Russia won't block Twitter, but partial slowdown to continue
Russian authorities on Monday said they decided not to block Twitter after the social media platform deleted most of the banned content identified by Moscow and expressed “readiness and interest in building a constructive dialogue.”.
Oprah and CNN: AT&T is merging media business with Discovery
U.S. telecom giant AT&T Inc. is combining its WarnerMedia operations with Discovery Inc. The deal will marry the likes of HBO and CNN with HGTV and Oprah Winfrey.
Ransomware hits AXA units in Asia, hurts Ireland healthcare
Russian-speaking cybercriminals have hit subsidiaries of the Paris-based insurer AXA in Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Philippines with a ransomware attack.
Sharks use Earth's magnetic field as a GPS, scientists say
Scientists have found that sharks use the Earth’s magnetic field as a sort of natural GPS to navigate journeys that take them great distances across the world’s oceans.
Pipeline operator says ‘normal operations’ have resumed
The operator of the nation’s largest gasoline pipeline that was hit with a ransomware cyberattack says it has resumed normal operations and is now delivering millions of gallons of fuel per hour.
Water crisis ‘couldn’t be worse’ on Oregon-California border
A severe drought is creating a water crisis not seen in more than a century for farmers and federally protected fish along the Oregon-California border.
Facebook loses court fight over halting EU-US data transfers
Facebook has lost a legal battle with Ireland’s data privacy watchdog over a European Union privacy decision that could result in the social network being forced to stop transferring data to the U.S. The Irish High Court on Friday rejected Facebook’s bid to block a draft decision by the country’s Data Protection Commission to inquire into, and order the suspension of, the company’s data flows between the European Union and the U.S. The Irish watchdog had launched its inquiry last year...
US joins global push against violent extremism online
Two years after a white supremacist in New Zealand livestreamed the slaughter of 51 Muslim worshippers on Facebook, French President Emmanuel Macron says the internet continues to be be used by terrorists as a weapon to propagate hate.
Irish health system targeted in 'serious' ransomware attack
Ireland’s health service says it has shut down its IT systems after being targeted in a ransomware attack by what it called “international criminals.”.
DC Police victim of massive data leak by ransomware gang
The police department in the nation’s capital has suffered a massive leak of internal information after refusing to meet the blackmail demands of Russian-speaking ransomware syndicate.
China says Xiaomi removal from U.S. blacklist "beneficial"
China’s commerce ministry has welcomed the removal of Xiaomi Corp. from a U.S. government blacklist, a day after the U.S. reversed a ban on U.S. investments in the smartphone maker imposed by former President Donald Trump.
Back to square one? Trump decision still weighs on Facebook
Suppose you were Mark Zuckerberg, ordered by an advisory board to decide how long former President Donald Trump should stay banned from Facebook.
Facebook-backed digital currency project Diem shifts to US
A once-ambitious Facebook-backed digital currency project — formerly known as Libra, now called Diem — is shifting operations from Switzerland to the U.S. and announced it plans to launch a cryptocurrency tied to the U.S. dollar.
Biden signs order to beef up federal cyber defenses
President Joe Biden has signed an executive order meant to strengthen U.S. cybersecurity defenses in response to a series of headline-grabbing hacking incidents that highlight how vulnerable the country’s public and private sectors are to high-tech spies and criminals operating from half a world away.
Tech audit of Colonial Pipeline found 'glaring' problems
The author of a 3-year-old audit of the pipeline company hit by a cyberattack threatening East Coast fuel supplies has told The Associated Press that he found “atrocious” information management practices and “a patchwork of poorly connected and secured systems."
Revamped EPA website shows increased climate change risks
After a gap of more than four years, the Environmental Protection Agency has relaunched a website highlighting evidence of climate change in the United States.
Poland wants to buy Marie Curie's vacation house in France
Poland’s prime minister says he’s given instructions for the government to buy a house in France where the Nobel-winning scientist couple Marie Sklodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie spent holidays and weekends from 1904-1906.
Scientists offer look into life as Caribbean volcano erupted
The three scientists credited with helping save lives ahead of a volcanic eruption on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent are known to locals simply as Richie, Rod and TC.
Amazon wins EU court fight over $300 million tax ruling
A European Union court has overturned a ruling by the European Commission that a tax deal between Luxembourg's government and Amazon amounted to illegal state support.
Japan's SoftBank returns to profit on global stock boom
Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp. says it returned to profitability in the fiscal year that ended in March, boosted by the strong performance of its sprawling investments as stock prices surged.
Emergency program to give people $50 off internet bill
Americans can begin applying for $50 off their internet bill on Wednesday as part of an emergency government program to keep people connected during the pandemic.
Beyond vaccines, UNESCO wants more global science shared
While the U.S. president is calling for suspending patents on COVID-19 vaccines, experts at UNESCO are quietly working on a more ambitious plan.
German watchdog bans Facebook from processing WhatsApp data
Most in US who remain unvaccinated need convincing, poll suggests
Fewer Americans are reluctant to get a COVID-19 vaccine than just a few months ago, but questions about side effects and how the shots were tested still hold some people back.
Meituan's stock price plunges after CEO posts Chinese poem
Shares in Meituan, China's largest food delivery platform, have tumbled after its CEO posted _and then deleted _ an ancient poem in a move widely seen as criticism of the Chinese government.
EXPLAINER: Why the Colonial Pipeline hack matters
A cyberattack on a critical U.S. pipeline is sending ripple effects across the economy, highlighting cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the nation’s aging energy infrastructure.
Pentagon reconsidering huge JEDI cloud-computing contract
Officials say the Pentagon is reconsidering how to make a massive shift to cloud computing, suggesting it could scrap a contract potentially worth $10 billion.
NTSB: Tesla owner got into driver’s seat before deadly crash
Home security camera footage shows that the owner of a Tesla got into the driver’s seat of the car shortly before a deadly crash in suburban Houston.
New White House panel aims to separate science, politics
A new White House task force is looking back at instances when politics interfered with science and trying to come up with ways to prevent that from happening again.
China defends handling of rocket that fell to Earth
China is defending its handling of a rocket booster that burned up over the Indian Ocean and says it is unfairly being held to different standards than the U.S. and other space programs.
China to draw 'separation line' on peak of Mount Everest
Chinese state media say China will draw a “separation line” atop Mount Everest to prevent the coronavirus from being spread by climbers ascending on Nepal’s side of the mountain.
China opens Everest’s north side to 38 virus-tested climbers
China has opened Mount Everest’s northern slope to a few dozen mountaineers who will be tested for the coronavirus and must keep their distance while ascending the world’s highest peak.
Ransomware gangs get more aggressive against law enforcement
Criminal hackers are now using increasingly brazen methods to try to extort money from law enforcement agencies, including leaking or threatening to leak highly sensitive and potentially life-threatening information.
Major US pipeline halts operations after ransomware attack
The White House says the federal government is working with the Georgia-based company that shut down a major pipeline transporting fuel across the East Coast after a ransomware attack.
String of satellites baffles residents, bugs astronomers
A string of lights that lobbed across the night sky in parts of the United States over three nights earlier this week had callers frantically calling TV stations from Texas to Wisconsin and speculating that a fleet of UFOs was coming.
Pandemic gives boost as more states move to digital IDs
The card millions of people have used to prove their identity to everyone from police officers to liquor store owners may soon be a thing of the past as a growing number of states develop digital driver’s licenses.
China discounts possibility of harm from rocket plunging toward Earth
China says the upper stage of its Long March 5B carrier rocket that launched the core module of its space station will mostly burn up on re-entry, posing little threat to people and property on Earth.