Last Tuesday, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) heard three separate cases brought by civil rights groups accusing UK intelligence agencies of bulk interception of private communication. Seven judges in Strasbourg considered claims that raised questions on how the GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 share surveillance information with the US and...

UPS has recently announced that it is looking to use blockchain technology to revolutionize logistics systems used in the shipping sector. The delivery company, which recently joined the business consortium Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA), believes that the technology will be critical in the smart logistics networks of the future. Director...

Last Wednesday, Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor said that it will be checking if Facebook had been complying with Russian law. The watchdog had already threatened Facebook with a ban last September, telling it that it had to store the data of Russian citizens in servers within the country. Now, the...

An unknown user was reported to have accidentally deleted the code library necessary for accessing digital wallets hosted by Parity Technologies, a blockchain-focused software provider. The incident caused an estimated $280 million in Ethereum to be frozen indefinitely.    According to a blog post by the company, all “multi-sig” wallets created...

Singapore’s OCBC Bank recently revealed that they had been conducting trials using AI to identify suspicious baking activities such as money laundering. OCBC said that the software is now in its "extended proof-of-concept and pre-implementation phase", after running through a year’s worth of transaction data. It yielded a 35% reduction...

Uber has reportedly formed an alliance with three other ride-sharing apps in Brazil to counter the looming block regulation that could turn the companies into regular taxi services. Despite being the top player in the country’s ride-sharing sector, Uber joined forces with Cabify, 99 and Lady Driver to win over public...

A hacking group suspected to have ties with the Vietnamese government was found to have launched a cyberattack on ASEAN nations and other neighboring countries. The group’s recent activities, which included the hacking of the ASEAN website, were discovered by cybersecurity company Volexity. Also known as APT32 or OceanLotus, the group...

Last Tuesday, the Indonesian government said that it will allow messaging service WhatsApp to continue operating in the country. However, it also announced that it will be summoning executives of search engines and messaging services to order them to remove “obscenities” from the Internet. According to Semuel Pangerapan of Indonesia’s communication...