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Microsoft defends US military contact amid employee outcry

Last week, in a joint letter, Microsoft workers demanded bosses cancel the contract and cease developing any and all weapons technologies Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella has stood by a company contract with the US military, in response to concerns raised by employees that its technology could be used to develop weapons. In November, the… Read More


EU democracy orgs hit by cyber attacks, Microsoft reveals

Microsoft is making its threat detection system more widely available to mitigate meddling in upcoming polls Microsoft says it has detected cyber attacks targeting think tanks and non-profit organisations across Europe in the lead-up to European Parliament elections. Between September and December, the computing firm discovered that more than 100 accounts belonging to organisations’ employees… Read More


China en route to becoming global leader in AI research

China set to overtake Europe and become biggest source of AI research globally in next four years, if pace of current trend continues A new study released by Elsevier has shined a light on the global race to lead AI research, revealing that China is outpacing its nearest competitors, the US and Europe, in the… Read More


BT wants Huawei hardware far, far Huawei from critical infrastructure

Company no longer using Huawei equipment in existing 3G and 4G networks, removing hardware from “core” of 5G service BT has confirmed reports in the Financial Times that it is stripping Huawei equipment from existing EE 3G and 4G core mobile operations and future 5G core operations. Speaking to The Register, the UK telco dismissed… Read More


Facebook pulls 650 accounts linked to misinformation campaign

Facebook has announced the removal of more than 650 accounts originating in Iran. These accounts were identified as displaying ‘coordinated inauthentic behavior’, and while the campaigns may not have been directly affiliated with one another, they were all similarly targeted as misleading Facebook users about their origination and goals. In an announcement, Facebook indicated that… Read More