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Oil losses accelerate, Brent crude oil drops below $70 a barrel | Financial Times

Oil losses accelerate, Brent crude oil drops below $70 a barrel | Financial Times:Brent crude oil dropped below $70 a barrel on Thursday, taking losses over the last two sessions to more than 3 per cent as traders weighed the risks from a US-China trade war and rising inventories in the US.Brent was down 1.7 per cent in late-morning trading in London to $69.77 a barrel, while US marker West Texas Intermediate lost a similar amount to trade at $60.35 a barrel.The sell-off weighed on oil companies...
Tags: Travel, London, US, Royal Dutch Shell, Bp, West Texas Intermediate, Financial Times, US China, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Sale of Anbang hotel portfolio attracts Brookfield, Fortress: Bloomberg

Anbang Insurance Group’s sale of a portfolio of 15 hotels has attracted Brookfield Asset Management Inc and Fortress Investment Group, Bloomberg is reporting. Blackstone Group LP, South Korea’s Mirae Asset Management, and GIC Pte, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, are also among the bidders, the Financial Times said.
Tags: South Korea, Real Estate, Singapore, Trends, Bloomberg, Financial Times, Anbang, Brookfield Asset Management Inc, Blackstone Group LP, PE Deals, Anbang Insurance Group, GIC Pte, Brookfield Fortress, Fortress Investment Group Bloomberg, Mirae Asset Management


TransferWise was just valued at $3.5 billion in a Silicon Valley-style deal that shows why Europe's tech scene is maturing fast

White-hot money transfer startup TransferWise is now worth $3.5 billion after raising $292 million in secondary funding. This will have involved early investors selling their stakes to bigger, richer investors. These kinds of trades are still unusual in the European tech ecosystem, which is younger than Silicon Valley, but is heating up fast. Experts agree the TransferWise deal is good news: it puts cash back into the ecosystem; gives TransferWise flexibility to go public when it chooses; and ...
Tags: Europe, London, US, Trends, Paypal, Andreessen, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Financial Times, Draper Esprit, Baillie Gifford, Transferwise, Taavet Hinrikus, Hinrikus, Wilkinson, Draper


How A Leaked Video Sent Austria's Government Into A State Of Chaos

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with the Financial Times reporter Valerie Hopkins about the political crisis in Austria and the fate of the far right there.
Tags: News, Austria, Npr, Financial Times, Mary Louise Kelly, Valerie Hopkins


BP shareholders vote in favour of greater climate disclosure | Financial Times

BP shareholders vote in favour of greater climate disclosure | Financial Times:BP shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favour of a proposal asking the oil and gas major to make greater disclosures about how its business aligns with the Paris climate goals.However, support for a separate shareholder resolution demanding hard targets for emissions, including those of its consumers, was far lower.The two investor resolutions came at BP’s annual meeting in Aberdeen on Tuesday, as pressure builds on ...
Tags: Travel, Aberdeen, Paris, Bp, Financial Times, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Amazon is close to winning a 7-year battle with South American countries for the '.amazon' domain

Amazon has been locked in a seven-year battle with eight South American countries over its right to use the ".amazon" domain name. These countries, united as the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organisation, argued that Amazon should not have the rights to this name as it is also an important geographic region in their continent. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers sided with Amazon last week over its new terms proposed in April. Its final decision is pending a 30-day public comm...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Icann, Ohio, Venezuela, Victoria, Latin America, Financial Times, ACTO, Amazonia, Financial Times Amazon, Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organisation, Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organisation ACTO, ICANN ICAAN


BP’s chairman says world is on ‘an unsustainable path’ | Financial Times

BP’s chairman says world is on ‘an unsustainable path’ | Financial Times:BP’s chairman said he recognised that the world’s energy consumption was on “an unsustainable path” and the oil major’s days of chasing ever higher output are coming to an end.Writing in the Financial Times on Tuesday, Helge Lund acknowledged the need to repurpose BP’s business for a lower-carbon future. However, he did not detail how it would do so and continued to reject investor calls to set hard emissions targets for th...
Tags: Travel, Aberdeen, Bp, Financial Times, Helge Lund, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Tesco Bank falls victim to UK mortgage price war - Financial Times

Tesco Bank falls victim to UK mortgage price war   Financial Times Tesco Bank to pull out of mortgage market   BBC News UK's Tesco to sell $4.7 billion mortgage book as competition bites   Yahoo Finance Tesco Bank stops selling mortgages and seeks exit   Sky News UPDATE 3-UK's Tesco to sell $4.7 bln mortgage book as competition...   Reuters View full coverage on Google News
Tags: UK, Shopping, Tesco, Tesco Bank, Financial Times, Reuters, Financial Times Tesco Bank, BBC News UK, Yahoo Finance Tesco Bank


US spy chiefs used classified info to warn tech execs about doing business with China (the verge)

US intelligence chiefs have been briefing Silicon Valley tech execs about the possible dangers of doing business in China, according to a report from the Financial Times. The briefings include warnings about the threat of cyber attacks and the theft of intellectual property, and have been held with groups including tech companies, universities, and venture capitalists in California and Washington. The meetings are the latest example of the US government’s increasingly combative stance towards ...
Tags: News, California, Washington, China, US, Marco Rubio, Silicon Valley, Financial Times, James Vincent


US intelligence chiefs shared classified info with tech execs about doing business with China

The trade war with China has reached new heights in the past few weeks, as the Trump administration recently announced that US companies will be banned from buying equipment from certain Chinese companies. Huawei's name wasn't explicitly mentioned, but it was obviously implied that China's biggest tech company is included on the list. Separately, the US government also issued a ban that prevents Huawei from dealing with US tech companies, whether it's for parts procurement or so...
Tags: Google, News, California, Washington, China, US, Intel, Marco Rubio, Huawei, Qualcomm, Financial Times, Trump, Rubio, Dan Coats


London insurers extends Persian Gulf threat zone after Fujairah attacks | Financial Times

London insurers extends Persian Gulf threat zone after Fujairah attacks | Financial Times:London’s marine insurance market, which covers the majority of the world’s ships, has upgraded a number of territorial waters in the Persian Gulf to high risk following ship attacks off Fujairah last weekend.The Joint War Committee, which includes representatives of Lloyd’s of London and the International Underwriters Association of London, said waters off Oman, UAE and the Persian Gulf had been added to a ...
Tags: Travel, London, Saudi Arabia, US, Iran, Financial Times, Strait Of Hormuz, Persian Gulf, Lloyd 's of London, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Oman UAE, Joint War Committee, International Underwriters Association of London


Novelist Mark Haddon Quit Twitter. Not Because It’s Terrible, But Because It Prevents Him From Being Great

Photo by Luis Marina. Last week, the British novelist Mark Haddon wrote an essay for the Financial Times about his recent decision to take a break from Twitter. What I liked about this piece is that it unpacked a nuanced back-and-forth thought process about social media. Many of the narratives surrounding these services stumble toward an extreme: social media ruined democracy! social media is more important than the printing press! The people I talked to while researching Digital Min...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, College, Uncategorized, Financial Times, Haddon, Mark Haddon, Rob Montz, Luis Marina Last


Employee ownership can make societies richer - Financial Times

Employee ownership can make societies richer   Financial Times Julian Richer, founder of the UK audio and entertainment chain Richer Sounds, has reached the age when he thinks of posterity. But 60-year-old Mr Richer has ...
Tags: UK, Seo, Financial Times, Richer, Julian Richer


An insider reveals how the nasty spyware used in the WhatsApp breach lets governments secretly access everything in your smartphone, from text messages to the microphone and cameras

WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned messaging app used by more than 1.5 billion people around the world, recently found a major security flaw,   the Financial Times reported. The hack is reportedly   as simple as receiving a WhatsApp phone call, even if you don't pick up the call. A record of the call can even be remotely erased, the report says. The WhatsApp exploit enables the installation of software from   the NSO Group, a secretive firm from Israel that bills itself as a leader in cyber warfare an...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, Washington Post, Mexico, Israel, Trends, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Pegasus, Montreal, University of Toronto, Uae, Financial Times, Mansoor, Mexico State


This is how attackers were able to spread spyware through WhatsApp with just a phone call

A recently fixed vulnerability in WhatsApp allowed attackers to spread spyware to mobile devices with just a phone call. The attacker exploited a vulnerability known as buffer overflow, a type of exploit that's existed for decades. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Earlier this week, it was reported that a vulnerability in Facebook's popular WhatsApp messaging service made it possible for attackers to spread spyware to smartphones via phone calls made through the app.  To d...
Tags: Facebook, Trends, Pegasus, Ferguson, Financial Times, Trend Micro, Business Insider, Rik Ferguson, NSO Group, Ahmed Mansoor


#SaudiArabia woos foreign workers with new residency scheme | Financial Times

Saudi Arabia woos foreign workers with new residency scheme | Financial Times:Saudi Arabia has approved a new residency scheme to attract skilled foreign labour to help implement an economic reform programme aimed at reducing the kingdom’s dependence on oil.The law, which was passed by the consultive Shura Council this month and announced by the cabinet on Tuesday, would offer two types of residencies: one would be permanent while the other could be renewed annually. The government will publish ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Financial Times, Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority, Shura Council, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ibrahim Al Omar


WhatsApp flaw let spies take control with calls alone

Spyware crafted by a sophisticated group of hackers-for-hire took advantage of a flaw in the popular WhatsApp communications program to remotely hijack dozens of targeted phones without any user interaction.The Financial Times identified... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Financial Times


WhatsApp Hack Aided by Spyware Linked to Human Rights Abuses

Human rights groups and researchers have raised alarms for years about NSO Group, which makes mobile device surveillance software that ostensibly helps governments combat “terror and crime.” Activists, however, say governments misuse NSO’s products to target human rights defenders, journalists and critics. The Financial Times reported that a vulnerability in the WhatsApp chat app allowed attackers to install surveillance software, developed by NSO, on iPhones and Android devices by calling spec...
Tags: Science, Financial Times, NSO, NSO Group


There's no way to know for sure whether your smartphone was infected by the WhatsApp attack. But here are some signs you should look out for.

A vulnerability in Facebook's WhatsApp messaging app made it possible for attackers to spread surveillance software to mobile devices through a phone call. While WhatsApp users cannot check whether their device was affected, there are certain red flags users can spot that may indicate a mobile device is being manipulated by a third party. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A vulnerability in Facebook's WhatsApp messaging app enabled attackers to spread surveillance software t...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Pegasus, Symantec, Financial Times, Screen Time, Kaspersky Labs, Guerra, Domingo Guerra, NSO Group, Ahmed Mansoor, Jay Rosenberg


Meet the shadowy security firm from Israel whose technology is believed to be at the heart of the massive WhatsApp hack (FB)

A major security flaw in WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned messaging app used around the world, affects all 1.5 billion-plus users the Financial Times reported on Tuesday morning. The hack is reportedly as simple as receiving a WhatsApp phone call — even if you don't pick up the call. A record of the call can even be remotely erased, the report says. The WhatsApp exploit enables the sophisticated spyware "Pegasus" to be installed, a notoriously invasive software tool created by the NSO Group, a secre...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Washington Post, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Israel, US, San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Pegasus, Privacy International, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal


You probably weren’t a target of the WhatsApp surveillance hack

Every once in a while a major bug, vulnerability or security scare will spark panic. In most cases, it’s absolutely unnecessary panic. Take yesterday’s reported vulnerability. Israeli hacking outfit NSO Group, a developer of malware typically used by governments, was caught using a hack targeting WhatsApp that allowed the attackers to remotely spy on the victim’s phone. The exploit was almost invisible, according to Financial Times, which broke the story. The only indication that a phone might h...
Tags: Facebook, Samsung, Tech, Dow Jones, Financial Times, Woodward, University of Surrey, Alan Woodward, NSO Group, Stratics Networks


Facebook's sluggish response to the WhatsApp hack shows it's still not learning from catastrophic errors in the past

WhatsApp was hacked, exposing a "serious security vulnerability" first reported on by the Financial Times on Monday. More than 12 hours after the story broke, Facebook has not blogged about the issue or notified users directly that WhatsApp needs to be updated. It brings to mind Facebook's catastrophic response to the Cambridge Analytica data breach, when CEO Mark Zuckerberg was not seen for five days. The WhatsApp hack shows your data is still vulnerable to bad actors. And Facebook is still s...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Privacy International, Financial Times, Zuckerberg, NSO, Cambridge Analytica, Irish Data Protection Commission


Apple's privacy promises would have been useless against a simple missed call from WhatsApp hackers

The Financial Times reported on Monday that hackers were able to access people's phones by exploiting a vulnerability in WhatsApp. iPhone, Android, and Windows users were vulnerable, and the spyware used by the hackers was developed by an Israeli company called NSO Group. In a separate report, the FT said that NSO has boasted in the past about its ability to hack into iPhones. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple has long held itself up as the top smartphone maker for pri...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Saudi Arabia, Trends, Pegasus, Financial Times, NSO, Business Insider Facebook, NSO Group


Finablr to proceed with London IPO at reduced price | Financial Times

Finablr to proceed with London IPO at reduced price | Financial Times:Payments group Finablr will proceed with a £306m initial public offering in London, a lower deal size than initially anticipated, after a jolt of market volatility and a grim performance by Uber in its Wall Street debut.The owner of Travelex and UAE Exchange will float 175m shares at a price of 175p each, below the 210-260p range previously indicated, according to terms seen by the Financial Times.“This takes into account mark...
Tags: Travel, London, Financial Times, London IPO, UAE Exchange, Travelex, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


WhatsApp urges users to upgrade app after discovering spyware vulnerability

The spyware, developed by Israeli cyber intelligence company, used infected phone calls to take over the functions of operating systemsWhatsApp is encouraging users to update to the latest version of the app after discovering a vulnerability that allowed spyware to be injected into a user’s phone through the app’s phone call function.The spyware was developed by the Israeli cyber intelligence company NSO Group, according to the Financial Times, which first reported the vulnerability. Continue re...
Tags: Technology, World news, Malware, Whatsapp, Data and computer security, Financial Times, NSO Group


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Facebook rushed to patch a security flaw in WhatsApp that allows attackers to inject spyware onto phones. The Financial Times reported that hackers had already hijacked WhatsApp calls to run the malware, which can eavesdrop on calls and access photos and the camera. The US Supreme Court ruled against Apple in a case centred on the App Store. Justices voted to allow a class-action lawsuit from consumers who accused Apple of mono...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, US, Trends, Canada, United States, Washington Dc, Alibaba, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Wikileaks, Seattle, Huawei, Jack Ma


WhatsApp urges users to update app after discovering spyware vulnerability

The spyware, developed by Israeli cyber intelligence company, used infected phone calls to take over the functions of operating systemsWhatsApp is encouraging users to update to the latest version of the app after discovering a vulnerability that allowed spyware to be injected into a user’s phone through the app’s phone call function.The spyware was developed by the Israeli cyber intelligence company NSO Group, according to the Financial Times, which first reported the vulnerability. Continue re...
Tags: Technology, Privacy, World news, Malware, Whatsapp, Data and computer security, Financial Times, NSO Group


WhatsApp was hacked and attackers installed spyware on people’s phones

WhatsApp has been hacked and attackers have installed spyware on an unknown number of people's smartphones. Bad actors installed the surveillance technology by phoning the target through WhatsApp's call functionality, according to the Financial Times, which first spotted the issue. The FT reported that the spyware was developed by Israel's NSO Group. WhatsApp is urging users to update the app after it was targeted by "an advanced cyber actor." Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Wha...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Israel, Trends, New York Times, Pegasus, Financial Times, US Department of Justice, NSO Group


WhatsApp exploit let attackers install government-grade spyware on phones

WhatsApp just fixed a vulnerability that allowed malicious actors to remotely install spyware on affected phones, and an unknown number reportedly did so with a commercial-grade snooping package usually sold to nation-states. The vulnerability (documented here) was discovered by the Facebook-owned WhatsApp in early May, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. It apparently leveraged a bug in the audio call feature of the app to allow the caller to allow the installation of spyware on the device ...
Tags: Security, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Israel, Tech, Hack, Whatsapp, Pegasus, Department Of Justice, Financial Times, NSO, NSO Group


#UAE oil tanker attacks - what we know | Financial Times

UAE oil tanker attacks - what we know | Financial Times:Two Saudi tankers were among four vessels 'sabotaged' off a key port in the United Arab Emirates amid rising tensions between the US, its allies and Iran [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, US, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Financial Times, Rupert Neil Bumfrey