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At least 30,000 US organizations, small businesses and government offices were victims of Microsoft Exchange hack
A purported Chinese hacking group exploited bugs in Microsoft's email software system to steal data from US organizations and agencies.
Microsoft hack: White House warns of 'active threat' of email attack
The US is expressing growing concern over a hack on Microsoft's Exchange email software that the tech company has blamed on China.
MI5 involvement in drone project revealed in paperwork slip-up
Exclusive: Document produced by university cited agency as secret funder of research
First super-fast 5G network launched in Russia
Russian telecom operator MTS has announced that some of its customers will be able to access the company’s first 5G network in more than a dozen areas around the Russian capital.
India threatens to jail Facebook, WhatsApp & Twitter staff over refusal to wipe data that ‘undermines national security’ – reports
Indian authorities have reportedly given an ultimatum to US social media platforms, threatening jail time for their local employees if the companies continue to ignore official takedown requests against “damaging” information.
Jack Dorsey's First Tweet, 15-Year-Old, Is Up For Sale
The post, sent from Jack Dorsey's account in March of 2006, received offers on Friday that went as high as $88,888.88 within minutes of the Twitter co-founder tweeting a link to the listing on 'Valuables by Cent' - a tweets marketplace.
Software Icon John McAfee Charged In Cryptocurrency Scam
McAfee, Watson, and other members of their "cryptocurrency team" allegedly "raked in more than $13 million from investors they victimized with their fraudulent schemes," according to Strauss.
Jack Dorsey: Bids reach $2.5m for Twitter co-founder's first post
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has listed his first ever tweet for sale, with bids reaching $2.5m (£1.8m).
U.S. is ‘not prepared to defend or compete in the A.I. era,’ says expert group chaired by Eric Schmidt
The U.S. is drastically underprepared for the age of AI, according to the National Security Commission on AI, which is chaired by Eric Schmidt.
Samsung and Mastercard to pilot biometric payments card in South Korea
The card will not require PIN or signature authorisations to make in-store transactions.
Videos: Creator of Viral Tom Cruise Deep-Fakes Reveals Secrets
Belgian visual effects specialist Chris Ume's TikTok account "DeepTomCruise" has amassed more than 1.1 million likes and over 330,000 followers in less than two weeks. The viral attention of the account using US actor Tom Cruise's likene...
'Disintegration' of Political System Helps Explain Rising Censorship, Professor Richard Wolff Argues
Increased social media and tech censorship must be understood in the wider context of the establishment desperately seeking to hold on to what used to be called "the vital centre", a US-based author and economist tells Sputnik.
'Crazy Enough to Be True?': Scientist Suggests Our Universe Can be One Giant Neural Network
Neural networks inspired by our biological world are now widely used by businesses and analysts. But could it be that our universe is in fact one giant neural network?
Video: Japanese Billionaire Invites Eight People to Join Him on SpaceX Flight to Moon
Yusaku Maezawa is a Japanese billionaire entrepreneur and art collector who launched online fashion retail website Zozotown in 2004. In 2018, Maezawa also founded a custom-fit apparel brand called ZOZO. He is estimated by Forbes to have ...
SN10 Flies Twice: Watch SpaceX's Starship Suddenly Explode After First Successful Landing
Previous SpaceX launches of the Starship spacecraft ended in massive explosions after prototypes underwent technical difficulties and ultimately wound up crash-landing.
Bitcoin will replace ALL global currencies at price target of $1 MILLION within decade
As national currencies are already showing extreme signs of weakness, people will soon start measuring the price of things in terms of bitcoin, says Jesse Powell, CEO of cryptocurrency trading exchange Kraken.
WhatsApp introduces video and voice calls on desktop version
WhatsApp will be hoping the new feature rivals other such platforms that have boomed during the pandemic, such as Zoom.
COVID-19: Twitter expands 'warning labels' to target misleading vaccine posts
The social media platform is also starting a strike system that "determines when further enforcement action is necessary".
Blockchain company buys and burns Banksy artwork to turn it into a digital original
A Banksy piece called "Morons (White)" was intentionally destroyed, then digitized as a non-fungible token, or NFT.
Huawei's AppGallery Rivals Google, Apple With 530m Users, Major Growth in 2020 Despite US Trade Bans
The figures come a year after Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei Consumer Business, launched the Chinese tech giant's plans to boost the platform at a major tech event, namely as US regulators barred access to Google Mobile Services l...
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