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Facebook admits storing passwords in plain text

Facebook admits storing passwords in plain text

Facebook on Thursday admitted that millions of passwords were stored in plain text on its internal servers, a security slip that left them readable by the social networking giant's employees.

Germany to consult US over Huawei security fears: Merkel

Germany to consult US over Huawei security fears: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday Berlin would consult Washington over using technology made by China's Huawei in future mobile phone networks ...

Super-computer brings 'cloud' to astronauts in space

Super-computer brings 'cloud' to astronauts in space

A super-computer at the International Space Station aims to bring ‘cloud’ computing to astronauts in space and speed up their ability to run data analysis in orbit, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise said Thursday.

Apple unveils new Macs, iPad Pro

Apple unveils new Macs, iPad Pro

Apple has unveiled a new version of its MacBook Air laptop, this time made of recycled aluminum, as well as a new Mac Mini and an iPad Pro, all pricier than their predecessors.

Lying eyes: Google engineer developing tool to spot fake video

Lying eyes: Google engineer developing tool to spot fake video

In an era replete with fake news stories, you might expect video evidence to provide a clearer picture of the truth.

EU to unveil digital tax targeting Facebook, Google

EU to unveil digital tax targeting Facebook, Google

The EU will unveil proposals for a digital tax on US tech giants on Wednesday, bringing yet more turmoil to Facebook after revelations over misused data of 50 million users shocked the world.

Amazon to open first cashierless shop to public on Monday

Amazon to open first cashierless shop to public on Monday

Online giant Amazon on Monday plans to open a convenience store in Seattle where hungry customers will be able to grab sandwiches and go, without having to wait in line or use a checkout.

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.