Software firm Cloudflare raises $150 million

(Reuters) – Cloudflare Inc, a U.S. startup whose software makes websites more secure and load faster, said on Tuesday it had raised $150 million in the latest funding round, led by global investment firm Franklin Templeton. The company’s last $110 million funding round in 2014 included investors such as CapitalG (formerly Google Capital), Microsoft Corp, Baidu and Qualcomm. Cloudflare did […]

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Former executive of Duo Security, Zscaler joins IronNet as co-CEO

NEW YORK (Reuters) – IronNet Cybersecurity Inc, a startup led by former U.S. National Security Agency chief Keith Alexander, has appointed William Welch as co-chief executive, the company told Reuters on Monday. Welch, former chief operating officer of Duo Security, a venture capital-backed cybersecurity company that was sold to Cisco Systems Inc for $2.35 billion last year, will serve as […]

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Facebook takes down Indonesia accounts linked to fake news syndicate

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Facebook Inc has removed hundreds of Indonesian accounts, pages and groups from its social network that the company has found were linked to an online group accused of spreading hate speech and fake news. Indonesian police uncovered the existence of the group, called Saracen, in 2016 and arrested three of its members on suspicion of being part […]

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Apple to launch three iPhones with new camera features this year: WSJ

(Reuters) – Apple Inc plans to launch three iPhone models this year with some new camera features, including three rear cameras for the most expensive model and two for the other models, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The new iPhones will succeed the XR model that has shown sluggish demand, which according to Apple was due to weak […]

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The Sinclair POCO: Build your own and start gaming

CHEPSTOW, Wales (Reuters) – The ZX Spectrum, a classic 1980s home PC, earned inventor Sir Clive Sinclair a place in Britain’s hi-tech pantheon. Now his nephew Grant is hoping to replicate that success with a build-your-own pocket gaming computer.     The POCO, or Pocket Raspberry Pi Gaming Kit, is little bigger than a smartphone. It comes unassembled but can be […]

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U.S. indicts Iranian hackers responsible for deploying 'SamSam' ransomware

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday indicted two Iranians for launching a major ransomware cyber attack known as “SamSam” and sanctioned two others for helping exchange the ransom payments from Bitcoin digital currency into rials. The 34-month long hacking scheme wreaked havoc on hospitals, schools, companies and government agencies, including the cities of Atlanta, Georgia, and Newark, New […]

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U.S. indicts Iranian hackers responsible for deploying 'SamSam' ransomware

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday indicted two Iranians for launching a major ransomware cyber attack known as “SamSam” and sanctioned two others for helping exchange the ransom payments from Bitcoin digital currency into rials. The 34-month long hacking scheme wreaked havoc on hospitals, schools, companies and government agencies, including the cities of Atlanta, Georgia, and Newark, New […]

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Uni student, 19, hanged himself and rigged his computer to play 'dark' Lil Peep rap song with lyric 'I'm never coming home now' when he was found

Callum Webb used voice activation equipment to keep his PC playing "Beamer Boy" by Lil Peep. A porter found his body in his room in March, the inquest into the 19-year-old's death heard. The song, described as "dark" by the coroner, features the lyrics "I don't know what the f*** goin' on, I feel like a no-one, that's what they […]

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Computer expert who filmed more than 600 people urinating is jailed

Computer expert, 33, who secretly filmed men, women and children urinating in bars, clubs, festivals and football matches is jailed for nearly three years Shaun Brown, 33, of Newport, Gwent, filmed more than 600 people urinating The computer engineer used his skills with covert cameras to film toilet trips He filmed people using loos at bars, music festivals and football matches […]

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