the European parliament has voted in favour of Turkey's membership negotiations of suspension on behalf, told the economic newspaper the Financial Times.the result of the Vote, however, is not binding as the only member of the earthly governments have the right to break off negotiations.currently, the vast majority of member states wants to continue Turkish accession negotiations.the Parliament's vote can, however, according to FT, keep it as a turning point."It is parliament strong political signal to EU leaders, who meet in mid-December, that if they are taking european values seriously, it's time to draw the line - taking into account what happened in the candidate countries", assesses the hollantilaismeppi Kati Piri to the press.the EU authorities varoittavatkin Turkey's leading opponents against witch hunt of hard enlarged to have failed after the military coup.
p Update 09/05/2017: People backing-up WhatsApp conversations through iCloud will now benefit from the messages being encrypted by default.WhatsApp has confirmed the backed-up files are encrypted and it is believed the feature was introduced in late 2016 but wasn't spotted until now.WhatsApp has turned on end-to-end encryption across all of its apps, the company has announced.The Facebook-owned app, which has more than one billion monthly active users, has turned on the Signal Protocol, developed by Open Whisper Systems, by default.The open-source private messaging system, which has been supported by Edward Snowden, will protect group chats, attachments, voice notes, and voice calls made across WhatsApp on Android, iPhone, Windows devices and some Nokia and BlackBerry models.The encryption method lets users see content that has been sent but does not allow service providers, such as WhatsApp itself, to access the content of the messages.
ARM has acquired Apical, a U.K. designer of embedded computer vision technology, and plans to incorporate that technology into future ARM microprocessor and system-on-chip designs, it said Wednesday.The move will open up new opportunities for designers of autonomous vehicles and security systems, among other connected things, according to ARM CEO Simon Segars.That technology also turned up in Samsung Electronics' new laptop, the ATIV Book 9.Assertive Camera is another of Apical's developments: It's a range of software packages and silicon-based image signal processors for reducing image noise, managing color and shooting high dynamic range images.ARM makes its money by designing chips that others manufacture, or licensing its chip modules for others to incorporate in their own designs.Putting image analysis and interpretation capabilities in hardware could accelerate and simplify the design of a whole host of products, including self-driving cars and security systems.
When it launches this summer, Allo will offer an incognito mode that switches on an end-to-end encryption system known as Signal, designed by the privacy-focused non-profit Open Whisper Systems.And in the wake of Apple s landmark fight with the FBI over the encrypted iPhone of San Bernadino killer Syed Rizwan Farook, the move represents another step in Silicon Valley s shift toward user-controlled encryption in defiance of law enforcement.Allo s incognito mode represents a far more limited approach to encryption than Whatsapp s, Apple s, Viber s, or even what it s offering with Duo: Unlike with those apps, you must purposefully turn on incognito mode to send encrypted Allo messages; the app doesn t hide all messages by default.But Google s launching its encrypted communication apps as new tools that may or may not catch on, rather than Whatsapp s far bolder move to turn on encryption for its existing, massive userbase.Gmail and Google Hangouts, meanwhile, still lack end-to-end encryption, leaving them open to government surveillance orders.Allo and Duo s new security features, in other words, are Google s baby steps towards a fully-encrypted future, not the sort of bold moves to elevate privacy above profit or politics that some of its competitors have already taken.
It's an interesting theory to say the least, however this has led some music lovers to ask how they can expect to use their existing headphones with Apple's new flagship phone.Thankfully help is at hand: there's a growing collection of digital-to-analogue converters – or DACs – which are increasingly compatible with iPhones.As its name suggests, a digital-to-analogue converter converts a signal from its digital source to the analogue audio waves your ears end up hearing.Unless you're still rocking a classic collection of vinyl or, even less likely, cassette tapes the music you're listening to on a daily basis is stored digitally in either an audio file or CD.The second reason to shell out for an upgrade is the fact that some of the more premium headphones on the market are 'high-impedance' headphones, which require more power through the headphone jack on your music source in order to work properly.An external DAC helps with these headphones as it can work as a headphone amp to provide the extra power needed to drive a high-impedance pair of 'phones.
LONDON—After satellite services providers Inmarsat PLC and Eutelsat Communications SA have worried investors with recent cuts to their sales outlook, the chief executive of rival SES SA on Wednesday said ample growth opportunities remain for his company.Shares in the Paris-based company plummeted 27% in price on the day and are down more than 32% for the month.But investors still appear to remain skeptical about the entire sector.Mr. Sabbagh is trying to persuade investors that SES isn t just buying and deploying satellites to provide capacity, but rather has managed to provide growth by tapping emerging demand, such as beaming more higher-definition television than has historically taken place.In a signal SES remains bullish about the industry s prospects, the company last month agreed to take a controlling stake in O3b Networks Ltd., which is deploying a fleet of spacecraft to beam high-speed Internet to remote locations.SES said it would spend $20 million to increase its stake from 49.1% to 50.5% and has taken a call option to acquire the rest of the stock for $710 million.
It's one of the last big football matches of the 2015-16 season, and carries added intrigue as Liverpool look to stop Sevilla from winning its third European cup final on the trot.Related: How to live stream the Google I/O 2016 keynote – including in VRWant to watch the match?As BT Sport secured the rights to both the Champion's League and Europa League to the tune of nearly £1 billion, the match is only being shown on TV on BT Sport Europe and BT Sport Ultra HD – so you won't be able to tune in if you've just got a basic BT Sport package.Coverage starts at 6:30pm UK time ahead of a 7:45pm kick-off.As it's available to stream via YouTube, that also means that you can easily tune in from your mobile device if need be – just follow the same link and pray for decent Wi-Fi or 4G coverage.WATCH: We explain the easiest ways to improve your Wi-Fi signalHave you jumped over to BT Sport or are you sticking with Sky?
The airline Easy Jet have featured shoes that will guide during the walk. The soles are small devices that vibrate in different ways to see if you come to the right. Vibrates the left shoe is the time to take to the left and when the signal is coming from right shoe knows that the direction is the right way. When the programmed target is reached is signaled by the three vibration in order. The programming of the route is done via a GPS-equipped mobile and signaling between the mobile and the shoe is handled by Bluetooth. So far the shoes, which dubbed Sneakairs, just as a prototype that has been tested by Wired whose reporter is clearly pleased with the functionality.
Drones may help keep the lights on and the stove fires burning.PG is testing drones for monitoring electricity infrastructure and is working with NASA to use the unmanned aerial vehicles to spot gas leaks.The utility has two testing programs underway, to address issues in both gas and electricity services.A recent drone flight over a hydroelectric plant in the Sierra Nevada mountains outside Fresno marked PG s foray into drone testing.For humans to inspect facilities such as the Balch Powerhouse in the Sierras, fall-protection equipment is required for the risky work that requires a significant investment in training and protective equipment, according to PGThe utility hopes to use drones to assess power lines and other equipment in remote areas.for increasing reliability of our service and response time to outages, PG executive Pat Hogan said in a press release.On the gas side, the utility is working with NASA s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and other researchers to test a drone-borne NASA laser-based sensor to detect gas leaks from the air.The ability to deploy and aerial methane-detection tool over long distances and in remote areas could signal a major turning point in future gas-leak detection capabilities for PG, and the larger utility industry as a whole, said PG executive Jesus Soto.The utility said it was also looking ahead to using drones for storm and disaster response.Using drones to capture high-resolution imagery in real time will help speed up damage assessments and the deployment of the right resources to restore power.
The first phone in the Moto X series from Motorola came in August 2013. Last year's Moto X Force could be the last device in the chain. The report points out that the Moto X series disappears and is replaced by Moto Z, which might fit well now that Sony abandoned Z names. Another manufacturer that changed the naming of the flagship this year is HTC, who skipped the One M and short, call the year's top model 10th Any cause of Motorola's new naming is not mentioned, but perhaps the company wants to signal a fresh start. The sequel to Moto X style will reportedly have a modular design - it will go to button on the backs which extends the phone's functionality in different ways.
Especially since beer is associated so closely with summer barbecues and getting together with family and friends.Placing America on the label simply acknowledges the traditions we ve all grown up with and continue to enjoy.Then when I really starting to think about it, I realized that it s a brilliant marketing move, and perhaps a signal of a huge opportunity for brands big and small.Maybe that s why Budweiser is celebrating America -- to help us bring US back together.Maybe as marketers it s our job to muffle the hate with some intentions.After all, it s been said that entrepreneurialism is the spirit of America and small business is the economic backbone.
Google announced its new messaging app Allo at its I/O developers conference today, and it looks pretty cool.Allo even has an option for users to send their messages using end-to-end encryption, a security feature that has become increasingly popular and is the default in other chat apps like WhatsApp and Viber.In order for Google to add dinners with friends to your calendar or suggest replies, it needs to be able to read your messages — which it can t do if your chats are end-to-end encrypted.Most consumers will likely choose the latter, leaving security by the wayside, and civil liberties advocates are already voicing displeasure about it.If encryption isn t a default, suspects may forget to turn it on and accidentally leave their messages exposed to law enforcement.But those who choose to turn on Allo s encryption, dubbed incognito mode, will be getting a highly regarded security protocol: Google partnered with Open Whisper Systems to use the company s Signal Protocol.
Google debuted a shiny new chat app called Allo during its IO 2016 conference today, and while it's a fresh take on messaging, one element of the app is actually quite familiar.Turns out Allo's end-to-end encryption is built on the Signal Protocol, the same standard used to power encryption in WhatsApp and the Signal app."We've been collaborating together on the integration of Signal Protocol into Allo, which will bring all of Signal Protocol's strong encryption properties to Allo's incognito mode," wrote Open Whisper Systems, creator of the protocol, in a blog post.This is worrisome as you might accidentally send a message you wanted encrypted as, well, not encrypted, if you forget to switch to Incognito Mode.What's more, as noted by TechCrunch, Allo's most helpful features won't be so helpful if it can't see what you're talking about.Others have argued that opt-in end-to-end encryption at this point is better than none at all, but how many users bite when Allo becomes available later this summer remains to be seen.
Arkham Asylum versus Arkham City is the Alien/Aliens of our generationRumours about the Batman remastered collection have given the rereleases a mythical stature not a million miles away from the caped crusader himself.But now the Bat-Signal is blazing through the sky, and Warner Brothers have officially announced the Batman: Return to Arkham collection for the PS4 and Xbox One.With the issues that are still plaguing Arkham Knight, I wouldn't expect it to surface on Steam soon.The remastered titles are Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, widely known as "the good Arkham games", and they're being worked on by Virtuos, the studio behind Heavy Rain's recent port to the current gen, and indeed, it all looks very pretty so far.The collection will release on July 29.Get this trailer in your eyeballs, won't you?
Photographer: Sharon Steinmann / TT One of the airline Egyptairs aircraft on its way from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board disappeared over the Mediterranean. Weather conditions are said to have been good when the plane disappeared from radar and according to the airline does not have a distress signal sent out, something also confirmed by the government Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram. - The sun has just gone up so within an hour we should have more information, said Ahmed Abdel Egyptair at CNN. The plane took off from Charles de Gaulle Airport 23:09 local time for a trip that normally takes about four hours. The airline tweeted out that the plane disappeared, which should have taken place shortly after it crossed Egyptian airspace over the Mediterranean. The Egyptian airline industry has been hit by several events over the past year.
Tinks founder Daniel Kjellén and Fredrik Hedberg. There is also a large bank's first investment in a Fintech-startups. I think we are starting to move us into a world where customer behavior is changing quite a lot. We've landed in making this investment, giving a signal from our side that this is one of the stronger fintechstartupsen that we see while we get the opportunity to offer our customers the technology and functionality Tink has said Christoffer Ores, Division Head on corporate and retail customers at SEB. It is perhaps a little obankmässigt way to do it, but for us it is strategically a very important step, says Christoffer ores. He would not give any figures for last year, but sees an improvement on 2016, when he believes the company will go from red to black on a monthly basis.
Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday held a wide-ranging discussion with a group of conservative commentators who said afterward the Facebook CEO acknowledged the giant social network has a problem reaching conservatives.The meeting at Facebook's Menlo Park, California, headquarters came about after a report accused the company of harboring a bias against conservative views.S.E."Facebook wants to restore the "trust" of conservativesCupp said Zuckerberg, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, Vice President Joel Kaplan and board member Peter Thiel mostly listened to the 17 conservatives who attended.While the Facebook executives did not comment further on an internal investigation into allegations of political manipulation, they explained how difficult it would be for Facebook employees to inject bias into what stories make it into the "trending topics" section of the site or on individual users' news feeds, Cupp said.The Facebook team also said any such tampering would be "philosophically against both the mission of the company and Mark's personal mission," Cupp said."Rob Bluey, editor in chief of the website The Daily Signal, made similar comments to Fox News' Greta Van Susteren shortly after the meeting ended."In a Facebook post afterward, Zuckerberg did not directly respond to allegations that Facebook employees suppressed conservative stories on its "trending topics" feature.""I wanted to hear their concerns personally and have an open conversation about how we can build trust.On mobile devices, users can tap on the search bar to see the top trends, but they can't see separate categories.Topics that appear as trending can have a self-fulfilling effect, as more Facebook readers see and share the items, and other news organizations decide to write their own stories.
An EgyptAir Airbus A320 with 66 people on board has disappeared from radar above Egyptian airspace, somewhere above the eastern Mediterranean.The airline says that Flight MS804 left Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris on Wednesday at 23:09 local time and was scheduled to arrive in Cairo at around 03:00 local time.In March of this year, Seifedeen Mustafa used a fake bomb to hijack an EgyptAir flight.However, AFP s Jean-Marc Mojon cites a Greek aviation source who says that the airplane crashed 130 nautical miles off the Greek island of Karpathos.We ll update this post throughout the morning as more details emerge.Update: The Guardian reports that Greek defence sources tell it that the aircraft was seen to behave erratically during a two minute period, between 03:27 to 03:29 local time:It was in this two minute period when the plane made a 90 degree swerve left and dropped from 37,000 feet to 15,000 feet before swerving 60 degrees right and vanishing at 10,000 feet ten to 15 miles inside Egyptian air space.
This system has come at a cost of one billion dollars.Each sensor has an accelerometer that measures tremors and algorithms that detect earthquakes.When an earthquake is detected a signal is sent to a server in hundredths of a second.The damage maps are sent via email to fire departments within minutes of the earthquake and are downloaded to battery-powered devices in case power is interrupted.IoT standalone sensors are augmented by Zizmos smartphone apps Zizmos eQuake that are available free-of-charge for iOS and Android.Every second that passes, thousands of messages are sent from the sensors to servers for analytics and alerting.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland—Anti-drone technology has been high on the shopping list of public safety and military organizations at least since a drunken federal employee crashed a drone onto the White House lawn.The drone "killer" getting the most attention at Sea Air Space was the DroneDefender, a system developed by researchers at the nonprofit research and development organization Battelle.Battelle calls it a "directed RF energy weapon"—it sends out a jamming signal in the Industrial, Scientific and Medical ISM bands or global positioning bands in a 30-degree cone around the point of aim.It has the advantage of being much smaller than the DroneDefender, and it can be aimed using optical sights or an integrated radio frequency power meter and signal analyzer.Instead of jamming C signals, the new Dronebuster exploits weaknesses in the drone communications protocols themselves, enabling the Dronebuster's operator to trigger the "fly home" command on some drones and the "land" command on others.In the system currently being developed, GPS and GLONASS jamming are available through an add-on card available only to federal customers.