cyber security

Platform Industry: Hackers and cyber security

Microsoft says North Korean cyber espionage group stole sensitive information

Microsoft Corp stated in a blog entry posted yesterday that it has taken control of 50 web domains which were used by a cyber espionage and hacking group called “Thallium” to steal...

Census

2020 US census plagued by hacking threats

Reuters – In 2016, the US Census Bureau faced a pivotal choice in its plan to digitise the nation’s once-a-decade population count: build a system for collecting and processi...

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

Trump says Huawei is a security risk as NATO seeks secure 5G

WATFORD, England – US President Donald J Trump said on Wednesday that Chinese telecommunication firm Huawei was a security risk after NATO said it needed secure next-generati...

Interpol

Interpol group delays criticism of encryption after objections

SAN FRANCISCO – The international police organisation Interpol put off plans to condemn the spread of strong encryption after objections by tech companies and civil liberties...

Smartphone Apps News: ByteDance and TikTok

US Military examines TikTok security concerns after Schumer’s data warning

The US Army is undertaking a security assessment of China-owned social media platform TikTok after a Democratic lawmaker raised national security concerns over the app’s hand...

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

Some Huawei suppliers get US approval to restart sales to blacklisted firm

Reuters – The Trump administration on Wednesday gave Huawei its second reprieve this week, allowing some suppliers to restart sales to the Chinese telecoms giant after it was...

Smartphone Apps News: ByteDance and TikTok

ByteDance CEO urges TikTok diversification as US pressure mounts: internal note

BEIJING – The founder and CEO of TikTok owner ByteDance will focus on adding users of the popular video app in countries outside of its strongest markets, according to an int...

TikTok

Exclusive: US opens national security investigation into TikTok – sources

NEW YORK/BEIJING/WASHINGTON – The US government has launched a national security review of TikTok owner Beijing ByteDance Technology Co’s $1 billion acquisition of US s...

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