Amazon Is Reportedly Planning to Expand Whole Foods Because of Course It Is

Amazon is reportedly looking to expand Whole Foods stores across the country, including in suburban areas, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. News of the rumored expansion comes after Amazon acquired the grocer last year.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Whole Foods, Instacart, Wall Street Journal


Report: Washington Redskins Killed Stadium Wifi Deal With Huawei Over Security Concerns

The Washington Redskins axed a deal in 2014 with Chinese tech giant Huawei to provide free wifi at games near the nation’s capital after being warned that the company could pose a cybersecurity threat, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing a source familiar with the matter.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, China, Sports, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Hackers, Espionage, Washington Redskins, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, FedEx Field


Report: SpaceX raising $500M to get Starlink satellite service off the ground

SpaceX is set to raise $500 million in new investment to boost the development of its Starlink internet satellite service, The Wall Street Journal reported today. The funding round sets the California-based space company’s valuation at $30.5 billion, the Journal quoted unnamed sources as saying. One source familiar with the terms of the round told the Journal that SpaceX and investors have agreed on the financing terms, but the money hasn’t yet been sent to the company. The investors are said to...
Tags: Spacex, Science, California, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Baillie Gifford, StarLink


'Five Eyes' Spy Chiefs Agreed to Contain Huawei's Global Reach at Meeting in July: Report

At a meeting in Canada in July 2018, espionage chiefs from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S.—all signatories to a treaty on signals intelligence, and often referred to as the “Five Eyes”—agreed to do their best to contain the global growth of Chinese telecom Huawei, the Wall Street Journal reported…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Nsa, China, Cybersecurity, Canada, Telecoms, National Security, MI5, Espionage, Cia, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Australia Canada New Zealand, Meng Wanzhou


Sheryl Sandberg's Request for Info on George Soros Was 'Entirely Appropriate,' Facebook Board Says

Facebook’s board of directors appears to be sticking to the script in the defense of its opposition research into George Soros, a vocal critic of the platform. In a letter reported Wednesday by the Wall Street Journal from Facebook’s board of directors to Patrick Gaspard, the president of George Soros’ Open Society…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Wall Street Journal, Sheryl Sandberg, George Soros, Patrick Gaspard, Entirely Appropriate And Fine Behavior, Facebook Board Says


'I’m Pissed That It’s Come to This': Venmo Reportedly Pulled Features After Fraud 'Spike'

If you’re wondering why earlier this year Venmo briefly froze instant transactions and nixed its website payments, you can apparently look no further than good old-fashioned fraud. A Wall Street Journal report cites internal documents indicating the PayPal-owned service pulled some of its features when it lost $40…Read more...
Tags: Science, Paypal, Fraud, Mobile Payments, Wall Street Journal, Venmo, Does Lucas Still Use Venmo, Venmo Reportedly Pulled Features After Fraud Spike


Smart Devices the Size of Dust Particles Are Coming; Here's How to Play It

Computers as small and light as particles of dust are moving out of the realm of science fiction, according to a Wall Street Journal story published last week. It is already possible, although not entirely practical, to make computers the size of a grain of rice. In August, Gartner Inc., a leading information technology research firm, added smart dust back to its Hype Cycle for emerging technologies.
Tags: Science, Wall Street Journal, Gartner Inc


Oh Good, Google Is Apparently Expanding Its Presence in New York Now Too

Hot on the heels of a report that Amazon is planning to split its HQ2 between Arlington, Virginia and New York’s Long Island City, Google is reportedly looking to expand its own presence in New York City. Citing people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that the company is nearing a…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, New York, Science, New York City, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal, Arlington Virginia, HQ2, Here We Go, Long Island City Google, New York City Citing


Coastal property values take a hit due to climate change

Why can't the Wall Street Journal call it what it is?
Tags: Science, News, Wall Street Journal


DOJ Is Reportedly Investigating Tesla’s Claims About Its Model 3 Production

Just as the dust looked to be settling for Elon Musk’s Tesla, it appears the company has another investigation on its hands. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into whether the electric car company misled investors about its production goals for the Model 3,…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Fbi, Doj, Wall Street Journal, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Model 3


The Urban Legend About Scattering Human Ashes at Disney Is True, and It's Worse Than We Thought

For at least 11 years, an unnerving story has made the rounds on Disney fan blogs: people regularly scatter the ashes of loved ones at Disneyland and Disney World. Well, today, the Wall Street Journal has confirmed the urban legend. And we’re not talking about a couple of isolated cases. This happens on a monthly…Read more...
Tags: Death, Science, Disney, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Wall Street Journal, Disney World, Disney World Well, Human Ashes


Apple's Upcoming Streaming Service Is Reportedly So Bland Staff Are Calling It 'Expensive NBC'

Apple’s new streaming service reportedly has a $1 billion budget, but apparently it can’t buy some nerve. The company has long censored its walled-garden offerings on platforms like the App Store, and per a report in the Wall Street Journal on Saturday, Apple is still aiming to keep its content offerings squeaky…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TV, Science, Technology, Television, Nbc, Netflix, Streaming, Hulu, Wall Street Journal


Amazon Reportedly Investigating Whether Some of Its Staff Are Taking Kickbacks From Merchants

Amazon is reportedly investigating whether independent merchants operating on their platform are greasing the palms of staff to divulge confidential information about the site, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Crime, China, Bribery, Wall Street Journal, E Commerce


'I Don't See How This Could Hurt Me' Says Elon Musk, Head-Butting Car: Report

Stories on the inner-workings of Elon Musk’s mind have been flowing like wine in recent days, thanks to the Tesla CEO’s botched attempt at taking the company private. The latest comes by way of the Wall Street Journal, which sets the scene with a cheery anecdote about the one time Musk (purportedly) head-butted a car…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Wall Street Journal, Musk, Tesla Model 3, Don, Car Technology


Facebook Pulls Its Data-Harvesting Onavo VPN From App Store After Apple Says It Violates Rules

Facebook has yanked its vampiric Onavo Protect service—which purports to be a privacy-enhancing Virtual Private Network (VPN) but is by all indications data-harvesting Facebook spyware—from Apple’s App Store. The Wall Street Journal reports that a source said Facebook was compelled to remove the app after Apple “ruled…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Science, Technology, Privacy, Social Media, Cybersecurity, Spyware, Wall Street Journal, Data Privacy, Onavo, Bye Bye, Onavo Protect


Facebook: Hey Can We Pretty Please Maybe Have Lots of Your Banking Information Too?

Facebook is looking to gobble up users’ financial information, including such tidbits as “card transactions and checking-account balances,” as part of its relentless effort to swallow up yet more of the web, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Privacy, Finance, Social Media, Banking, Wall Street Journal, Data Privacy, Big Banks, Cambridge Analytica, How About No


Wall Street Journal's Dan Neil Deletes Twitter After Tesla Model 3 Review Blowback

Just how charged is the discourse around Tesla these days? Can a journalist criticize the company without being called a short or a pawn for Big Oil? Can they write something positive without being called a member of Elon Musk’s cult? Evidently not on both counts, if you’re the Wall Street Journal’s Dan Neil, who…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Wall Street Journal, Dan Neil


Bodycam Maker Axon Reportedly Tried to Buy Face Recognition Tech

Body camera manufacturer Axon requested a contract for face recognition software from an artificial intelligence startup, the Wall Street Journal reports, which stands to further fears from privacy advocates about the state of surveillance in America.Read more...
Tags: Science, America, Surveillance, Wall Street Journal, AXON, Buy Face Recognition Tech


Surprise, Facebook Reportedly Gave Companies Your Friends' Data After It Said It Wouldn't

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but it looks like Facebook may have been sharing more of your data than you thought it was. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that the social network cut deals with a number of companies to provide access to user records and friend data even after its policy change that…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Privacy, Wall Street Journal, Data Privacy, Cambridge Analytica


Instagram Is Reportedly Pivoting to Hour-Long Video

Facebook subsidiary Instagram has long been very good at making users feel bad about themselves. Now, per the Wall Street Journal, it’s planning a new effort to annoy the hell out of them with longer, YouTube-style video content as well.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Instagram, Youtube, Social Media, Wall Street Journal



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