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Australia spooks emerge from shadows with tweets, China warning

Posted by on 30/10/2018
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Australia spooks emerge from shadows with tweets, China warning

Australia spooks emerge from shadows with tweets, China warning

Burgess defends govt decision to bar Chinese telecoms firms SYDNEY: Australia’s highly secretive signals intelligence agency-tasked with eavesdropping and decrypting adversaries’ communications-has made a tongue-in-cheek Twitter debut, while issuing a serious warning of security risks from Chinese technology. The Australian Signals Directorate, a sister agency to Britain’s GCHQ or America’s NSA, took to the social […]

Facebook unveils systems for catching child nudity, grooming

Posted by on 24/10/2018
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Facebook unveils systems for catching child nudity, grooming

Facebook unveils systems for catching child nudity, grooming

Social network simplifies Messenger app SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc said yesterday that company moderators during the last quarter removed 8.7 million user images of child nudity with the help of previously undisclosed software that automatically flags such photos. The machine learning tool rolled out over the last year identifies images that contain both nudity and […]

Moscow cryptocurrency boutique: physical portal to the virtual realm

Posted by on 23/10/2018
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Moscow cryptocurrency boutique: physical portal to the virtual realm

Moscow cryptocurrency boutique: physical portal to the virtual realm

‘I want bitcoin but I don’t know what it is’ MOSCOW: First you ring, then push through heavy doors past a suspicious security guard before arriving at Moscow’s pioneering cryptocurrency store-a physical portal to the virtual realm of bitcoin. Russia has been at the forefront of the cryptocurrency revolution and the ultra-modern “DeeCrypto” shop, spread […]

Facebook makes reality TV its new weapon for web supremacy

Posted by on 17/10/2018
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Facebook makes reality TV its new weapon for web supremacy

Facebook makes reality TV its new weapon for web supremacy

CANNES: Facebook said yesterday it was reviving the pioneering MTV reality show “The Real World” as its secret weapon to lure viewers away from YouTube. The social media giant said it was also trying to harness the formidable online power of the “cute kitten” factor with a new show called “World’s Most Amazing Dog” on […]

Bangladesh inches closer towards green power goal

Posted by on 16/10/2018
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Bangladesh inches closer towards green power goal

Bangladesh inches closer towards green power goal

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s electricity generation from renewable sources has passed the 5 percent mark with the opening of a major new solar plant – boosting hopes the country might meet its goal of getting 10 percent of power from renewables by 2020, experts say. The new 28 megawatt solar power plant in Cox’s Bazar District is […]

WhatsApp hits the road with skits to stamp out fake news in India

Posted by on 14/10/2018
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WhatsApp hits the road with skits to stamp out fake news in India

WhatsApp hits the road with skits to stamp out fake news in India

Texts, pictures and videos aim to sow discord   JAIPUR: On a hot morning in India’s tourist hub of Jaipur, an open truck painted in the signature lime-green colors of Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service pulls into a dusty lane, where five men spill out and begin to perform a skit. The event is part of […]

Hackers access data of 29 million Facebook users

Posted by on 13/10/2018
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Hackers access data of 29 million Facebook users

Hackers access data of 29 million Facebook users

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook said Friday that hackers accessed personal data of 29 million users in a breach at the world’s leading social network disclosed late last month. The company had originally said up to 50 million accounts were affected in a cyberattack that exploited a trio of software flaws to steal “access tokens” that enable […]

Russian hackers long tied to military and secret services

Posted by on 07/10/2018
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Russian hackers long tied to military and secret services

Russian hackers long tied to military and secret services

Russia faces accusations of waging a global campaign of cyber attacks MOSCOW: During the Soviet era, the country’s top computer scientists and programmers largely worked for the secret services. That practice appears to have resumed under President Vladimir Putin, as Russia faces accusations of waging a global campaign of cyber attacks. Dutch officials have accused […]

Renewable energy on rise in Jordan

Posted by on 01/10/2018
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Renewable energy on rise in Jordan

Renewable energy on rise in Jordan

AMMAN: Set atop a mosque in the south of Jordan’s capital, dozens of shimmering solar panels reflect a growing trend in the resource-poor desert kingdom as it tries combat its heavy reliance on imported energy. Standing in front of the Hamdan Al-Qara mosque, Sheikh Adnan Yahya says that before installing the panels he used to […]

Musk to resign as Tesla chairman, remain as CEO in SEC settlement

Posted by on 30/09/2018
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Musk to resign as Tesla chairman, remain as CEO in SEC settlement

Musk to resign as Tesla chairman, remain as CEO in SEC settlement

SEC charge Musk with misleading investors with tweets WASHINGTON: Tesla Inc and Elon Musk have agreed to pay $20 million each to financial regulators and the billionaire will step down as the company’s chairman but remain as chief executive, under a settlement that caps a tumultuous two months for the carmaker. The securities fraud agreement, […]

Too much screen time, too little horseplay for kids

Posted by on 27/09/2018
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Too much screen time, too little horseplay for kids

Too much screen time, too little horseplay for kids

PARIS: Only one in 20 kids in the United States meets guidelines on sleep, exercise and screen time, and nearly a third are outside recommendations for all three, according to a study published Thursday. On average, children aged eight to 11 spent 3.6 hours per day glued to a TV, mobile phone, tablet or computer […]

KIB’s Al-Suwaidan awarded ‘Cyber Sentinels’ CISO Award 2018′

Posted by on 26/09/2018
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KIB’s Al-Suwaidan awarded ‘Cyber Sentinels’ CISO Award 2018′

KIB’s Al-Suwaidan awarded ‘Cyber Sentinels’ CISO Award 2018′

KUWAIT: KIB’s Executive Manager – Head of Information Security, Basil Al-Suwaidan, recently received the “Cyber Sentinels’ CISO Award 2018” from GEC Media Group; a leading media house specializing in IT and Cyber Security publications, events marketing and communications services. Held in Dubai, the awards ceremony was attended by a number of notable figures and representatives […]