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TECH 19 Dec 2016 | 9:19 AM

German courts should go after fake news on Facebook now: minister

German judges and state prosecutors need to crack down straight away on fake news disseminated through social media platforms such as Facebook, Germany's Justice Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview.

TECH 16 Dec 2016 | 5:35 AM

Obama says US will retaliate against Russian hacking

President Barack Obama said the United States will retaliate against Russian hacking aimed at interfering in the US election.

TECH 15 Dec 2016 | 10:13 AM

Putin himself involved in US election hack: report

US intelligence officials now believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally involved in hacking during the American election campaign as part of a vendetta against Hillary Clinton, NBC News reported late Dec 14.

TECH 14 Dec 2016 | 12:30 AM

Digital ad dominance has TV in crosshairs

The digital world's advertising dominance has TV in the crosshairs. Alphabet unit Google, Facebook and their ilk are expected as of next year to control more of the US$500bil (RM2.21tril) spent globally on all manner of commercials than traditional broadcasters.

TECH 08 Dec 2016 | 2:24 AM

Merkel ally threatens Facebook with fines over online hate speech

A senior German conservative has warned Facebook it could face fines if it fails to act faster to tackle online hate speech.

TECH 30 Nov 2016 | 1:59 AM

Spy chief adds to warnings of Russian cyberattacks on Germany

Germany's spy chief has warned that Russian hackers are pelting his country with disinformation that could undermine the democratic process, echoing concerns already voiced by his domestic intelligence counterpart.

TECH 18 Nov 2016 | 7:51 AM

German minister says Facebook should be treated as a media company

Germany's Justice Minister says he believes Facebook Inc. should be treated like a media company rather than a technology platform.

TECH 11 Nov 2016 | 10:19 AM

Russian hackers accused of post-election attacks on US think tanks

A Russian hacking group began attacking US-based policy think tanks within hours of Donald Trump's presidential election victory, according to cyber experts who suspect Moscow is seeking information on the incoming administration.

TECH 11 Nov 2016 | 8:09 AM

Zuckerberg sure fake news on Facebook didn’t sway election

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg rejected the idea that bogus stories shared at the social network paved a path of victory for President-elect Donald Trump.

TECH 31 Oct 2016 | 6:30 AM

In breathless US election, Twitter generates buzz not cash

This year's presidential election might be the perfect microcosm of Twitter's woes.