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In Yahoo breach, hackers may seek intelligence, not riches

If a foreign government is behind the massive computer attack that compromised a half billion user accounts at Yahoo, as the company says, the breach could be part of a long-term strategy that is aimed at gathering intelligence rather than getting rich. Yahoo says the breach involved users’ email addresses, ...

'Pokemon Go' isn't gone but fever cooling, tweets tapering

Sep 27, 2016

'Pokemon Go' isn't gone but fever cooling, tweets tapering

Does “Pokemon Go” have a second act? The mobile phone app was an instant hit when it debuted in July. Crowds stampeded after a Vaporeon in Central Park and people fell off cliffs playing it in California. At an Apple event on Sept. 7, ...

Snapchat introduces video-taking sunglasses

Sep 25, 2016

Snapchat introduces video-taking sunglasses

Snapchat, the service for messages that vanish, announced Saturday it will launch a line of video-catching sunglasses, a spin on the Glass eyewear abandoned by Google more than a year ago. The California-based company, which also announced it is changing its name to Snap ...

Yahoo faces growing scrutiny over when it learned of data breach

Sep 24, 2016

Yahoo faces growing scrutiny over when it learned of data breach

Yahoo on Friday faced pointed questions about exactly when it learned about a cyberattack that exposed the email credentials of 500 million users, a critical issue for the company as it seeks to prevent the breach from affecting a pending takeover by Verizon Inc. ...

Yahoo Japan says it is unaffected by giant hack

Sep 23, 2016

Yahoo Japan says it is unaffected by giant hack

Yahoo Japan Corp. said Friday no customer information was leaked from the company and no damage has been confirmed after hackers stole sensitive information from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts. The startling breach, disclosed Thursday, is believed to be the largest to hit ...

Two Samsung phones 'catch fire' in China

Sep 19, 2016

Two Samsung phones 'catch fire' in China

Two Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones reportedly have caught fire in China, in potentially the first such incidents in the world’s largest smartphone market. Samsung Electronics said it was investigating one of the reported cases. The South Korean firm had earlier said Galaxy Note ...

NTT firm taps AI to work romance hotline

Sep 14, 2016

NTT firm taps AI to work romance hotline

NTT Resonant Inc., the operator of Japanese web portal goo, said this week it has started a service using artificial intelligence to provide love-life advice. The corevo AI developed by the NTT group will answer questions related to love affairs asked through Oshiete goo, ...

Sony promises VR music video, other entertainment content

Sep 13, 2016

Sony promises VR music video, other entertainment content

Sony Corp.’s video game division is readying not just games but also music, movies and other kinds of entertainment for its Virtual Reality headgear, set to go on sale next month. Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia President Atsushi Morita appeared at a Tokyo event ...