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‘Just fake news’: Huawei VP rejects WSJ report of employees spying on African politicians

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Huawei has never engaged in hacking activities, the company’s vice president of strategy, Andrew Williamson, told RT after a report claimed its technicians helped African governments to snoop on political opponents. RT America’s Sara Montes de Oca spoke with Williamson after traveling to the telecommunication giant’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China. The Wall Street Journal reported Read More

Hong Kong protesters raise £1.5m in a day to fund global ad campaign

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By Rowland Manthorpe, technology correspondent A crowdfunding campaign launched by protesters in Hong Kong has raised more than £1.5m in less than 24 hours. Organisers say it will be used to raise awareness of the protests in the UK and the US. The campaign, which was started on 11 August, has raised $1,908,980 (£1,580,635) – Read More

Automakers warm up to friendly hackers at cybersecurity conference

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LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – At a conference where hackers can try their hand at picking locks and discover cyber vulnerabilities in a makeshift hospital, they can also endeavor to break into the control units of cars and take over driving functions. FILE PHOTO: A row of Ford Focus (bottom) are displayed next to Ford F-Series Read More

Google blocks websites certified by DarkMatter, after Reuters reports

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) Google has blacklisted websites approved by a United Arab Emirates-based security company after Reuters reports tied the firm to a state hacking operation. FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is pictured at the entrance to the Google offices in London, Britain January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo Google said last week Read More

Companies people love to hate: World’s most despised corporations

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Issues of privacy, user manipulation, and tax avoidance have turned public sentiment against big tech firms, once the darlings in the otherwise hated corporate world. But how quickly things change, as RT Business finds out. Facebook One of the big five tech companies, Facebook has been buried by numerous scandals, from hacking to misappropriating user Read More

Ex-Seattle tech worker arrested for Capital One hack – U.S. Justice Department

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department said Paige Thompson, a former Seattle technology company software engineer, was arrested on Monday on a criminal complaint charging computer fraud and abuse for hacking into stored data of Capital One Financial Corp (COF.N). Thompson, 33, made her initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Seattle on Monday and Read More

Spanish security firm spied on Assange 24/7, reveals plan to smuggle him to Russia or Cuba – report

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Julian Assange’s team had plans to evacuate him from London to Russia or Cuba, but the Australian, who was watched round-the-clock by a Spanish security firm, refused to flee as it might be seen as defeat, a media report reveals. A private security company called Undercover Global SL was eavesdropping on Julian Assange during his Read More

UK tabloids theorize Russia hacked ambassador’s Trump memos… as London eggs them on

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London has said there is no evidence that a foreign state was behind the recent leaks from its embassy in Washington, but this hasn’t stopped British officials from quietly feeding tabloid narratives blaming Russia for the affair. The UK government is in full damage-control mode after a series of memos penned by the UK ambassador Read More

UK tabloids point finger at Russia for leaked Trump memos… as London eggs them on

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London has said there is no evidence that a foreign state was behind the recent leaks from its embassy in Washington, but this hasn’t stopped British officials from quietly feeding tabloid narratives blaming Russia for the affair. The UK government is in full damage-control mode after a series of memos penned by the UK ambassador Read More