Earlier this week, Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge called on the US Congress to pass stronger privacy laws that will cover all internet firms including Facebook and his own ISP company. Rutledge pointed out that inconsistent privacy rules had been undermining consumer confidence online and is now pushing for laws that...

Cyber security company Kaspersky reported that hackers Friday last week had attacked vulnerable Cisco switches at data centers in Russia and Iran, leaving a message saying “Don’t mess with our elections”, along with the image of a US flag. The attackers had exploited the Smart Install “protocol misuse” vulnerability which Cisco...

Twitter recently announced in its latest transparency report that from August 2015 to December 2017, it had taken down 1.2 million accounts linked with terrorism. The company said that internal, proprietary tools were used to suspend 93% of said accounts, with 74% suspended even before posting their first tweet. Only around...

Russia’s communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, said that it has filed a lawsuit against popular encrypted messaging app Telegram for refusing to give the FSB access to its users’ private messages. The Russian security service said that it needed access to the secret messages to aid its work, particularly against terrorism, and said...

Cisco’s Talos Intelligence group warned this week that nation-state hackers are exploiting a “protocol misuse” issue in Cisco's Smart Install Client to gain access to critical infrastructure providers in the energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors. Symantec additionally reported that the suspects may be the hacking group...

The managing director of Parry Global Group, an investment services company, told CNBC earlier this week that China may lose more in its escalating “trade war” with the US. Parry predicts that the tariffs announced by US President Donald Trump, which focuses on technology parts and components, could result to job...

Earlier this week, Swiss-Israeli tech firm Sirin Labs announced that a subsidiary of Foxconn, FIH Mobile Ltd., will be manufacturing its Finney blockchain smartphone. The Finney will be designed to store and use digital currency securely. It will be able to convert tokens to use decentralized applications without having to obtain...

In a recent hour-long interview with TechCrunch, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered a number of critical questions on his company’s privacy scandal involving analytics firm Cambridge Analytica. Zuckerberg admitted to TechCrunch that Facebook had failed to anticipate worst-case scenarios which led to a number of issues now hounding the company. He...