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Zoom agrees to settle privacy lawsuit for $85 million

Zoom, the video conferencing firm, has agreed to settle a class-action US privacy lawsuit for $85 million, it said Sunday. The suit charged that Zoom’s sharing of users’ personal data with Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn was a breach of privacy for millions. While Zoom denied wrongdoing, it did agree to …

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Europe 5G blacklisting is ‘politics’, says Huawei

The decision by some EU countries to ban Huawei from supplying 5G infrastructure is based on “political motivation”, the Chinese company has said, as it defended its legacy and ongoing investments in the region. Abraham Liu, Huawei’s chief representative to the EU, said “when you talk about certain, very few …

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Bitcoin soars as Amazon shows interest in cryptocurrency

The company is currently looking for a digital currency and blockchain product lead Bitcoin surged on Monday amid ongoing speculations that retail giant Amazon may start accepting the cryptocurrency for payments. On Sunday, the virtual currency recorded its greatest increase in over six weeks, after reports that Amazon was looking …

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Major websites hit by global outage

Many popular websites fell offline on Thursday in a widespread global outage of service. Visitors attempting to reach some sites received DNS errors, meaning their requests could not reach the websites. Affected services included Airbnb, UPS, HSBC bank, British Airways and the PlayStation network used for online games. One popular …

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Hundreds of US companies hit by ‘devastating’ ransomware attack, cyber experts say

A security firm said the REvil gang, allegedly a Russian-speaking ransomware syndicate appears to be responsible for the attack. A “colossal and devastating” ransomware attack is thought to have paralysed the networks of at least 200 US companies. The federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency have said it is closely …

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