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After suffering the wrath of social media earlier this year, WhatsApp is going on the offensive to dispel the idea that it's a data-hungry messaging app that wants to share private information with Facebook.
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google told Reuters this week it is developing an alternative to the industry standard method for classifying skin tones, which a growing chorus of technology researchers and dermatologists says is inadequate for assessing whether products are biased against people of color.
Cybersecurity researchers in Europe say they have discovered a flaw in an encryption algorithm used by cellphones that may have allowed attackers to eavesdrop on some data traffic for more than two decades.
Amid wave of US private sector hacks, feds face pressure to aid businesses on cybersecurity response
US officials in Washington are facing rising pressure to provide more support to private sector companies that stand vulnerable to attacks that would disrupt energy, transportation, manufacturing and other key sectors President Joe Biden wants to grow anew in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hackers working for profit and espionage have long threatened American information systems. But in the last six months, they’ve targeted companies running operational networks like the Colonial Pipeline fuel system, with greater persistence.
Sexual harassment and online sexual abuse has become “normalised” in English schools, inspectors said on June 8, with some girls contacted by up to 11 boys a night asking for nude or semi-nude images.
The Russian government, for its part, has denied it directs cybercriminals to attack US interests, or protects them from US prosecution.
LONDON (Reuters) -El Salvador's decision to make bitcoin legal tender is an "interesting experiment" with a speculative asset that does not pass the test for being a reliable means of payment, a senior global central banking official said on Friday.
US companies and government agencies are reeling from recent ransomware attacks that have disrupted critical services, from a major oil pipeline to a beef producer and hospitals.
The new data law is expected to provide a broad framework for future rules on Internet services, and to ring-fence, prise open and ease tracking of valuable data in the interests of national security.