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Google 'cloud' grows with new undersea data cables

Google 'cloud' grows with new undersea data cables

Google on Tuesday said it is adding three new undersea data cables as it continues to bulk up its ability to power cloud services around the world.

Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

Amazon, Google and now Apple -- as the list of digital giants hit by the ‘Spectre’ and ‘Meltdown’ computer security flaws grows longer, the race is on to limit the damage.

AI 'boy' granted residency in central Tokyo

AI 'boy' granted residency in central Tokyo

An AI character was made an official resident of a busy central Tokyo district on Saturday, with the virtual newcomer resembling a chatty seven-year-old boy.

Microsoft drops lawsuit as US govt limits use of gag orders

Microsoft drops lawsuit as US govt limits use of gag orders

Microsoft is dropping a lawsuit against the US government after the Department of Justice issued new rules limiting the use of secrecy orders that prevent firms from telling customers law enforcement has accessed their data.

Data swamped US spy agencies put hopes on artificial intelligence

Data swamped US spy agencies put hopes on artificial intelligence

Swamped by too much raw intel data to sift through, US spy agencies are pinning their hopes on artificial intelligence to crunch billions of digital bits and understand events around the world.

Philippine bank chaos after unauthorised transactions

Philippine bank chaos after unauthorised transactions

A wave of unauthorised transactions has hit a major Philippine bank, triggering fears of hacking even as company officials said Wednesday it was an internal computer error.

China to launch cybersecurity law despite concerns

China to launch cybersecurity law despite concerns

China will implement a controversial cybersecurity law Thursday despite concerns from foreign firms worried about its impact on their ability to do business in the world's second largest economy.

BA hopes to resume most flights from London after weekend chaos

BA hopes to resume most flights from London after weekend chaos

British Airways said it hopes to resume most flights out of London's major airports on Sunday after a computer systems failure caused chaos for thousands of passengers on a busy holiday weekend.

Hackers steal 17mn users' data from restaurant app Zomato

Hackers steal 17mn users' data from restaurant app Zomato

Indian largest restaurant and food delivery app Zomato announced Thursday that the data of 17 million users had been stolen from its database, including names, email addresses and protected passwords.

Another large-scale cyber attack underway: experts

Another large-scale cyber attack underway: experts

Another large-scale, stealthy cyber attack is underway on a scale that could dwarf last week's assault on computers worldwide, a global cyber security firm told AFP on Wednesday.

Manhunt for hackers behind global cyberattack

Manhunt for hackers behind global cyberattack

International investigators hunted Saturday for those behind an unprecedented cyber-attack that affected systems in dozens of countries, including at banks, hospitals and government agencies ...

Ransomware cyber attack hits Telefonica, Spanish firms

Ransomware cyber attack hits Telefonica, Spanish firms

Spain's government warned on Friday that a large number of companies had been attacked by cyber criminals who infected computers with malicious software known as "ransomware” that locks up computers and demands ransoms to restore access.