Russian hackers have targeted European government systems ahead of the EU parliament election, cybersecurity firm FireEye said Thursday. The company found that two state-sponsored hacking groups, APT28 and Sandworm, used spear phishing — the practice of sending out emails designed to look like they’re from a trusted party — in an attempt to obtain government
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Have tech companies gotten so big that it’s bad for the economy? Senator Elizabeth Warren says so. She’s proposing to break up not one, but several tech giants, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. She says they shouldn’t be allowed to both run distributor platforms and compete on them. It’s like being an umpire and
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“Don’t just fly. Soar,” Timothy Q. Mouse tells an apprehensive Dumbo in Disney’s 1941’s animated classic of the same name. The live-action remake of the film, due out March 29, seeks to fulfill that sentiment, as it tracks towards a $50 million to $60 million opening weekend. Directed by Tim Burton (“Beetlejuice”), “Dumbo” retells the
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The far-left policy proposals from freshman firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and some of the candidates seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination are wrong for America, former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told CNBC on Friday. “I worry as an American about the direction of one of our two major parties going toward socialist,” said Cantor,
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The University of Southern California has blocked students who were linked to the admissions scandal from registering for classes and getting their transcripts. Among the students enrolled in USC are the daughters of “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, whom federal prosecutors charged with paying $500,000 in bribes to get
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Dollar General reported better-than-expected same-store sales on Thursday, as its customers spent more on groceries at the discount retailer’s stores, benefiting from an earlier-than-usual issue of food stamps. Same-store sales rose 4 percent in the fourth-quarter ended Feb. 1, beating the 2.6 percent increase analysts had estimated, according to IBES data from Refinitiv. Net sales
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The U.S. signed an agreement that would allow American rocket companies to operate from Brazil, possibly unlocking a operations base that has sat dormant for many years, the State Department said Tuesday. An old rocket complex near Brazil’s Atlantic coast, called Alcantara, sits about 140 miles south of the Earth’s equator, making it a prime
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Germany seems to be obsessed with the idea of creating a national banking champion. Is it a way of standing up to the big-ticket U.S. banks? Or reaffirming Germany’s dominance as the biggest European economy? Either way, it looks like the country is pushing to create yet another “too big to fail” bank. Back in
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