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Thousands of websites infected by 'crypto mining' malware

Washington - Thousands of websites around the world, including many operated by governments, have been infected by hackers using the sites' computing power to "mine" cryptocurrencies, security researchers said.

Twitter hits milestone with first-ever profit

Washington - Twitter on Thursday reported its first-ever quarterly profit, a key milestone that sent shares soaring at the social network which has lagged for years behind fast-growing rivals.Twitter shares leapt 18 percent to $31.

In court clash, Waymo says Uber decided 'to cheat' to get ahead

San Francisco - Two tech giants racing for a lead in autonomous driving clashed Monday in court as former Google car unit Waymo's lawyer argued that Uber's boss deliberately chose "to cheat" to get a leg up on competitors.

Apple overtakes Samsung in shrinking smartphone market: survey

Washington - Apple overtook Samsung in the fourth quarter as the largest smartphone producer in a declining global market for handsets, research firm IDC said Friday.

Facebook booming even as time spent on it drops

San Francisco - Facebook on Wednesday reported a big jump in profits even though people are spending less time on the world's biggest social network.

Trump team weighs plan to nationalize high-speed networks

Washington - President Donald Trump's national security team is mulling a plan to nationalize the newest generation of high-speed wireless internet networks, sparking sharp criticism Monday from across industry and the political spectrum.

US floats idea nationalizing high-speed networks, drawing rebukes

Washington - US officials have launched a debate on a proposal to nationalize the newest generation of high-speed wireless internet networks in the name of national security, provoking sharp criticism from across the political spectrum.

Facebook admits social media threat to democracy

Washington - Facebook acknowledged Monday that the explosion of social media poses a potential threat to democracy, pledging to tackle the problem head-on and turn its powerful platform into a force for "good.

Review: Revenge is a dish best served cold in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include a couple of grieving men seeking justice; a horror reboot with iconic monster; a large-scale fight against the wage gap; and a colourful movie about friendship.

Bucking trend, Hyundai bets on hydrogen fuel cell for new car

Las Vegas - Hyundai unveiled Monday a hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicle aimed at showcasing its newest technologies, bucking the all-electric trend of most rival automakers.

Startup unveils 'car of future' for $45,000

Las Vegas - A Chinese startup unveiled its vision for the automobile of the future Sunday, promising to deliver an "intuitive and intelligent" car to global markets starting next year from around $45,000.

Flawed computer chips and how to fix them

Paris - As tech giants race against the clock to fix major security flaws in microprocessors, many users are wondering what lurks behind unsettling names like "Spectre" or "Meltdown" and what can be done about this latest IT scare.- What is Meltdown?

Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

Paris - Amazon, Google and now Apple -- as the list of digital giants hit by the "Spectre" and "Meltdown" computer security flaws grows longer, the race is on to limit the damage.

Suicide victim video by YouTube star sparks anger in Japan

Toukyo - Japanese social media reacted with a storm of outrage to a video by YouTube star Logan Paul showing a suicide victim in a forest near Mount Fuji, as anger spread over the now-deleted video on Wednesday.

YouTube star apologizes for viral suicide video

Washington - Actor and YouTube celebrity Logan Paul apologized for posting a video of a suicide victim in Japan that reportedly was viewed by six million people before being deleted.

Two Romanians charged with hacking US capital police cameras

Washington - Two Romanian nationals have been arrested and charged with hacking into computer systems which controlled surveillance cameras for the Metropolitan Police Department in the US capital earlier this year, officials said Thursday.

Twitter begins enforcing rules on 'hateful, abusive' content

Washington - Twitter said it began enforcing new rules Monday aimed at filtering out "hateful" and "abusive" content on the social network including messages which promote or glorify violence.

US moves to roll back 'net neutrality' rules

Washington - US regulators voted Thursday to roll back so-called "net neutrality" rules which required internet providers to treat all traffic equally, in the latest twist to an acrimonious debate over online freedom.

US regulator orders rollback of 'net neutrality' rules

Washington - US regulators voted Thursday to roll back so-called "net neutrality" rules that require internet providers to treat all traffic equally, amid an acrimonious debate over how it impacts online freedom.

Three plead guilty in Mirai botnet attacks

Washington - US officials unveiled criminal charges Wednesday against a former university student and two others in the Mirai botnet attacks which shut down parts of the internet in several countries starting in mid-2016.

Facebook accused of inaction over Russian ads in Brexit vote

London - A senior British MP on Wednesday accused Facebook of failing to seriously investigate possible Russian influence in the Brexit vote, after it found just three adverts linked to a known propaganda group.

Questions and answers on 'net neutrality'

Washington - US regulators are set to vote Thursday on a plan overhauling rules for internet services providers. The action by the Federal Communications Commission is likely to end so-called "net neutrality.

Silicon Valley investor Shervin Pishevar denies sexual misconduct

San Francisco - Shervin Pishevar, one of Silicon Valley's most powerful venture capitalists, has denied claims by several women of sexual harassment, saying he is the victim of an "organized smear campaign".

Smartphone market seeing steady growth, as bigger screens rule

Washington - The global smartphone market is expected to see steady if unspectacular growth in the next few years, as consumers turn increasingly to large-screen handsets known as "phablets," a market tracker said Wednesday.

Hackers could get even nastier in 2018: researchers

Washington - After a year marked by devastating cyber attacks and breaches, online attackers are expected to become even more destructive in 2018, security researchers said Wednesday.

Hackers stole data from 57 million Uber riders, drivers: CEO

San Francisco - Uber said Tuesday that hackers compromised personal data from some 57 million riders and drivers in a breach kept hidden for a year.

US says North Korean malware lurking in computer networks

Washington - US authorities said Tuesday malware developed in North Korea is still lurking in many computer networks, giving hackers backdoor access to government, financial, automotive and media organizations.

More governments manipulate media with 'bots,' trolls: study

Washington - More governments are following the lead of Russia and China by manipulating social media and suppressing dissent online in a grave threat to democracy, a human rights watchdog said on Tuesday.

Uber comes of age with SoftBank tieup

San Francisco - Uber's tieup with Japanese tech giant SoftBank suggests the ridesharing giant is set to come of age in the business world, but it still faces a long road ahead.

Uber IPO 'target' is 2019: CEO

New York - Uber is on track for a 2019 public stock offering and the plan is not dependent on new funding from Japan's SoftBank, the global ride-sharing giant's CEO said Thursday.
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