Microsoft announced last Thursday that it has adopted ethical principles for the use of its facial recognition technology which will bar its use in unlawful discrimination, and encouraged customers to be transparent when deploying such services. Microsoft President Brad Smith also said in a blog post that the technology should be...

Sources revealed this week that Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou had been arrested on suspicions of bank fraud with the intention of evading US sanctions against Iran.   US investigators also suspect that the Chinese telecommunications giant may have used HSBC Holdings Plc in its illegal transactions with Iran.Huawei is being...

Wordpress security company Defiant recently reported the existence of a botnet composed of 20,000 infected Wordpress installations which is being used by cybercriminals to attack other Wordpress sites.   Defiant says the crooks launched "dictionary attacks." which are repeated login attempts that that use a series of username and password combinations in...

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has reportedly been barred from providing equipment for BT’s 5G network. Huawei’s tech will also be removed from BT’s existing 3G and 4G networks, but will still be allowed to provide some infrastructure support such as phone mast antennas. However, BT said that they had already planned to...

A security startup named Pindrop has raised $90 million from investors including Vitruvian Partners, a European private equity firm, Singapore’s EDBI, and Goldman Sachs.   The seven-year-old firm, which is also backed by Alphabet, Citigroup, and vc stalwart Andreessen Horowitz, uses artificial intelligence technology which can analyze 1,380 features of a voice...

Sources said this week that investigation into the Marriott breach had revealed clues suggesting that hackers backed by the Chinese government were responsible for the incident.     Investigators had reportedly found hacking tools, techniques and procedures previously used in attacks attributed to Chinese hackers. The sources added that the Chinese hackers...