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Facebook: Nick Clegg says ‘no evidence’ of Russian interference in Brexit vote

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There is “absolutely no evidence” Russia influenced the Brexit result using Facebook, the company’s vice-president, Sir Nick Clegg, has said. The former deputy PM told the BBC the company had carried out analyses of its data and found no “significant attempt” by outside forces to sway the vote. Instead, he argued that “the roots to Read More

Sudan crisis: Internet restored – but only for lawyer

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A lawyer in Sudan has told the BBC that the internet has been restored after a three-week shutdown – but only for him. Abdel-Adheem Hassan on Sunday won a lawsuit against telecoms operator Zain Sudan over the blackout ordered by Sudan’s military rulers. However, he says his victory is only benefitting him so far as Read More

Hackers hit global telcos in espionage campaign: cyber research firm

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TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Hackers have broken into the systems of more than a dozen global telecoms companies and taken large amounts of personal and corporate data, researchers from a cyber security company said on Tuesday, identifying links to previous Chinese cyber-espionage campaigns. FILE PHOTO: A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is Read More

Nokia not immune to impact of trade war uncertainty, says its China president

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CALGARY, Alberta, June 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TransGlobe Energy Corporation (“TransGlobe” or the “Company”) (AIM & TSX: “TGL” & NASDAQ: “TGA”) announces that it was notified on June 21, 2019 that on the same day Randy Neely, President and CEO and Edward Ok, Vice President and Chief Fina Marseilles, June 24, 2019   Read More

Airports begin to fight back against rogue drones with anti-incursion systems

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It’s the first rule of drone ownership: no flying near an airport. But some people either don’t care or use drones to intentionally disrupt airport operations. Last December, drone sightings at London’s Gatwick Airport forced a three-day shutdown, and canceled flights left thousands of stranded passengers scrambling. No one has been arrested in the case, Read More

‘No evidence’ of Russian interference in Brexit, Facebook exec says

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A top Facebook executive said there’s no evidence that Russia influenced the Brexit referendum result, prompting a backlash from some British lawmakers and critics of the tech giant. Nick Clegg, the former British deputy prime minister who currently serves as the social network’s head of global policy and communications, said the company’s internal investigations did Read More

New tool detects deepfakes with 96 percent accuracy, researchers say

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Researchers have developed a new tool that could be a crucial part of the fight against deepfakes. The tool, which was produced by researchers from the USC Information Sciences Institute, can detect subtle face and head movements along with unique artifacts in video files, and apparently can identify such fakes with up to 96 percent Read More

Politicians need to move fast as Facebook & Co move into finance: BIS

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LONDON (Reuters) – Politicians need to quickly coordinate regulatory responses to new risks from technology companies like Facebook moving into finance, though banks won’t be squeezed out anytime soon, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures stand on representations of virtual currency in front of the Facebook logo Read More

Slack: Why is this loss-making tech firm worth $20bn?

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Another tech start-up made a blockbuster debut on the US stock market last week, with shares in Slack ending the week more than 40% higher. That values the Silicon Valley-based business at $20bn, not bad for a messaging app that was only publicly released in 2014 and has never turned a profit. So why were Read More