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Malaysia probes reported leak of 46mn mobile users' data

Malaysia probes reported leak of 46mn mobile users' data

The massive data breach, believed to affect almost the entire population of Malaysia, was first reported last month by Lowyat.net, a local technology news website.

New cyber attacks hit airport, metro in Ukraine

New cyber attacks hit airport, metro in Ukraine

Ukraine was the chief victim of a major cyber attack earlier this year, and the government had warned on October 13 that another strike might be coming.

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.

Chinese food delivery startup raises $4 billion

Chinese food delivery startup raises $4 billion

Chinese online food delivery company Meituan-Dianping raised $4 billion dollars on Thursday from Chinese and foreign investors, amid a growing appetite to plow cash into the country's tech start-ups.

Gaza Instagram stars want world to get the picture

Gaza Instagram stars want world to get the picture

They may not be able to leave Gaza without Israeli or Egyptian permission, but their photos can.

Former Uber chief names 2 directors, surprises board

Former Uber chief names 2 directors, surprises board

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick on Friday unilaterally appointed two new members to the board of directors in a surprise move that increased tension within the leadership of the popular ride service.

Ransomware attacks 'global epidemic', says Europol

Ransomware attacks 'global epidemic', says Europol

An ‘epidemic’ has erupted in global ransomware attacks, taking over computers as well as internet-linked devices like routers and CCTV cameras to turn them into tools for criminals ...

Star India bags IPL media rights for $2.55 bn

Star India bags IPL media rights for $2.55 bn

Broadcast giant Star India has won global media rights for the highly lucrative Indian Premier League, the most popular sports event in the cricket-mad country of 1.25 billion, with a record $2.55 billion bid.

China demands internet platforms verify users' true identity

China demands internet platforms verify users' true identity

China has ordered the country's internet platforms to verify users' true identity before letting them post online content, the latest step by authorities to tighten policing of the web.

Google and Walmart unveil e-commerce partnership

Google and Walmart unveil e-commerce partnership

Google and Walmart on Tuesday announced a partnership that will make the retailer's products available on the internet giant's online shopping mall.

Mozilla and fact-checker engine join fight on fake news

Mozilla and fact-checker engine join fight on fake news

Mozilla, the non-profit which runs the Firefox internet browser, said Wednesday it was launching a drive against ‘fake news’ as fact-checking software backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar got its first run-out in public.

Senegalese singer charged for remarks against president

Senegalese singer charged for remarks against president

A Senegalese singer was formally charged with ‘offending the head of state and broadcasting fake news’, her lawyer told AFP Wednesday, after audio of her lashing out at President Macky Sall went viral.