Fired Google engineer James Damore loses diversity memo challenge

Washington: Google’s firing of an engineer over his controversial memo criticizing its diversity policies and “politically correct monoculture” didn’t violate US labour law, a federal agency lawyer concluded. Statements in James Damore’s 3,000-word memo “regarding biological differences between the sexes were so harmful, discriminatory, and disruptive” that they fell outside protections for collective action in the […]

Hackers are trying to use your phones, computers to mine a cryptocurrency

Portland: There’s a chance your computer or phone is quietly producing a cryptocurrency called Monero. Criminals looking to commandeer massive processing power to unlock new Monero coins have unleashed an epidemic of malicious software that burrows deep into victims’ web browsers to surreptitiously run calculations. A security researcher discovered the latest attack last weekend, finding the […]

Some Apple iPhones crash on Telugu script bug: report

Bengaluru: A bug in some versions of Apple Inc’s operating systems is causing iPhones to crash when a single character in Telugu, an Indian language, is sent to the device or even typed in text editor, the Verge reported on Thursday. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Devices running iOS 11 are affected and […]