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Cuban revolution

Cuban revolution

Image copyright Noam Galai/Getty Image caption Cubazon’s Bernardo Romero Gonzalez is counting on the Cuban diaspora to help grow his business As the internet becomes more widespread in Cuba, online start-ups are emerging. But the problems many of the companies hope to address are also a reminder of how far the island has to go. […]

App maker's code stolen in malware attack

App maker's code stolen in malware attack

Image copyright Getty Images The Mac and iOS software developer Panic has had the source code for several of its apps stolen. Panic founder Steven Frank admitted in a blog post that it happened after he downloaded an infected copy of the video encoding tool Handbrake. He said there was no sign that any customer […]

FCC votes to overturn net neutrality rules

FCC votes to overturn net neutrality rules

Image copyright Reuters Image caption FCC chairman Ajit Pai said existing rules hampered the growth of the tech sector The US Federal Communications Commission has voted to overturn rules that force ISPs to treat all data traffic as equal. Commissioners at the agency voted two-to-one to end a “net neutrality” order enacted in 2015. Ajit […]

General election 2017: Illegal content sanctions threat

General election 2017: Illegal content sanctions threat

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Conservative manifesto proposes a so-called ‘Twitter tax’ Online companies could face fines or prosecution if they fail to remove illegal content, under Conservative plans for stricter internet regulation. The party has also proposed an industry-wide levy, dubbed a “Twitter tax”, to fund “preventative activity to counter internet harms”. Labour […]

WannaCry lessons

WannaCry lessons

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ransomware cyber-attacks have risen 50% globally over the last 12 months The WannaCry cyber-attack infected more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries, affecting government, healthcare and private company systems. But how easily could it have been avoided and how can firms protect themselves against future attacks? On the face […]

DocuSign users sent phishing emails after data breach

DocuSign users sent phishing emails after data breach

Image copyright Getty Images Electronic signature service provider DocuSign has admitted customer emails were accessed in a data breach. The addresses were then targeted in a series of phishing emails from “a malicious third party”. The messages invited recipients to click on a link to a Microsoft Word document containing malware. DocuSign says that no […]

HPE unveils 'world's largest' single memory computer

HPE unveils 'world's largest' single memory computer

Image copyright HPE A prototype computer with 160TB of memory has been unveiled by Hewlett Packard Enterprises. Designed to work on big data, it could analyse the equivalent of 160 million books at the same time, HPE said. The device, called The Machine, had a Linux-based operating system and prioritised memory rather than processing power, […]

Gene genie

Gene genie

Image copyright Mandy Mayer Image caption Mandy Mayer, 56, thinks DNA-testing has helped her drop two dress sizes The latest health and fitness trend involves taking a DNA test to find out more about how our bodies respond to different types of food and exercise. But how accurate and effective are these kits? Fitness fanatic […]

NHS cyber-attack: More ransomware cases 'likely on Monday'

NHS cyber-attack: More ransomware cases 'likely on Monday'

Image copyright EPA More ransomware cases may come to light on Monday, possibly on “a significant scale”, the UK’s cyber-security agency has warned after a global cyber-attack. The National Cyber Security Centre has advised firms how to protect computers as they start the working week. It comes after Friday’s attack caused disruption in 150 countries. […]

Next cyber-attack could be imminent, warn experts

Next cyber-attack could be imminent, warn experts

Image copyright EPA Another major cyber-attack could be imminent after Friday’s global hit that infected more than 120,000 computer systems, security experts have warned. A UK security researcher known as MalwareTech, who helped to limit the ransomware attack, warned of “another one coming… quite likely on Monday”. The virus, which took control of users’ files, […]

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