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As attacks grow, EU mulls banking stress tests for cyber risks

By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is considering testing banks' defenses against cyber attacks, EU officials and sources said, as concerns grow about the industry's vulnerability to hacking. Cyber attacks against banks have increased in numbers and sophistication in recent years, with criminals finding new ways to target banks beyond trying to illicitly obtain details of their customers' online accounts. Global regulators have tightened security requirements for banks after that giant cyber fraud, one of the biggest in history, and in some countries have carried out checks on lenders' security systems.



Samsung says batteries caused Note 7 fires, may delay new phone launch

By Hyunjoo Jin and Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd indicated on Monday that its latest flagship Galaxy S smartphone could be delayed as it pledged to enhance product safety following an investigation into the cause of fires in its premium Note 7 devices. Samsung mobile chief Koh Dong-jin said procedures had been put in place to avoid a repeat of the fires as the South Korean firm prepares to launch the Galaxy S8, its first premium handset since the Note 7's demise. "Samsung Electronics will be working hard to regain consumer trust." Koh said the Galaxy S8 would not be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona beginning Feb. 27, the traditional forum for Galaxy S series launches.



Xiaomi executive Barra, who drove smartphone maker's global push, steps down

By Cate Cadell BEIJING (Reuters) - Hugo Barra, the most prominent global executive at China's Xiaomi Inc [XTC.UL], has left the smartphone maker citing health concerns and a new job, dealing a fresh setback to a firm that is struggling to recover ground ceded to rivals. In a post on Facebook on Monday, Barra, Xiaomi's vice president in charge of global operations and the face of its international expansion, said he was leaving the company after three-and-a-half years for a new project based in Silicon Valley. Xiaomi was briefly the world's most valuable startup with a valuation two years ago of $45 billion and had hopes to be China's equivalent of Apple Inc .



Sprint to buy a third of Jay Z's music streaming service Tidal

(Reuters) - U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp said on Monday it would buy 33 percent of Tidal, a music streaming service owned by rapper Jay Z. The deal would make exclusive content from Tidal available to 45 million retail Sprint customers, marking the company's move to more content driven services in a highly competitive wireless market. Apple Inc was in talks to buy Tidal to boost its Apple Music service, according to a Wall Street Journal report in June. Sprint Chief Executive Marcelo Claure will join Tidal's board. ...



JP Morgan sees U.S. telecom sector consolidation, T-Mobile deal

T-Mobile could be involved in tie-up with Sprint Corp, or be acquired by a cable company, JP Morgan said, adding that a transaction involving Dish Network Corp or a sale to a foreign player that wants a foothold in the U.S. wireless market is also likely. Sprint dropped its bid to acquire smaller rival T-Mobile in August 2014 due to continued regulatory resistance.



Saudi Telecoms authority says cyber attacks have targeted websites

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's telecommunications regulator, the Communication and Information Technology Commision (CITC) said on Monday cyber attacks had targeted several websites in the kingdom, the country's state television said on its Twitter account. The tweet did not give details or name which websites were targeted. (Reporting by Reem Shamseddine; Writing By Maha El Dahan; Editing by Dominic Evans)



Dear Angelica might be the most beautiful virtual reality I?ve ever seen

Oculus Story Studio was assembled to be at the vanguard of virtual reality entertainment, experimenting with a form that?s still in its infancy. Despite a running time under 15 minutes, Dear Angelica is a fully formed piece created for VR, in VR. It?s directed by former Pixar artist Saschka Unseld, with art from illustrator Wesley Allsbrook, using a drawing tool called Quill that was developed for the project.



Dear Angelica might be the most beautiful virtual reality I?ve ever seen

Oculus Story Studio was assembled to be at the vanguard of virtual reality entertainment, experimenting with a form that?s still in its infancy. Despite a running time under 15 minutes, Dear Angelica is a fully formed piece created for VR, in VR. It?s directed by former Pixar artist Saschka Unseld, with art from illustrator Wesley Allsbrook, using a drawing tool called Quill that was developed for the project.



?Star Wars: The Last Jedi? is the official name of Episode VIII
Disney revealed on Monday morning that the next installment of the main Star Wars saga will be titled  Star Wars: The Last Jedi . As was previously confirmed, Rian Johnson is the film's director, Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman are the producers and J.J. Abrams serves as the executive producer this time around. Unfortunately, Disney wasn't ready to share any other details about the highly anticipated sequel. Fans have been anxiously awaiting any news regarding Episode VIII since the day The Force Awakens arrived in theaters in 2015. No trailers or images from the set or even a basic synopsis were revealed, so for now, we'll have to speculate about the movie based on the title alone. The Last Jedi would imply that by the end of Episode VIII , there will only be one Jedi remaining in the Star Wars universe. If that's the case, are we to believe that Luke Skywalker is the only Jedi remaining? Or will he die during the course of the new movie, making Rey the last Jedi around to stand up to the First Order? On the other hand, Jedi can be plural. Could this be a fake out by Disney? Sadly, we'll have to wait until the end of the year to find out. Episode VIII was originally slated to launch this summer, but it was eventually delayed to December 15th, 2017. The good news is that now that the movie has a title, it shouldn't be too long before the first trailer arrives.
SpaceX won?t attempt a landing after its next launch

Over the past year, SpaceX?s Falcon 9 missions have become major online spectacles, mostly because each launch has been followed by an attempt to land the rocket after takeoff. This mission will be an expendable one, according to a tweet from CEO Elon Musk, meaning the company won?t attempt to land the Falcon 9 post-launch.



SpaceX won?t attempt a landing after its next launch

Over the past year, SpaceX?s Falcon 9 missions have become major online spectacles, mostly because each launch has been followed by an attempt to land the rocket after takeoff. This mission will be an expendable one, according to a tweet from CEO Elon Musk, meaning the company won?t attempt to land the Falcon 9 post-launch.



The Women?s March proves that 21st century protest is still about bodies, not...

The Women?s March on Washington this weekend, which drew an estimated crowd of 470,000, was mirrored across the country and around the world by 673 sister marches ? about 3.3 million bodies in the US and hundreds of thousands more abroad. Women, men, and children moved mostly together through the streets of their respective cities, even in DC where the crowd was so large it took up the entire permitted marching route before it took a step. The people there improvised somehow on the spot, with severely limited cell service and no clear directives from the sound system set up on the National Mall.



The Women?s March proves that 21st century protest is still about bodies, not...

The Women?s March on Washington this weekend, which drew an estimated crowd of 470,000, was mirrored across the country and around the world by 673 sister marches ? about 3.3 million bodies in the US and hundreds of thousands more abroad. Women, men, and children moved mostly together through the streets of their respective cities, even in DC where the crowd was so large it took up the entire permitted marching route before it took a step. The people there improvised somehow on the spot, with severely limited cell service and no clear directives from the sound system set up on the National Mall.



Star Wars: Episode VIII will be titled The Last Jedi

Up until now, we?ve been referring to the next installment of the Star Wars franchise as Episode VIII. Lucasfilm has announced that the film?s title is Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Directed by Rian Johnson, the film is said to take up immediately after the final shot of J.J. Abrams? The Force Awakens, when Daisy Ridley?s Rey was handing Luke Skywalker his old lightsaber.



Star Wars: Episode VIII will be titled The Last Jedi

Up until now, we?ve been referring to the next installment of the Star Wars franchise as Episode VIII. Lucasfilm has announced that the film?s title is Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Directed by Rian Johnson, the film is said to take up immediately after the final shot of J.J. Abrams? The Force Awakens, when Daisy Ridley?s Rey was handing Luke Skywalker his old lightsaber.




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Madonna 'ought to be arrested,' Gingrich says

The former House speaker reacts to the celeb's quip about "blowing up the White House," which she later clarifies.



Should there be stiffer penalties for attacking cops?

Lawmakers in more than a dozen states and Congress have proposed making it a hate crime to assault an officer.



Clinton finds Women's March 'awe-inspiring'

The defeated presidential candidate thanks the marchers for "standing, speaking, and marching for our values."



Trump faces lawsuit over foreign payments

An ethics watchdog group claims the president is violating a ban on accepting payments from foreign governments.



McDonald?s sees best sales growth since 2011

McDonald?s is facing difficult comparisons now that its successful all-day breakfast has been available for a full year.



How do presidents use executive orders?

Several landmark moments in U.S. history came about directly from the use of executive orders from the president.



Trump to sign orders on NAFTA, TPP: NBC

The president may sign an executive order to renegotiate the free trade agreement for U.S., Canada, and Mexico, NBC News reports.



Group to sue Trump over foreign payments

An ethics watchdog group claims the president is violating a ban on accepting payments from foreign governments.



Rep. Joe Kennedy: Heed voters' fears

Their economic concerns affected the election outcome and should now become part of the Democratic agenda, he says.



Battle emerges over Texas sanctuary cities

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott threatens to cut funding for a county that is scaling back its cooperation with immigration agents.



Trump war with press raises questions of trust

The administration says it's holding the media accountable, but journalists fear what one calls a "propaganda campaign."



Astonishing data on Women?s March crowd sizes

A professor of political science says more than 1 in every 100 people in the U.S. turned out to march.



Sign of the times: Best Women?s March messages

Millions of people in cities around the world were armed with some of the most clever and colorful signs in protest of President Trump.



Russia nears decriminalizing domestic abuse

Lawmakers initially approve a bill eliminating criminal liability for domestic violence short of serious bodily harm or rape.



GOP cautiously welcomes the Trump era

Republicans say they're growing increasingly accustomed to expecting the unexpected from the president.




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The latest news and headlines from Yahoo! News. Get breaking news stories and in-depth coverage with videos and photos.

Madonna 'ought to be arrested,' Gingrich says

The former House speaker reacts to the celeb's quip about "blowing up the White House," which she later clarifies.



Should there be stiffer penalties for attacking cops?

Lawmakers in more than a dozen states and Congress have proposed making it a hate crime to assault an officer.



Clinton finds Women's March 'awe-inspiring'

The defeated presidential candidate thanks the marchers for "standing, speaking, and marching for our values."



Trump faces lawsuit over foreign payments

An ethics watchdog group claims the president is violating a ban on accepting payments from foreign governments.



McDonald?s sees best sales growth since 2011

McDonald?s is facing difficult comparisons now that its successful all-day breakfast has been available for a full year.



How do presidents use executive orders?

Several landmark moments in U.S. history came about directly from the use of executive orders from the president.



Trump to sign orders on NAFTA, TPP: NBC

The president may sign an executive order to renegotiate the free trade agreement for U.S., Canada, and Mexico, NBC News reports.



Group to sue Trump over foreign payments

An ethics watchdog group claims the president is violating a ban on accepting payments from foreign governments.



Rep. Joe Kennedy: Heed voters' fears

Their economic concerns affected the election outcome and should now become part of the Democratic agenda, he says.



Battle emerges over Texas sanctuary cities

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott threatens to cut funding for a county that is scaling back its cooperation with immigration agents.



Trump war with press raises questions of trust

The administration says it's holding the media accountable, but journalists fear what one calls a "propaganda campaign."



Astonishing data on Women?s March crowd sizes

A professor of political science says more than 1 in every 100 people in the U.S. turned out to march.



Sign of the times: Best Women?s March messages

Millions of people in cities around the world were armed with some of the most clever and colorful signs in protest of President Trump.



Russia nears decriminalizing domestic abuse

Lawmakers initially approve a bill eliminating criminal liability for domestic violence short of serious bodily harm or rape.



GOP cautiously welcomes the Trump era

Republicans say they're growing increasingly accustomed to expecting the unexpected from the president.




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Sharp's axe too blunt; lenders to push for deeper restructuring
TOKYO, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Sharp Corp's leading bank creditors are likely to demand a more sweeping restructuring at the struggling Japanese TV and display maker as a condition for extending new loans, said people involved in the ongoing talks.
Australia's Fairfax Media mulls $1 bln writedown - report
MELBOURNE, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Australian newspaper publisher Fairfax Media is considering a writedown of more than A$1 billion ($1.06 billion) on the value of its top newspapers, a report in a rival newspaper said on Friday.
Yahoo may rethink use of cash from Alibaba deal
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc may re-evaluate plans for the cash it gets from a multibillion-dollar sale of half of its 40 percent stake in Chinese Internet company Alibaba Group.
UPDATE 2-Google pays $22.5 mln to settle Apple Safari charges
* Penalty is largest FTC has ever imposed for violating an order
UPDATE 2-U.S. judge backs RIM in patent dispute with Mformation
* RIM shares rise more than 4 percent following ruling (Adds comment from Mformation, updates share price move)
UPDATE 3-Nvidia rides Tegra wave, beats on revenue outlook
(Adds comment from CEO, details on supply and margins; updates stock price)
UPDATE 2-Virus found in Mideast can spy on bank transactions
* Gauss found in Lebanon, Israel, Palestinian territories
UPDATE 2-Nokia sells 500 patents, Qt software to counter losses
* Sells 500 patents to U.S. firm Vringo, Qt to Finnish Digia
UPDATE 1-Goldman Sachs adds Cisco to conviction buy list
* Goldman cites fast growth for addition to conviction buy list
Infosys faces new lawsuit over visa whistleblower
MUMBAI, Aug 9 (Reuters) - A former U.S. employee has filed a lawsuit against Infosys Ltd, India's No.2 software services provider, saying he was harassed for pointing out possible misuse of U.S. business visas, according to a copy of the lawsuit seen by Reuters.

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Samsung Finally Explains Exploding Note 7 Battery Mess
Three months after Samsung killed production of the fire-starting Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, the company is now ready to explain what went wrong.
As Oracle Faces Federal Lawsuit for Discrimination, Why Is Silicon Valley #so...
Oracle is facing a federal lawsuit for paying white men more than their counterparts, but diversity is an issue that plagues Silicon Valley companies.
This Country Jumped Straight Past the Email Era
Only three years ago, accessing reliable internet in Myanmar's largest city involved trekking to a hotel that was rumored to be a hotbed of spies.
How the Inauguration Unfolded on Twitter
Get ready for "yuge" laughs and a side of snark from Twitter.
Anti-Trump Protesters Blockade Uber HQ in San Francisco
Protesters chained themselves to the front doors of Uber's offices in San Francisco on Friday morning as Donald Trump was inaugurated.
What's the Best Way to React if Trump Calls Out Your Company on Twitter?
As the world watches Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States of America Friday, the markets will be closely listening t
Uber to Pay $20M Settlement in Lawsuit Over Duping Drivers
The FTC alleged that most Uber drivers were earning far less in 18 major U.S. cities than the firm published online.
Yuge Crowd? How Inauguration Numbers Are Estimated
No matter the turnout on Friday, it's a safe bet President Trump will point out the "hyoooge" and "tremendous" size of the inauguration crowd.
Department of Justice Sues Oracle, Says It Pays White Men More than Others
The suit claims Oracle has a "systemic practice" of paying white male workers more than their non-white and female counterparts with the same titles.
Death in the Digital Age: Send Your Loved Ones Videos and Messages After You Die
If you could use technology to receive messages from a loved one who has died, would you? A new online service allows dying patients to do just that.
Mark Zuckerberg Is Suing Hundreds to Force Them to Sell Property to Him
Zuckberberg-controlled companies filed eight so-called "quiet" title lawsuits requesting the forced sales at public auction to the highest bidder.
Trump Inauguration Spotlights New Ways to Protect Crowds From Attack Drones
With millions gathering in Washington D.C. for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, there's a potential threat high up in the sky many won't see.
Why Do People Keep Posting Dog Photos on Social Media?
In our parents' generation, a dog was greeted in the morning and when you came home from work. Now the dog is all over social media. But why?
Your Tech Guide to the Inauguration
Whether you're going to Washington D.C., watching while you work, or are looking for some tech distractions, we have you covered.
Fired IT Staffer Offered to Unlock Google Account ? for $200K
Litigation involving the American College of Education highlights a situation that cybersecurity experts warn could occur more frequently.

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