• Largest public data breach in history is a fact

      Largest public data breach in history is a fact

      Data breaches these days started to become more and more massive and thanks to Internet security researcher Troy Hunt the world has now officially witnessed the biggest one. The newly discovered “Collection #1" undoubtedly represents the largest public data breach by volume, with 772,904,991 unique emails and 21,222,975 unique passwords exposed. Furthermore, it is reportedly made up of individual data breaches from more than 2,000 databases, instead of representing a single, easily identifiable service.

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    • Microsoft builds world’s largest AI and IoT lab

      Microsoft builds world’s largest AI and IoT lab

      Microsoft has decided to establish world's largest artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT lab and has reportedly chosen to do it in Shanghai. The announcement came after the district government of Pudong New Area and Microsoft (China) signed a strategic cooperation Memorandum of Understanding.

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    • Successor to Large Hadron Collider unveiled

      Successor to Large Hadron Collider unveiled

      CERN has unveiled the blueprint for a huge 100 km-circumference particle smasher that would be used to study the Higgs boson in unprecedented detail as well as search for new physics in the latter half of the century. The conceptual design report for the €20bn Future Circular Collider (FCC) has been drawn up on 15 January, revealing that the machine would be four times the size of its successor, Large Hadron Collider (LHC), making it the largest scientific instrument on the planet.

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    • Google partners with WordPress to save local media

      Google partners with WordPress to save local media

      Over the past couple of decades, local media has been eclipsed by big tech platforms, as it struggled to keep up with changing consumer behaviours and emerging digital world. As a result many local newspapers with long histories have had to cut back on staff and reduce coverage. So, to solve the issue and save the local media outlets Google News initiative is now partnering with WordPress's parent company Automattic by investing $1.2 m in the development of a “fast, secure, low-cost publishing system.”

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    • Apple replaced 11m iPhone batteries in 2018

      Apple replaced 11m iPhone batteries in 2018

      Last year was quite controversial for Apple as it had to face many issues. The last quarter was related to court conflicts with Qualcomm, which are expected to continue and take full effect in 2019. In addition, the company had to confess that weak iPhone sales would bring financial losses worth more than $9bn. To make things worse, the beginning of each calendar year is traditionally a weak period in the smartphone market, so we have every reason to expect that the situation will recur in 2019 and Apple's iPhone sales will suffer even more losses.

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    • Ford, VW to announce global alliance today

      Ford, VW to announce global alliance today

      Volkswagen Group and Ford Motor are expected to unveil an alliance on Tuesday that would reportedly combine forces on commercial vehicles and is likely to expand into joint development of electric and self-driving technology. Even though the details of the partnership are still a mystery, the move is aimed at saving the automakers billions of dollars.

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    • China cuts taxes to offset slowdown

      China cuts taxes to offset slowdown

      China is currently considering to cut taxes, raise the maximum income levels for tax exempt companies, step up spending and provide financing to private and small enterprises, in order to offset country's worst slowdown since the global financial crisis in 2008 and the impact of its tit-for-tat trade war with the US. In the meantime, Beijing is confident it can keep the value of the currency, the yuan or renminbi, steady while maintaining a stable but flexible monetary policy.

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    • Volkswagen sets new all-time record for most car sales

      Volkswagen sets new all-time record for most car sales

      In 2017 VW Group posted a monster sales year with 10.7m vehicles delivered, making it one of the largest automakers in the world. But not the largest. That honor went to the Renault-Nissan Alliance, whose acquisition of Mitsubishi helped place it at number one. In 2018, however Volkswagen has struck back with 10.83m vehicles delivered worldwide, a new all-time record for any automaker.

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    • The eye-popping gems of CES2019

      The eye-popping gems of CES2019

      The largest technology conference in the world - Consumer Electronics Show CES 2019, kicked off the year with a mouthwatering look at all the juicy cutting edge tech we can expect to follow. Covering over 2.9m square feet, the show presented to over 190, 000 attendees many evolutionary gadgets and technologies with the potential to change the lives of billions of people. With the nearly 1,200 new startups debuting products at the show, CES also became the largest incubator in the world.

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