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Ongoing news coverage and industry commentary for technology platforms, ranging from cyber-security through to cryptocurrency and beyond.

Platform Industry: Tesla Factory in the US

Tesla names Musk ‘Technoking’ in cryptic regulatory filing

Tesla Inc has just added “Technoking of Tesla” to billionaire boss Elon Musk’s list of official titles, in a regulatory filing that also named its finance chief Z...

Platform News: A visualisation of Bitcoin, digital currency and cryptocurrency

Bitcoin falls after weekend record high as India considers a ban

Bitcoin dropped on Monday, falling from a record high above $60,000 over the weekend, as investors digested a potential ban from India on cryptocurrencies.

SolarWinds

US government to respond to SolarWinds hackers in weeks

The Biden White House will respond “in weeks, not months” to the perpetrators of the SolarWinds hack, who used the US tech company as a springboard to compromise a raft...

Platform Industry: Microsoft operating system users

Microsoft and Google openly feuding amid hacks and competition inquiries

Driven in part by pressure from lawmakers and regulators over the extraordinary power the two technology giants wield over American life, the two players are wrestling to throw eac...

Platform News: Bitcoin cryptocurrency

Bitcoin hits $60,000 in record high

Bitcoin, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency, on Saturday crossed a record high of $60,000.

Platform Industry: Sleepy Joe Biden talking to a small room of activists

The Biden administration adds new limits on Huawei’s suppliers

The Biden administration this week amended licenses for companies to sell to China’s Huawei Technologies, further restricting companies from supplying items that can be used ...

Platform News: TikTok office building in the US

Pakistan blocks TikTok over indecency complaint

Pakistan has blocked the viral social media app TikTok after a court order over a complaint that it ran indecent content, a spokesman for the country’s telecoms regulator sai...

Platform Industry: Microsoft operating system users

60,000 computer systems possibly exposed in Germany to Microsoft flaw

As many as 60,000 computer systems in Germany were exposed to a flaw that allows unauthorized users to access systems in Microsoft Corp’s email software, the head of its cybe...

Platform News: Apple logo on the side of a building

Apple to set up $1.2 billion silicon design centre in Germany

Apple has said it would establish an EU-based silicon design centre in Munich, Germany, and invest more than 1 billion euros (approximately $1.2 billion) over the next three years ...

Platform Industry: Microsoft logo

Researchers suggest 10+ hacking groups are using Microsoft software flaw

At least 10 different hacking groups are using a recently discovered flaw in Microsoft Corp’s mail server software to break in to targets around the world, cybersecurity comp...

Hackers and security

Verkada surveillance cameras at hundreds of businesses breached

A small group of hackers viewed live and archived surveillance footage from hundreds of businesses including Tesla by gaining administrative access to camera maker Verkada over the...

European Union

European Union: Germany is main target of Russian disinformation

Germany is the top target of Russian disinformation campaigns in the EU, a report said, as ties between Moscow and the West hit new lows over the poisoning and jailing of Kremlin c...

Platform News: Bitcoin and the rise of cryptocurrencies

Rush to crypto? Not so fast, say keepers of the corporate coffers

When Tesla became the biggest name to reveal it had added bitcoin to its coffers last month, many pundits were swift to call a corporate rush towards the booming cryptocurrency.

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

White House cites ‘active threat,’ urges action despite Microsoft patch

The Biden White House has urged computer network operators to take further steps to gauge whether their systems were targeted amid a hack of Microsoft’s Outlook email program...