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Keybase’s new proof system is now available for all Mastodon servers

Last week, Mastodon 2.8, a self-hosted social media service, was shipped with Keybase’s brand new proof system. Yesterday, the team behind Keybase announced that...
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Microsoft reveals certain Outlook.com user accounts were hacked for months

On Saturday, Microsoft confirmed to TechCrunch that their email services were hacked from January 1, 2019, till March 28, 2019. Microsoft told TechCrunch, “Certain...

Will Facebook enforce it’s updated “remove, reduce, and inform” policy to curb fake news...

Facebook announced updates to it’s “remove, reduce, and inform” strategy to better control “problematic” content and fake news across Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. No...
Teenage Hacker Girl Attacks Corporate Servers in Dark, Typing on Red Lit Laptop Keyboard. Room is Dark

FireEye reports infrastructure-crippling Triton malware linked to Russian government tech institute

Yesterday, FireEye said that they have uncovered the hacking group behind the Triton malware which was recently used to impact an unnamed “critical infrastructure”...

Facebook discussions with the EU resulted in changes of its terms and services for...

Earlier this week, Facebook updated its terms and services after discussions with the European Commission and consumer protection authorities. Facebook will now clearly explain...
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Mozilla developers have built BugBug which uses machine learning to triage Firefox bugs

Yesterday the team at Mozilla announced that the company is receiving hundreds of bug reports and feature requests from Firefox users on a daily...
Mozilla launches Firefox 63.0

Mozilla adds protection against fingerprinting and Cryptomining scripts in Firefox Nightly and Beta

Last year, the company announced about adopting an approach to anti-tracking considering user data privacy. The company listed a few key initiatives mitigating harmful...
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U.S. senators introduce a bipartisan bill that bans social media platforms from using ‘dark...

Two U.S. Senators, namely  Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Deb Fischer (R-NE), introduced a bill yesterday, to ban large online platforms ( with over...
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Norsk Hydro shares a 4-minute video on how its employees stood up for the...

It was later last month on 19th March, when Norsk Hydro ASA, a Norwegian and one of the world’s largest aluminum producer firm, had...
HiAI, the new artificial intelligence engine from Huawei

Elite US universities including MIT and Stanford break off partnerships with Huawei and ZTE...

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has broken off its partnerships with Chinese telecoms equipment makers Huawei and ZTE, amidst them facing US federal investigations....

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