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Ukraine ready to take on Russian election hackers

Kiev - At the headquarters of Ukraine's SBU security service more than a dozen local and Western security experts watch a simulated foreign cyber attack on several big screens ahead of this month's presidential vote.

China is overtaking US in artificial intelligence: researchers

Washington - China is poised to overtake the United States in artificial intelligence with a surge in academic research on the key technology, an analysis published Wednesday showed.

Sydney to construct Quantum Harbour City for advanced computing

Sydney - A new collaboration between two universities — UNSW and the University of Sydney - has been announced, with the aim of building quantum computers in silicon and for developing a new focused research hub in the Australian city.

Thousands protest Russia's 'internet isolation'

Moscow - Thousands of people rallied against Russia's increasingly restrictive internet policies Sunday which critics say will eventually lead to "total censorship" and isolate the country from the world.

China chat log leak shows scope of surveillance

Bejing - A leak of around 364 million online records in a Chinese database, including private messages and ID numbers, has again highlighted the size and scope of Beijing's mass surveillance system.

China data leak exposes mass surveillance in Xinjiang

Bejing - A Chinese technology firm has compiled a range of personal information on 2.6 million people in Xinjiang -- from their ethnicity to locations -- according to a data leak highlighting the wide extent of surveillance in the restive region.

Letting an AI go 'to sleep' enhances its performance

An artificial intelligence has been programmed so that it enters into 'sleep mode' with the aim of enhancing performance. The process is based on a mathematical model.

Lithuania attracts London fintech firms as Brexit looms

Vilnius - Worried over Brexit uncertainty, dozens of fintech companies have applied for licences in Lithuania to secure access to the EU market, the Baltic state's central bank said Tuesday.

Tencent investment in Reddit sparks censorship worry

San Francisco - Reddit confirmed Monday a new funding round that included a $150 million investment by Chinese technology behemoth Tencent, prompting concerns that "the front page of the internet" might wind up censored.

Girls Who Code announce expansion plans

Girls Who Code is a non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology by teaching young girls computer science. The organization launched in Canada in November 2018 and it now plans to expand further.

Review: Inateck Docking Station FD2002 Special

For computer users, a hard drive docking station is useful if you need to swap around large amounts of data between drives or if you require additional data storage. The Inateck Docking Station FD2002 provides an effective means to achieve this.

'We don't sell people's data,' says Facebook's Zuckerberg

San Francisco - Facebook co-founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday renewed his defense of the social network's business, arguing that targeting ads based on interests was different from selling people's data.

Q&A: Cloud-native software apps in 2019 Special

With Google Docs leading the way to an ‘open’ approach to cloud-native software, software development could be moving completely into the cloud. There are other factors, however, influencing 2019’s trends as Aurimas Adomavicius explains.

Poor IT integration costs each company half a million per year

Analysts Cleo have released survey results from 100 IT decision makers, which found that B2B, application and cloud integration challenges amount to a $500,000 loss to enterprises each year.

What’s in store for cloud services in 2019? Special

Cloud computing and related services have seen considerable expansion during 2019. For 2019, Platform as a Service options are likely to dominate, according to expert Krishnan Ramanujam. He offers his 2019 outlook.

Indian government to monitor private computers

It represents a major exercise in surveillance and it has come in an unexpected announcement. The Indian government to intercept, monitor, and decrypt citizens’ computers.

Donald Knuth celebrates his programming bible

Fifty years ago, Donald Knuth wrote a seminal text that addresses many kinds of programming algorithms and their analysis. His unfinished magnum opus on computer programming has made him a highly respected figure in the field.

Czech warning over Huawei, ZTE security 'threat'

Prague - A Czech cyber-security agency on Monday warned against using the software and hardware of China's Huawei and ZTE companies, saying they posed a threat to state security.

New computer chip vulnerabilities discovered

It doesn't seem that long since the last computer chip vulnerability news, yet researchers have discovered new vulnerabilities relating to common computer chips.

Q&A: Why are we still at risk from email hacking? Special

No one is free from hacking, including world governments. In the technological age we live in how can this still happen? Furthermore, what measures are needed to protect businesses, governments and individuals. A leading expert weighs in.

Facebook election 'war room' goes quiet — for now

San Francisco - Facebook said on Monday a "war room" set up to defend the social network from abuses aimed at influencing elections in Brazil and the US has gone quiet.

Surge in China theft of Australia company secrets: report

Sydney - China has sharply escalated cyberattacks on Australian companies this year in a "constant, significant effort" to steal intellectual property, according to a report published Tuesday that angered Beijing.

Surge in China theft of Australia company secrets: report

Sydney - China has sharply escalated cyberattacks on Australian companies this year in a "constant, significant effort" to steal intellectual property, according to a report published Tuesday.

Was Michael Dertouzos the inventor of the Internet?

The Internet was all about Tim Berners-Lee, right? Not totally. Michael Dertouzos was a Greek computer scientist who anticipated how the Internet would come to dominate almost every aspect of our lives

Crazy in love? The Japanese man 'married' to a hologram

Apo - Akihiko Kondo's mother refused an invitation to her only son's wedding in Tokyo this month, but perhaps that isn't such a surprise: he was marrying a hologram.

China challenges US to provide 'evidence' in trade secrets case

Bejing - China challenged the United States Friday to show evidence to support charges that Beijing backed a scheme by Chinese and Taiwanese companies to steal trade secrets from a US-based semiconductor firm.

US accuses China, Taiwan firms with stealing secrets from chip giant Micron

Washington - US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced charges Thursday against Chinese and Taiwan companies for theft of an estimate $8.75 billion worth of trade secrets from US semiconductor giant Micron.

Another exec out amid sex harassment tension at Google

San Francisco - Google parent Alphabet on Wednesday confirmed that an executive accused of sexual harassment left the company without an exit package as tension over its handling of such matters heightened.

After 'historic' quarter, Tesla looks to Europe, China

San Francisco - Electric car maker Tesla on Wednesday reported an "historic" quarterly profit driven by demand for its mass market Model 3, as the company looks beyond its US home base to Europe and China.

Cryptocurrency bitcoin marks 10 years

London - October 31, 2008 marked the birth of bitcoin. Ten years on, the world's first cryptocurrency is at the forefront of a complex financial system viewed warily by markets and investors.
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