US voices frustration with ‘warrant-proof’ encryption

US voices frustration with ‘warrant-proof’ encryption 13 October 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Reuters The US deputy attorney general says the use of “warrant-proof encryption” in popular apps and operating systems, is hampering law enforcement. Several apps encrypt communications end-to-end, which stop messages being legible if intercepted by criminals or law enforcement. In…

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Rose McGowan, one of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers, has account limited by Twitter

The actress Rose McGowan, who was one of the first to speak out about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual assaults, has been temporarily limited from using some Twitter features. McGowan was named in a New York Times article revealing decades of sexual harassment against young actresses. Twitter has “limited” her account for 12 hours for “violating”…

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Israeli spies ‘watched Russian agents breach Kaspersky software’

Israeli spies ‘watched Russian agents breach Kaspersky software’ 11 October 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Eugene Kaspersky founded Kaspersky Lab in 1997 Israeli spies looked on as Russian hackers breached Kaspersky cyber-security software two years ago, US media report. The Russians were allegedly attempting to gather data on US…

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Microsoft gives up on Windows 10 Mobile

By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor 9 October 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Microsoft Image caption Microsoft said creating Windows 10 Mobile phones was not a “focus” for the company Microsoft appears to have abandoned its smartphone operating system ambitions. The company’s Windows 10 chief has tweeted that developing new features and hardware…

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Websites hacked to mint crypto-cash

By Mark Ward Technology correspondent, BBC News 9 October 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Vichai Image caption Generating crypto-currencies involves lots of computer hardware School, charity and file-sharing websites have been caught out by scammers who are using them to generate crypto-cash. Hackers have managed to install code on the sites that uses…

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