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Newly discovered vulnerability raises fears of another WannaCry

Thu, 25 May 2017 01:15:42 -0400

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A newly found flaw in widely used networking software leaves tens of thousands of computers potentially vulnerable to an attack similar to that caused by WannaCry, which infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide, cybersecurity researchers said on Thursday.(image)

Exclusive: Facebook signs BuzzFeed, Vox, others for original video shows - sources

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:28:09 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook Inc has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its upcoming video service, which will feature long and short-form content with ad breaks, according to several sources familiar with the situation.(image)

Exclusive: Wannacry hits Russian postal service, exposes wider security shortcomings

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:35:17 -0400

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's postal service was hit by Wannacry ransomware last week and some of its computers are still down, three employees in Moscow said, the latest sign of weaknesses that have made the country a major victim of the global extortion campaign.(image)

Wikipedia can pursue NSA surveillance lawsuit: U.S. appeals court

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:06:54 -0400

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a Wikipedia lawsuit that challenges a U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) program of mass online surveillance, and claims that the government unconstitutionally invades people's privacy rights.(image)

EU states approve plans to make social media firms tackle hate speech

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:27:11 -0400

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union ministers approved proposals on Tuesday to make social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google's YouTube tackle videos with hate speech on their platforms. The proposals, which would be the first legislation at EU level on the issue, still need to be agreed with the European Parliament before becoming law. But EU lawmakers have similarly pushed for social media companies to do more to tackle hateful content on their platforms.(image)

Gulf rift reopens as Qatar decries hacked comments by emir

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:26:50 -0400

DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar got into a war of words with some Gulf Arab allies on Wednesday after it said hackers had posted fake remarks by its emir against U.S. foreign policy, but their state-run media reported the comments anyway.(image)

Google AI beats Chinese master in ancient game of Go

Tue, 23 May 2017 05:35:57 -0400

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Google artificial intelligence program defeated a Chinese grand master at the ancient board game Go on Tuesday, a major feather in the cap for the firm's AI ambitions as it looks to woo Beijing to gain re-entry into the country.(image)

BofA, HSBC, Intel, others invest $107 million in blockchain startup R3

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:48:50 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financial and technology companies led by Bank of America Corp , SBI Holdings Inc , HSBC Holdings Plc , Intel Corp and Temasek Holdings have invested $107 million in R3 CEV, a startup which runs a big bank consortium seeking to develop blockchain technology, it said on Tuesday.(image)

Symantec says 'highly likely' North Korea group behind ransomware attacks

Mon, 22 May 2017 22:18:09 -0400

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Cyber security firm Symantec Corp said on Monday it was "highly likely" a hacking group affiliated with North Korea was behind the WannaCry cyber attack this month that infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide and disrupted hospitals, banks and schools across the globe.(image)

China's LeEco to cut about 70 percent of U.S. staff amid global pull-back

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:31:46 -0400

TAIPEI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese TV and smartphone vendor LeEco said it will cut over 300 jobs at its U.S. business, amounting to almost three-quarters of its local workforce, as the cash-strapped conglomerate streamlines global operations in response to a shortage of cash.(image)