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Russia to launch Crimean ‘Silicon Valley’ by 2020
Russia plans to start operating its analogue of Silicon Valley in Crimea by 2020 with the total revenue of its enterprises expected to reach more than $1 billion in five years.

18.04.2015 19:25

Facebook strips 200,000 pages of fake ‘likes’ in latest authenticity drive
Facebook says its “new recognition technologies” allowed it to triple the number of detected and blocked fake ‘likes’ over the last six months, and drive many ‘bad actors’ selling ‘likes’ out of business.

18.04.2015 11:48

​State Dept. wrote to Sony for help in countering Islamic State, Russian narratives
Emails published this week by WikiLeaks reveal that a senior State Dept. official asked the CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment for help in countering the narratives of the Russian Federation and the so-called Islamic State.

17.04.2015 18:44

Personal details of murdered journalist & ex-MP found posted on Ukrainian 'enemies of state' database
The journalist and ex-MP who were gunned down in Kiev this week were on an ‘enemies of the state’ database – a social media website supported by the aide to Ukraine's interior minister. The bloggers also have a Twitter account to share ‘successes.’

17.04.2015 09:32

Era of loneliness? More than 66% of British adults are lonely
More than two thirds of adults in the UK feel lonely as social interaction appears to be on the decline. Younger people who use social media and technology daily experience the most loneliness, a study has found.

17.04.2015 11:31

Surveillance reform? Intense lobbying battle brewing over Patriot Act expiration
Just over a month remains before Congress decides whether to reauthorize the USA Patriot Act – the controversial post-9/11 law that serves as the backbone for surveillance. Critics and supporters are lobbying Congress to either ensure their needs are met.

16.04.2015 00:40

Hijack hack: Modern planes vulnerable to remote midair takeover, says US govt watchdog
Modern commercial aircraft could be remotely hacked and taken control of, even by someone on the ground, as they are increasingly connected to the internet, according to the latest report by the US Government Accountability Office.

15.04.2015 09:15

Pentagon drafting thousands of ‘cyber forces’ in prep for cyber emergency
A week after US officials said a Russian group hacked the White House, Pentagon officials told the Senate that they are creating cyber “surge forces” trained to defend America’s energy, telecommunication and critical infrastructure.

14.04.2015 22:18

Pooh Bear stink: Russian schoolgirls’ twerk video goes viral, inquiry launched
Teenage girls at a Russian children’s school of dance have taken the controversial dance of twerking to a whole new level… by combining it with Winnie the Pooh. The video “blew up” on the internet, with millions of views and a police investigation.

14.04.2015 13:24

​Britain ‘most cyber-attacked country’ in Europe – report
The UK is the most cyber-attacked country in Europe and the second-most assailed in the world, with attacks up 40 percent in 2014, according to a new report.

14.04.2015 14:00

Too little too late? NSA starting to implement ‘Snowden-proof’ cloud storage
The NSA is implementing a huge migration to custom-designed cloud architecture it says will revolutionize internal security and protect against further leaks by data analysts with unfettered access to classified information.

14.04.2015 01:21

New security flaw detected in Microsoft Windows
Computer security experts say they have found a new flaw in Microsoft Windows operating system. The weakness, which has been named ‘Redirect to SMB,’ potentially allows hackers to steal sensitive information from hundreds of millions of PCs.

13.04.2015 19:30