Google Is Launching $3 Million To Debunk Vaccine Misinformation
The Google News Initiative is launching a COVID-19 Vaccine Counter-Misinformation Open Fund worth up to $3 million.
Some Of COVID-19 Vaccine Data Leaked Online: EU Agency
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Tuesday said some documents related to COVID-19 medicines and vaccines have been leaked on the internet. Law enforcement authorities have been taking necessary action, the agency said in a statement.
World’s Largest Illegal Dark Web Marketplace Taken Down
The world’s largest illegal marketplace on the dark web has been taken offline in an international operation involving Germany, Australia, Denmark, Moldova, Ukraine, the United Kingdom (the National Crime Agency), and the USA (DEA, FBI, and IRS).
Signal Crosses 1 Million Installs Every Day After WhatsApp’s Privacy Update
PayPal Blocks Website That Helped Send Protesters to Capitol
Paypal has blocked the Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo after it helped raise funds for people who attended last week’s violent event in Washington, D.C., as reported by Bloomberg.
Twitter Suspended 70,000+ Accounts Dedicated To Sharing QAnon Content
The microblogging site Twitter has suspended more than 70,000 accounts since Friday that were primarily dedicated to sharing QAnon content after last week’s violence in Washington when supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol,
Twitter Shares Fall 7% After Banning President Trump
The microblogging site Twitter shares fell 7% in pre-market trading after the social media platform permanently banned outgoing President Donald Trump
Parler Site Goes Offline After AWS Terminates Hosting
American microblogging and social networking service Parler goes offline after Amazon web services terminate its cloud computing support.
SolarWinds Hackers Linked To Known Russian Spying Tools ‘Kazuar’
Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky said the “backdoor” used to compromise up to 18,000 customers of U.S. software maker SolarWinds closely resembled malware tied to a hacking group known as “Turla,” which Estonian authorities have said operates on behalf of Russia’s FSB security service.
United Nations Environment Programme Breached, 100K+ Employee Records Accessed
Sakura Samurai, a security research group has disclosed a security vulnerability by exploiting which they could access over 100,000 private employee records of United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP).
Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Most Secure Messaging App ‘SIGNAL’
If the police come knocking to Signal for data on its users, it says, truthfully, that it has no data to hand over.
How To Fix ‘This App Has Been Blocked For Your Protection’ Prompt On Windows 10 PC
Some apps really are harmful and really will get you in a mess. Only go around the Windows 10 app block if you know for sure that the file is safe.
With the new changes to the policy, users will now be forced to accept sharing their data with Facebook to continue using their account or, as an alternative, delete their accounts as WhatsApp says.
Amazon Suspend Parler From Its Web Hosting Service
Amazon suspended Parler from its Amazon Web Services (AWS) unit, for violating AWS’s terms of services.
New Zealand Central Bank Says Its Data System Was Breached
A third-party file-sharing service used by the central bank to share and store some sensitive information was illegally accessed, the bank said in a statement.
How Tech Giants Handle Our Data When We Die?
There are lots of good reasons for wanting to get an understanding of what happens to our data after we die. You might want to ensure private information remains private after your passing on, or perhaps make it possible for those left behind to benefit from digital assets with value, either tangible or sentimental.
Twitter Permanently Bans Trump
The microblogging site Twitter said on Friday that it has permanently suspended U.S. President Donald Trump’s account due to the risk of further incitement of violence following the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.