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UN calls for moratorium of AI that threatens human rights

Artificial intelligence systems are used to determine who gets public services and decide who has a chance to be recruited…

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Chinese hackers used Facebook to spy on Uighurs abroad, firm says

Facebook says hackers used the site to lure activists, journalists, dissidents to others containing links to malware. Facebook Inc says…

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Kremlin alarmed by report on planned US cyberattack on Russia

A series of covert counterattacks are planned on Russian networks, NYT reported, prompting Moscow’s condemnation. Russia has expressed its alarm…

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US urges IT network firms to secure controls after cyberattack

The White House has urged computer network operators to take further steps to gauge whether their systems were affected amid…

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‘Active threat’: Chinese hackers target 30,000 US entities

At least 30,000 US organisations including local governments have been hacked in recent days by an “unusually aggressive” Chinese cyber-espionage…

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‘They may be in the system’: Questions remain on SolarWinds hack

Microsoft president tells Congressional hearing best practices, more personnel needed to secure US systems. The US House of Representatives Oversight…

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US charges three North Koreans for major hacks and cyber-thefts

North Korean intelligence agents charged with $1.3bn in cyber-heists, extortion, malware and phishing schemes. The United States Justice Department has…

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North Korea ‘tried to hack’ Pfizer for COVID-19 vaccine

South Korea’s intelligence agency says North Korea attempted to steal information on coronavirus vaccines and treatments by hacking Pfizer, the…

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UAE spies monitored Michelle Obama, Sheikha Moza emails: Report

New York Times says email communications between former US first lady and Qatari royal were surveilled. UAE spies hacked devices…

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Suspected Chinese hackers breach US government via SolarWinds bug

Suspected Chinese hackers exploited a flaw in software made by SolarWinds Corp to help break into United States government computers…

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