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.

Asian markets drift after US Fed stays course

Trader James Dresch, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, June 30, 2014. European stocks were lower Wednesday July 30, 2014 ahead of U.S. economic data while cheery earnings from major Japanese companies such as Honda Motor Co. boosted Asian markets.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)MUMBAI, India (AP) — Asian stock markets were uninspired by an upbeat report on the U.S. economy, with most drifting lower Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would make further cuts to its monetary stimulus as expected.



Samsung profit falls as smartphone sales slow

FILE - In this July 8, 2014 file photo, a woman visits the Samsung Electronics Co.'s showroom in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung Electronics Co. reported lower-than-expected profit for the second quarter on Thursday, July 31, 2014 and said it was uncertain if handset business profit would improve during the current period. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. reported a bigger-than-expected fall in second quarter profit on Thursday and said it was uncertain if earnings from its handset business would improve in the current quarter.



Samsung Electronics' 2Q profit miss forecast

FILE - In this July 8, 2014 file photo, a woman visits the Samsung Electronics Co.'s showroom in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung Electronics Co. reported lower-than-expected profit for the second quarter on Thursday, July 31, 2014 and said it was uncertain if handset business profit would improve during the current period. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. reported lower-than-expected profit for the second quarter on Thursday and said it was uncertain if handset business profit would improve during the current period.



Want to make $1 million per month? Retire from the NSA

Want to make $1 million per month? Retire from the NSAFormer NSA director Keith Alexander will charge companies up to $1 million a month to keep them safe from online hackers, Foreign Policy reports. Apparently Alexander and business partners from IronNet Cybersecurity have founded a new firm after leaving the government and military in March. The company supposedly offers a new technology that has a “unique” approach when it comes to detecting hackers online. His stint at the NSA is directly responsible for many tools the organization developed to prevent cybercriminals from stealing money and/or trade secrets online, although the new product was developed in private. Alexander’s new technology will help various companies and institutions, with the former NSA boss expected to file at least nine patents to protect it. While at the NSA,



Samsung Elec sees tough second half after second-quarter profit slips

Customers attend a workshop about the Samsung Galaxy S5 in JakartaSamsung Electronics Co Ltd. on Thursday reported its worst quarterly profit in two years and was downbeat about its second-half prospects, fuelling concerns about its ability to protect its smartphone turf in the face of mounting competition. With its flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone outsold by Apple Inc's iPhone 5S in May and its cheaper devices feeling the squeeze from Chinese rivals like Xiaomi, Samsung is under pressure to come up with a new strategy to halt the slide. For April-June, Samsung said operating profit fell 24.6 percent annually to 7.2 trillion won ($7.03 billion), matching its guidance. Profit for the mobile division fell to 4.42 trillion won from 6.28 trillion won a year ago, also the lowest in two years.



Samsung to unveil the metal smartphone we’ve been waiting for on August 4th

Samsung to unveil the metal smartphone we’ve been waiting for on August 4thSamsung’s first metal smartphone is reportedly releasing in less than a week, but don’t get too excited — it’s not going to be as great as you hoped. SamMobile reports that the upcoming Galaxy Alpha is going to be unveiled on August 4th, or roughly a month before Samsung takes the wraps off its highly anticipated Galaxy Note 4. But wait, why wouldn’t Samsung just unveil both at the same time? Largely because the Galaxy Alpha won’t be all that much to write home about compared to the Note 4. SamMobile says that from a hardware perspective, the Alpha will basically be a watered down Galaxy S5 with a a 4.8-inch 720p display, 32GB storage and a fingerprint scanner, among other



Microsoft spreads Cortana abroad in Windows Phone

Microsoft spreads Cortana abroad in Windows PhoneMicrosoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K. The company's corporate vice president of operating systems, Joe Belfiore, said Wednesday in Beijing that Chinese ...



New app brings free encrypted voice calling to your iPhone

New app brings free encrypted voice calling to your iPhoneAre you worried that hackers — or even worse, the NSA — are listening in on your phone calls? Well it’s time to lay those fears to rest; Open Whispersystems has released a new app that brings encrypted voice calling to the iPhone. And best of all, perhaps, the firm’s new app is free to download and it supports worldwide calling, also for free. “Over the past year, we’ve been working to bring the privacy software we’ve developed for Android to the iPhone, and today we’re releasing Signal – free, worldwide, encrypted voice calls for iPhone, and fully compatible with RedPhone for Android,” Open Whispersystems said in a blog post. The app uses the ZRTP encryption protocol to protect voice communications between



Israel's 'Iron Dome' makers were hit by hackers, expert says

By By Eric Auchard VIENNA (Reuters) - Three Israeli defense contractors behind the Iron Dome missile shield and related systems were robbed of hundreds of documents by hackers linked to the Chinese government starting in 2011, a U.S.-based computer forensics expert said on Tuesday. Comment Crew, as the hacking group is known, stole designs for Israeli rocket systems in a spree of attacks during 2011 and 2012, Joseph Drissel, chief executive of Cyber Engineering Services (CyberESI), said in a phone interview. The targets of the online attacks were top military contractors Elisra Group, Israel Aerospace Industries[ISRAI.UL], and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. The companies built the system that now partially insulates Israel from rocket barrages fired from the Gaza Strip.


Analysts: Samsung phone shipments falter in 2Q

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co., the world's biggest maker of smartphones, saw its sales drop in the second quarter, a research firm said Tuesday.