Tag: Technology

China fines tech giants for content exploiting children

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HONG KONG — China’s internet watchdog said Wednesday it has fined platforms operated by e-commerce company Alibaba and gaming firm Tencent for spreading sexually...

Morocco denies using spyware to target French officials

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RABAT, Morocco — Morocco’s government has denied reports that the country's security forces may have used spyware made by Israel’s NSO Group to eavesdrop...

France investigates alleged spyware use against dissidents

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PARIS — The Paris prosecutor’s office is investigating the suspected widespread use of spyware made by Israel-based NSO Group to target journalists, human rights...

Russian hacker known as ‘bot master’ to be sentenced in US

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Federal prosecutors are seeking a lengthy prison sentence for a Russian hacker known internationally as the “bot master" on charges he operated a network...

Russia unveils new fighter, Putin hails country’s air power

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MOSCOW — With much fanfare, Russian aircraft makers on Tuesday unveiled a prototype of a new fighter jet that features stealth capabilities and other...

New cybersecurity order issued for US pipeline operators

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WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday announced new requirements for U.S. pipeline operators to bolster cybersecurity following a May ransomware attack...

Hoe no! Facebook snafu spells trouble for gardening group

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Moderating a Facebook gardening group in western New York is not without challenges. There are complaints of wooly bugs, inclement weather and the novice...

Macron among 14 heads of states on potential spyware list

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BOSTON — French President Emmanuel Macron leads a list of 14 current or former heads of state who may have been targeted for hacking...

Netflix confirms move into video games as its growth slows

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SAN RAMON, Calif. — Netflix reported its worst slowdown in subscriber growth in eight years as people emerge from their pandemic cocoons. But it...

Zoom buying Five9 in $14.7B all-stock transaction

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Zoom, the videoconferencing company whose growth was supercharged by the pandemic over the past year, will buy the cloud contact center provider Five9 in...