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US authorities warn of 'imminent' cyber threat to hospitals

Washington - US security authorities warned Wednesday of an "imminent cybercrime threat" to hospitals and healthcare providers, urging them to increase their protection.

SK Hynix in $9 bn deal for Intel's flash memory chip business

Seoul - The world's second-largest chipmaker, South Korea's SK Hynix, announced a record $9 billion deal Tuesday to buy Intel's flash memory chip operation as it seeks to bolster its position against rival behemoth Samsung Electronics.

SK Hynix to buy Intel's NAND memory chip business in $9bn deal

Seoul - The world's second-largest chipmaker, South Korea's SK Hynix, is to buy Intel's flash memory chip operation in a deal worth $9 billion, it said Tuesday, as it seeks to bolster its position against Samsung.

Facebook to ban Holocaust denial content

New York - Facebook announced Monday that it will ban content that denies or distorts the Holocaust, describing the move as its latest effort to free the platform of hate.

Elevate your security posture for cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is important, yet the continued repetition of the message means that important factors are often missed. Balbix have attempted to improve communication with a new, more fun, way of getting information across.

Putin proposes election non-interference pact with US

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed Friday concluding a pact with Washington against interfering in one another's elections and internal affairs, just weeks before the US hosts a divisive presidential vote.

Pandemic offers Tokyo Game Show a chance for reinvention

Apo - Once a premier industry event, Tokyo Game Show has been increasingly overshadowed by global competitors in recent years. But as the pandemic forces it online, some see a chance for reinvention.

Twitter tightens security for politicians and journalists

San Francisco - Twitter on Thursday said it is tightening security of high-profile politicians, campaigns and journalists as a "critical preventative step" ahead of the US presidential election.

US government receives Oracle bid for TikTok

Washington - US officials were to consider a bid by tech giant Oracle to become an American partner to the Chinese-owned TikTok video app after it was designated a national security risk.

NVIDIA out to be a giant in an AI age

Washington - US graphics chip maker NVIDIA aims to be a powerhouse in an era of artificial intelligence with the big-ticket buy of Britain-based Arm, whose microprocessors are in many smartphones.

ByteDance in talks with US to avoid selling TikTok: report

San Francisco - Chinese internet giant ByteDance is in talks with the US about ways it might avoid having to sell its TikTok operations here, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

Facebook nabs Russia-linked campaign to fuel US chaos

San Francisco - Facebook on Tuesday said that it caught a budding Russia-linked campaign to fuel political chaos in the US, working off a tip from the FBI in its latest take-down of coordinated inauthentic behavior at the leading social network.

YouTube video removals soar as software enforces rules

San Francisco - YouTube said Tuesday that video removals soared in the second quarter of this year as the company relied more on software to enforce content rules to protect workers from the pandemic.Slightly more than 11.

TikTok pulls 380,000 videos in US for hate content

San Francisco - TikTok on Thursday said it has removed more than 380,000 videos in the US this year as part of a part of a mission to "eliminate hate" on the platform.

Facebook says it's fielding questions by US regulators

San Francisco - Facebook on Thursday said its executives are fielding questions from the US Federal Trade Commission on an antitrust fact-finding mission.

Kirchner says suing Google over 'thief' engine search result

Buenos Aires - Former Argentinian president Cristina Kirchner announced on Thursday that she has filed a defamation lawsuit against internet giant Google after its engine search allegedly identified her as a "thief.

Anger in Togo after government accused of using spyware on critics

Lom - A Togolese civil society coalition on Wednesday accused the government of spying on the public after it was reported that six critics of President Faure Gnassingbe, including Catholic leaders, had been victims of a hacking campaign.

Instagram adds video clips in challenge to TikTok

San Francisco - Instagram on Wednesday added a new short-form video feature to the image-focused platform in a direct challenge to TikTok, which is in the crosshairs of US President Donald Trump.

US 'cloud' supremacy has Europe worried about data

Paris - Europe is sitting on a wealth of data that is the 21st century equivalent of a precious metal mine during the gold rush.

India bans 47 more Chinese mobile apps

New Delhi - India has banned 47 more Chinese apps just weeks after blocking the highly popular video-sharing platform TikTok and 58 others over national security and privacy concerns, an information ministry official and media reports said Monday.

Twitter says hackers 'manipulated' employees to access accounts

Washington - Twitter says hackers "manipulated" some of its employees to access accounts in a high-profile attack on the social media company, including those of Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden and tech entrepreneur Elon Musk.

Twitter hack raises security questions as US elections near

San Francisco - Twitter is probing a massive hack of high-profile users from Elon Musk to Joe Biden that has raised questions about the platform's security as it serves as a megaphone for politicians ahead of November's election.

US 'deeply disappointed' over EU court scrapping data pact

Washington - Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Thursday the United States was "deeply disappointed" that an EU court scrapped a crucial online data arrangement between Europe and the US.

Twitter hit by major hack targeting high-profile users

San Francisco - Twitter is investigating a massive hack in which high-profile users from Elon Musk to Joe Biden had their accounts hijacked by scammers who the social network believes targeted its employees to gain access to internal systems.

Amazon mistakenly tells workers to take TikTok app off phones

San Francisco - Amazon on Friday said it mistakenly sent workers an email telling them to dump the TikTok mobile application from their cell phones because of security concerns.

Amazon tells workers to take TikTok app off phones: report

San Francisco - Amazon workers were given a Friday deadline to dump the TikTok mobile application because of unspecified security concerns, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

TikTok pulls out of Hong Kong after new security law

San Francisco - The wildly popular video-sharing app TikTok will no longer work in Hong Kong, its makers said, after a new security law imposed by China gave authorities sweeping powers to police local users.

TikTok says stopping app operation in Hong Kong

San Francisco - TikTok said late Monday it is stopping its popular video snippet-sharing app from working in Hong Kong due to "recent events.

After deadly clash, India bans 59 Chinese mobile apps over 'security'

New Delhi - India on Monday banned 59 Chinese mobile apps, including the wildly popular TikTok and WeChat, over national security and privacy concerns two weeks after a deadly Himalayan border clash between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

Need for speed: Japan supercomputer is world's fastest

Apo - Japan's Fugaku supercomputer, built with government backing and used in the fight against coronavirus, is now ranked as the world's fastest, its developers announced Monday.
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