Internet

Russian State-Sponsored Hackers 8 Times Faster Than Nearest Competitor: Crowdstrike

Russian-backed hackers take less than 19 minutes to move within a network that they have compromised, enabling them to achieve their objectives way faster than other state-sponsored groups, according to a new report from US-based cyber-security firm CrowdStrike. Hacker groups linked to North Korea emerged as the second-fastest who generally take two hours and 20 minutes for the “breakout time”, …

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Google Announces New Web Domain for Developers

Google has made its .dev top level domain (TLD) available as part of its Early Access Program. The domain is dedicated to developers, and is aimed at allowing them to build communities, teach newer technologies, and showcase projects, amongst other potential applications. “Till February 28, .dev domains are available to register as part of our Early Access Programme, where you …

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Amazon’s ‘Collaborative’ Robots Offer Peek Into the Future

Hundreds of orange robots zoom and whiz back and forth like miniature bumper cars – but instead of colliding, they’re following a carefully plotted path to transport thousands of items ordered from online giant Amazon.  A young woman fitted out in a red safety vest, with pouches full of sensors and radio transmitters on her belt and a tablet in hand, …

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Aadhaar Leak: Indane Denies Reports of Exposing Details of Millions

Indian Oil Corporation on Tuesday denied claims by a French security researcher that the company’s Indane website leaked Aadhaar data of over 67 lakh customers. Indane is a LPG brand owned by the Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil). Baptiste Robert, who goes by the online handle Elliot Alderson, wrote in a blog post on Medium on Tuesday that he investigated the issue …

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After 750 Million, Hacker Puts Data of 93 Million More Users on Sale: Report

 The hacker who earlier stole and posted data of close to 750 million users of various popular websites on a Dark Web marketplace has now put up the third set of nearly 93 million hacked databases for sale. According to a report on ZDNet late Sunday, the hacker this time is selling an additional 93 million user records from eight …

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New Zealand to Target Online Giants With Digital Tax

New Zealand said on Monday that it plans to update its laws so it can tax revenue earned by multinational digital firms such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon, extending a global effort to bring global tech giants into the tax net. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the cabinet had agreed to issue a discussion document about how to update the …

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Google Reaped Millions of Tax Breaks as It Secretly Expanded Its Real Estate Footprint Across US

Last May, officials in Midlothian, Texas, a city near Dallas, approved more than $10 million in tax breaks for a huge, mysterious new development across from a shuttered Toys R’ Us warehouse. That day was the first time officials had spoken publicly about an enigmatic developer’s plans to build a sprawling data center. The developer, which incorporated with the state …

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Amazon Invests in Rivian, an Aspiring Tesla Rival

Amazon.com Inc said on Friday it would lead a $700 million investment in U.S. electric pickup truck startup Rivian Automotive LLC, in the e-commerce giant’s biggest bet on technologies with potential to reshape the automotive sector. The deal represents a major endorsement of Rivian’s electric vehicle technology by the world’s largest online retailer. Amazon is hoping Rivian will assist it …

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Data Localisation, E-Commerce Not Discussed at US-India Summit: US Envoy

Data localisation, e-commerce legislation and the generalised system of preferences (GSP) were not expressly discussed during talks between the United States and India, US Ambassador Kenneth Juster said on Thursday. The US has threatened to remove tariff exemptions known as GSP, after India’s introduction of legislation on e-commerce and data storage rules were seen as hurting US firms, Reuters reported last …

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Amazon Is Wavering on Its Commitment to Renewable Energy: Greenpeace

They call them the “factories of the information age.” Data centres make it possible for millions of consumers to listen to music, shop – even edit critical documents on the fly. But those conveniences do not come without a cost. A new report released Wednesday by Greenpeace outlines the environmental costs of all that convenience. particularly in the Washington region …

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