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US Tech Firms Give Up Security Secrets For Access To Russian Market

  U.S. technology companies routinely share sensitive product security secrets with Russian agencies in order to gain access to the country’s lucrative tech market, a compromise that could enable Moscow’s aggressive hacking efforts against Western governments and companies. Russian officials demand tech companies hand over source codes for security products such as firewalls, anti-virus applications, and encrypted software before they are ... Read More »

Sex Offenders Cannot Be Barred From Social Media, Top US Court Says

HIGHLIGHTS Packingham had been convicted of having sex with a 13-year-old girl He was barred for 30 years from using Facebook and other social media Packingham went to his Facebook page and wrote how relieved he was The US Supreme Court unanimously struck down Monday a North Carolina law that barred registered sex offenders from using social media. The suit ... Read More »

Facebook Wins Dismissal of US Lawsuits Linked to Terrorism

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed two lawsuits seeking to hold Facebook Inc liable for supporting terrorist groups by letting them use its social media platform to further their goals, including violence against Jews. US District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn dismissed a $3 billion (roughly Rs. 19,450 crores) damages lawsuit by relatives of American victims of Hamas attacks, saying the ... Read More »

Russian Rocket Returns to Service With Launch of US Satellite

HIGHLIGHTS The Proton rocket carried a US telecom satellite, Echostar-21 The Proton-M was successfully launched at 6:45am (0345 GMT/ 9:15am IST) Echostar-21 will provide telecommunications services in Europe Russia on Thursday sent into space a Proton rocket carrying a US telecom satellite, Echostar-21, the first launch in a year after an engine glitch sparked a probe into manufacturing flaws. “The ... Read More »

US financial technology firm Redline to create 20 new jobs in Belfast

Alastair Hamilton, Invest NI, pictured with Rob McCollum, Redline Trading Solutions. The company has chosen Belfast as the location for a new global support centre creating up to 20 jobs AN AMERICAN financial technology company has chosen Belfast as the location for a new global support centre, set to create up to 20 jobs. Redline Trading Solutions, a niche global ... Read More »

Easing access to the US community colleges go global

And yet, only around 3% of international undergraduates in the US have attended community college – compared with 46% of students who graduated from a four-year degree nationwide in 2014. International enrolments at community colleges are eking up slowly, up 1.4% in 2013/14 and 4.2% in 2014/15 to 91,648, but this follows four years of decline. The problem isn’t with the ... Read More »

US man held for sending flashing tweet to epileptic writer

A man accused of sending a flashing image to a writer in order to trigger an epileptic seizure has been arrested, the US justice department says. John Rayne Rivello, 29, of Maryland, sent Kurt Eichenwald an animated image with a flashing light on Twitter in December, causing the seizure. He has been charged with criminal cyber stalking and could face ... Read More »

Microsoft Lawsuit Versus Secret US Government Searches Moves Ahead

A judge refused the US government’s request to throw out a lawsuit from Microsoft that claims a federal law is unconstitutional because it prohibits technology companies from telling customers when the government demands their electronic data. US District Judge James Robart, who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s travel ban last week, agreed with Microsoft that the law violates the company’s ... Read More »

US Judge to Sentence Prolific Hacker in $55-Million Cyber-Attacks Case

A prolific foreign hacker behind cyberattacks that netted an estimated $55 million (roughly Rs. 368 crores) is facing sentencing by a US judge in a conviction considered an unusual win for law enforcement officials who have identified hundreds of others like him but failed to put them in handcuffs. Ercan Findikoglu, a Turkish national, had gone to great lengths to ... Read More »

FBI Can Easily Spy on Journalists Working in the US, Report Claims

FBI Can Easily Spy on Journalists Working in the US, Report Claims HIGHLIGHTS FBI needs two officials’ approval for surveillance Journalists’ phone records can be easily obtained The bureau can also target journalists’ sources Journalists working in the United States of America received yet another chilling reminder of the powers of surveillance the country’s security agencies enjoy. A new report ... Read More »