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Facebook exec says 'no plans' to end Trump ban

New York - Facebook does not intend to lift the suspension on outgoing President Donald Trump, the platform's second in command Sheryl Sandberg said Monday. "Our ban is indefinite. We have said at least through the transition.

GoDaddy apologises for fake Christmas bonus email security test

Washington - US web company GoDaddy apologized Thursday after an email that promised employees a Christmas bonus in the midst of the economic crisis turned out to be a computer security test."GoDaddy takes the security of our platform extremely seriously.

China's Alibaba 'dismayed' by Uighur facial-recognition software

Shanghai - Chinese tech giant Alibaba has sought to distance itself from a face-recognition software feature devised by its cloud computing unit that could help users to identify members of the country's Muslim Uighur minority.

Cyberattack on US government poses 'grave risk': security agency

Washington - A sophisticated cyberattack on US government agencies and private companies that was revealed this week poses a "grave risk" and thwarting it will be "highly complex," the US computer security agency said Thursday.

Massive outage hits Google services worldwide

New York - A massive blackout on Monday temporarily disrupted popular Google services such as Gmail and YouTube, derailing the remote learning, work and entertainment that people have come to rely on during the pandemic.

US government says agencies hit by massive cyberattack

Washington - The US government issued an emergency directive to federal agencies in the wake of a major cyberattack, as multiple media outlets reported at least two departments -- including the Treasury -- had been targeted by hackers with ties to Russia.

US government confirms cyberattack

Washington - The US government confirmed Sunday that its computer networks had been hit by a cyberattack, as The Washington Post reported at least two departments had been targeted by Russian state hackers.

California to bring antitrust lawsuit against Google

Washington - California will join the US government and 11 other states in bringing lawsuits against Google for abusing its market dominance, the state's top prosecutor said Friday.

Lab developing device to help Earth dodge asteroids

Riga - In a corner of the campus at Riga Technical University, a team of scientists is working on technology that could one day stop asteroids from smashing into Earth.

Are firms putting too much faith in managed service providers? Special

Companies attempt to use managed service providers to help to off-set some of the risks associated with IT security. Such providers can also help with addressing post-activity risks. While this model has worked well, more needs to be done going into 2021.

Twitter says flagged 300,000 'misleading' election tweets

Washington - Twitter labeled 300,000 tweets related to the US presidential election as "potentially misleading" in the two weeks surrounding the vote, making up 0.2 percent of election-related posts, the company said Thursday.

'No evidence' of lost or changed votes: US election officials

Washington - Senior US federal and state election officials said Thursday that there was "no evidence" that votes were lost or changed, or voting systems corrupted, in the presidential election.

Virgin's Hyperloop carries passengers for the first time

Los Angeles - The Virgin Hyperloop made its first journey carrying passengers Sunday, in a test the company claimed represented a major step forward for the "groundbreaking" technology capable of transporting people at 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) an hour.

From hummus to high-tech: Israel CEOs seek 'friends', deals in UAE

Dubai - If you had asked Israeli businessman Yehonatan Ben Hamozeg earlier this year where he'd be pitching his palm tree saving technology in October, there was no chance he would have said the United Arab Emirates.

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.
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