Global phone hacks expose darker side of Israel’s ‘startup nation’ image

By Hadas Gold, CNN Business Audacious Mossad spy operations around the world. The plucky “startup nation” home to reams of billion-dollar ideas. These are two drivers of Israel’s image abroad that its political and business leaders have long been happy to push. That slick image appears to have taken a hit with new reports that … Read more

How Taiwan is trying to defend against a cyber ‘World War III’

By Eric Cheung, Will Ripley and Gladys Tsai, CNN Business As China steps up military pressure on Taiwan, the self-governing island is preparing for the next big frontier of warfare: crippling cyberattacks. Taiwan’s head of cybersecurity told CNN Business this month that it is using dramatic measures to guard against technological vulnerabilities — including employing … Read more

Half of US states are now using facial recognition software from this little-known company to vet unemployment claims

By Rachel Metz, CNN Business After being let go from his job as a software quality-assurance engineer in April, Eric Watkins said he filed for unemployment benefits in Colorado. But he hasn’t received a penny of the $6,490 he said he was eligible to receive and he’s not sure when he will. Watkins, a self-described … Read more

See moment Branson rockets into space

By Jackie Wattles, CNN Business Richard Branson became the first person to ride into space aboard a rocket he helped fund. The supersonic space plane developed by his company, Virgin Galactic, roared into the sky over New Mexico early Sunday, carrying Branson and three fellow crewmembers. Branson -— along with Virgin Galactic employees Beth Moses, … Read more

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