Technology News


Chipotle says hackers hit most restaurants in data breach

(Reuters) – Hackers used malware to steal customer payment data from most of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc’s restaurants over a span of three weeks, the company said on Friday, adding to woes at the chain whose sales had just started recovering from a string of food safety lapses in 2015.


BA cancels flights from London as global IT outage causes chaos

LONDON (Reuters) – British Airways canceled all its flights from London’s two biggest airports on Saturday after a global computer system failure caused confusion and chaos, with thousands of passengers queuing for hours and planes left stuck on runways.


Yahoo hacking suspect appeals denial of bail in Canada

TORONTO (Reuters) – A Canadian suspected of involvement in a massive 2014 breach of Yahoo email accounts linked to Russia is appealing a decision to hold him in custody pending an extradition hearing, the man’s lawyer said on Friday.


Acquisitions accelerate as tech giants seek to build AI smarts

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A total of 34 artificial intelligence startups were acquired in the first quarter of this year, more than twice the amount of activity in the year-ago quarter, according to the research firm CB Insights.


Italian court overturns Uber ban

ROME (Reuters) – A Rome court annulled a short-lived ban on ride-hailing app Uber on Friday in the latest twist to a battle between the San Francisco-based multinational and Italy’s traditional taxi cabs.


Major U.S. tech firms press Congress for internet surveillance reforms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook, Amazon and more than two dozen other U.S. technology companies pressed Congress on Friday to make changes to a broad internet surveillance law, saying they were necessary to improve privacy protections and increase government transparency.