EU wants to hear from Apple over Spotify complaint

PARIS (Reuters) – EU regulators will decide what steps to take regarding Spotify’s complaint about Apple once they get a response from the iPhone maker, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Monday. World No.1 music streaming service Spotify complained to the European Commission in March that Apple unfairly limits competitors to its Apple Music streaming service. It also criticized Apple’s 30 […]

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World’s fastest computer will fire up in 2021

On the heels of the US government’s announced in March that the first US exascale computer is being built just outside Chicago and coming in 2021, the US government announced today that it’s also commissioned a manufacturer to build what would be the most powerful computer in the world that will also make its debut in 2021, keeping the US […]

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NHS computer hero pleads guilty to hacking charges in the US

Documents from a court in Wisconsin say Hutchins helped create and sell ‘malicious computer code’ known as Kronos. It said: ‘The malware was designed to target banking information and to work on many types of web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. ‘Since 2014, Kronos has been used to infect numerous computers around the world and steal banking information.’ […]

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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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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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