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Twitter to introduce tougher anti-harassment rules

​Twitter plans to toughen its rules on online sexual harassment and impose stronger penalties for misconduct, according to an email it sent to a group of safety advocates, academics and researchers that helps the social media service set its policies.

Adobe issues warning over Flash vulnerability

Adobe Systems Inc warned on Monday that hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in its Flash multimedia software platform in web browsers, and the company urged users to quickly patch their systems to prevent such attacks.

Magic Leap seeks US$1 billion

Magic Leap, a highly funded and secretive startup that has promised breakthrough augmented reality technology, is seeking to raise up to US$1 billion

Equifax denies it was hacked again

Equifax Inc said on Thursday that one of its third-party vendors had been running malicious code on one its web pages, but that the credit reporting agency was not the subject of another cyber attack and its systems were not compromised.

Facebook to launch 'Oculus Go' VR headset

Facebook Inc plans to release a new virtual reality headset that does not require a separate computer to operate, allowing more mobile uses than the company's existing Oculus Rift product, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday.

Symantec scraps government code reviews

U.S.-based security firm Symantec is no longer allowing governments to review the source code of its software because of fears the agreements would compromise the security of its products, Symantec Chief Executive Greg Clark said in an interview with Reuters.

15.2 million UK records exposed in Equifax breach

Credit reporting agency Equifax Inc said on Tuesday that 15.2 million client records in Britain were compromised in the massive cyber attack it disclosed last month, including sensitive information affecting nearly 700,000 consumers.

Russian hackers stole U.S. cyber secrets from NSA: WSJ report

Russian government-backed hackers stole highly classified U.S. cyber secrets in 2015 from the National Security Agency after a contractor put information on his home computer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.

Foreign government code reviews 'problematic': White House cyber official

Allowing foreign governments to require reviews of software secrets of technology products built by U.S. companies is "problematic," the top White House cyber security official said on Tuesday, adding that the increasingly common arrangements presented both security and intellectual property risks.

UK government assails WhatsApp over encryption

Britain has claimed WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption communication services allowed paedophiles and organised crime groups to operate beyond the reach of the law and called on the messaging service to move faster to help governments catch offenders.

Yahoo says 3 billion accounts hacked in 2013 data theft

Yahoo, now part of Verizon Communications Inc, said on Tuesday that an investigation showed all 3 billion of its user accounts were affected in a 2013 data theft, tripling its earlier estimate of the largest breach in history.

HP Enterprise let Russia scrutinise ArcSight source code

Hewlett Packard Enterprise allowed a Russian defence agency to review the inner workings of cyber defence software used by the Pentagon to guard its computer networks, according to Russian regulatory records and interviews with people with direct knowledge of the issue.

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