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  • France says Russian global hacking claims 'worrying'

    October 5, 2018 2:31 AM 8

    Australia, Britain, Canada, The Netherlands, and the United States are now in a coordinated pushback against a series of hacking attempts said to be of Russian origin PARIS, FRANCE – France expressed solidarity with other Western powers Thursday night after they accused Russia of orchestrating a string of global cyber-attacks, denouncing them as "serious

  • Samsung Electronics flags record Q3 operating profit

    October 5, 2018 2:01 AM 11

    The South Korean firm reports an operating profit of $15.4 billion for the 3rd quarter of 2018 SEOUL, South Korea – Samsung Electronics flagged Friday a third-quarter operating profit of 17.5 trillion won ($15.4 billion), a record for any-three month period, led by solid demand for its memory chips used in mobile devices. Sales for July to September

  • Twitter to ban 'dehumanizing' comments with user help

    September 26, 2018 5:18 AM 12

    The social network asks for feedback from users around the world regarding wording to be used in the policy amendment SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Twitter on Tuesday, September 25, US time reached out to users for help crafting a ban on comments that dehumanize people and set the stage for real-world violence. A policy change that Twitter has been working on for several

  • Twitter bug may have exposed some users' customer service interactions

    September 25, 2018 10:15 AM 14

    Twitter says the bug only affected less than 1% of its users and that the bug has been resolved disclosed it has discovered a bug in their Account Activity Application Program Interface (API) that may have exposed some users’ direct messages and protected tweets to third party developers. The API allows registered developers to build tools that would

  • $60 million in virtual currency hacked in Japan

    September 20, 2018 5:45 AM 12

    Reports identify three types of cryptocurrencies stolen in the hack: bitcoin, bitcoin cash, and monacoin TOKYO, Japan – Bitcoin and other digital currency worth around 6.7 billion yen ($60 million) has been stolen in Japan following a hacking attack, a virtual exchange operator said on Thursday, September 20. Osaka-based Tech Bureau, which operates virtual

  • Google marks Josefa Llanes Escoda's 120th birth anniversary with doodle

    September 20, 2018 5:05 AM 18

    Google pays tribute to the founder of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines through its trademark homepage doodle MANILA, Philippines – Google marked the 120th birth anniversary of Josefa Llanes Escoda with a doodle on its homepage, Thursday, September 20. Escoda was born on this day in 1898, the eldest of 7 children, and one of Philippine history's most important

  • Google Mini captures top spot in connected speaker market

    September 20, 2018 1:24 AM 16

    WASHINGTON, USA – Google Home Mini has vaulted to the top spot in the global market for connected speakers, edging out a rival device from Amazon, a survey showed Wednesday, September 19. The Strategy Analytics report for the second quarter of 2018 showed the smallest device from Google captured 20 percent of the market with sales of 2.3 million

  • Here's how you can watch Apple's September 2018 keynote event

    September 12, 2018 11:38 AM 15

    Apple is livestreaming its keynote on Twitter for the first time ever! MANILA, Philippines – It's that time of the year again, techies: Apple's whipping up a storm as it prepares to launch a new batch of products headlined, of course, by its flagship mobile device, the iPhone. At least 3 new iPhones are expected this year including a follow-up to the budget

  • EU ministers 'battle' over French-backed digital tax

    September 8, 2018 11:36 AM 16

    Paris says the proposed tax will ensure that global tech platforms pay their fair share. However, some EU members argue the tax would also punish European companies and stifle innovation. VIENNA, Austria – EU finance ministers battled on Saturday, September 8, over an increasingly controversial proposal to slap a European tax on US tech giants amid rising

  • Saudi Arabia declares online satire a punishable offense

    September 4, 2018 2:49 PM 14

    Those who make and distribute online satire which 'disrupts public order' will be liable for a cybercrime punishable by a maximum of 5 years in prison and a fine of $800,000 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia will punish online satire that "disrupts public order" with up to 5 years in prison, the public prosecutor said Tuesday, September 4, as the kingdom