Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft confirm Russian involvement in 2016 U.S Presidential election campaign

U.S. investigators are gradually piecing together how the Kremlin orchestrated its disinformation campaign using U.S. platforms to influence the 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign. As per a person briefed on Google’s probe on Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. elections, Google has discovered that Russian agents had spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on…

Micro Focus International Plc will restrict source code review by “high-risk” governments

Here’s the scoop on how Russian hackers have managed to conduct cyber attacks against U.S. businesses, politicians and defense organization, including the Pentagon, with ease. Following a news report by Reuters that the ArcSight security software had been scrutinized by Russia, its owners, Micro Focus International Plc, a British tech firm, stated it would restrict…

Hackers, U.S. Governors, Academics collaborate to stop the rigging of future U.S. elections

Ever wandere why the U.S. government banned the use of Kaspersky Anti-virus on government computers? How difficult is to remotely exploit vulnerabilities in voting machines and computer systems. Here’s a 5 minute read that sheds light on these topics. In an unlikely coalition, academics and hackers have joined forces with U.S. governors to strengthen and…

Samsung Electronics’s shares rise on expectations of record profits

Analysts are expecting Samsung’s memory chip business to be its cash cow. On Tuesday, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s shares rose by 4.5% on analysts’ expectation that the world’s no. 1 memory chip maker will announce record profits for its memory chip business for the second quarter. Samsung’s shares marked their biggest intraday jump since October…

Uber strikes conciliatory tone under Dara Khosrowshahi

The new tactical approach has already starting paying dividends: the Norwegian government has recommended to repeal certain provisions related to taxis while the EFTA surveillance authority has ruled in Uber’s favor saying the Norway’s restrictions on taxi licenses were illegal. On Monday, Uber stated it would suspend UberPOP, its unlicensed service in Oslo and wait…

Ericson selects former chairman of Atlas Copso, as its chairman

Ronnie Letin, 60, a Belgian, has been described as a “very skilled businessman, technically savvy and strategically versatile”. In efforts aimed at reigning in and reviving its dipping fortunes, mobile equipment maker, Ericsson has selected Ronnie Leten, the former of of Atlas Copco, a mining gear maker, as its new chairman. In July, Ericsson’s chairman…