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The Chinese regime has denied any role in hacking Microsoft Exchange Server. In retaliation, China's foreign ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijian, has called the US the world's top "hacking empire".
The US, European Union, the UK, and NATO countries have expressed concerned over China's numerous cyberattacks on businesses, maritime, aviation, defense, education, and healthcare sectors.
Google has been fined a whopping €500 million ($592 million) in France for failing to reach an agreement with news agencies about how they will be compensated for their content being displayed.
After another Nobelium cyberattack, Microsoft has emphasized the need to differentiate between "espionage as usual" acts and crippling attacks like SolarWinds. It has encouraged cloud adoption too.
Google has announced the launch of News Showcase in India. By partnering with over 30 Indian publishers, the company hopes to increase audience reach with adequate financial compensation.
Microsoft has disclosed details of three cases where it fought secrecy orders issued by the U.S. government accessing customer data. The orders came from federal courts in Maryland and New York.
Facebook News will launch in the U.K. in January 2021. The aim of the program is allow publishers to reach a wider audience coupled with a wide variety of advertisement and subscription offers.
Reports suggest that 69k Bitcoins with ties to the Silk Road have been pushed out of the world's fourth-largest Bitcoin address. Speculations link site creator Ross Ulbricht to the move.
The Mountain View firm has added a dedicated carousel for Web Stories to its Discover app on both Android and iOS. The feature is presently available in the U.S., Brazil, and India.
Google has unveiled new features meant to make it easier to explore local news through Assistant and listen to a mix of personalized news articles based on the users' interests via a Nest speaker.
Facebook is testing allowing users who have subscribed to its partner publishers to link their accounts to their subscriptions with those organizations, making it quicker to access paywalled content.
In an open letter, Google has slammed Australia for its proposed News Media Bargaining Code, claiming that it hurts free services and that it also places the search data of users at risk.
TikTok has responded to the Trump administration's executive order issued against it earlier. The social media company now plans to take legal action against the executive order in U.S. courts.
Facebook is rolling out a new notification screen that pops up before you can share a news article that's more than three months old. It will also explore other uses of notification screens.
With this program, the local newsrooms will be provided emergency funding to help cover the downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A donation of $1 million was also announced for two organizations.
Opera has launched Opera News Lite for those on data- and storage-restrictive plans and devices. It comes in at just 1MB and uses less data to retrieve news stories resulting in a faster experience.
Apple has launched a new section in its news app to help people find verified information about the Covid-19 disease. It also includes the latest case figures and tips to help you fight the disease.
The firm is rolling out its new Google Assistant "Read It" feature to Android users. Once invoked, it will be able to read aloud web pages with an option to translate over 42 languages.
Google has put out a warning to owners of newer Huawei devices against sideloading its apps. Google has been banned by the U.S. government from including its apps on Huawei devices since last year.
An app called Project Newsbar has surfaced onto the Microsoft Store, though you can't actually obtain it via regular means. As the name implies, it's a sidebar that displays a variety of news items.
The U.S. Attorney General has floated the idea that the government could buy a controlling share of Nokia and Ericsson in order to make them more competitive in an effort to muscle Huawei out of 5G.
The UK government has finally come to the decision that it will allow Huawei hardware to be used in 5G networks but with several restrictions. Only 35% of a network will be able to use Huawei tech.
The UK government is expected to come to a decision tomorrow over whether or not it should allow Huawei hardware in the 5G networks, following pressure from the U.S. to exclude the Chinese firm.
Things are looking to get even more difficult for Huawei as the U.S. government is planning on putting more restrictions on companies that are still supplying components to the Chinese company.
The privacy-oriented search engine, Startpage, has announced a News tab in search results. As with its other products, Startpage news results will not be personalised to individual users.
Google is rolling out a new feature for the Google Assistant, allowing it to read a set of tailored news based on your interests. The feature is initially only available to users in the U.S.
News is Facebook's move to sustain quality journalism, provide a variety of news, and strengthen democracy. It has been built with help from journalists, publishers, and news organizations.
The BBC is launching the international version of its website on the dark web in a bid to fight censorship and spread news in areas where it has faced blockages. The website can be accessed via Tor.
Facebook and News Corp. have reached an agreement to feature headlines from the latter's publications in Facebook's upcoming news tab. Facebook will pay an undisclosed licensing fee for the content.
The firm has released the next iteration in its staged release of GPT-2. Alongside it, a paper has also been posted that studies the release strategies and social impacts of the same.
Huawei is finally retaliating against the U.S., having sued the federal government for imposing what it claims to be "unconstitutional sales restrictions" on its equipment and services.
A review into the news landscape in the UK has provided its findings to the public. It suggests several points to strengthen local new publishers and also recommends a new regulator be set up.
Apple today released the first developer beta builds for iOS 12.2, macOS 10.14.4 Mojave, watchOS 5.2, and tvOS 12.2. The new updates will finally bring support for Apple News to Canada.
Google is considering ending its news service in Europe in response to the controversial European Union's Copyright Directive. The law would require platforms to pay publishers for use of excerpts.
Google has partnered with the company behind WordPress.com to launch Newspack, an initiative to provide local news publications with the necessary tools to make their content available.
At an event in Shenzhen, Huawei's Deputy Chairman Ken Hu called on the U.S. government and others to present the evidence against Huawei that determines it and its products as a security risk.
Facebook has announced that it's expanding local news delivery via "Today In" to 400 more U.S. cities and some Australian localities. It's also working to deliver emergency information quickly.
After banning the use of Huawei equipment from government use in August, the U.S. government is now reportedly trying to convince foreign allies and telecom firms in allied nations to do the same.
Microsoft has launched Bing Spotlight in the UK. The new feature provides news stories on the Bing home page and inserts relevant and objective content into search results to help inform users.