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Twitter releases millions of tweets from foreign influence campaigns linked to Russia and Iran. Twitter releases millions of tweets from foreign influence campaigns linked to Russia and Iran.
Twitter has made available millions of tweets attributed to foreign influence operations originating in Russia and Iran, shining a light on previously disclosed interference campaigns waged by weaponizing social media. “In line with our strong principles of transparency and with the goal of improving understanding of foreign influence and information campaigns, we are releasing the full, compre...
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Senators demand answers from Google on latest security breach. Senators demand answers from Google on latest security breach.
The Senate demanded Thursday that Google send written responses to questions regarding the latest security breach by the end of the month. “Google must be more forthcoming with the public and lawmakers if the company is to maintain or regain the trust of the users of its services,” a letter to Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive officer, read. Sen. John Thune, chairman of the Committee o...
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Port of San Diego says ransomware responsible for 'serious cybersecurity incident'. Port of San Diego says ransomware responsible for 'serious cybersecurity incident'.
Ransomware has infected computers used by the Port of San Diego, disrupting operations at the southern California shipping hub and attracting the attention of federal authorities. The FBI and Department of Homeland Security are investigating a “serious cybersecurity incident” involving a ransomware attack affecting the Port of San Diego, its president and chief executive said Thursday. “Whil...
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NASA satellite launched to measure Earth's ice changes. NASA satellite launched to measure Earth's ice changes.
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - A NASA satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earth’s ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation was launched into polar orbit from California early Saturday. A Delta 2 rocket carrying ICESat-2 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 6:02 a.m. and headed over the Pacific Ocean. NASA Earth Science Division director Michael Freilich s...
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Hacker pleads guilty to stealing, selling mayor's emails. Hacker pleads guilty to stealing, selling mayor's emails.
A college student Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to hacking the city’s mayor and selling his stolen emails. Justin Bodnar, 29, pleaded guilty to a felony count of illegally accessing a protected computer during a hearing held before District Judge James M. Munley in Scranton federal court, resolving a hacking case reportedly centered around Tom Leighton, Wilk...
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Singapore personal data hack hits 1.5m, health authority says Singapore personal data hack hits 1.5m, health authority says
Hackers have stolen personal data in Singapore belonging to some 1.5 million people, or about a quarter of the population, officials say. They broke into the government health database in a "deliberate, targeted and well-planned" attack, according to a government statement. Those targeted visited clinics between 1 May 2015 and 4 July of this year. Data taken include names and addresses bu...
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Fake Twitter users: Celebrities lose followers amid crackdown Fake Twitter users: Celebrities lose followers amid crackdown
Some of the world's biggest celebrities have lost millions of Twitter followers after the company cracked down on "locked" accounts. US singer Katy Perry, the most-followed user on Twitter, and Lady Gaga lost about 2.5 million followers. Barack Obama went down 2.1 million. Twitter said it had taken the decision due to its "ongoing and global effort to build trust". It follows renewed scru...
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Tomorrow's Cities: Dubai and China roll out urban robots Tomorrow's Cities: Dubai and China roll out urban robots
It is a terrifying vision of the future - a robot police officer with dark eyes and no discernible mouth that can identify criminals and collect evidence. The robocop, complete with police hat to give it that eerie uncanny valley feel, was shown off outside the world's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, last June. But since then what has it done? And is Dubai's love affair with robotics ...
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YouTube star John 'TotalBiscuit' Bain dies aged 33 YouTube star John 'TotalBiscuit' Bain dies aged 33
Popular video game critic John Bain - known as TotalBiscuit and the Cynical Brit - has died aged 33. He had 2.2 million YouTube subscribers, but retired from reviewing games in April after bowel cancer spread to his liver. In a lengthy post on Reddit, he wrote that he did not "have long left" and said that his cancer was terminal. After a tweet appeared on his official account confirming ...
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Mercedes A-class review: a class act, but you don’t half pay for it. Mercedes A-class review: a class act, but you don’t half pay for it.
3 Who would be in PR these days? Apart from the endless Tuesday afternoons leafing through brochures for improbably exotic launch venues, there’s also the ceaseless search for novelty and vexatious timing issues. So the week in which Mercedes-Benz chose to launch its fourth-generation A-class in Croatia, Ford swept the tablecloth from under Merc’s cutlery with its fourth-generation Focus, ...
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