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Google Assistant Data Breach Faces Review by Irish Privacy Watchdog

Google faces a possible investigation by Irish data privacy regulators related to reports that contractors had been able to listen to audio of users of its digital assistant technology. The Irish Data Protection Commission received a breach notification from the company late Thursday, said Graham Doyle, the agency’s spokesman. Google ...

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Microsoft Opens First European Store in London’s West End

Microsoft will open its first European retail store in London on Thursday, showcasing technology ranging from Xbox games and Surface tablets to augmented reality and LinkedIn masterclasses. Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela said the US software group had secured a prime position in Oxford Circus, central London, where its three-floor flagship ...

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New Ransomware Found Exploiting Former Windows Zero-Day Flaw

Photo Credit: Kaspersky Geographic spread of Sodin ransomware from April to June 2019 Researchers at cybersecurity firm Kaspersky have uncovered new encryption ransomware named Sodin (Sodinokibi or REvil) that exploits a recently discovered Windows vulnerability to get elevated privileges in an infected system. The ransomware takes advantage of the architecture ...

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Facebook’s Libra coin is a ‘long way from launch’, Company COO Sheryl Sandberg Says

Photo Credit: Facebook/ Sheryl Sandberg Sheryl Sandberg (left), Facebook COO Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said the company’s planned cryptocurrency coin, Libra, is a “long way from launch.” “Regulators have concerns,” Sandberg acknowledged Wednesday in an interview with Bloomberg TV at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in ...

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