65.35 F
New York
October 22, 2021

WWW

EXCLUSIVE Governments turn tables on ransomware gang REvil by pushing it offline -sources

Reuters
Oct 21 (Reuters) – The ransomware group REvil was itself hacked and forced offline this week by a multi-country operation, according to three private sector cyber experts working with the United States and one former official. Former partners and associates of the Russian-led criminal gang were responsible for a May......

Facebook signs copyright agreement with some French publishers

Reuters
Paves the way for signing of individual licences Copyright fees included in preliminary deal – source Publishers not compelled to use Facebook News service PARIS, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Facebook (FB.O) said on Thursday it had signed a preliminary copyright agreement with a French news publishers’ lobby group, paving the......

Coinbase says hackers stole cryptocurrency from at least 6,000 customers

Reuters
Oct 1 (Reuters) – Hackers stole from the accounts of at least 6,000 customers of Coinbase Global Inc (COIN.O), according to a breach notification letter sent by the cryptocurrency exchange to affected customers. The hack took place between March and May 20 of this year, according to a copy of......

Zoom, Five9 to terminate nearly $15 bln all-stock deal after shareholder vote

Reuters
Small toy figures are seen in front of the Zoom logo in this illustration picture taken March 15, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Sept 30 (Reuters) – Five9 Inc (FIVN.O) shareholders voted down the call center software firm’s $14.7 billion sale to Zoom Video Communications Inc (ZM.O)on Thursday, a major blow......

Facebook research shows company knew of Instagram harm to teens, senators say

Reuters
Sept 30 (Reuters) – U.S. senators on Thursday grilled Facebook Inc (FB.O) on its plans to better protect young users on its apps, drawing on leaked internal research that showed the social media giant was aware of how its Instagram app harmed the mental health of teens. The hearing in......

Facebook could face hefty fine in Russia over banned content, says regulator

Reuters
MOSCOW, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Russian authorities on Thursday warned social media giant Facebook (FB.O) it faces a fine of up to 10% of its annual turnover in the country unless it deletes content Moscow deems illegal. Upping the ante in its standoff with U.S. Big Tech, state communications regulator......

Russia arrests top cybersecurity executive in treason case

Reuters
Ilya Sachkov, head of Russia’s Group IB cybersecurity company, is seen in a car in Moscow, Russia November 9, 2018. Picture taken November 9, 2018. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/Files Founder of cybersecurity firm accused of state treason Executive faces up to 20 years jail, denies charge, TASS says Arrest sends chill through......

CNN denies Australians access to its Facebook pages, cites defamation risk

Reuters
SYDNEY, Sept 29 (Reuters) – CNN said it is preventing Australians from accessing its Facebook Inc (FB.O) pages after a court ruled that publishers can be liable for defamation in public comment sections and the social media firm refused to help it disable comments in the country. The move makes......

Australia takes on Google’s online ad dominance, calls for data shakeout

Reuters
SYDNEY, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Australia’s antitrust watchdog said it wants the power to curb Google’s use of internet data to sell targeted ads, saying the Big Tech firm dominated the market to the point of harming publishers, advertisers and consumers. The comments, in a report published Tuesday, set up......

Facebook invests $50 mln to build the ‘metaverse’ in responsible manner

Reuters
A 3D printed Facebook logo is pictured on a keyboard in front of binary code in this illustration taken September 24, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Sept 27 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) will invest $50 million to partner with organizations to responsibly build the so-called metaverse – a digital world where......

Facebook puts Instagram Kids app on hold

Reuters
Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Instagram logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Sept 27 (Reuters) – Instagram has hit pause on a new app that it is creating for kids, the Facebook-owned (FB.O) photo-sharing app said on......

Google to slash amount it keeps from sales on its cloud marketplace- CNBC

Reuters
A sign is pictured outside a Google office near the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, U.S., May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Paresh Dave/File Photo Sept 26 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google will take a smaller cut when customers buy software from other vendors on its cloud marketplace, CNBC reported on......

Chinese tech execs support ‘common prosperity’, helping SMEs at internet summit

Reuters
Alibaba Group CEO Daniel Zhang (Zhang Yong) speaks at the World Internet Conference (WIC) in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, China, November 23, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo WUZHEN, China, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Chinese technology executives, facing a crackdown by the authorities, pledged support on Sunday for Beijing’s “common prosperity” drive and......

Google CEO sought to keep Incognito mode issues out of spotlight, lawsuit alleges

Reuters
Sept 24 (Reuters) – Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai in 2019 was warned that describing the company’s Incognito browsing mode as “private” was problematic, yet it stayed the course because he did not want the feature “under the spotlight,” according to a new court filing. Google spokesman José Castañeda told......

Amazon launches service aggregating video streaming apps in India

Reuters
The logo of streaming service Amazon Prime Video is seen in this illustration picture taken March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo NEW DELHI, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) launched in India on Friday eight global and local streaming services on its video platform, in a move aimed at......

Twitter rolls out bitcoin tipping, safety features in product push

Reuters
Sept 23 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) will allow people to tip their favorite content creators with bitcoin and will launch a fund to pay some users who host audio chat rooms on its Spaces feature, the company said on Thursday. The San Francisco-based company added it will test new......

U.S. court orders Facebook to release anti-Rohingya content records for genocide case

Reuters
Sept 23 (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge has ordered Facebook (FB.O) to release records of accounts connected to anti-Rohingya violence in Myanmar that the social media giant had shut down, rejecting its argument about protecting privacy as “rich with irony”. The judge in Washington, D.C, on Wednesday criticized Facebook......

Google to buy more office space in NYC as big tech swoops down on real estate

Reuters
Sept 21 (Reuters) – Google plans to buy an office building in Manhattan for $2.1 billion, as the Alphabet Inc-owned (GOOGL.O) search engine giant joins fellow technology companies in investing in prime real estate, even as hybrid work models become common. The deal for St. John’s Terminal site in New......

Ladbrokes owner Entain confirms DraftKings offer

Reuters
A sign hangs outside a branch of Ladbrokes in London, Britain December 22, 2017. REUTERS/Simon Dawson Sept 21 (Reuters) – Entain Plc (ENT.L) on Tuesday confirmed that U.S. fantasy sports betting company DraftKings (DKNG.O) has made an offer to buy the British gambling firm in a deal that one media......

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Click whichever is suitable. Accept Read More