The Ambassador

The Ambassador is both warrior and diplomat. He listens to the words of those who deserve influence and guides those in his care as he guides himself. He acts not selfishly but for the betterment of all.

Breast Pump 'Hackathon' Seeks Better Tech for Busy Moms

Students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are on a mission to make the breast-feeding experience better for moms. This weekend, the school's Media Lab is hosting a hackathon to come up with new designs for breast pumps, which are machines used by nursing moms to extract milk when they're away from their little ones. The event, aptly named the "Make the Breast Pump Not Suck" Hackathon, will be held Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 20-21) at MIT's Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For many mothers with young children, particularly those who work outside the home, a breast pump is an essential tool.


Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

A closeup of an electronic payment station at a Home Depot store in Daly CityThe Home Depot says it has eliminated malware from its U.S. and Canadian networks that affected 56 million unique payment cards between April and September. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer ...



Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their lives on the devices.


Home Depot breach bigger than Target at 56 million cards

A closeup of an electronic payment station at a Home Depot store in Daly CityBy Jim Finkle and Nandita Bose BOSTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Home Depot Inc Thursday said some 56 million payment cards were likely compromised in a cyberattack at its stores, suggesting the hacking attack at the home improvement chain was larger than last year's unprecedented breach at Target Corp . Home Depot, in providing the first clues to how much the breach would cost, said that so far it has estimated costs of $62 million. But it indicated that costs could reach much higher. ...



Alibaba symbol of China's new tech giants

A man walks past an advertising billboard showing the mobile app of Alibaba’s Taobao consumer-to-consumer site at a subway station in Beijing Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Alibaba Group's U.S. stock offering is a wakeup call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China's state-dominated economy. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)BEIJING (AP) — Alibaba Group's U.S. stock offering is a wakeup call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China's state-dominated economy.



Factbox: Key trade, business announcements during China Xi's India visit

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged on Thursday to invest $20 billion in India and give its companies greater access to key Chinese markets following talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. The world's two most populous nations used the summit to sign agreements to boost their commercial and trade ties, even as a dispute over their shared border overshadowed Xi's three-day visit to India that ends on Friday. ...


Chinese hacked U.S. military contractors: Senate panel

Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in WarsawBy Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly infiltrated the computer systems of U.S. airlines, technology companies and other contractors involved in the movement of U.S. troops and military equipment, a U.S. Senate panel has found. The Senate Armed Services Committee's year-long probe, concluded in March but made public on Wednesday, found the military's U.S. Transportation Command, or Transcom, was aware of only two out of at least 20 such cyber intrusions within a single year. ...



Bug delays Apple's HealthKit availability on iOS 8

Apple retail store is shown at a shopping mall in San Diego, CaliforniaBy Christina Farr and Abhirup Roy (Reuters) - Apple Inc said a bug in its HealthKit health and fitness application platform prevented its release along with the launch of its iOS 8 operating system for iPhones and iPads. HealthKit gathers data such as blood pressure and weight from various health apps on Apple devices, and can be viewed by doctors at one place. Regulated medical devices, such as glucose monitors with accompanying iPhone apps, can send information to HealthKit. ...



5 things small businesses need to know this fall

5 things small businesses need to know this fallWhat do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heath care, Internet Security and new technology make the list. Here are five things that small businesses need to be on top of over the ...



Chinese hacked U.S. military contractors, Senate panel finds

Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in WarsawBy Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly infiltrated the computer systems of U.S. airlines, technology companies and other contractors involved in the movement of U.S. troops and military equipment, a U.S. Senate panel has found. The Senate Armed Services Committee's year-long probe, concluded in March but made public on Wednesday, found the military's U.S. Transportation Command, or Transcom, was aware of only two out of at least 20 such cyber intrusions within a single year. ...