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UN launches software to track foreign terrorist fighters

UN launches software to track foreign terrorist fighters

The United Nations has launched a software solution aimed at catching foreign terrorist fighters as they cross international borders.

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.

Google developing censor-friendly search engine for China

Google developing censor-friendly search engine for China

Google is crafting a search engine that would meet China's draconian censorship rules, a company employee told AFP on Thursday, in a move decried by human rights activists.

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.

Thousands of websites infected by 'crypto mining' malware

Thousands of websites infected by 'crypto mining' malware

The attack is the first major incident made public in which a new breed of hackers took over a large numbers of websites to effectively create currencies like bitcoin which are generated by using computing power.

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.

Bitcoin chalks up new record as it charges past $14,000

Bitcoin chalks up new record as it charges past $14,000

Bitcoin ploughed past $14,000 to a fresh record on Thursday as investors continued to pile in, triggering a warning the cryptocurrency was "like a charging train with no brakes" that would inevitably slip back.

Microsoft creates 'Dubai Font' typeface for the city

Microsoft creates 'Dubai Font' typeface for the city

The Dubai government on Sunday announced the launch of ‘Dubai Font’, the first typeface developed by Microsoft for a city, which will be available in 23 languages.

Japanese woman dies in Pokemon Go car accident

Japanese woman dies in Pokemon Go car accident

A driver who was allegedly playing Pokemon Go when he hit and killed a woman in Japan has been arrested, police said on Wednesday.

QCRI launches big data app, Rheem

QCRI launches big data app, Rheem

The Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), a research institute of Hamad Bin Khalifa University, has launched an application that can draw insights from big data across many software platforms.

Australian software firm helps join the dots on Panama Papers

Australian software firm helps join the dots on Panama Papers

Software produced by a little-known Australian developer has helped journalists piece together news leads from the mountains of data found in the contents of the Panama Papers.

Facebook tests tech to help blind people enjoy photos

Facebook tests tech to help blind people enjoy photos

Facebook on Monday began using artificial intelligence to help people with visual impairments enjoy photos posted at the leading social network.