VW suffers its first quarterly loss in more than 15 years

VW suffers its first quarterly loss in more than 15 years

International Business Times

UPDATE: 4:11 a.m. EDT — Volkswagen AG reported a larger-than-expected loss of 3.48 billion euros ($3.85 billion) for the third quarter, the company announced, and said full-year profit would be significantly lower than last year. The loss is the company’s first in more than 15 years, according to Bloomberg. The after-tax loss for the quarter stands…

Legislators ask European Union to grant protection to ‘human rights defender’ Edward Snowden

Legislators ask European Union to grant protection to ‘human rights defender’ Edward Snowden

Agence France-Presse US intelligence whistle-blower Edward Snowden on Thursday hailed a European Parliament vote urging EU member states to take him in and offer protection as an “extraordinary” gesture of support. In a resolution, EU lawmakers called on the bloc’s 28 member states to grant protection to Snowden as a “human rights defender” after he

Paypal back up after major breakdown

Paypal back up after major breakdown

International Business Times

Online payments service Paypal Holdings Inc. said it had resolved a major breakdown Friday caused by a power outage at a data center, after users and online merchants took to Twitter saying they were unable to make Internet sales. The company posted a statement on Twitter saying that its services were back up. Paypal had tweeted…

Denmark considers granting asylum to Edward Snowden

Denmark considers granting asylum to Edward Snowden

International Business Times

After the European Parliament passed a resolution Thursday urging states to drop criminal charges against former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden and offer him protection, two political parties in Denmark have stepped forward, the Local reported Friday. The left-leaning Alternative and the Red-Green Alliance parties want Denmark’s parliament to vote on offering Snowden asylum. “Snowden…

SXSW reinstates two panels following #Gamergate backlash

SXSW reinstates two panels following #Gamergate backlash

Newsweek

South by Southwest (SXSW), the popular Austin, Texas–based annual event for music, film and digital culture and technology, has reinstated the two panels on harassment in the gaming industry originally canceled over safety concerns. The cancellation of the panels—titled “SavePoint: A Discussion on the Gaming Community” and “Level Up: Overcoming Harassment in Games”—prompted a backlash against…

Steve Jobs considered an Apple car in 2008

Steve Jobs considered an Apple car in 2008

International Business Times

Even Steve Jobs had thoughts on what an Apple-built electric vehicle would look like. During an interview with Bloomberg published Wednesday, Nest CEO Tony Fadell revealed that the Apple co-founder had considered how the company could build its own Apple Car. It was in 2008, shortly after the launch of the iPhone, that Jobs and Fadell,…

Anonymous to release 1,000 names of alleged Ku Klux Klan members today

Anonymous to release 1,000 names of alleged Ku Klux Klan members today

International Business Times

The loosely centralized hacktivist group known only as Anonymous was set to release 1,000 names of Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members Thursday, organizers said, according to Al Jazeera. Someone posing as a member of Anonymous began releasing names of alleged members from the white supremacist group Monday, including senators, mayors and other people in positions of…