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Thailand admits to using phone spyware, cites national security

Thailand admits to using phone spyware, cites national security

A Thai minister has admitted the country uses surveillance software to track individuals in cases involving national security or drugs, amid revelations that government critics’ phones had been hacked using the Israeli-made Pegasus spyware. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 20, 2022  9:44 pm

Streaming giant Netflix loses almost a million subscribers

Streaming giant Netflix loses almost a million subscribers

After enjoying a long reign as the king of streaming, Netflix faces a tough fight to keep its crown. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 20, 2022  5:38 pm

EU lawmakers pass landmark tech rules, but enforcement a worry

EU lawmakers pass landmark tech rules, but enforcement a worry

EU lawmakers gave the thumbs up on Tuesday to landmark rules to rein in the power of tech giants such as Alphabet unit Google, Amazon, Apple , Facebook and Microsoft, but enforcing them could be an issue due to regulators’ limited resources. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 6, 2022  12:03 am

Cloudflare fixes outage that knocked popular services offline

Cloudflare fixes outage that knocked popular services offline

Cloudflare said on Tuesday it resolved a “wide-spread” outage earlier in the day that affected a large number of services including FTX, Discord, Omegle, DoorDash, Crunchyroll, NordVPN and Feedly. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 21, 2022  4:40 pm

US senators press TikTok on whether it allows Russian ‘pro-war propaganda’

US senators press TikTok on whether it allows Russian ‘pro-war propaganda’

Republican senators on Friday asked TikTok Chief Executive Shou Zi Chew about reports the social media site had allowed Russian state-approved media content but barred other videos. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 19, 2022  9:07 pm

EU deal to force iPhones to use USB-C charger by 2024

EU deal to force iPhones to use USB-C charger by 2024

The EU has paved the way for all smartphones to be legally required to use a USB-C port for charging, a move that could be a headache for Apple, whose iPhone is the only main brand smartphone without this type of connection. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 8, 2022  3:37 pm

Twitter fined $150 million in U.S. for selling users’ data

Twitter fined $150 million in U.S. for selling users’ data

Twitter in the US must pay a $150m (£119m) fine after law enforcement officials accused it of illegally using users’ data to help sell targeted ads. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 28, 2022  2:57 pm

Google’s second try at computer glasses translates conversations in real time

Google’s second try at computer glasses translates conversations in real time

The science-fiction is harder to see in Google’s second try at glasses with a built-in computer. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 12, 2022  12:17 pm

Judge rejects Musk bid to free tweets from oversight

Judge rejects Musk bid to free tweets from oversight

Twitter’s new buyer Elon Musk still must have his tweets about his electric car company Tesla pre-approved after a US judge on Wednesday rejected an appeal to free him from oversight. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 28, 2022  5:32 pm

Elon Musk strikes deal to buy Twitter for $44bn

Elon Musk strikes deal to buy Twitter for $44bn

The board of Twitter has agreed to a $44bn (£34.5bn) takeover offer from the billionaire Elon Musk. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 26, 2022  12:26 pm

Sri Lanka Police website down after cyber attack

Sri Lanka Police website down after cyber attack

The official website of Sri Lanka Police is reportedly down following a cyber attack. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 17, 2022  7:07 pm

Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $41 billion

Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $41 billion

Billionaire Elon Musk has offered to buy Twitter for about $41 billion in cash, saying the social media company he has often criticized needs to go private to see effective changes. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 14, 2022  5:01 pm

WhatsApp voice messages gets new features

WhatsApp voice messages gets new features

WhatsApp is adding some new features for audio messages, some of which were already present for iOS users. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 31, 2022  3:58 pm

Stephen Wilhite, creator of the GIF, dies at 74

Stephen Wilhite, creator of the GIF, dies at 74

Stephen Wilhite, the creator of the looping animated GIF image format, has died at the age of 74. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 24, 2022  3:34 pm

Instagram banned in Russia over “calls to violence”

Instagram banned in Russia over “calls to violence”

Russia’s state media watchdog Roskomnadzor says Instagram will be blocked in the country due to “calls for violence” against Russian soldiers. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 16, 2022  5:32 pm

Britain to force Big Tech to combat online scams

Britain to force Big Tech to combat online scams

Britain said on Tuesday it would force Google, Facebook, Twitter and other online platforms to prevent paid-for fraudulent adverts after calls from regulators and consumer groups for a stronger crackdown on scams. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 9, 2022  3:57 pm

Anonymous hacks Russian TV to show footage from Ukraine front lines

Anonymous hacks Russian TV to show footage from Ukraine front lines

Hacking group Anonymous has claimed it was able to hack into Russian TV stations and show footage from Ukraine. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 28, 2022  10:30 am

Russia to restrict Facebook access for ‘censoring’ its media

Russia to restrict Facebook access for ‘censoring’ its media

Moscow said on Friday it was partially limiting access to Meta Platforms Inc’s Facebook, accusing it of “censoring” Russian media, announcing the measure a day after Russia invaded Ukraine and the latest in a series of steps against U.S. social media giants. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 26, 2022  9:42 am

Chamath Palihapitiya to step down as Virgin Galactic’s chairman

Chamath Palihapitiya to step down as Virgin Galactic’s chairman

Spaceship company Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc said on Friday that venture investor Chamath Palihapitiya would step down from his roles as chairman and board member to focus on other corporate commitments.MORE..

(0)Comments | February 18, 2022  6:38 pm

India bans 54 Chinese apps on security concerns

India bans 54 Chinese apps on security concerns

India has banned 54 Chinese apps in a new order citing security concerns, according to a local newspaper report, in the latest instance of tensions between the two neighbors locked in a protracted border dispute impacting business dealings. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 14, 2022  11:07 pm

Ronaldo becomes first ever to reach 400 million followers on Instagram

Ronaldo becomes first ever to reach 400 million followers on Instagram

Portuguese star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has set another record as his Instagram followers reached the 400 million mark, making him the first person ever to reach the milestone, Mail Online reported. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 7, 2022  4:39 pm

Facebook owner Meta sees biggest ever stock market loss

Facebook owner Meta sees biggest ever stock market loss

Facebook’s owner Meta Platforms saw its stock market value slump by more than $230bn (£169bn) on Thursday, in a record daily loss for a US firm. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 6, 2022  9:08 am

Elon Musk SpaceX rocket on collision course with moon

Elon Musk SpaceX rocket on collision course with moon

A rocket launched by Elon Musk’s space exploration company is on course to crash into the Moon and explode. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 27, 2022  11:37 pm

Cryptocurrency prices collapse, wiping out billions of dollars

Cryptocurrency prices collapse, wiping out billions of dollars

Cryptocurrency prices took a precipitous drop this past week, having their value as much as halved as investors lost billions of dollars. Analysts say there’s more pain in the future as well. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 24, 2022  9:50 pm

Teenage pilot Zara Rutherford completes solo round-world record

Teenage pilot Zara Rutherford completes solo round-world record

A teenage pilot has become the youngest woman to fly solo around the world following a five-month challenge. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 21, 2022  3:00 pm
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