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China agrees to stop cyberattacks on Canadian private sector: Globe and Mail

China has signed an agreement to stop conducting state-sponsored cyberattacks against the Canadian private sector, the Globe and Mail reported on Sunday, citing an official communiqué.The agreement was worked out on Friday during talks in Ottawa between senior communist party official Wang Yongqing and Canada's national security and intelligence adviser, Daniel Jean, the report said. tgam.ca/2sbLoQd ...

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Australia to seek greater powers on encrypted messaging at 'Five eyes' meeting

SYDNEY Australia said on Sunday it will push for greater powers to tackle the use of encrypted messaging services used by terrorists and criminals at an upcoming meeting of ministers from the "Five Eyes" intelligence network.The United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, will meet in the Canadian city of Ottawa next week, where they will discuss tactics to combat terrorism and border protec...

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British lawmakers hit by 'sustained' cyber attack

LONDON Britain's parliament was hit by a "sustained and determined" cyber attack on Saturday designed to identify weak email passwords, just over a month after a ransomware worm crippled parts of the country's health service.The House of Commons said it was working with the National Cyber Security Centre to defend parliament's network and was confident it had protected all accounts and systems. "Earlier this morn...

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British lawmakers hit by cyber security attack

LONDON Britain's parliament was hit by a cyber attack on Saturday in which hackers tried to access email accounts, just over a month after a ransomware worm crippled parts of the country's health service.Chris Rennard, a member of the Liberal Democrat party in the upper House of Lords, was the first to draw attention to the problem, using Twitter to announce: "Cyber security attack on Westminster, Parliamentary em...

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Google to stop scanning Gmail for creating targeted ads

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Friday it would stop scanning Gmail content for creating personalized ads from later this year, bringing the widely-used email service in line with its enterprise offering, G Suite.The decision was outlined in a blog post by Google cloud computing chief Diane Greene, who joined the company in 2015 and has been responsible for the rapid growth of Google's cloud business. ...

23 Jun 7:45 PM 0 Read More...

BlackBerry misses forecasts as services sales fall

BlackBerry Ltd (BB.TO) reported first-quarter sales that missed analysts' forecasts due to an unexpected drop in its high-margin software and professional services sales, sending its shares down more than 10 percent in early morning trade.The news troubled investors because growth in software sales, which is at the heart of Chief Executive John Chen's plan for turning around the company, fell 4.7 percent to $101 ...

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Toshiba stock listing status downgraded, deeper losses flagged

TOKYO Crisis-wracked Toshiba Corp suffered further indignities on Friday, estimating bigger losses for the past financial year and getting demoted to the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.It also received regulatory approval to delay filing its annual earnings by more than a month amid a prolonged accounting investigation at its bankrupt Westinghouse nuclear unit. It is the sixth time since 2015 that Tos...

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Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found.Russian authorities are asking Western tech companies to allow them to review source code for security products such as firew...

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Facebook launches UK initiative to counter online extremist material

Facebook Inc is launching a UK program to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist material online, as internet companies attempt to clamp down on hate speech and violent content on their services.Facebook, which outlined new efforts to remove extremist and terrorism content from its social media platform last week, will launch the Online Civil Courage Initiative in the UK on Friday, the company said...

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Exclusive: Amazon to charge $2.8 million for NFL ad packages - sources

NEW YORK Amazon.com Inc is looking to charge advertisers $2.8 million for packages that include 30-second spots during the Thursday night National Football League games it will stream live to its Prime customers this coming season, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.The offering will be closely watched by the advertising and broadcasting industries as the world's largest online retailer and cloud-co...

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