Social network app Parler suspended from Apple App Store, Amazon web hosting service – National

Jan 9 (Reuters) — Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc have suspended Parler from their respective App Store and web hosting service, saying the social networking service popular with many right-leaning social media users has not taken adequate measures to prevent the spread of posts inciting violence. The action by Apple and Amazon follows a […]

Online conspiracies can spark offline violence — and it could happen here – National

As disinformation experts watched a pro-Trump mob storm Capitol Hill on Wednesday, many were astonished — but few were surprised. That’s because the events that took place on Wednesday, according to the people who study conspiracy theories for a living, are a “predictable” culmination of the conspiracy theories and disinformation that have taken root […]

Cyber attack of federal agencies ‘likely Russian in origin,’ U.S. says – National

Top national security agencies confirmed Tuesday that Russia was likely responsible for a massive hack of U.S. government departments and corporations, rejecting President Donald Trump’s claim that China might be to blame. The rare joint statement represented the U.S. government’s first formal attempt to assign responsibility for the breaches at multiple agencies and to […]

‘A legal first’: B.C. man accused of dangerous driving for sleeping in self-driving, speeding Tesla

In what Canadian legal experts are calling an unprecedented case, a B.C. man has been charged with dangerous driving in Alberta after he was allegedly caught sleeping in a self-driving Tesla as it sped south on Highway 2 between Edmonton and Calgary this past summer. Court records indicate Leran Cai, 20, had a first […]

U.S. state, local governments impacted by SolarWinds cyberattack: officials – National

The U.S. cybersecurity agency said on Wednesday that a sprawling cyber espionage campaign made public earlier this month is affecting state and local governments, although it released few additional details. The hacking campaign, which used U.S. tech company SolarWinds as a springboard to penetrate federal government networks, was “impacting enterprise networks across federal, state, […]

These are the Russian cyber warfare capabilities that may have been used on the U.S. – National

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that Russia was responsible for a cyber attack that embedded malicious code inside U.S. government software systems and those of other governments and companies across the world. The Kremlin has always denied Moscow’s involvement in cyber attacks against the West. It has said that Russia […]

Facebook, Twitter, TikTok may face fines for harmful content under proposed British laws – National

Facebook, Twitter and TikTok face fines of up to 10% of turnover if they fail to remove and limit the spread of illegal content under laws proposed by Britain on Tuesday. Tech platforms will also need to do more to protect children from being exposed to grooming, bullying and pornography, the government said, to […]

Google services, Gmail, YouTube back up and running after widespread outage – National

Google and several of its services were down for thousands of users worldwide on Monday. Users of YouTube, Gmail and Google Docs reported issues with the sites early Monday morning. The services appeared to be restored shortly before 8 a.m. ET. It’s not clear what caused the sudden outage. Google has not updated its […]

U.S. government, 48 states file antitrust lawsuit to break up Facebook – National

Federal regulators asked Wednesday for Facebook to be ordered to divest its Instagram and WhatsApp messaging services as the U.S. government and 48 states and districts accused the company of abusing its market power in social networking to crush smaller competitors. The antitrust lawsuits were announced by the Federal Trade Commission and New York […]