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Jul 19

Google Restricting Internet Access To Some Employees To Reduce Cyberattack Risk

  • Google is enlisting employees for a pilot program to work without internet access.
  • The search giant, which is undergoing a companywide rollout of AI tools, says its employees are a frequent target of attacks.
  • The company originally selected 2,500 employees to participate but then opened it up to volunteers. It will also allow select employees to opt out.
Jul 18

US Blacklists Two Firms That Built Meta, iOS And Android Spyware

  • The U.S. has blacklisted two European spyware firms that built software to spy on Meta users, politicians, activists, and journalists around the world.
  • Intellexa and Cytrox will now likely be unable to use U.S. technology, effectively kneecapping them.
  • Successive administrations have used the Bureau of Industry and Security’s export control powers to curb the influence of Chinese and Russian actors.
Jul 18

Darktrace Shares Pop 26% After EY Concludes Report Into Accounting Allegations

  • Darktrace was the target of a short-selling campaign in February, with New York-based asset management firm Quintessential Capital Management accusing it of engaging in potentially fraudulent practices to artificially inflate its sales.
  • Darktrace said EY had concluded its review into the company’s contracts and internal financial processes, and found a “small number of errors and inconsistencies” with some of the contracts — but nothing that would be “material” to its financial statements.
  • Shares of Darktrace jumped 26% during late afternoon trading in London.
Jul 16

Xi Jinping Calls For 'Solid' Security Barrier Around China's Internet

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping said China must build a "solid" security barrier around its internet under the supervision of the ruling Communist Party, in his latest call to safeguard online data and information.
  • China must persist in managing, operating and ensuring access to the internet in accordance with the law, Xi said in instructions delivered to officials attending a two-day cybersecurity meeting in Beijing that ended on Saturday.
Jul 13

1Password Is Now Available On The Microsoft Store On Windows

  • 1Password keeps you and your loved ones safe online without giving up on convenience – the whole family can create, store, and autofill login credentials whenever and wherever they need to.
  • With intuitive apps and seamless syncing, 1Password puts your data at your fingertips across all your devices.
  • From credit cards and Wi-Fi passwords to files and financial accounts, you can easily protect, share, and manage your most important information hassle-free.