China’s ZTE ‘poses risk to UK security’

The UK’s cyber-defence watchdog has confirmed it has blacklisted one of China’s leading state-owned companies. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has written to UK telecoms providers warning them that the use of ZTE’s equipment and services could pose a national security risk. The move coincides with a US government ban preventing American businesses from […]

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Russia accused of global net hack attacks

State-sponsored Russian hackers are actively seeking to hijack essential internet hardware, US and UK intelligence agencies say. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security issued a joint alert warning of a global campaign. The alert details methods used to compromise the networking equipment used to move […]

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Singapore uncovers ‘high-tech’ exam cheating plot

A Singaporean tutor has admitted to helping six Chinese students cheat in their 2016 exams in what prosecutors say was an elaborate plot. Tan Jia Yan took the exams as a private candidate and FaceTimed questions to accomplices who then rang students and read answers to them, prosecutors say. The students snuck in mobile phones […]

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Facebook expels alt-right figurehead

Facebook has banned the American white nationalist who popularised the term “alternative right”. Richard Spencer’s page on the social network was removed on Friday along with two other pages he controlled: that of his National Policy Institute think tank, and one promoting his AltRight.com news analysis website. Facebook has not commented, but the BBC understands […]

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Could Russia and West be heading for cyber-war?

The latest warning of Russian intrusions is another sign that cyber-space is becoming one of the focal points for growing tension between Russia and the West. But so far,¬†much of the talk about cyber-war¬†remains hypothetical rather than real. It is true that Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is on high alert for the possibility […]

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Facebook facial recognition faces class-action suit

Facebook must face a class action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology, a California judge has ruled. The lawsuit alleges that Facebook gathered biometric information without users’ explicit consent. It involves the “tag suggestions” technology, which spots users’ friends in uploaded photos; the lawsuit says this breaches Illinois state law. Facebook said the […]

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‘The Banner Saga 3’ will arrive on Nintendo Switch this summer

The Banner Saga 3 is coming out this summer, and you’ll be able to play it on your Nintendo Switch. The cartoony, crowd-funded, Norse-themed tactical RPG series’ conclusion will be released on Nintendo’s hybrid portable/home console this summer the same time as PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, according to developer Stoic More than that, […]

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Nintendo Switch’s 2018 indie roster is looking strong

A year ago, Nintendo followed the launch of the Switch with a bold proclamation: The console would get a new indie game every week. This signaled a new era and approach to welcome third-party games, which previous Nintendo systems had failed to court well. Today, it seems like indie titles are lining up to jump […]

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‘Apocalypse Cow’ is a platform game inspired by ‘Wreck-It Ralph’

One of the best things about attending GDC is that, more often than not, you come across some of the best-looking independent titles. Today, that honor goes to Apocalypse Cow, a cinematic adventure game that draws inspiration from animated films like Wreck-It Ralph and genre-classics such as Super Mario. This 2D platformer, developed by an […]

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