• US files first criminal charges against major drug distributor

      US files first criminal charges against major drug distributor

      In an unprecedented case, the US government on Tuesday filed its first criminal indictments against a major drug distributor and company executives over their alleged roles in fueling the nation’s opioid epidemic by putting profits ahead of patients’ safety. The US Attorney’s Office in Manhattan charged Rochester Drug Cooperative (RDC), the sixth-largest pharmaceutical distributor in the country, with conspiring to distribute drugs (such as oxycodone, fentanyl and others), defrauding the federal government, and failing to file suspicious order reports.

    • US sending trade delegation to China next week

      US sending trade delegation to China next week

      The US will send a high-level delegation to Beijing next week as trade negotiations with China continue, the White House said. As a statement from Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reads, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will head to Beijing, where they will meet with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He for talks that start on 30 April.

    • China's new rules on video games released

      China's new rules on video games released

      At the end of last year, the Chinese government ended its nine-month freeze on approving new video games after a major government re-organisation shifted the approval process to the propaganda-focused State Administration of Press and Publication. Now the official details on the new restrictions and requirements for games entering that lucrative market, have been released, with things not looking great for Mortal Kombat 11.

    • Tesla unveils Robotaxi concept

      Tesla unveils Robotaxi concept

      Tesla’s billionaire CEO, Elon Musk, laid out a vision for a huge fleet of self-driving electric vehicles that owners could share with friends or other riders, with Tesla getting a cut of the proceeds. The Robotaxi concept, as described by GeekWire, relies on the ability to make Tesla cars fully autonomous, to the point that the steering wheels can be removed. The cost to run a Robotaxi would be less than 18 cents per mile, compared with 62 cents per mile for US ownership cost and $2 to $3 per mile for traditional ride-sharing models.

    • Marcus Hutchins: from hero to criminal

      Marcus Hutchins: from hero to criminal

      In 2017, Marcus Hutchins went from being a relatively unknown 23-year-old, to being a worldwide hero, to facing criminal charges all in a span of a few months. After 'MalwareTech' shut down the rapidly spreading WannaCry malwareby finding a killswitch domain in the software, UK tabloids exposed his real name. Then in August of that year, just as he was about to leave Las Vegas after the Defcon event there, US authorities arrested Hutchins, claiming he'd played a part in creating a different type of malware, Kronos, years earlier.

    • EU car manufacturers to sue Nokia

      EU car manufacturers to sue Nokia

      German car manufacturer Daimler, parts maker Continental, the French Valeo, and Bury Technologies have levyied antritrust complaints against Nokia, regarding company’s alleged refusal to license mobile components that could be used in next-generation connected cars. In a statement issued yesterday, April 17, the Finland-based telecoms company said it had been notified of the complaints.