Messaging app Signal has revealed that the phone numbers of 1,900 users might have been revealed due to a phishing attack Twilio, its verification services provider. MORE..
WhatsApp announced several new privacy updates on Tuesday (AUG 09), including the ability for users to check their messages without other people knowing. MORE..
Users around the world are reporting outages on Google’s search engine, according to DownDetector.com. MORE..
A Thai minister has admitted the country uses surveillance software to track individuals in cases involving national security or drugs, amid revelations that government critics’ phones had been hacked using the Israeli-made Pegasus spyware. MORE..
After enjoying a long reign as the king of streaming, Netflix faces a tough fight to keep its crown. MORE..
EU lawmakers gave the thumbs up on Tuesday to landmark rules to rein in the power of tech giants such as Alphabet unit Google, Amazon, Apple , Facebook and Microsoft, but enforcing them could be an issue due to regulators’ limited resources. MORE..
Cloudflare said on Tuesday it resolved a “wide-spread” outage earlier in the day that affected a large number of services including FTX, Discord, Omegle, DoorDash, Crunchyroll, NordVPN and Feedly. MORE..
Republican senators on Friday asked TikTok Chief Executive Shou Zi Chew about reports the social media site had allowed Russian state-approved media content but barred other videos. MORE..
The EU has paved the way for all smartphones to be legally required to use a USB-C port for charging, a move that could be a headache for Apple, whose iPhone is the only main brand smartphone without this type of connection. MORE..
Twitter in the US must pay a $150m (£119m) fine after law enforcement officials accused it of illegally using users’ data to help sell targeted ads. MORE..
The science-fiction is harder to see in Google’s second try at glasses with a built-in computer. MORE..
Twitter’s new buyer Elon Musk still must have his tweets about his electric car company Tesla pre-approved after a US judge on Wednesday rejected an appeal to free him from oversight. MORE..
Russia’s state media watchdog Roskomnadzor says Instagram will be blocked in the country due to “calls for violence” against Russian soldiers. MORE..
Britain said on Tuesday it would force Google, Facebook, Twitter and other online platforms to prevent paid-for fraudulent adverts after calls from regulators and consumer groups for a stronger crackdown on scams. MORE..
Hacking group Anonymous has claimed it was able to hack into Russian TV stations and show footage from Ukraine. MORE..
Moscow said on Friday it was partially limiting access to Meta Platforms Inc’s Facebook, accusing it of “censoring” Russian media, announcing the measure a day after Russia invaded Ukraine and the latest in a series of steps against U.S. social media giants. MORE..
Spaceship company Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc said on Friday that venture investor Chamath Palihapitiya would step down from his roles as chairman and board member to focus on other corporate commitments.MORE..
India has banned 54 Chinese apps in a new order citing security concerns, according to a local newspaper report, in the latest instance of tensions between the two neighbors locked in a protracted border dispute impacting business dealings. MORE..
Portuguese star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has set another record as his Instagram followers reached the 400 million mark, making him the first person ever to reach the milestone, Mail Online reported. MORE..
Facebook’s owner Meta Platforms saw its stock market value slump by more than $230bn (£169bn) on Thursday, in a record daily loss for a US firm. MORE..