According to a press release last Wednesday, The Dow Jones Media Group has formed a partnership with privacy-focused browser Brave to test blockchain technology for digital advertising. Brave says that it will be providing access to either Barrons.com or the MarketWatch newsletters to a limited number of users, as the two...

According to a document released by the USPTO last Tuesday, Amazon Technologies Inc. has been granted a patent for a multi-streaming data marketplace that would allow users to see real-time cryptocurrency transactions data. The technology developed by the Amazon subsidiary is designed to process streaming data on a large scale with...

CenturyLink's Threat Research Labs recently released data showing that countries with robust or growing IT infrastructures are still hot targets for cybercriminals. The researchers found that APAC countries China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Australia received the most attacks from botnets this year. Previously it had been the US, China, Germany,...

At the recently held RSA conference last Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen issued some words of warning to cyber criminals, saying that the US will not tolerate cyber meddling aimed at the heart of the country’s democracy. Nielsen said that “complacency is being replaced by consequences” and threatened attackers that...

At the recently held RSA conference, 34 tech firms including Microsoft, Facebook, Cisco, and SAP have signed an agreement called the Cybersecurity Tech Accord where they vowed to protect users from cybersecurity threats and not participate in any government-supported cyber attacks. Those who have signed the accord are required to commit...

According to new research released by security firm Positive Technologies last Monday, web apps from banks and financial institutions are highly vulnerable to hacking. The security researchers tested 33 websites and found that around half had XML external entity flaws and arbitrary file reading and modification flaws, while 80% were...

Russia's state telecommunications regulator, Roskomnadzor, had reportedly requested US tech giants Google and Apple to remove the messaging app Telegram from their download stores. Russia had officially banned the encrypted messaging service in the country after CEO Pavel Durov had refused to surrender private user data to the FSB. Durov also announced...

Last Tuesday, Facebook's head of public policy in Indonesia Ruben Hattari issued an apology to members of the Indonesian Parliament in a five-hour session where he and other Facebook officials were questioned on issues such as personal data misuse and oversight of content by the US tech giant. Indonesia is one...