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Human Trafficking

Op-Ed Contributor: Getting Tough on Sex Traffickers

Too many cities are infested with criminal gangs. And too many gangs finance their activities by sexually exploiting minors.


UPDATE 3-Schneider Electric says bug in its technology exploited in hack

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Jan 18 (Reuters) - Schneider Electric SE said on Thursday that hackers had exploited a flaw in its technology in a watershed incident discovered last month that halted operations at an undisclosed industrial facility.


Shutting out immigrants is not Christian, pope says

IQUIQUE, Chile (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Thursday that it is not Christian to shut out immigrants, urging nations to welcome people whose lives had been "watered down" by poverty, injustice and exploitation.


Schneider Electric says software bug exploited in watershed hack

TORONTO (Reuters) - Schneider Electric SE disclosed on Thursday that hackers exploited a flaw in its software in a watershed hack discovered last month that halted plant operations at an industrial facility.

Franco, James

The Carpetbagger: Why James Franco Could Easily Get a Best Actor Nomination

The star of “The Disaster Artist” faces accusations of sexually exploitative behavior, but the news broke after many academy members had already voted.


BRIEF-Intel Says Firmware For Exploits Issued To 90 pct Of Intel CPUs Introduced In Past 5 Years‍​



Greece gets interest for new offshore oil and gas tenders: licensing body

ATHENS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Tenders for offshore oil and gas exploration and exploitation west and south of Greece have attracted "strong interest" from companies exploring in the Mediterranean, the head of Greece's oil and gas resources management company said on Wednesday.


Seed slayers Bencic, Zhang tumble back to earth

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Seed slayers Belinda Bencic and Zhang Shuai were brought back down to earth at the Australian Open on Wednesday as they both failed to follow up their first-round exploits.


Tennis: Seed slayers Bencic, Zhang tumble back to earth

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Seed slayers Belinda Bencic and Zhang Shuai were brought back down to earth at the Australian Open on Wednesday as they both failed to follow up their first-round exploits.


Tennis: Giant killers Bencic and Zhang tumble back to earth

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Seed slayers Belinda Bencic and Zhang Shuai were brought back down to earth at the Australian Open on Wednesday as they both failed to follow up their first-round exploits.

Simone Biles is champion -- that's what matters

As the #MeToo movement continues to grow, American gymnast Simone Biles is the latest woman to come forward with a horrific story alleging sexual exploitation. Biles joins a long list (more than 140 to date) of other athletes who have accused former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. Biles and other gymnasts also say that USA Gymnasts pressured them into silence and allowed the abuse to continue -- allegations that USA Gymnastics denies.

Testino, Mario

Male Models Say Mario Testino and Bruce Weber Sexually Exploited Them

Models and assistants described how Mr. Testino and Mr. Weber, two of the most prominent photographers in fashion, used their authority to engage in unwanted sexual behavior.

Obama explains 'what the Russians exploited' in new interview with Letterman

Former President Barack Obama weighed in on the potential consequences of Russian meddling in social media platforms during the 2016 election in a new interview with David Letterman.

#MeToo Movement

James Franco's Two (Very Public) Sides

James Franco’s support of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements at the Golden Globes Awards prompted calls of hypocrisy from five women who have accused him of “inappropriate or sexually exploitative behavior.”


Women’s Accusations Follow James Franco After Golden Globes

Mr. Franco’s victory on Sunday became a flash point for women who came forward to say Mr. Franco sexually exploited them or behaved inappropriately.


BRIEF-Intel provides initial performance data results for client systems


Cosmopolitan (Magazine)

First Words: Who Decides What’s ‘Sexy’ — And Who Pays for It?

People lust after everything from actors to new consumer goods. A vast marketplace caters to some of those desires, and exploits others.


Op-Ed Columnist: Finding the Way Forward on Iran

The West must exploit the hypocrisy of the Tehran government.


Race car driver Tucker gets more than 16 years for lending scheme

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Kansas businessman and race car driver was sentenced to 16 years and 8 months in prison on Friday for crimes related to his online payday lending business, which prosecutors said made more $3.5 billion as it exploited millions of cash-strapped consumers.

Computer Chips

What You Need to Do Because of Flaws in Computer Chips

Hackers can exploit two major security flaws in microprocessors running virtually all machines on Earth. What do you do now?


BRIEF-Intel CEO Krzanich says co has not found any case of chips issue being exploited - CNBC‍​



BRIEF-ARM Says Working With Intel, AMD On Mitigation For New Method To Exploit Certain High-End Processors



BRIEF-Intel Responds To Security Research Findings‍​


United States Politics and Government

Partisans, Wielding Money, Begin Seeking to Exploit Harassment Claims

The earthquake of sexual misconduct allegations has taken down powerful men without regard to politics, but as it shakes Washington, accusations are taking on a partisan tint.


Algeria's shale gas plans will take time, require tough reforms

ALGIERS/LONDON, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Algeria needs to exploit its shale gas resources to offset a surge in local energy consumption that is eating into vital exports, but developing the industry will take time and require far-reaching reforms at the state energy firm.


Barcelona pile on more misery on Real Madrid in 3-0 'Clasico' win

MADRID (Reuters) - Barcelona exploited a lackluster Real Madrid to win the 'Clasico' 3-0 on Saturday as goals from Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Aleix Vidal propelled the Catalans to a 3-0 win and lifted them 14 points clear of their rivals in the standings.


Australia's embattled Turnbull seen weighing cabinet reshuffle to exploit poll win

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will reshuffle his cabinet within a day, media said on Monday, a sign the embattled leader hopes to capitalize on a weekend by-election win to refresh his ministry.

United States Politics and Government

Heroin in Soups and Lollipops: How Drug Cartels Evade Border Security

Even as the United States spends billions of dollars along the Mexican border, traffickers are exploiting weaknesses elsewhere, shipping parcels by mail, by air and on Amtrak.


U.S. prosecutors could take Shkreli's Wu Tang Clan album, Picasso

(Reuters) - Martin Shkreli, dubbed the "pharma bro" for exploits such as jacking up the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent, should forfeit $7.4 million, including his Wu Tang Clan album and a Picasso painting, U.S. prosecutors said on Friday.

Women and Girls

Opinion: The Limits of ‘Believe All Women’

The powerful slogan can be exploited to hurt us. Exhibit A: Roy Moore’s false accuser.

For-Profit Schools

Editorial: Exploiting Veterans for Profit

And the Trump administration wants to make for-profit colleges even less accountable.

How traffickers exploit children in Haiti's orphanages


Exclusive: $6 for 38 days work: Child exploitation rife in Rohingya camps

COX'S BAZAR/KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Rohingya refugee children from Myanmar are working punishing hours for paltry pay in Bangladesh, with some suffering beatings and sexual assault, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has found.


Critic’s Notebook: Louis C.K. and Hollywood’s Canon of Creeps

In his new film “I Love You, Daddy,” the comic surveys male pathologies, nods at Woody Allen and reaffirms cinema’s long history of exploiting women.

Opinion: This is how you stop online exploitation of children

We are living in a truly remarkable era, in which each day seemingly brings a new technological innovation -- from health to education, communications to manufacturing -- that improves the lives of people around the world.

Tax Shelters

The Paradise Papers: How Business Titans, Pop Stars and Royals Hide Their Wealth

Records from an offshore hideaway show how an American billionaire grew one of the world’s largest trusts and another owned part of a company accused of exploiting the poor.

Presidential Election of 2016

These Are the Ads Russia Bought on Facebook in 2016

A look at some of the ads designed by Russia to exploit divisions in American society and to tip the 2016 election in favor of Donald J. Trump.


Ukraine to ramp up health spending after anti-corruption push

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine plans a 12 percent increase in health spending next year to exploit reforms passed last week to raise standards and crack down on corruption in hospitals and surgeries, government ministers told Reuters.


Ecuador defends big Yasuni rainforest oil bet

YASUNI PARK, Ecuador (Reuters) - The manager of state oil company Petroamazonas defended Ecuador’s plans to expand exploitation of major oil reserves in one of the world's most species-diverse rainforests, saying it will ensure minimum environmental impact and use appropriate technology.


At least 1,300 Dutch girls per year trafficked, exploited

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - At least 1,320 underage Dutch girls between the ages of 12 and 17 fall victim to sexual exploitation in the Netherlands each year, a report on human trafficking published on Wednesday showed.


BRIEF-The ‍Kaspersky Lab reports "vulnerability" to Adobe

* The Kaspersky Lab says its advanced exploit prevention system identified "new Adobe Flash zero day exploit", used in an attack on October 10


Adobe warns that hackers are exploiting its Flash software

TORONTO (Reuters) - Adobe Systems Inc warned on Monday that hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in its Flash multimedia software platform in web browsers, and the company urged users to quickly patch their systems to prevent such attacks.


UPDATE 1-Adobe warns that hackers are exploiting its Flash software

TORONTO, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Adobe Systems Inc warned on Monday that hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in its Flash multimedia software platform in web browsers, and the company urged users to quickly patch their systems to prevent such attacks.


Trump hostility set to deepen Iran power struggles

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranians quickly closed ranks against a hawkish new U.S. approach to Tehran, but Iran's powerful hardliners are set to exploit the latest dispute with Washington to weaken domestic rivals who are open to the West, analysts and insiders say.


Black Lawmakers Hold a Particular Grievance With Facebook: Racial Exploitation

Sheryl Sandberg’s meeting on Thursday with the Congressional Black Caucus afforded lawmakers a chance to vent over Russia’s exploitation of racial division.


Race car driver Scott Tucker found guilty in U.S. payday lending case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Friday convicted a race car driver who is also a Kansas businessman of crimes stemming from his online payday lending business, which prosecutors said made more $2 billion as it exploited millions of cash-strapped consumers.

Rep. Schiff: Russian ads will repel viewers

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer that ads purchased by Russian troll farms on Facebook were designed to exploit divisions within the United States.

Kaspersky Lab

How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets

Exploiting the popular Kaspersky antivirus software, Russian hackers searched millions of computers for American intelligence keywords. Israeli intelligence tipped off American officials.


Pope tells web companies: use profits to protect children

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis told executives of leading internet companies on Friday to use "their great profits" to defend children from sexual exploitation and other dangers lurking online.

Meyers, Seth

Best of Late Night: Seth Meyers Makes Fun of Rex Tillerson for ‘Rolling Over’ on His Criticisms of Trump

Mr. Meyers and other late-night TV hosts continued to exploit a story

Cyberattacks and Hackers

New N.S.A. Breach Linked to Popular Russian Antivirus Software

Investigators believe Russian hackers exploited Kaspersky Lab software to steal classified documents that a National Security Agency employee stored on his home computer.


Russia's Sibur, Saudi Aramco agree to explore possible cooperation

MOSCOW, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Sibur, Russia's largest producer of petrochemicals, and Russian state investment fund RDIF on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding with energy company Saudi Aramco to exploit possible cooperation in Russia and Saudi Arabia.


U.S. energy secretary asks oil industry to study carbon capture technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry asked an oil industry advisory council on Monday to help find ways for oil drillers to exploit technology that captures carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, by injecting the carbon dioxide into the ground to help drill for oil.


Energy secretary asks oil industry to study carbon capture technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Monday asked an oil industry advisory council to help find ways for oil drillers to exploit technology that captures carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, by injecting the carbon dioxide into the ground to help drill for oil.

Cyberattacks and Hackers

S.E.C. Says It Was a Victim of a Computer Hack Last Year

The commission said the attackers could have exploited private information for trading purposes.


U.S. SEC says someone may have profited from EDGAR database glitch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Wednesday that someone gained access to non-public information by exploiting a software glitch in an SEC database and may have used the information to illegally make money in financial trades.

Rohingya (Ethnic Group)

How Violence in Myanmar Radicalized a New Generation of Rohingya

Concern is also increasing that Rohingya Muslims — both militants and those displaced in recent attacks — will be exploited by international terrorism networks.

Equifax Inc

What We Know and Don’t Know About the Equifax Hack

The credit reporting company says hackers exploited a bug in popular software for building websites. But the identity of the attackers remains a mystery.


Olympics: NGOs complain to IOC over Tokyo Games environmental record

LIMA (Reuters) - Dozens of environmental group sharply criticized organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Monday for alleged exploitation of tropical rain forests, claiming this was also potentially fuelling human rights violations.


Apple, Amazon bid for James Bond film rights- Hollywood Reporter

NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) - The film franchise features Bond, James Bond. And Apple Inc and Inc have joined a bevy of suitors bidding for distribution rights for the lucrative movies depicting the exploits of Britain's famed fictional spy, the Hollywood Reporter said on Wednesday.

'American Horror Story: Cult' exploits political divide

"American Horror Story: Cult" clearly intends to be provocative, using the toxic partisan political divide -- beginning with the 2016 presidential election -- as its jumping-off point. But producer Ryan Murphy's anthology series is too blunt an instrument to effectively probe that terrain, using the equivalent of an axe where a scalpel is required.


Son of jazz great Thelonious Monk sues California brewery

(Reuters) - The son of the late jazz great Thelonious Monk has sued a northern California brewery to stop it from exploiting his father's memory to sell a Trappist-style beer and related merchandise.

TSA reviewing cargo screening, concerned about terror vulnerabilities

The Transportation Security Administration is reviewing its screening procedures for cargo flown into and within the United States because of concerns that potential security vulnerabilities could be exploited by terrorists, a US official told CNN.

Race and Ethnicity

Mayweather Sees a Racial Double Standard in Megafight vs. McGregor

Racial themes have long been exploited in boxing to promote fights, and that has continued with the spectacle surrounding Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s fight against Conor McGregor.

Cyberattacks and Hackers

Identity Thieves Hijack Cellphone Accounts to Go After Virtual Currency

So-called phone porting attacks are exposing a vulnerability that could be exploited against anybody with valuable emails or other digital files.


Foreign Farmworkers in Canada Fear Deportation if They Complain

Critics say a Canadian program for temporary farmworkers leaves migrants vulnerable to exploitation by employers and at risk of deportation.

Kylie Jenner's new show pushes limits of emptiness

When it comes to lamenting life in the public eye while exploiting it, members of the Kardashian/Jenner TV-industrial complex are accomplished to having their cake and eating it too.


Hackers to scour voting machines in search for election vulnerabilities

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Hackers attending this weekend's Def Con hacking convention in Las Vegas will have a chance to break into voting machines and voter databases in a bid to uncover vulnerabilities that could be exploited to sway election results.

Opinion: If Trump offers you a job, don't take it

Flynn, Sessions, and Spicer ran into a high-pressure salesman with an apex predator's eye for weakness and an instinct for exploiting it, writes Michael D'Antonio


Lawyer for U.S. Army sergeant accused of terrorism suggests entrapment

HONOLULU (Reuters) - The lawyer for a U.S. Army sergeant charged in Hawaii with trying to provide material support to Islamic State extremists said on Thursday his client suffers from mental illness that FBI agents exploited in a "sting" operation leading to his arrest.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010)

Democrats to Exploit Senate Rules to Challenge Health Care Bill

Senators can object to a provision if it does not change federal spending or revenues or if the budgetary effects are “merely incidental” to some policy objective.


Art Review: How the East Was Won: A Photographic Portrait

Images at the National Gallery of Art offer a lesson in how the Eastern wilderness — beautiful and grand — was tamed, exploited and transformed.

Jenner, Kendall

Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Accused of Exploitation, Apologize for T-Shirts

The sisters recalled their “vintage” T-shirts, which had their images superimposed over musicians like Tupac Shakur, the Notorious B.I.G. and the Doors.


Edmonton's McDavid named MVP as Vegas Knights take shape

(Reuters) - Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid was named the Most Valuable Player in the National Hockey League on Wednesday after the 20-year-old's points-scoring exploits helped carry his team into the post-season.


Mexico oil sector accidents raise doubts about deep water exploration

MEXICO CITY, June 19 (Reuters) - As Mexico opens its energy market to more private investment, the country's drive to exploit untapped deepwater oil riches has raised safety concerns due to mounting accidents that have blotted the country's safety record.

YouTube star facing child pornography charges

YouTube star Austin Jones is accused of exploiting his fan base by allegedly asking underage girls to send him sexually explicit videos of themselves.


Workers exploited at Russia's 2018 World Cup venues, Human Rights Watch says

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday said it had documented cases where workers building venues for Russia's 2018 soccer World Cup had been left unpaid, made to work in dangerously cold conditions, or suffered reprisals for raising concerns.


RPT-Miners eye Europe's largest lithium deposit in Czech Republic

CINOVEC, Czech Republic, June 7 (Reuters) - Mining for lithium could start in the Czech Republic in two years, exploiting Europe's largest resource of the metal that is used in batteries for electric vehicles and home power storage.


Former Assistant Says He Helped Create Artwork of Dale Chihuly

Michael Moi claims he is a co-author of certain works, while the Mr. Chihuly’s lawyers say the ex-worker is trying to exploit the artist’s deteriorating mental state.


Three lawmakers question Kushner Cos on concerns over White House tie

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to the president of Kushner Companies on Thursday seeking information related to concerns that the real estate firm has exploited Jared Kushner's role as a White House adviser to attract investment through a federal immigration program.

$1M settlement for woman who claimed sex abuse by Oakland cops

A young woman who alleged she was sexually abused and exploited by members of the Oakland Police Department reached a settlement with the city government for almost $1 million, the city and the attorney for the woman said Wednesday.


UPDATE 1-Total, Exxon express interest in oil and gas exploration off Crete

ATHENS, May 31 (Reuters) - A consortium that includes Total and Exxon Mobil has submitted an expression of interest in oil and gas exploration and exploitation in two sites off the Greek island of Crete, the energy ministry said on Wednesday.


BRIEF-INV Metals, Govt of Ecuador agree to terms of exploitation contract

* Inv metals and the government of ecuador agree to terms of exploitation contract

Former CIA Director Brennan: Trump may have violated intelligence protocols

Former CIA Director John Brennan told the House Intelligence Committee that President Trump may have violated intelligence protocols during his meeting with Russian officials and that he believes Russia is trying to "actively exploit" animosity in Washington.

McDonald's pulls ad about boy whose father died

McDonald's has pulled a TV advertisement in the U.K. after being accused of exploiting the feelings of children who have lost a parent.


Hackers mint crypto-currency with technique in global 'ransomware' attack

SAN FRANCISCO, May 16 (Reuters) - A computer virus that exploits the same vulnerability as the global "ransomware" attack has latched on to more than 200,000 computers and begun manufacturing digital currency, experts said Tuesday.


Hackers exploited Word flaw for months while Microsoft investigated

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - To understand why it is so difficult to defend computers from even moderately capable hackers, consider the case of the security flaw officially known as CVE-2017-0199.


GE fixes bug in power software as researchers warn of grid hacks

(Reuters) - General Electric Co said on Wednesday it is fixing a bug in equipment used in electric power systems after three New York University researchers said they identified a vulnerability that could be exploited to shut down parts of the electric grid.


Self-driving 'arms race' complicates supplier alliances

FRANKFURT/DETROIT (Reuters) - The race to develop and exploit autonomous vehicle technology is reshaping the hierarchy of the automotive industry, replacing traditional top-down manufacturing relationships with complex webs of alliances and acquisitions.

Agriculture and Farming

A Woman’s Death Sorting Grapes Exposes Italy’s ‘Slavery’

Paola Clemente, 49, died in 2015 of a heart attack at a vineyard. An investigation found female laborers were routinely exploited and their pay skimmed.


The DNA of oil wells: U.S. shale enlists genetics to boost output

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A small group of U.S. oil producers has been trying to exploit advances in DNA science to wring more crude from shale rock, as the domestic energy industry keeps pushing relentlessly to cut costs and compete with the world's top exporters.


The DNA of oil wells - U.S. shale enlists genetics to boost output

HOUSTON, March 28 (Reuters) - A small group of U.S. oil producers has been trying to exploit advances in DNA science to wring more crude from shale rock, as the domestic energy industry keeps pushing relentlessly to cut costs and compete with the world's top exporters.

MacLaine, Shirley

The Past Lives of Shirley MacLaine

At 82, the actress reflects on the golden age of Hollywood gossip, her quest for identity and the self-exploitation of social media.

Why radical Islamists seek to exploit converts


Critic's Notebook: A Wheelchair on Broadway Isn’t Exploitation. It’s Progress.

Some people are calling Sam Gold’s “The Glass Menagerie” manipulative. I call it vital theater.


United States 2, Japan 1: U.S., Exploiting Japan’s Miscues, Reaches First W.B.C. Final

Adam Jones drove in the winning run in the eighth inning when his grounder was bobbled, leading the United States team into the title game against Puerto Rico.

NCAA Basketball Championships (Men)

South Carolina Ends One Controversy and Exploits Its Neighbor’s

Having passed a bill in 2015 to end the display of the Confederate flag at its Capitol, the state was eligible to host tournament games the N.C.A.A. moved out of North Carolina.


Facebook bars developers from using data for surveillance

SAN FRANCISCO, March 13 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc barred software developers on Monday from using the massive social network's data to create surveillance tools, closing off a process that had been exploited by U.S. police departments to track protesters

Defense and Military Forces

Russia Looks to Exploit White House ‘Turbulence,’ Analysts Say

With President Trump focused on what it perceives as weakness at home, Moscow can pursue its own interests free of pressure from the United States, observers say.


Phonemakers pile in to exploit Samsung weakness

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Phonemakers are piling in to fill a gap in the market left by Samsung , still licking its wounds from a costly recall of its flagship Note 7 and with no key device of its own to launch at the telecom industry's biggest annual fair.