This morning there’s more fallout from the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, as VW has now admitted 11 million vehicles globally may have the defeat software installed that lets the company cheat on its emissions tests.
At least in the US, there are approximately 500,000 TDI-branded cars on the roads that are routinely spewing out up to 40 times the legal amount of NOx, which leads to increased air pollution in the form of smog... - Referenced Article
Details of a "minor criminal offence" were referenced in the stories regarding an individual, the ICO said. Earlier links about the case had already been removed - but this act of removal itself later became news.
It is the links to those new articles, when searched for via the individual's name, which must now be removed. - Referenced Article
A New York Times article over the weekend portrayed Amazon’s work culture as “bruising” and “Darwinian” in part because of the way it uses data to manage its staff.
The article depicted a work culture where staffers are under constant pressure to deliver strong results on a wide variety of detailed metrics the company monitors in real time ... - Referenced Article
Samsung may have announced bigger products in the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, but that doesn't take away from the fact that the company showed off a nearly 16-terabyte flash hard drive at the Flash Memory Summit this week.
This is a pretty significant announcement. Flash memory is generally faster than its disc-spinning counterpart, although it generally doesn't offer the highest amounts of storage. - Referenced Article
That's according to a report by the New York Times and ProPublica citing NSA documents obtained from former agency contractor Edward Snowden.
AT&T gave the agency access to information regarding emails sent on its networks and allowed the agency to monitor communications at the United Nations, according to the documents. - Referenced Article
Perhaps Google (Alphabet?) should have googled its new name before it decided to restructure the whole company.
The New York Times reports that Google's new parent company, Alphabet, has encountered an issue with german automaker BMW, which owns a fleet services company with the same name and the domain Alphabet.com. - Referenced Article
The name is easy enough to remember. The latest news from Google has rocked the technical world across the globe. Google is now a subsidiary of ALPHABET, which consists of a collection of companies." Alphabet described it this way,
What is Alphabet? Alphabet is mostly a collection of companies. The largest of which, of course, is Google. This newer Google is a bit slimmed down, with the companies that are pretty far afield of our main Internet products contained in Alphabet instead. What do we mean by far afield? Good examples are our health efforts: Life Sciences (that works on the glucose-sensing contact lens), and Calico (focused on longevity). Fundamentally, we believe this allows us more management scale, as we can run things independently that aren’t very related. Alphabet is about businesses prospering through strong leaders and independence... - Referenced Article
Microsoft just announced through its official blog that the recently launched Windows 10 has reached over 14 million devices just in a matter of 3 days; the operating software that was rolled out to the general public on Wednesday has been receiving good reviews from the critics so far.
Microsoft has also pointed out that many more upgrades are yet to come, as users all around the world eagerly await to upgrade to Windows 10. - Referenced Article