North Korean Hackers Targeting Defense Firms with ThreatNeedle Malware – Tempemail

A prolific North Korean state-sponsored hacking group has been tied to a new ongoing espionage campaign aimed at exfiltrating sensitive information from organizations in the defense industry. Attributing the attacks with high confidence to the Lazarus Group, the new findings from Kaspersky signal an expansion of the APT actor’s tactics Continue Reading

No more fomo: top firms turn to VR to liven up meetings | Working from home

Staff at accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers have been holding meetings in odd places: the top of skyscrapers, inside swanky penthouse apartments and even luxury ski chalets. All without leaving the comfort of their own homes. That is the new normal for a growing number of workers at PwC, which is buying Continue Reading

Google apps feel strain as firm’s privacy standoff with Apple drags on | Google

Google’s privacy standoff with Apple has lasted so long that even the company’s own apps are complaining about it. Since early December, Apple has required any iOS app to include a privacy “nutrition label”, listing all the ways the app uses personal data. Those labels, which are written by the Continue Reading

Claim of anti-conservative bias by social media firms is baseless, report finds | Social media- Tempemail

Republicans including Donald Trump have raged against Twitter and Facebook in recent months, alleging anti-conservative bias, censorship and a silencing of free speech. According to a new report from New York University, none of that is true. Disinformation expert Paul Barrett and researcher J Grant Sims found that far from Continue Reading

‘We see huge benefits’: firms adopt four-day week in Covid crisis | Business

When Target Publishing cut staff pay after the first coronavirus lockdown last year, the magazine group knew it had to make a positive gesture to its employees. So it introduced a four-day week. “I felt better in myself that I was able to give something back to match the sacrifice Continue Reading

UK tech firms attract record $15bn in venture capital funding | Venture capital

UK technology companies attracted a record $15bn (£11.2bn) in venture capital funding in 2020, including the creation of seven “unicorn” firms valued at more than $1bn. The firms raised more money from VC investors than the rest of Europe combined, according to research by the data provider Dealroom. The $15bn Continue Reading

It’s a sign of a broken system when only credit card firms can force Pornhub to change | Rape and sexual assault- Tempemail

On 4 December, the New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof published a column entitled The Children of Pornhub. Pornhub attracts 3.5bn visitors a month, rakes in money from 3bn advertisting impressions a day and, says Kristof, “prides itself on being the cheery, winking face of naughty, the website that buys Continue Reading

Online harms bill: firms may face multibillion-pound fines for illegal content | Internet safety- Tempemail

Social media companies will need to remove and limit the spread of harmful content or face fines of billions of pounds, the UK government has announced, as it finally reveals the details of its proposed internet regulation. The online harms bill, first proposed by Theresa May’s government in April 2019, Continue Reading

Online harms bill: firms face up to £18m fine for illegal content | Internet safety- Tempemail

Social media companies will need to remove and limit the spread of harmful content or face fines of up to £18m, the government has announced, as it finally reveals the details of its proposed internet regulation. The online harms bill, first proposed by Theresa May’s government in April 2019, sets Continue Reading

PlayStation 5 launch overwhelms outlets and courier firms | Business

Games retailers have been overwhelmed by demand for PlayStation’s latest console, which launched in the UK on Thursday. Web pages dedicated to the launch of the PlayStation 5 at John Lewis, Tesco and Game had all crashed on Thursday morning. Currys had introduced a queuing system that had tens of Continue Reading