Internet

First tweet fetches $2.9 mn at auction

The first message ever fired off at Twitter sold on Monday for $2.9 million when its sender Jack Dorsey accepted the winning bid for the collectible as a "non fungible token" or NFT at an auction.

Security

UN reports sharp increase in cybercrime during pandemic

A 350% increase in phishing websites was reported in the first quarter of the year, many targeting hospitals and health care systems and hindering their work responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.N. counterterrorism ...

Security

In U-turn, Germany backs Google and Apple on virus app

The German government on Sunday switched to backing a coronavirus-tracing app using technology supported by Google and Apple, ditching a German-led alternative that had come under fire over privacy concerns.

Internet

New independent watchdog to keep extremists off internet

The leaders of New Zealand and France are backing a watchdog organization aimed at keeping internet platforms from being used by extremists—and preparing speedy responses to future attacks.