When Marcus Hutchins appears in court in Milwaukee on Monday, it will be almost three months to the day since the young British cybersecurity researcher halted the spread of a malicious software that crippled Britain’s National Health Service as well as companies such as FedEx and Telefonica. In the days that followed, Hutchins was hailed as an “accidental hero” for his discovery of the “kill switch” that stopped the WannaCry ransomware and worked with GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) to mitigate the threat. It has been a precipitous fall from grace for the 23-year-old, who now finds himself battling allegations of his involvement in a separate piece of malware called Kronos, which targeted bank accounts – charges that could result in 40-year prison sentence. The cybersecurity community, however, has rallied behind Hutchins, with many experts expressing disbelief that he would have knowingly been involved in a criminal conspiracy. … [Read more...] about Marcus Hutchins: cybersecurity experts rally around arrested WannaCry ‘hero’
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Advertisement A career in tech is something on the minds of millions of people around the globe, but how do you know if this path is right for you? What questions do you need to ask yourself to ensure you’re making the right decision?Between 1997 and 2012, the number of technology jobs in the US almost doubled from just over 2 million, to just less than 4 million . These careers range from the obvious (programmers, data scientists How to Become a Data Scientist How to Become a Data Scientist Data science has gone from a newly coined term in 2007 to being one of the most sought-after disciplines today. But what does a data scientist do? And how can you break into the field? Read More , database administrators, hardware engineers), to the downright obscure (erection engineers, evangelists, cloud architects ). When you see the full range of options available to you in the tech industry at large, it even becomes apparent that you don’t actually need to be technical to … [Read more...] about Do You Have What It Takes for a Career in Technology?
Long the most powerful woman in cable television, The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Executive Icon opens up for the first time about her crash course in streaming, her plans for the studio and her legacy. When Bonnie Hammer's boss, NBCUniversal chief executive Steve Burke, sat her down a year ago to discuss her future, she never anticipated cable television not being a part of it. Hammer, after all, had spent 30 years in the cable arena, rising to an unparalleled perch atop six networks. In any given week, more than 100 million viewers would tune in to watch something on one of them, be it USA, Bravo or Syfy. Even as ratings declined, she managed to keep growing that portfolio in profit and revenue for 15 consecutive years. But now Burke wanted her to get the company's streaming service off the ground. She'd need to assemble a team, build out a brand and line up programming — and in order to do so, she'd need to leave her collection of cable networks, along with … [Read more...] about NBCUniversal’s Bonnie Hammer Gets Candid on Her Whirlwind Year: “I Ain’t Going Out to Pasture”
Yesterday, at TechCrunch Berlin, we sat down with Sebastian Siemiatkowski, the cofounder and CEO of Klarna, a 15-year-old company that’s currently the most highly valued privately held fintech in Europe, following a $460 million investment that pegged the company’s worth at $5.5 billion back in August. (Asked yesterday to confirm that the company has raised $1.2 billion altogether from investors, Siemiatkowski joked — without confirming the amount — “It sounds like you know better than I do.”) Siemiatkowski had come to the event largely to take the wraps off a new tech hub in Berlin that will house 500 employees in product and engineering. But we were far more interested in discussing the future of the company, which is best known for providing instant credit to online shoppers at the point of checkout and is growing fast, with nearly 3,000 employees across 17 countries. Klarna has also begun competing more aggressively in the U.S. … [Read more...] about Klarna CEO says “maybe” of taking public Europe’s most valuable fintech next year (but he’s not ruling out another round, either)
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An Italian court on Friday banned the Uber app, saying it contributed to traditional taxis facing unfair competition, local media reported. In a ruling that is subject to appeal, a court in Rome upheld a complaint filed by taxi unions and gave Uber ten days to end the use of its various phone applications on Italian territory, along with the promotion and advertising of them. If Uber does not comply it could face a fine of 10,000 euros ($10,600) for each day it remains in defiance of the court. Uber said in a statement: “We are shocked by the Italian’s court decision and will appeal. Thousands of professional, licensed drivers use the Uber app to make money and provide reliable transportation at the push of a button for Italians.” The court’s ruling follows a decision by a court in Milan two years ago to ban the company’s UberPop application, which was deemed under Italian law to encourage the provision of taxi services by unlicensed drivers. That ruling … [Read more...] about Italy court bans Uber over unfair competition for taxis