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Exclusive: Hackers acting in Turkey's interests believed to be behind recent cyberattacks - sources1/27/2020 12:13:00 PM Sweeping cyberattacks targeting governments and other organizations in Europe and the Middle East are believed to be the work of hackers acting in the interests of the Turkish government, three senior Western security officials said.
Jailed Portuguese hacker is 'whistleblower' behind Luanda Leaks: lawyers1/27/2020 10:30:26 AM A Portuguese hacker has taken responsibility for disclosing hundreds of thousands of files revealing how billionaire Isabel dos Santos, daughter of Angola's former president, built her vast business empire, his lawyers said on Monday.
Indian panel wants encryption broken in fight against child porn1/27/2020 9:46:25 AM Indian enforcement agencies should be able to break end-to-end encryption to hunt down distributors of child pornography online, a parliamentary panel has urged as the south Asian nation looks to regulate social media.
U.S. state AGs, Justice Department officials to meet and coordinate on Google probe: sources1/26/2020 9:35:30 PM U.S. state attorneys general will meet Justice Department attorneys next week to share information on their investigations into Alphabet Inc's Google, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday. The probes revolve around monopolistic behavior that may harm consumers through Google's control of online advertising markets and search traffic.
Fashion retailer H&M says data protection breaches unacceptable1/25/2020 4:06:37 PM Fashion retailer H&M said on Saturday that data security breaches found at its German unit were unacceptable and it was cooperating with the local data protection supervisory authority in its investigation into the matter.
Limited internet to be restored in Kashmir, no access to social media1/25/2020 8:43:51 AM Limited mobile data services and internet will be temporarily restored in Jammu and Kashmir from Saturday, ending nearly a six month communications lockdown after Prime Minister Narendra Modi withdrew the Muslim majority region's autonomy.
MercadoLibre's financial unit to boost credit ops, ease cash withdrawals in 20201/24/2020 7:59:13 PM Argentinian fintech Mercado Pago, a unit of e-commerce company MercadoLibre , is launching new services to users of its app-based wallet, including credit lines and cash withdrawal options, as part of efforts to gain scale as market competition continues to intensify.
Four-comma club: Predicting the next company to join trillion-dollar value elite1/24/2020 6:37:11 PM The trillion-dollar market cap club expanded last week to a third U.S. company, with Google parent Alphabet Inc topping the lofty valuation mark. Adding the next member, however, is likely to take a while.
Lawsuit from fan alleges MLB teams engaged in corruption in sign-stealing scandal1/24/2020 2:55:34 AM Major League Baseball (MLB) teams secretly distorted player statistics and deprived fans of an "honest fantasy baseball competition," a lawsuit filed by a fan alleges in the fallout to a sign-stealing scandal involving the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox.
U.N. says officials barred from using WhatsApp since June 2019 over security1/23/2020 9:52:24 PM United Nations officials do not use WhatsApp to communicate because "it's not supported as a secure mechanism," a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday, after U.N. experts accused Saudi Arabia of using the online communications platform to hack the phone of Amazon chief executive and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos.
British officials propose limited 5G role for China's Huawei: sources1/23/2020 12:30:53 PM British officials have proposed granting Huawei a limited role in the UK's future 5G network, resisting U.S. calls for a complete ban over fears of Chinese spying, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
Russian hackers targeted Ukrainian company at center of impeachment storm: cybersecurity firm1/23/2020 12:18:50 AM Russian military hackers tried to steal emails from the Ukrainian energy firm where Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic U.S. presidential contender Joe Biden, had a seat on the board, an American cybersecurity firm said on Monday.
Google finds security flaws in Apple's web browser: FT1/22/2020 8:39:52 PM Google researchers have found multiple security flaws in Apple Inc's Safari web browser that allowed the tracking of users' browsing behavior, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing a soon-to-be published paper.
Amazon Music crosses 55 million subscribers globally, trails Apple Music1/22/2020 5:22:24 PM Amazon.com Inc said on Wednesday its music streaming service had over 55 million customers globally, edging close to Apple Music but far behind Swedish rival Spotify.
EU nations can restrict vendors under new 5G guidelines, Huawei at risk1/22/2020 3:50:12 PM EU countries can restrict or exclude high-risk 5G providers from core parts of their telecoms networks, new EU guidelines show, dealing a potential blow to China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL].
Insurers look to curb ransomware exposure as U.S. cyber rates rise1/22/2020 12:35:05 PM U.S. insurers are ramping up cyber-insurance rates by as much as 25% and trying to curb exposure to vulnerable customers after a surge of costly claims, industry sources said.
Facebook tweaks ad policy but still allows political lies in U.S. campaign 20201/22/2020 2:25:18 AM Facebook Inc announced limited changes on Thursday to its approach to political ads, including allowing users to turn off certain ad-targeting tools, but defied critics' demands that it bar politicians from using its ads system to spread lies.
Factbox: How social media services handle political ads1/22/2020 2:25:18 AM (This January 9 story corrects to remove erroneous references to the dates of previous policy changes in paragraphs 13, 18, 32 and 34)
Brazil prosecutors charge The Intercept's Greenwald with hacking1/21/2020 7:37:47 PM Brazilian prosecutors charged U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald on Tuesday with assisting a group of hackers who intercepted the cellular phone calls of Justice Minister Sergio Moro when he was the judge handling Brazil's biggest-ever corruption case.
Trivago misled customers by hiding best deals: Australian court1/21/2020 7:44:41 AM Trivago NV misled customers in advertisements that claimed its website showed the best hotel prices when in fact it displayed deals that generated the highest commissions for the German travel comparison site, an Australian court has ruled.