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Day: December 29, 2018

Huawei: China Accuses UK of ‘Pride and Prejudice’

China has accused the UK of “deep-rooted pride and prejudice” over security fears raised about Huawei. The Chinese company’s chairman has also complained of his firm’s “incredibly unfair treatment” abroad. In recent weeks, the UK’s Defence Secretary and chief of MI6 have been among those to warn that use of Huawei’s 5G kit poses risks […]

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Google and Facebook Put Ads in Child Sex Abuse Discovery Apps

Evidence that adverts for major brands were placed in “child abuse discovery apps” via Google and Facebook’s ad networks has led to fresh calls for the tech giants to face tougher regulation. The apps involved used to be available on Google’s Play Store for Android devices, and directed users to WhatsApp groups containing the illegal […]

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Security Firm Hijacks High-Profile Twitter Accounts

Several high-profile Twitter accounts have been briefly hijacked to expose alleged flaws in the service. The accounts of Eamonn Holmes, Louis Theroux and several others briefly showed messages saying they had been taken over by Insinia Security. In a blog, the firm said it managed the feat by analysing the way Twitter handles messages posted […]

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North Korea Defector Hack: Personal Data of Almost 1,000 Leaked

Almost 1,000 North Korean defectors have had their personal data leaked after a computer at a South Korean resettlement centre was hacked, the unification ministry said. A personal computer at the state-run centre was found to have been “infected with a malicious code”. The ministry said this is thought to be the first large-scale information […]

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Tesla Adds Larry Ellison to Its Board

Tesla has appointed Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison and Walgreens Boots Alliance executive Kathleen Wilson-Thompson to its board. The move further strengthens the board as pledged by founder Elon Musk to the Securities and Exchanges Commission. The SEC fined Mr Musk over misleading tweets that he had funding to take Tesla private. Investors greeted the news […]

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