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Trump denies Russian ‘leverage’ amid claims of compromising material

(Media Release) US President-elect Donald Trump has reacted furiously to claims that Russia has “compromising” material on him, saying Moscow has “never tried to use leverage on me”. Mr Trump condemned intelligence agencies for allowing “fake news” to “leak” into the public, asking: “Are we living in Nazi Germany?” The claims say his election campaign […]

Apple sued over fatal ‘FaceTime crash’

(Media Release) An American couple, whose daughter was killed by a driver allegedly using FaceTime on his iPhone, have launched a lawsuit against Apple. The lawsuit alleges that the firm should have introduced a feature that disabled use of the video-chat application while driving. It points to a patent for a such feature for drivers […]

The farmer who built her own broadband network

(Media Release) “I’m just a farmer’s wife,” says Christine Conder, modestly. But for 2,300 members of the rural communities of Lancashire she is also a revolutionary internet pioneer. Her DIY solution to a neighbour’s internet connectivity problems in 2009 has evolved into B4RN, an internet service provider offering fast one gigabit per second broadband speeds […]

Google responds on skewed Holocaust search results

(Media Release) Google has said it is “thinking deeply” about ways to improve search, after criticism over how some results – including ones discussing the Holocaust – were ranked. Searching for “did the Holocaust happen?” returned a top result that claimed it did not, as Guardian journalist Carole Cadwalladr reported. Now, the ranking has changed […]

US hacking claims: Russia says ‘indecent’ without evidence

(Media Release) US claims that Russia hacked official emails, without evidence, are “indecent”, the Kremlin has said. “They need to either stop talking about this or finally present some sort of proof,” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said. US President Barack Obama has vowed to take action against Russia for its alleged interference in the […]

Russian hack almost brought the U.S. military to its knees

(Media Release) Russian hackers struck at the heart of the U.S. military in August 2015 by seizing the e-mail system used by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, CBS News has learned. Then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey was alerted to the attack by an early-morning phone call from the Director of the National Security […]

Man held at JFK airport over largest US financial cyber-hacking

(Media Release) FBI and US secret service agents have arrested a man charged with the largest cyber-attack of financial firms in America’s history. US national Joshua Samuel Aaron, 32, was held at New York’s JFK airport and will appear in court on Thursday. He is one of three men accused of illegally accessing the personal […]

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