Opera’s new browser blocks ads natively – PCWorld

Opera Software has updated its desktop browser to block ads without the need for a plug-in. With its 2.07 percent share of the desktop browser market last month, according to StatCounter, Opera’s move is unlikely to scare advertisers, or website operators dependent on advertising revenue — particularly as the blocker is turned off by default. […]

Master Marshmallow: 12 useful tips for Android 6.0 – Computerworld

Master Marshmallow: 12 useful tips for Android 6.0 – Computerworld

Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow release may have been announced last October — but if you’re like the majority of Android users, it’s probably pretty new to you right about now. Heck, you might even still be waiting to receive it! (The joys of Android upgrades, eh?) Whether you’re a Marshmallow newbie or an Android 6.0 […]

The Echo From Amazon Brims With Groundbreaking Promise – New York Times

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Could FBI Turn on Cameras and Microphones Next? – Fortune

Let the FBI in through the backdoor and soon they’ll be peeking through the windows and tapping into the microphones. That was the argument Apple head of online services Eddy Cue put forth on Univision on Wednesday, as he laid into the FBI for pushing the company to help uncover encrypted information on the San […]

Europe roars approval as ECB pulls out the bazooka – Reuters

LONDON The euro slumped and shares and bonds rallied on Thursday as traders cheered aggressive stimulus measures by the European Central Bank which cut its main interest rate to zero and souped up its QE program to include corporate bonds. Markets had been wondering what Mario Draghi had left up his sleeve but any doubts […]

US sends 3 B-2 bombers to Asia-Pacific – CNN

“Strategic bomber deployments ensure our ability to project power at a time and place of our choosing and develop strong interoperability with our regional allies and partners,” Robinson said. During an appearance in Australia on Tuesday, Robinson called on that country and others in the region to assert their rights to fly over the South […]

Asia trades mixed; Shanghai slips; Nikkei up 1.5% – CNBC

Asia markets were mixed on Thursday, as traders digested another round of Chinese data, as well as interest rate decisions from central banks in New Zealand and South Korea. The Japanese Nikkei 225 closed up 210.15 points, or 1.26 percent, at 16,852.35. South Korea’s Kospi added 16.38 points, or 0.84 percent, to 1,969.33, while Down […]

Trump’s positions on trade, alliances could roil Asia ties – U.S. News & World Report

By MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — China is ripping off America in trade and should be slapped with a fat import tax. U.S. military allies Japan and South Korea are freeloading and need to pull their weight. The pan-Pacific trade pact negotiated by the Obama administration is a “total disaster.” With characteristic brashness, […]

Maxim Mitrokhin takes over as Kaspersky Asia Pacific head – Economic Times

MUMBAI: Kaspersky Lab, the Moscow headquartered cyber security major has put Maxim Mitrokhin as the Asia Pacific head, the company said on Thursday. This comes at a time when the Kaspersky is pushing hard to increase its footprint in the cyber security segment and seeing huge growth in countries like Singapore, Malaysia and India. In […]