Two States only just solution for Israel-Palestine conflict: UN chief

A “peaceful and just solution” to the longstanding Israel-Palestine conflict can only be achieved through creation of two States living side-by-side in peace and security, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said, asserting that there is no plan B. In his address to the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, … Read more

Facebook Security Chief Alex Stamos Departs, Joins Stanford University

Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos, who was a key figure in the fight against the spread of fake news and misinformation, on Thursday officially announced his decision to quit and join Stanford University as a full-time teacher and researcher. The announcement came as Facebook investigation, under Stamos, revealed on July 31 that it discovered and banned 32 … Read more

Facebook Must Protect Children From Addictive Habits, Says UK NHS Chief

Speaking of an “insidious grip” that social media activities may have on young people, a top health official in England has asked social media companies like Facebook to do more to protect children from addictive habits and dangerous content, The Telegraph reported. “There is emerging evidence of a link between semi-addictive and manipulative online activities and mental … Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 still coming, mobile chief confirms

Back in 2011 Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note and created the phablet niche. Initially mocked, people soon realized a big-screen device is actually a great idea and the Note devices were soon some of the most sought-after on the market. But when the Galaxy Note7 went up in flames (pun intended) many suspected the lineup … Read more

John Allison, the man who could be Donald Trump’s bank chief

American banks likely will have a new chief regulator soon, with one of the most likely candidates a welcome name to Wall Street. John Allison is a name frequently mentioned when it comes to potential candidates President-elect Donald Trump is considering to run the nation’s financial system, though a handful of other names also have … Read more

Lt General Bipin Rawat to succeed General Dalbir Singh as the new army chief

Lt Gen Bipin Rawat will take over as the new Indian Army chief on December 31, after General Dalbir Singh Suhag’s resignation. Also, the vice chief of air staff, Air Marshal BS Dhanoa has been made the new chief of the Indian Air Force. Lt Gen Bipin Rawat RELATED STORIES MS Dhoni’s Jharkhand school celebrates … Read more

AI beating humans? Not in my lifetime, says Google’s cloud chief

By Martyn Williams | Follow Senior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service | Nov 16, 2016 5:16 PM PT Diane Greene, senior vice president of Google, speaks at the Code Enterprise conference in San Francisco on November 15, 2016. Credit: Martyn Williams MORE LIKE THIS Why Cortana’s new boss is obsessed with artificial intelligence Steve Jobs … Read more

FBI chief says Guccifer lied about hacking into Clinton’s email server

A Romanian hacker’s claim that he broke into Hillary Clinton’s private email server in 2013 was a lie, according to the FBI. Marcel Lehel Lazar, also known as Guccifer, has boasted about the breach to various media outlets, saying in May that it had been “easy.” But on Thursday, FBI director James Comey said that … Read more

Facebook’s Zuckerberg meets with China’s propaganda chief

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg held a rare meeting with China’s propaganda chief, at a time when Chinese authorities are tightening control over their cyberspace. Liu Yunshan told Zuckerberg in their meeting Saturday that he hopes Facebook can share its experience with Chinese companies to help “Internet development better benefit the people of all … Read more