More versatile: Instagram has added a multi-account switching function. —  AFP Relaxnews

Instagram adds multi-account switching to iOS and Android apps

An eagerly awaited function has just been added to Instagram, as the photo-sharing social network now lets users switch between several different accounts directly within the platform's iOS and Android applications.

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Top cybercrime ring disrupted as authorities raid Moscow offices

Serious endeavour: This is Russia’s biggest effort to date to crack down on cybercrime. —  Reuters

Russian authorities in November raided offices associated with a Moscow film distribution and production company as part of a crackdown on one of the world’s most notorious financial hacking operations, according to three sources with knowledge of the matter.

French data privacy regulator cracks down on Facebook

Hot seat: The French government's action is the first significant one to be taken against companies like Facebook for transferring Europeans' data to the United States. Pictured is its head honcho Mark Zuckerberg. —  Reuters

The French data protection authority on Monday gave Facebook <FB.O> three months to stop tracking non-users' web activity without their consent and ordered the social network to stop some transfers of personal data to the United States.

Tech Opinion

Handling data: Cloud computing allows companies to consolidate information. —  AFP

Readying finance depts for a rapidly-changing world

5 February 2016

The story of 2015 has been one of change and uncertainty, with major economic, geo and socio-political, and even climactic upheavals. It might seem trite, but the only thing to be certain of in the next few years is yet more uncertainty.

Looking within :Internal firewalling can restrict malware flow between different segments of the organisation.. —   Fortinet

Battling the enemy within

1 February 2016

Traditionally, cyber attacks on corporate networks have come from outside the organisation. With the growing usage of personal mobile devices and the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), however, the danger now also comes from the walls within.

Car tech: A fully automated car door assembly line with virtualisation capabilities in the Siemens factory. — Siemens

Digitalisation: The next step for Malaysia’s automotive industry

29 January 2016

Adopting digital solutions is a feasible way for auto manufacturers in Malaysia to alleviate rising production costs and compete in foreign markets.

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