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Staff and students at University of California campuses statewide are being advised to take immediate steps to protect their personal information, including credit and identity theft monitoring.

How identity management remains important for data security Special

Control of personal digital identity is of increasing importance, given the number and nature of breaches recorded. A leading expert looks at the challenges racing consumers and business with maintaining their identities.

Google broke Australian law over location data collection: court

Google violated Australian law by misleading users of Android mobile devices about the use of their location data, a court ruled Friday in a landmark decision against the global digital giant.

Op-Ed: IVAS – A new class of game-changing technology takes off

IVAS (Integrated Visual Augmentation System) was designed as a military system for the US Army. It’s AI-based and designed to assess combat zones. The irony is that it has many more high-value applications in other spheres.

Rattled Chinese tech giants pledge to end unfair competition

More than 20 Chinese tech giants have made a public pact to abide by anti-monopoly guidelines, after regulators told them to note "the warning" of a record fine against e-commerce giant Alibaba.

New Zealand trials 'early warning' virus app at border

New Zealand border workers on Thursday began trialling a monitoring app designed to detect coronavirus before the user develops any noticeable symptoms, in what is believed to be a world first.

China's big tech 'rectification' continues after Alibaba record fine

A record fine, public penitence from a tech giant and a 'who's who' of digital firms warned to "rectify" their ambitions within a month -- state regulators are showing no one is bigger than Beijing in Xi Jinping's China.

Telecoms urged to use new suppliers after Huawei’s 5G exit Special

A new report recommends that the UK government must ensure that smaller telecoms equipment makers become key suppliers of Britain’s 5G mobile phone networks once kit from Huawei is stripped out of the infrastructure.

More needs to be done for Identity Management Day Special

Identity Management Day provides a timely reminder to strengthen our digital identity. This relates to information used by computer systems to represent an external agent, and it is the process by which we verify who we are to external providers.

From ride-hailing to fintech: Grab's journey in the fast lane

Singapore-based Grab Holdings said Tuesday it plans a US listing after merging with the investment fund Altimeter Capital Management in an operation that values the firm at $39.6 billion.

$69 million digital art buyer shines light on 'NFT' boom

The blockchain entrepreneur who paid a record $69.3 million for a digital artwork looks, at first glance, nothing like a wealthy collector.

Data breach issues signal to companies to update their data Special

Facebook has been involved in a large data breach. While this itself raises questions for social media, the incident also acts as a timely reminder for companies to undertake a data audit and review.

Most in U.S. would pay to avoid DMV and complete services online

New data reveals that U.S. citizens are in favor of completing government services online, including renewing their driver’s licenses. In terms of cybersecurity measures, facial recognition stands high.

How has COVID-19 changed the developer community? Special

Many business areas have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, including software developers. This has included different ways of working and the challenges of remote access, as an expert explains.

US adds Chinese supercomputer centers to export blacklist

The United States on Thursday restricted trade with top Chinese supercomputing centers, saying that Beijing's growing efforts in the field could have military uses that pose dangers.

US CISA warns of APTs exploiting Fortinet vulnerabilities Special

A review of the FBI and U.S. CISA’s warnings of APT groups exploiting Fortinet FortiOS vulnerabilities, targeting systems of government, technology and commercial services has sounded a dire warning.

What can digital firms learn from the Facebook data loss? Special

A vast array of information relating to more than 530 million Facebook users was shared over the weekend at a hacker forum. As well as worrying about what might happen to the data, there are lessons that most companies can learn from this incident.

Software vendors will soon need to disclose all breaches Special

A planned Biden administration executive order will require many software vendors to notify their federal government customers when a cybersecurity breach has taken place. The bill stops short of consumers being contacted.

China's bitcoin mining rush risks derailing climate goals

China's electricity-hungry bitcoin mines that power nearly 80 percent of the global trade in cryptocurrencies risk undercutting the country's climate goals, a study in the journal Nature said on Tuesday.

Too few people are backing up data: New survey of vulnerabilities Special

A new survey finds that 30 percent of people have never backed up their files, 113 phones are lost or stolen every minute, and 1 in 10 computers are infected with viruses each month.

Billions of records of an online trading broker leaked Special

The latest major data leak has impacted upon an established trading broker, showing that few areas of society, in the digital age, are free from errors that lead to either attack vulnerability or lost data controls.

Google prevails over Oracle in US copyright case

The US Supreme Court on Monday handed Google a major win in a long-running copyright battle with Oracle, ruling that the use of the Java programming language for the Android mobile operating system was "fair use.

Acer targeted with $50 million ransomware demand Special

News has broken that Acer has been hit with a $50 million ransomware attack. This follows reports of the continued increase in ransomware attacks over the twelve months.

Warning over malicious Clubhouse invites Special

As with any social media buzz there has been interest around Clubhouse, partly due to its exclusivity and invite-only model. However, fraudsters are now using this invitation only method as the bait.

UAE gamers want in on multi-billion-dollar industry

From a brand new facility in Dubai, young gamers are hosting virtual regional eSports competitions sponsored by global brands as they shoot to become major players in the multi-billion-dollar industry.

Factory jobs set to disappear in the era of robotics

Robots are set to replace up to 20 million factory jobs by 2030, according to new academic study. What does this mean for human workers? The outcome depends upon the relative skills of the worker in question.

The road not taken: South Korea's self-driving professor

Decades before the race to build a self-driving car became a multi-billion-dollar contest between tech giants such as Tesla and Google, a South Korean professor built an autonomous vehicle and test-drove it across the country -- only for his research t...

Google TAG flags North Korean hackers targeting cyber-researchers Special

Further information has been released about a North Korean hacking group’s efforts to target and infiltrate the security researcher community. The aims are a mixture of information theft and an aim to disrupt business and U.S. government operations.

Data back-ups and why all security tools will eventually fail Special

The end of the month sees World Backup Day and it is important that businesses develop best practices for backing up their backups, ensuring that important and sensitive files are captured.

Ethical hacker faces action from the company he tried to help Special

A UK-based ethical hacker has been reprimanded by authorities for disclosing a vulnerability to a healthcare organization called Apperta. Rob Dyke reported the incident to the owner, was thanked, and he was reported to the police.

World Back-Up Day means it is time to look after your files Special

Today, March 31st, is World Backup Day - which means it is a great opportunity for individuals and businesses to put in place measures to protect their data.

CompuCom hit with $20 million in losses after ransomware attack Special

U.S. based managed service provider CompuCom is expecting losses of over $20 million following this month's DarkSide ransomware attack that took down most of its systems. The implications of this are revealed.

Retail giant discloses data breach two months too late Special

British clothing giant FatFace has experienced a data breach after a hacker accessed its systems. It is likely that customer and employee information was taken by a malicious actor. The incident has been reported two months late.

How companies should use marketing intelligence

Marketing intelligence (MI) information gathered by a company that is analyzed to identify market opportunities and business strategy. The most important aspect of marketing intelligence is staying ahead of the curve.

Cloud computing weakness behind the Verkada video footage breach Special

The security company Verkada, which operates security cameras for various institutions, suffered from a data breach. The incident provided hackers with access to over 150,000 Internet-connected security cameras and hence personal data.

FBI report: Rise in cybercrime targets the older population Special

The latest FBI cybercrime report finds there has been an increase in the number of email account compromise complaints, leading to identity theft and funds being converted to cryptocurrency.

Fraud emails: Phishers are casting a wide net

The coronavirus crisis has provided an opening for fraudsters, in terms of sending fake emails on the subject of vaccines, such as competitions and prizes in return for questionnaires designed to steal data.

Sierra Wireless suffers massive cyberattack Special

Sierra Wireless has halted production at its manufacturing sites across the world after a ransomware attack crippled its IT systems. This represents the latest in a creeping rise in this form of cyberattack, as well as higher sums being demanded.

Ransomware: More of it and the payment demands are getting bigger Special

Ransomware attacks initially begin with a minor breach of a corporate system. This then grows as the cybercriminals methodically expand their control of a firm's technology. This is happening more often and with greater impact.

Female developers making a significant impact on the industry

The technology sector is facing a recruitment problem. At the same time high number of women have left the world of work during the pandemic. This presents an opportunity for the technology sector to address its need.

Consumer frustration: Google glitch sends multiple apps offline Special

Android System WebView has stopped a number of apps from working properly on Android devices. Google has identified the error, although not in time to prevent frustration among users. An analyst looks into the issue.
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