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British parliament hit by ‘sustained’ cyber attack seeking weak email passwords

British parliament hit by ‘sustained’ cyber attack seeking weak email passwords

Written by on June 26, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s parliament was hit by a “sustained and determined” cyber attack on Saturday designed to identify weak email passwords, just over a month after a ransomware worm crippled parts of the country’s health service. The House of Commons said it was working with the National Cyber Security Centre to defend parliament’s network […]

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No more state-sponsored cyberattacks between China and Canada

No more state-sponsored cyberattacks between China and Canada

Written by on June 26, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – China and Canada have signed an agreement vowing not to conduct state-sponsored cyberattacks against each other aimed at stealing trade secrets or other confidential business information. The agreement was reached during talks between Canada’s national security and intelligence adviser, Daniel Jean, and senior communist party official Wang Yongqing, a statement dated June 22 […]

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News highlights – 25 June

News highlights – 25 June

Written by on June 26, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 25 June Google to stop scanning Gmail for creating targeted ads (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Friday it would stop scanning Gmail content for creating personalized ads from later this year, bringing the widely-used email service in line with its enterprise offering, G Suite. Read more… Under pressure, Western tech […]

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Australia to seek greater access to encrypted messaging at ‘Five Eyes’

Australia to seek greater access to encrypted messaging at ‘Five Eyes’

Written by on June 26, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia said on Sunday it will push for greater powers to tackle the use of encrypted messaging services used by terrorists and criminals at an upcoming meeting of ministers from the “Five Eyes” intelligence network. The United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, will meet in the Canadian city of […]

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News highlights – 22 June

News highlights – 22 June

Written by on June 23, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 22 June Trump offers support for emerging technologies WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump offered support for emerging technologies including unmanned aerial vehicles and next-generation wireless networks in a meeting on Thursday with the chiefs of AT&T Inc and General Electric Co and other business leaders. Read more… NTT DoCoMo selects […]

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Facebook emphasises support for communities, hobby clubs

Facebook emphasises support for communities, hobby clubs

Written by on June 23, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg revised the world’s largest online social network’s mission statement on Thursday to emphasize support for hobby clubs, civil society organizations and other community groups. The move comes as Facebook faces pressure from smaller rivals such as Nextdoor and Meetup, whose online networks bring together neighbors […]

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Toshiba troubles deepen, asks for annual statement extension

Toshiba troubles deepen, asks for annual statement extension

Written by on June 23, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp said on Friday it has asked regulators for an extension for filing its annual financial statement by over a month as it has not been able to obtain approval from its auditor. The industrial conglomerate was aiming to file the financial report by the legally specified deadline of June 30, […]

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News highlights – 21 June

News highlights – 21 June

Written by on June 22, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 21 June Oracle’s transition to cloud pays off – profits up (Reuters) – Oracle Corp’s quarterly profit blew past Wall Street estimates and the business software maker forecast an upbeat current-quarter earnings, indicating that the company’s transition to cloud is starting to pay off. Read more… Amazon’s Whole Foods deal is playing […]

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US says Russian hackers targeted 21 state election systems

US says Russian hackers targeted 21 state election systems

Written by on June 22, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russian hackers targeted 21 U.S. state election systems in the 2016 presidential race and a small number were breached but there was no evidence any votes were manipulated, a Homeland Security Department official told Congress on Wednesday. Jeanette Manfra, the department’s acting deputy undersecretary of cyber security, testified before the Senate Intelligence […]

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Virgin US ditches Android, goes with Apple for first time

Virgin US ditches Android, goes with Apple for first time

Written by on June 22, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Apple Inc will soon start selling wireless plans from Virgin Mobile USA, the first new carrier offered by the iPhone maker’s since 2013, the companies said on Wednesday. Virgin Mobile USA, a subsidiary of Sprint that licenses its name from the Virgin Group co-founded by Richard Branson, struck the deal as part of […]

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