YouTube chief Susan Wojcicki recently revealed that Google will be adding 10,000 more employees in 2018 to handle the growing problem of extremist content on YouTube. Wojcicki said that the video sharing site is taking aggressive action towards terrorist and other inappropriate content, and had been using computer-learning technology to...

The UK’s National Crime Agency recently warned that live streaming is increasingly being used by sex offenders to abuse children online. Law enforcement says that it had identified 345 vulnerable children and arrested 192 people, 30% involving streaming, blackmail and grooming within just one week. Authorities pointed out that abusers thrive on...

Last Monday, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Chairman Rod Sims said that the regulator will be investigating Facebook and Google over the disruption it had allegedly caused for traditional media. Sims said that the probe seeks to fully understand the influence of the platforms and determine whether they are...

A few days ago, computer manufacturers have began offering systems with Intel’s ME (Management Engine) disabled. The CPU technology was recently revealed to have a number of security-related flaws which may allow attackers to control a target’s system. Some of the first vendors to offer ME-blocked systems were Dell, Purism, and...

In his weekly TV and radio programme, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced that the government will be creating its own cryptocurrency to help mitigate the country’s economic crisis. Maduro revealed that the currency, called Petro, will be backed by Venezuelan oil, gas, gold and diamond.    Maduro also said that the...

Earlier this week, the UK Treasury announced that it will be supporting changes to anti-money laundering regulations to include cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. The push is part of an update to EU rules that are currently being negotiated. Scotland Yard had previously warned against cryptocurrency and said that it is being...