Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Saudi Arabia lift ban on internet calling apps

Saudi Arabia will lift its ban on internet calling applications on Wednesday, authorities said, easing restrictions online as the conservative kingdom faces new criticism over censorship, reported AFP news agency. Voice and video calling apps such as WhatsApp and Skype will be "widely available to...

U.S. Senate bans Kaspersky Lab software from govt networks

The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to ban Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab’s products from use by the federal government, citing concerns the company may be a pawn of the Kremlin and poses a national security risk.

Snapchat blocked Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia following a request from Saudi authorities

Snap Inc has been asked by the Saudi Arabia government to remove the Al Jazeera Discover Publisher Channel in that country because it violated local laws, the social media company said on Sunday, as cited by Reuters. Social media app Snapchat has blocked access to...

North Korea nearing final stage of completing tech of intercontinental ballistic missile, South Korea

North Korea is nearing a final stage of completing technology of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), South Korea's defense ministry said Monday after the country's test last week of an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM). The defense ministry said in a report to the National Assembly's...

EU plan to raise more taxes for global internet firms faced first signs of scepticism

A European Union plan to raise more tax from digital multinationals faced the first signs of scepticism on Saturday, as smaller members of the bloc warned about the economic impact from such a move.

Swiss defense ministry foils cyber attack similar to that used in other global hacking campaigns

Switzerland’s defense ministry has foiled a cyber attack by malware similar to that used in other global hacking campaigns, the government said on Friday. The attack was detected in July by software that operated much like the Turla malware family, it said. The government declined to...

Switzerland’s defense ministry foils cyber attack

Switzerland’s defense ministry has foiled a cyber attack by malware similar to that used in other global hacking campaigns, the government said on Friday. The attack was detected in July by software that operated much like the Turla malware family, it said. The government declined to...

Cassini spacecraft ending historic mission to Saturn

Cassini spacecraft vanishes, ending historic mission to Saturn -- After 13 years in orbit, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s Cassini spacecraft made a fateful plunge into Saturn's atmosphere early Friday morning, ending the mission just one month shy of its 20th launch...

US bans use of Kaspersky products in all federal agencies

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Wednesday directed federal departments and agencies to remove Kaspersky Lab products from their information systems. "The Department is concerned about the ties between certain Kaspersky officials and Russian intelligence and other government agencies, and requirements under Russian...

Apple unveils iPhone X

Apple Inc on Tuesday rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X, a redesigned product of glass and stainless steel with an edge-to-edge display that Chief Executive Tim Cook called "the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone." Apple Inc on Tuesday rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone...

Alternative News — Hurricane Irma a ‘man-made storm’

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New video from WeatherWar101.com claims that Hurricane Irma is a “man-made storm system” that was deliberately created or augmented through weather weaponization technology. The video is shown below in case you’re curious why so many people find this explanation so fascinating. As we have stated...

Microplastic contamination found in tap water around the world

Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the implications for health. Scores of tap water samples from more than a dozen nations were analysed by scientists for an investigation by...

Hurricane Irma poses toughest test for US nuclear industry since Fukushima

Hurricane Irma poses toughest test for U.S. nuclear industry since Fukushima, reported Reuters on Saturday. Putin says Russia to help Japan clean up Fukushima disaster Hurricane Irma will pose the toughest test yet for U.S. nuclear power plants since reactors strengthened their defenses against natural...

YouTube shuts down North Korea propaganda account

YouTube has cut off access to a state-run North Korean propaganda channel, as the US seeks to impose tougher sanctions following Pyongyang's recent nuclear and missile tests. The shutdown of Uriminzokkiri, which regularly posted video footage boasting of the North's nuclear and missile programmes and...

Iran warns against any JCPOA withdrawal

Iran’s top nuclear official has warned that the P5+1 countries have more to lose than Iran if they pull out of the nuclear deal. Salehi said the agreement will stay in place without the US but it will collapse if Europeans withdraw. Salehi said, in such...

Equifax slumps after data breach likely hit 143 million consumers

Equifax slumps after data breach likely hit 143 million consumers, told Reuters -- Shares of Equifax Inc tumbled 13 percent on Friday after the provider of consumer credit scores revealed that personal details of as many as 143 million Americans were likely accessed in one...

FBI probing if Uber used software to interfere with rivals

FBI probing if Uber used software to interfere with rivals, told Reuters citing WSJ -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing to see if Uber Technologies Inc had used software to illegally interfere with its competitors, the Wall Street Journal reported on...

Uber to stop using diesel cars in London by end 2019

Uber to stop using diesel cars in London by end 2019, told Reuters on Friday -- Uber will cease using diesel cars in London by the end of 2019 and the vast majority of rides will be in electric or hybrid vehicles by then,...

There is no evidence of Russian ads about US election — Google

Google says it has no evidence of Russian ads about U.S. election told Reuters -- Search engine Google said on Thursday it had seen no evidence on its advertising platforms of the kind of suspected Russian propaganda campaign that Facebook Inc says appeared on its...

Togo blocks Internet as protesters march for second day

Togolese authorities blocked Internet access on Thursday as opponents of President Faure Gnassingbe marched for a second day against his family's 50-year rule, reported Reuters.

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