Starting September, Google Chrome will begin phasing out of the green "Secure" badge for all HTTPS sites. The latest development will not affect sites that are currently using the HTTP standard. This means that as announced previously, with version 68 in July, Chrome will begin marking all HTTP sites as "Not secure" in...
The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development at its 2018 Spring Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda 6-7 May, committed to concrete actions that will advance the roll-out of broadband around the world – and with it, much-needed digital connectivity, which is necessary for the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development...
Nokia on Monday said it has acquired California-based startup SpaceTime Insight to expand its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio and IoT analytics capabilities. SpaceTime Insight provides machine learning-powered analytics and IoT applications for some of the world's largest transportation, energy and utilities organisations, including Entergy, FedEx, NextEra Energy, Singapore Power and Union Pacific Railroad....
Huawei Marine on Wednesday announced that the marine survey for its Pakistan & East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) project is now underway. The PEACE submarine cable system will connect Pakistan, Djibouti, Kenya, Egypt, and other countries along the Red Sea with a total system length of 8,800km. The project was...
After the Facebook data scandal, it has now come to notice that Twitter had also sold data access to a Cambridge Analytica researcher who gathered the data of nearly 87 million Facebook users without their knowledge, The Sunday Telegraph reported. According to the report, Twitter sold public data access in 2015 to Aleksandr Kogan, then a psychology...
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge have agreed to support a new Web Authentication API that should reduce the need of password for logins and eventually protect against phishing. Internet standards organisations W3C and FIDO Alliance have unveiled a new specification that let browsers and websites to replace passwords with biometric encryption methods. With the specification called...
First lady Melania Trump plans to convene tech giants including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Twitter and Snap March 20th at the White House to discuss ways to combat online harassment and promote internet safety, according to four people familiar with her efforts. The meeting marks the first major policy push in the first...
The World Economic Forum has led the creation of an industry consortium focused on improving the cybersecurity of financial technology companies, as collaboration between fintechs and financial institutions grows. The consortium's founding members include Citigroup Inc, online lender Kabbage, the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, Zurich Insurance Group and Hewlett Packard Enterprise,...
The British government has unveiled a tool that can accurately detect extremist content and block it from being viewed, the media reported on Tuesday. Home Secretary Amber Rudd told the BBC that she would not rule out forcing technology companies to use it by law. Rudd visited the US to meet tech companies...
It's been rumored so many times how Menlo Park-based social networking firm, Facebook Inc. was planning on introducing a 'Dislike' button. However, this turned out to be a big NO. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, on multiple occasions confirmed that the firm won't ever bring a 'dislike' button. One of the...