Qatar central bank chief: will consider issue of virtual currencies


DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar’s central bank will consider the issue of virtual currencies and there may be opportunity in future to introduce them in Qatar, central bank governor Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud al-Thani said on Tuesday. Sheikh Abdullah made the remark as he delivered a speech on Qatar’s plans to build a hub for financial technology, known as fintech. Asked ...

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Windows 10 WARNING – Make sure you DON’T download this fake Meltdown and Spectre patch | Tech | Life & Style


Windows 10 fans have been warned about fake security patches for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities that delivers dangerous malware to PCs. The Meltdown and Spectre flaws are recently discovered vulnerabilities that affect a host of major CPUs. The bugs could allow hackers to steal sensitive information stored on affected devices such as passwords or credit card data. Microsoft has ...

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Firms buy insurance ‘in mad panic’ as cyber-attacks soar


Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many firms are panicking as cyber-attacks and regulatory fines threaten profits With cyber-attacks increasing in frequency and severity, many companies are turning to insurance to cover their mounting losses. But can insurers quantify the risk accurately and could insurance lead to corporate complacency? Many firms feel like they’re under siege. Cyber-attacks are coming thick ...

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Google pulls apps showing pornographic adverts to children


Google has pulled 60 apps from its Play Store which attempted to show pornographic advertisements to children. The apps were infected with malicious code called “AdultSwine” which as well as displaying inappropriate ads, attempted to trick users into installing fake security apps and register for expensive services. The apps were detected on the Google Play Store by security researchers at ...

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End of a chip boom? Memory chip price drop spooks investors


SEOUL (Reuters) – After a blistering year-and-a-half long surge, a sudden drop in some memory prices, followed by Samsung Electronics Co’s disappointing profit estimate, is causing jitters among investors who had bet the chip boom would last at least another year. Amid news that the market has started losing some steam – prices of high-end flash memory chips, which are ...

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CES 2018: Food store AI sees what you put in basket


An artificial intelligence-based system is being developed to spot what goods shoppers pick up in convenience stores so that they can be charged without having to queue at the till. A prototype version of the technology by the San Francisco start-up Aipoly is on show at the CES tech show. Amazon is known to be working on similar technology. BBC ...

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