Hackers ‘targeting US mid-term elections’

Hackers ‘targeting US mid-term elections’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US mid-term elections will take place on 6 November At least three congressional candidates have been targeted by hackers ahead of the US mid-term elections, according to Microsoft. Tom Burt, an executive at the firm, made the revelation during a security conference panel in Colorado. The three candidates appear […]

India lynchings: WhatsApp sets new rules after mob killings

India lynchings: WhatsApp sets new rules after mob killings

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many Indians are first exposed to the internet through low-cost smartphones WhatsApp has said it will limit how many times messages can be forwarded in India to curb the spread of false information on its platform. The announcement comes after a spate of mob lynchings were linked to messages that […]

Singapore personal data hack hits 1.5m, health authority says

Singapore personal data hack hits 1.5m, health authority says

Image copyright EPA Hackers have stolen personal data in Singapore belonging to some 1.5 million people, or about a quarter of the population, officials say. They broke into the government health database in a “deliberate, targeted and well-planned” attack, a government statement says. Those targeted visited clinics between 1 May 2015 and 4 July of […]

UK criticises security of Huawei products

UK criticises security of Huawei products

Image copyright Reuters A UK government report into Huawei’s broadband and mobile infrastructure equipment has concluded that it has “only limited assurance” that the kit poses no threat to national security The investigation revealed shortcomings in the Chinese firm’s engineering processes, which it said “have exposed new risks in UK telecoms networks”. It added that […]

Roblox blames ‘gang rape’ on hacker adding code to game

Roblox blames ‘gang rape’ on hacker adding code to game

Image copyright Roblox Image caption Roblox said last year that it had 64 million players A popular children’s video game has blamed a virtual “gang rape” on a hack of its systems. Amber Petersen’s seven-year-old daughter was playing Roblox, when she was attacked by two male characters staging violent sexual acts. The firm said the […]

Google hit with €4.3bn Android fine from EU

Google hit with €4.3bn Android fine from EU

Image copyright Getty Images/Google Google has been fined a record €4.34bn ($5bn; £3.9bn) over Android. The European Commission said the firm had used the mobile operating system to illegally “cement its dominant position” in search. The firm’s parent Alphabet has been given 90 days to change its business practices or face further penalties of up […]

3D-printed gun blueprints given go-ahead by US government

3D-printed gun blueprints given go-ahead by US government

Image caption CAD files showing how to print a gun were downloaded more than 100,000 times Blueprints outlining how to 3D print a gun can go back online, the US Justice Department has ruled. It follows a four-year battle between the makers of the gun, Defense Distributed, and the US State Department. The first printed […]

Google braced for giant Android fine from EU

Google braced for giant Android fine from EU

Image copyright Getty Images/Google Image caption Some reports suggest the fine will top 3 billion euros Google will learn if it faces a record fine over its Android operating system in the coming hours. The European Commission has claimed the US tech giant’s mobile device strategy unfairly strengthened its dominance of search. The regulator can […]

‘Netflix effect’ poses challenge to British TV

‘Netflix effect’ poses challenge to British TV

Image copyright Netflix Image caption Shows like The Crown have helped Netflix woo potential subscribers Video streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime now have more subscribers than traditional pay TV services in the UK, new data from Ofcom has revealed. The media regulator says British TV will have to change the way it […]

Facebook moderators ‘keep child abuse online’

Facebook moderators ‘keep child abuse online’

Image copyright Reuters Graphic videos showing children being abused remain on Facebook despite numerous requests to have them removed, an undercover film has suggested. Moderators also do not remove posts that violate hate speech and routinely ignore posts from children who may be under-age. The allegations are made in a Channel 4 Dispatches documentary. Facebook […]

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