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New computer virus spreads from Ukraine to disrupt world business

Posted on: June 29th, 2017 | No Comments
  A computer virus wreaked havoc on firms around the globe on Wednesday as it spread to more than 60 countries, disrupting ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting...

Social media giants step up joint fight against extremist content

Posted on: June 27th, 2017 | No Comments
Social media giants Facebook, Google’s YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft said on Monday they were forming a global working group to combine their efforts to remove terrorist content from their platforms....

Uber to allow tips for drivers in reversal of longstanding policy

Posted on: June 22nd, 2017 | No Comments
Uber said on Tuesday it will for the first time allow drivers to collect tips through its smartphone app, an about-face from previous company policy, as part of the ride-services...

After London attack, Facebook says aims to be ‘hostile environment’ for terrorists

Posted on: June 5th, 2017 | No Comments
Facebook said it wanted to make its social media platform a “hostile environment” for terrorists in a statement issued after attackers killed seven people in London and prompted Prime Minister...

China says controversial cyber law not designed to cripple foreign firms

Posted on: May 31st, 2017 | No Comments
China’s top cyber authority said on Wednesday it is not targeting foreign firms with a controversial national cyber law set to come into effect on Thursday. More than 50 overseas...

U.S. might ban laptops on all flights into and out of the country

Posted on: May 29th, 2017 | No Comments
The United States might ban laptops from aircraft cabins on all flights into and out of the country as part of a ramped-up effort to protect against potential security threats,...

Exclusive: Wannacry hits Russian postal service, exposes wider security shortcomings

Posted on: May 25th, 2017 | No Comments
Russia’s postal service was hit by Wannacry ransomware last week and some of its computers are still down, three employees in Moscow said, the latest sign of weaknesses that have...

Facebook leaked documents show types of content it allows: Guardian

Posted on: May 22nd, 2017 | No Comments
Leaked Facebook Inc (FB.O) documents show how the social media company moderates issues such as hate speech, terrorism, pornography and self-harm on its platform, the Guardian reported, citing internal guidelines...

Hackers mint crypto-currency with technique in global ‘ransomware’ attack

Posted on: May 17th, 2017 | No Comments
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. The...

Some businesses in Asia disrupted by cyber attack, authorities brace for more

Posted on: May 15th, 2017 | No Comments
Asian governments and businesses reported some disruptions from the WannaCry ransomware worm on Monday but cybersecurity experts warned of a wider impact as more employees turned on their computers and...