Displaying items by tag: Washington Post

Search giant Google is on the backfoot on Thursday as it attempts to damp down details about the Federal Trade Commission deciding not to launch an anti-trust probe into the company back in 2012.

Published in Technology Regulation

Global security firm Sophos has questioned the connection drawn between ransomware attacks facilitated by the Trickbot botnet and threats to election security, with a senior researcher saying gangs did not generally target local governments specifically for political effect.

Published in Security

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may be able to escape a future in jail given that a decision on whether to send him to the US or not will be taken only in 2021.

Published in Open Sauce

A court in the US has agreed to a request from Amazon to stop Microsoft and the Department of Defence from continuing to work on implementing a US$10 billion cloud deal that was awarded to the Redmond software giant in October last year, Reuters reported.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Former Washington Post employee Brian Krebs, who runs a blog about security, has been making a song and dance over the last few days over the fact that representatives of Wipro, an Indian outsourcing company, did not respond within three days to his inquiries about a security issue at the company.

Published in Open Sauce

A new paid subscription news service will be announced by Apple on Monday, with The Wall Street Journal as a partner, despite the Cupertino company taking 50% of the subscription revenue as its share. A subscription is expected to cost US$10 per month.

Published in Apps

Media outlets which throw their lot in with Apple's mobile news app will see plenty of traffic but little in terms of revenue as a result, a report claims.

Published in Apps
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 10:12

Apple looking to get into the news business: report

Apple appears to be looking to start its own news service, using as the base a magazine app known as Texture which the company purchased in March.

Published in Enterprise Solutions

Some websites have shut down and others are either blocking users from Europe or trying to obtain consent before allowing them in as the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in the 28 states of the European Union.

Published in Technology Regulation

Last year, the three big mainstream US newspapers ran articles that more or less spelt the death knell for Kaspersky Lab's deals with the American public sector. The new year has hardly begun, but The Wall Street Journal has been quick off the mark to recycle old claims against the Russian security firm, apparently relying on the old adage that if mud is thrown, then some will stick.

Published in Open Sauce

In October, the three biggest mainstream newspapers in the US carried stories about Kaspersky Lab that effectively ensured there would be no second thoughts about the company's deals with the US Government. Examined carefully, these stories are short on essential detail. They are full of holes.

Published in Open Sauce

In its continuing bid to provide what it sees as proof that it has no nexus with the Russian Government, Kaspersky Lab has released a detailed report about a 2014 incident which was reported by US media and used to cast aspersions on the company.

Published in Security

Explosive allegations by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks that the CIA had devised a means to impersonate exfiltration attempts from computers infected with its malware implants as being from Kaspersky Lab have been largely ignored by the mainstream US and tech media.

Published in Open Sauce

Under pressure after a series of articles in the US press made various claims about its links to Russian state authorities this week, security firm Kaspersky Lab appears to be reluctant to dismiss the allegations out of hand.

Published in Security

A number of news organisations in the US will make a bid to band together and negotiate collectively with Google and Facebook, provided they can get an anti-trust exemption from Congress to do so.

Published in Enterprise Solutions

An US government contractor has been charged with mishandling classified information, with authorities charging her with providing a top-secret NSA document to a news organisation.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 07 September 2016 09:29

Weed gets in the way of FBI tech talent search

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is struggling to recruit fresh talent to defend the country's cyber borders but is unwilling to overlook the frequent use of marijuana by hackers in order to recruit them.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 02 September 2016 09:18

Apple's Cook blows hot and cold on cash stash

Apple chief executive Tim Cook is keeping people guessing as to whether the company will repatriate its massive pile of cash stashed outside the US or leave things as they are.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 17 October 2014 09:26

Twitter adds Audio Card

Twitter Audio Card makes it possible to listen to audio content from selected partners, within the Twitter app.

Published in Entertainment
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