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Facebook could be in trouble for not removing illegal content

Facebook could be in trouble for not removing illegal content

Written by on April 13, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook failed to remove dozens of instances of extremist and child pornography even after the social network’s moderators were directly informed of the potentially illegal content, an investigation by The Times showed on Thursday. Using a fake profile set up last month, a Times journalist found images and videos glorifying Islamic State […]

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News highlights – 12 April

News highlights – 12 April

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News highlights for 12 April Apple putting together secret team to beat diabetes (Reuters) – Apple Inc has hired a team of biomedical engineers as part of a secret initiative, initially envisioned by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, to develop sensors to treat diabetes, CNBC reported citing three people familiar with the matter. Read more… […]

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Brexit website might have been hacked just before deadline

Brexit website might have been hacked just before deadline

Written by on April 13, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – A website which allowed Britons to register to vote in last year’s European Union referendum might have been targeted by foreign hackers causing it to crash before the deadline, a committee of British lawmakers said on Wednesday. More than a million potential voters applied to register online in the run up to […]

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Cyber security breaches have cost billions in shareholder value

Cyber security breaches have cost billions in shareholder value

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LONDON (Reuters) – Cyber security breaches erode companies’ share prices permanently, with financials the worst hit, a study issued by IT consultant CGI and Oxford Economics has found. Severe cyber security breaches, such as those having legal or regulatory consequences, involve the loss of hundreds of thousands of records and hurt the firm’s brand, caused […]

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News highlights – 11 April

News highlights – 11 April

Written by on April 12, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 11 April US payments firm Remitly launches in the UK LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. payments startup Remitly has launched services in Britain, expanding its international footprint to a third country from which users can send money abroad, the Seattle-based firm told Reuters on Tuesday. Read more… CME and Royal Mint testing blockchain […]

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Canadian judge denies bail to Yahoo hack attacker

Canadian judge denies bail to Yahoo hack attacker

Written by on April 12, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

TORONTO (Reuters) – A Canadian judge on Tuesday denied bail to a 22-year-old man whom the United States wants to extradite to face charges of involvement in a massive hack of Yahoo email accounts, his lawyer said. Prosecutors argued that the man, Karim Baratov, a Canadian citizen who was born in Kazakhstan, posed a flight […]

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SWIFT to launch tool to spot fraudulent messages

SWIFT to launch tool to spot fraudulent messages

Written by on April 12, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Interbank messaging service SWIFT, which is used to transfer trillions of dollars between banks every day, will launch a new tool to spot fraudulent messages, seeking to restore trust in the system after millions of dollars were stolen in cyber raids. Belgium-based SWIFT said on Wednesday that it will offer clients a […]

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News highlights – 10 April

News highlights – 10 April

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News highlights for 10 April Hack attack on Union Bank of India looks like the Bangladesh heist MUMBAI (Reuters) – A cyber attack on Union Bank of India last July began after an employee opened an email attachment releasing malware that allowed hackers to steal the state-run bank’s data, the Wall Street Journal reported on […]

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Berners-Lee says we should rebuild the web, it’s too nasty

Berners-Lee says we should rebuild the web, it’s too nasty

Written by on April 11, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – The World Wide Web needs a complete rethink to prevent spying and the spread of “nasty, mean ideas” on social media websites, its inventor, Tim Berners-Lee, said on Monday. Berners-Lee, a London-born computer scientist who invented the Web as a platform on top of the internet in 1989, said his intention in […]

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40 recent hacks used those CIA tools Wikileaks told us about

40 recent hacks used those CIA tools Wikileaks told us about

Written by on April 11, 2017 in News with 1 Comment

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Past cyber attacks on scores of organizations around the world were conducted with top-secret hacking tools that were exposed recently by the Web publisher Wikileaks, the security researcher Symantec Corp said on Monday. That means the attacks were likely conducted by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. The files posted by WikiLeaks […]

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