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'Clean Network' is dirty play by Washington
The goal is not to protect the privacy of Americans. If it was, the US government would be doing something about Facebook, Amazon and other tech companies that harvest users' personal information to feed them fake news and ads. The Europ...
'Google ends direct response to HK data requests'
Google will stop responding directly to data requests from Hong Kong authorities.
National security law: Google urges Hong Kong police to use ‘diplomatic procedures’ for data requests
Tech giant’s move will make it more difficult for the Hong Kong government to collect data. Google spokesman says that following the activation of the legislation it has not produced user data for Hong Kong authorities
Is an iPhone in China any good if Trump bans WeChat?
iPhone shipments could drop as much as 30 per cent if Trump’s ban forces WeChat off the iOS App Store, analyst says.
Elizabeth Warren Wants To Know Why This Company Was Spying On BLM Protesters
A group of Democratic lawmakers is demanding answers about protester surveillance conducted by data broker Mobilewalla.
If you value your privacy, switch to Signal as your messaging app now
No, it isn’t just for spies and whistle-blowers.
East European Hackers Steal Over $200M from Cryptocurrency Exchanges, Targeting US, Japan
CryptoCore, believed to operate out of Eastern Europe, is now the second group which repeatedly targeted cryptocurrency exchanges during the past few years
EU targets Russian intelligence, Chinese, North Korean companies in first ever cybercrime-related sanctions batch
The European Union has imposed sanctions on six people and three entities, including a Russian military intelligence unit over their alleged involvement in various hacking activities, in the first ever such move from Brussels.
TikTok is being reviewed by US national security panel CFIUS, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says
Trump administration acts on fears that the app’s user data could be subject to access requests by the Chinese government. TikTok’s CEO says the short-video platform has become ‘the latest target, but we are not the enemy’
The Quantum Internet of the Future is Here
Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced America’s Blueprint for the Quantum Internet. When developed with DOE’s National Labs and private sector partners, the Quantum Internet will offer a world of new possibilities and opportun...
TikTok Could Be Tougher Target for Trump Administration
The Trump administration’s efforts to thwart a perceived security threat from video-sharing app TikTok faces challenges beyond those it faced when taking on other Chinese-owned businesses such as Huawei.
US indicts Chinese hackers on charges of targeting coronavirus vaccine data and defence secrets
Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi were charged with 11 counts of conspiracy, identity theft and fraud. Li and Dong’s alleged victims include the US Department of Energy and more than a dozen US defence contractors, pharmaceutical companies and s...
Australia scrutinises Chinese-owned TikTok over foreign interference, data privacy
The popular social media platform, owned by China’s Bytedance, recently set up an office in Australia, and said it is not politically aligned. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his government was ‘having a good look at TikTok’ as the US...
With US ban on TikTok on the table, opponent of move warns of retaliation against American firms
President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has started running Facebook ads warning about the Chinese-owned app. ‘Foreign tech companies should not be kept out of the US market because of rumours and innuendo,’ analyst says
Russia's UK ambassador rejects coronavirus vaccine hacking allegations
Russia's ambassador to the UK has rejected allegations that his country's intelligence services tried to steal coronavirus vaccine research.
Twitter locks down accounts with password changes in last 30 days after massive bitcoin scam hack
Twitter is locking down the accounts of users whose passwords have been changed in the past 30 days following a massive hacking attack targeting a slew of high-profile figures including Barack Obama and billionaire Elon Musk.
UK Says Russian Hackers Trying To Steal Research On Coronavirus Vaccine
Britain's cyber-security agency accused a hacking group it said "almost certainly" operates as part of Russian intelligence services of trying to steal information on coronavirus vaccines. The National Cyber Security Centre said targets ...
Bill Gates, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Kim Kardashian West, And Barack Obama's Twitter Accounts Were Hacked In A Bitcoin Scam
A tweet sent by some of Twitter's biggest accounts asked for Bitcoin and promised to "double all payments" sent to an address. It's a scam.
Amazon tells workers to delete TikTok from devices they use for work
The company cited security risks raised by the social video app.
Hongkongers, spooked by Beijing’s new national security law, are scrubbing their digital footprints
Hong Kong officially adopted a new national security law imposed by Beijing on July 1. Internet users worried of falling afoul of the new law are using encrypted messaging apps, scrubbing their social media posts and installing VPN software
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