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TECH 28 Jun 2017 | 7:58 AM

Russia, upping pressure on Telegram app, says it was used to plot bombing

Russia's FSB security service said on June 26 that terrorists had used the Telegram messaging app to carry out a deadly suicide bombing on Russian soil, increasing pressure on the app days after the authorities accused it of breaking data laws.

TECH 06 Aug 2018 | 8:00 AM

Japanese students use VR to recreate Hiroshima bombing

A group of Japanese high school students has been painstakingly producing a five-minute virtual reality experience that recreates the sights and sounds of Hiroshima before, during and after the US dropped an atomic bomb on the city 73 years ago.

TECH 10 Feb 2017 | 2:04 AM

Belgium investigates failed cyberattack after airport bombing

Belgian prosecutors said they are investigating a cyberattack on Brussels airport's website the night after it was bombed, following an admission by a US youth that he had targeted the website remotely.

TECH 30 Sep 2016 | 7:03 AM

US backs upgraded wireless emergency alerts after bombing case

The US Federal Communications Commission approved rules requiring wireless carriers to provide upgraded emergency alerts including more information than currently allowed such as photos and web links.

TECH 20 Sep 2016 | 8:41 AM

Cellphone alerts used in hunt for US bombing suspect

As millions of Americans around New York and New Jersey began their commutes Sept 19, their cellphones abruptly alerted them to a manhunt for a suspect in weekend bombings in the area.

Technology 18 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

Sick malware authors exploit Boston Marathon bombing with Trojan attack

Cybercriminals have exploited interest in the breaking news story of the explosions at the Boston Marathon by spreading malware.

TECH 02 Apr 2019 | 4:44 AM

Despite being exposed, fake news thrives on social media ahead of India polls

Two weeks after a suicide bombing in Kashmir in February killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, a Facebook user called Avi Dandiya posted a live video in which he played a recording of a call purportedly involving home minister, the president of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and an unidentified woman.

TECH 28 Mar 2016 | 4:15 AM

Facebook apologises for Safety Check glitch after Pakistan blast

Facebook apologised for a bug that sent a Safety Check notification to users around the world following a deadly suicide bombing in Pakistan.

TECH 20 Aug 2015 | 11:52 AM

Online Thai sleuths try to crowdsource bomber’s identity

Thais have taken to the Internet to crowdsource the identity of the prime suspect in Bangkok’s shrine bombing, but police have appealed for online calm after an Australian model was falsely accused.